Autodesk Releases AutoCAD for Mac

The world’s leading CAD product returns to the Mac after an 18-year absence. A 30-day free trial is available.

Autodesk today released AutoCAD for Mac, its long-awaited expansion of the AutoCAD line.

The product will only run on the newer Intel-based Macs. Final recommended specs:

  • Apple Mac Pro 4,1 or later; MacBook Pro 5,1 or later (MacBook Pro 6,1 or later recommended); iMac 8,1 or later (iMac 11,1 or later recommended); Mac mini 3,1 or later (Mac mini 4,1 or later recommended); MacBook Air 2,1 or later; MacBook 5,1 or later (MacBook 7,1 or later recommended)
  • Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later; Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
  • 64-bit Intel processor
  • 3 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 2.5 GB free disk space for download and installation (3 GB recommended)
  • All graphics cards on supported hardware
  • 1,280 x 800 display with true color (1,600 x 1,200 with true color recommended)
  • U.S., U.K., or France keyboard layout
  • Apple Mouse, Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, MacBook Pro trackpad, or Microsoft-compliant mouse.
  • Mac OS X-compliant printer

Autodesk is offering a free 30-day trial of AutoCAD for Mac available for download at: