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Autodesk announces AutoCAD 2016!

Reviews of 2016:

Through the Interface

Between The Lines Autodesk Blog

Autodesk Insider

What's new in AutoCAD 2016?

CAD-a-Blog - AutoCAD 2016

For more information, please review the documents below

AutoCAD 2016 will require HydraCAD V53. You can download an update to V53 from our support site at no charge if you are on our updates plan.

Please note that your AutoCAD licensing agreement states you must purchase one upgrade/copy of AutoCAD per machine.

AutoCAD Versions available:

AutoCAD 2016
AutoCAD MEP 2016

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To purchase AutoCAD 2016 please contact us. A V53 upgrade DVD will be included with your order. Customers not on the Maintenance plan must contact Hydratec for a quote for V53

The condensed system recommendations for AutoCAD 2016 are as follows:

System requirements for AutoCAD 2016
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise
CPU Type For 64-bit AutoCAD 2016:
  • AMD Athlon 64 with SSE2 technology or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology, 3.0 Ghz or higher
Memory 8 GB recommended
Display Resolution 1024x768 (1600x1050 or higher recommended) with True Color
Display Card 1280x1024 True Color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card
Disk Space 6 GB free hard disk available, plus 6 GB for installation

Check to see if a video card is compatible here: Find Graphics Hardware

AutoCAD 2016 Documents

For best results: Right-click on the links below and pick Save Target As: to place on your hard drive.

These documents are in pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format. You need to have the free viewer installed on your machine. 

Date Posted Document Title Download File
3/20/15 AutoCAD 2016 Brochure (pdf 2 mb)
3/20/15 AutoCAD 2016 Preview Guide (pdf 35 mb)
3/20/15 AutoCAD 2016 Comparison Matrix Between Versions (pdf <1 mb)