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Autodesk Building Design Suite Standard 2013

Autodesk Building Design Suite Standard 2013

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System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems


  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate/Enterprise1
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP3 or higher)

64 bit

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate/Enterprise1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional X64 (SP2 or higher)

1 For Autodesk® SketchBook Designer 2013, Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium is not supported.

Supported CPU Type

Baseline Recommendation

Microsoft® Windows® 7

  • 3.0 GHz or Higher Intel ® Pentium ® 4; AMD Athlon™ Dual Core with SSE3 technology or AMD Opteron™ with SSE3 technology

Microsoft® Windows® XP

  • 1.6 GHz or Higher Intel ® Pentium ® 4 or AMD Athlon™ Dual Core with SSE3 technology


For 3D Modeling in AutoCAD®based products:

  • Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 3.0 GHz or greater or Intel or AMD Dual Core processor, 2.0 GHz or greater

Recommended Memory

Baseline Recommendation

  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)


AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2013

  • 3 GB RAM

Recommended Graphics Hardware

Baseline Recommendation

Basic Graphics

  • Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

Advanced Graphics

  • 256 MB DirectX® 10 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3


Autodesk® Showcase 2013 or Autodesk® SketchBook Designer 2013

  • Certified hardware-accelerated graphics card with a minimum of 512 MB graphics memory (1GB recommended) and Microsoft® DirectX® 9 support

Recommended Display Resolution

  • 1,280 x 1,024 with true color

Recommended Hard Disk

  • 24 GB of free space

Pointing Device

Baseline Recommendation

  • Microsoft® Mouse compliant


Autodesk® Showcase 2013

  • Three-button mouse

Autodesk® SketchBook Designer 2013

  • Intuos® 3 or higher tablet or Wacom Cintiq® active tablet highly recommended, using a tablet driver of 6.1.6-7 or higher. For Bamboo® users, a tablet driver of 5.2.4-5 is recommended.


  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8.0 or higher


  • USB 2.0


  • Internet connection for full User Assistance Documentation and Subscription Web Services


  • Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 2.0 (included in Install)

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