AutoCAD is an industry leading 2D and 3D universal CAD design, drafting, modeling, architectural drawing and engineering software.


AutoCAD software is used by Architects, CAD technicians, designers, engineers, project managers, and CAD managers worldwide in a variety of industries, including the manufacturing, building, civil, and mapping industries.

With AutoCAD you can design and shape the world around you with the powerful, flexible features found in this software. Powerful tools for design aggregation help connect and streamline your design and documentation workflows. Import and aggregate models from almost any format, and quickly create detailed design layouts and drawing views that automatically update when the source model changes. Save time with an enhanced and more effortless user interface and a customizable Command Line display.

Windows version : 2021

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

Autocad is available for download via Pegasus.

Student :

Autocad is available for download via Pegasus.

Licence Agreement / Costs

Type : Site Licence

End Date : Renewed annually

Licence Details :

Please read licence details before requesting or running software:

Usage :

The software is made available for use on University owned or personal devices.


Personal Licence : Staff may buy licenses for personal use via Academia


When downloading this software, an automated email will be sent to your '@strath.ac.uk' email account from the Software Administrator. Please read this email as it contains information/instructions.

If you have any problems downloading or installing this software, please contact: software-request@strath.ac.uk

Where can I find out more information about Autodesk products?
A huge variety of information is available on the Autodesk site.

How much does it cost to join the pool of licenses?
There is no charge for joining the pool. Licenses are shared and issued from the pool on a first-come-first served basis. The licenses are returned to the pool when your Autocad session finishes.



The Development & Training Resource Centre has a wealth of online training resources including video tutorials, tutor-led material, self-study material and links to external best practice sites. Follow the link(s) below for more information:


Who is it for?

Staff :

Free to download to personal or University owned PC/Laptop

Student :

Free to download to personal or University owned PC/laptop

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

Windows 10

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (requires installation of the Model Documentation hotfix) Standard, Enterprise, or Professional edition

Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium edition

Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later)

Athlon 64 with SSE2 technology,

AMD Opteron processor with SSE2 technology,

Intel Xeon processor with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology,
or Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology

2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

6 GB free space for installation

1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color (1,600 x 1,050 recommended)
Internet Explorer 7 or laterInstall from download or DVD