System requirements


This article provides the system requirements for all editions of Autodesk® Factory Design Utilities 2018.


System requirements for Autodesk Factory Design Utilities 2018
Operating System ¹
  • 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
CPU Type Recommended
Intel® Xeon® E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater

64-bit Intel or AMD, 2 GHz or faster
Memory Recommended
20 GB RAM ¹ or more
250 GB free disk space or more

8 GB RAM for less than 500 part assemblies ¹
100 GB free disk space
Graphics Hardware Recommended
Microsoft Direct3D 11® capable graphics card or higher ²

Microsoft Direct3D 10® capable graphics card or higher ²

OpenGL 3.0 or higher is required for Autodesk ReCap®
Display Resolution 1280 x 1024 or higher.
Recommended scaling: 100%, 125%, 150% or 200%.
Third-Party Software Full local install of Microsoft® Excel 2010, 2013 or 2016 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread related commands, clearance/threaded hole creation, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, spreadsheet-driven designs, Studio animation of Positional Representations and Product related commands. Excel Starter®, Online Office 365® and OpenOffice® are not supported.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 or later
Pointing Device Microsoft Mouse-compliant pointing device
Media USB 3.0
Network Internet connection
  1. Autodesk recommends settings which allow Microsoft Windows to manage virtual memory as needed. There should always be at least twice as much free hard disk space as system memory (RAM).
  2. Please refer to the Autodesk Certified Hardware.