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AutoCAD Raster Design

The AutoCAD Raster Design toolset helps you to convert raster images into DWG objects with its powerful vectorisation tools.

AutoCAD Raster Design Features


Despeckle, bias, mirror and touch up your images.

Raster Entity Manipulation (REM)

Use standard AutoCAD commands on raster regions and primitives. Easily erase raster images, lines, arcs and circles.

vectorisation tools

Create lines and polylines from raster images and convert raster files into vector drawings.

image transformation functionality

Show and analyse geo images in Civil 3D civil engineering software and the AutoCAD Map 3D toolset.

AutoCAD Raster Design 2021 System Requirements

System requirements for AutoCAD 2021 (Windows)

Operating System

64-bit OS that follows Autodesk's Product Support Lifecycle policy


Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Multiple processors: Supported by the application


Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB

Display Resolution

Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)

Display Card

Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

Disk Space

7 GB


Deployment via Deployment Wizard.

The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.

Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.

In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2012 R2 editions

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse Compliant

.NET Framework

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

Additional Requirements for large datasets, point clouds, and 3D modeling


8 GB RAM or more

Disk Space

6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements

Display Card

1920 x 1080 or greater True Color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card.

Note: 64-bit Operating Systems are recommended if you are working with large datasets, point clouds and 3D modeling and required if you are using Model Documentation or Point Clouds.

Specialised Toolsets


Additional Requirements

AutoCAD Plant 3D

Disk Space: 10GB

AutoCAD Map 3D

  • Disk Space: 16GB
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Database & FDO Requirements (see below)

AutoCAD Architecture

Disk Space: 12GB

AutoCAD Electrical

  • Disk Space: 12GB
  • Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable (x64)


Disk Space: 12GB

AutoCAD Mechanical

Disk Space: 7GB

AutoCAD Raster Design

Disk Space: 16GB

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See Also:
Certified hardware for AutoCAD – Use this tool to find recommended graphics hardware and drivers. Autodesk tests graphics
hardware and drivers for a number of Autodesk products. Please note that not all Autodesk products participate in graphic hardware

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