Friday, October 23, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 support for Windows 7 and for other Autodesk software

Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of AutoCAD® 2010 and AutoCAD® LT® 2010 are compatible with and supported on Microsoft Windows® 7.

Windows 7 Autodesk does not officially support 2009 and older versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT on Windows 7. If you choose to run older versions of AutoCAD on the Windows 7 operating system, you may opt to use Windows compatibility mode.

There are some known minor limitations of AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010 on Windows 7.  For a description of these limitations, please refer to the following solution:

Known Limitations with Windows 7 for AutoCAD and AutoCAD-based Products

The following issues have been identified with Windows 7 and are currently being researched for a potential fix in a future release:

AutoCAD® and all AutoCAD-based vertical products:

  • Infocenter balloons sometimes display blank
  • Dragging Ribbon tabs sometimes crashes the product
  • Encrypted files fail to open and save on Windows 7
  • Open files do not appear on Windows 7 Jumplist
  • Export to Impression functionality will not work because Autodesk Impression is not supported on Windows 7

AutoCAD Architectural 2010 and AutoCAD Mechanical 2010:

  • Text in the Drafting Settings dialog overlaps radio buttons

Knowledge Base document: Windows 7 Support for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT

According to this press release:

For the 2010 product line, Autodesk will support nine products on Windows 7. These products are Autodesk Inventor 2010, Autodesk Inventor LT 2010, AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD LT 2010, AutoCAD Architecture 2010, AutoCAD Electrical 2010, AutoCAD Mechanical 2010, AutoCAD MEP 2010 and Autodesk Algor Simulation 2010 software. Autodesk will support Windows 7 for most of its other products as updated versions are released.

See also

Knowledge Base document: Windows 7 support for Revit 2010 products and previous versions

Knowledge Base document: Support for 3ds Max 2010 and 3ds Max Design 2010 on Windows 7

Knowledge Base document: Support for Maya 2010 on Windows 7

Knowledge Base document: Support for AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 and Windows 7

Knowledge Base document: Support for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 and Windows 7


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