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Mechanical Drafting and Design

Computer requirements:


Operating System 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
Office Suite Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus which is available to M State students for FREE. For information on how you can get the FREE Office 365[ * ] (See below for more details)
Virus Protection Symantec End-Point Protection is available to all MState students, free of charge. Download information is available within the student portal SpartanNet, or contact your campus Computer Help Desk for more information.


Processor Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater
Hard Drive Required: 500GB with at least 128GB free disk space; Recommended: 512 SSD with at least 128GB free
RAM Required: 8 GB minimum; Recommended: 16 GB RAM or greater
CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Recommended
Ethernet Network Required
Wireless Network Required
USB Flash Drive Strongly Recommended 4GB + (Sold in Campus Bookstores)
Additional Information
  • Recommended Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA graphics card Dedicated Graphics RAM 2 GB - not shared, 1,280 x 1,024 or higher screen resolution
  • Internet connection for Autodesk® 360 functionality, web downloads, and Subscription Aware access
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10
  • Microsoft® Mouse-compliant pointing device
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8 or higher
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 SP1
  • SD Card Reader

If you have any questions please contact:

Detroit Lakes Chris Klein
Fergus Falls Darren Hage
Moorhead Jade Buermann
Wadena Tracy Crawford

Please Note: Follow your laptop program for software requirements.

Microsoft® Office 365 Pro Plus for Windows and Mac is available free of charge to all current M State students. The free download includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access. For more details on how you can download and install the free Office 365, login to your SpartanNet Portal and under Other Resources, click FREE Office 365.

NOTE: Office 365 Pro Plus does not run on a computer using Windows Vista, Windows XP, or older OS.