Architectural Drafting and Design

Operating System
Windows 7 or higher
Core i7 or equivalent, 4.0 GHz or greater
Hard Drive
Required: 500GB with at least 128GB free disk space; Recommended: 512 SSD with at least 128GB free
16 GB RAM or greater
Additional Information


Microsoft® Office suite products for Windows and Mac users is available to download or use in the cloud, free of charge, for all current M State students. The free download for a Windows based PC includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access. The Mac version only includes: Word, Excel and Powerpoint. 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


CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive: Recommended

Ethernet Network: Required

Wireless Network: Required

USB Flash Drive Strongly Recommended 4GB + (Sold in Campus Bookstores)

  • Recommended Graphics: AMD or NVIDIA graphics card Dedicated Graphics RAM 6 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