Autodesk AutoCAD 1.x (DOS)

AutoCAD, from Autodesk and first released in 1982, is a powerful Computer Aided Design tool. It was, and still is, often considered the standard for CAD tools. Primarily for the IBM PC platform, it was ported to x86 machines with higher video resolutions such as the Zenith Z-100 and NEC APC. Intermittently, versions for the Macintosh appeared. Later versions use a dongle copy protection.


Installation instructions

Supports IBM CGA, Vectrix VX384, Hercules Graphics, and TECMAR Color Graphics video cards. NOTE: This version has no support for IBM EGA or later.

Supports Microsoft and Mouse Systems mice.

The PC version below supports IBM PC and XT, Columbia Data Products, and Eagle PC.

Wanted: Other 1.x IBM versions, and the ports for Victor 9000, CP/M-80, NEC Advanced Personal Computer, CP/M-86, Zenith Z-100, Texas Instruments Professional Computer, and DEC Rainbow 100.

Product type
Application Graphics Engineering
Release date
Minimum CPU
User interface
Download count
19 (4 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Autodesk AutoCAD 1.4 (5.25) v1.40 03/10/84 for IBM PC English 252.24KB 2
Autodesk AutoCAD 1.x Sales Flyer (6 JAN 84) 1.x (6 JAN 84) English 3.33MB 2


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