Autodesk AutoCAD r12 (Mac)

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.


Release notes

This is an M68k native port of AutoCAD for the Apple Macintosh. It was one of only three versions released for early Macintosh computers. The Macintosh platform port was plagued with problems and lagged behind the DOS and Unix versions.

Version 12 for Macintosh features vastly improved UI integration and more speed increases. Release 12 was the last version for early Macintosh computers. AutoCAD was not revived on the Macintosh platform until Apple started using Intel CPUs and Mac OS X.

Installation instructions

This version requires at least an 68881 FPU.

To run on a 68k Macintosh without an FPU, obtain and install the product "Software FPU". To try running on a PPC Macintosh obtain and install the product "PowerFPU".

Not copy protected. No serial key needed.

Product type
Application Graphics Engineering
Release date
Minimum CPU
m68k + 68881
User interface
Download count
15 (0 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Autodesk AutoCAD r12_c3 for Macintosh (3.5-1.44mb) r12_c3 for Macintosh English 7.55MB 0


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