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Installation of AutoCAD Civil 3D

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11-16-2011 04:46 AM

Hello,

 

I'm downloading this version to my laptop.  I am running Windows 7.

 

Can I install the 2009 version of this software to this laptop?

 

My video card is Intel HD Graphics with ExpressCard.  Can I run the software using this video card?

 

Thanks,

John

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Re: Installation of AutoCAD Civil 3D

11-16-2011 07:44 AM in reply to: jsolomon99

Autodesk 2010 products and newer are supported on Windows 7.  Civil 3D 2009 is not supported.  Furthermore, your lack of a certified 3D card would probably hinder your experience if you were able to successfully install it.  You're better off putting this on a Windows XP or Vista machine with a certified 3D video card. 

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Re: Installation of AutoCAD Civil 3D

11-16-2011 07:59 AM in reply to: TravisNave

Thank you for your reply.

 

I can use the 2010 version, but can you tell me how to go about getting a certified 3D video card?  Can I go to a computer store, but it and have them install it?  I have checked the Dell website and I don't see any selection for 3D video cards.  I'm not opposed to buying a new computer.

 

Thanks again in advance.

 

John

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Re: Installation of AutoCAD Civil 3D

11-16-2011 08:00 AM in reply to: jsolomon99

You will find more infomration about which Autodesk Products supported by Windows 7 here:

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=14056350&linkID=9240617

 

 



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Re: Installation of AutoCAD Civil 3D

11-16-2011 08:04 AM in reply to: jsolomon99

You can find certified graphics cards through here:

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/cert?siteID=123112&id=16391880

 

You can find system requirements for Civil 3D here: Even if it is for 2012, it will definitely work for 2010.

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/civil-3d/system-requirements/

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=15411638&linkID=9240697

 

Hope this helps...

 



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Re: Installation of AutoCAD Civil 3D

11-16-2011 08:26 AM in reply to: jsolomon99

Sorry.  I just re-read my post and it had a typo...  Can I go to a computer store, BUY it and have them install it?

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Re: Installation of AutoCAD Civil 3D

11-16-2011 08:27 AM in reply to: INACTIVE_Timmy.DeAustria

Thanks Timmy!  Have a great day!

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Re: Installation of AutoCAD Civil 3D

11-16-2011 08:33 AM in reply to: jsolomon99

You can just go to a computer store and buy a Video Card. Just check supported video cards here:

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/cert?siteID=123112&id=16391880

 

to make sure that you will purchase a certified card so you won't experience any problems. Consider of what type of work you will be doing.

 

I would recommend also recommend to bump up your RAM. I would recommend at least 4gb reserve some slots for later upgrade.



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