Does AutoCAD work on Linux?

No, AutoCAD is not natively available for Linux.

AutoCAD is primarily developed for Windows and macOS and does not have a native Linux version.

Detailed Explanation:

  1. Operating System Compatibility:
    • AutoCAD is designed for Windows and macOS operating systems.
  2. Workarounds for Linux Users:
    • Wine or PlayOnLinux: Tools that allow running Windows applications on Linux.
    • Virtual Machine: Running a Windows VM on Linux to use AutoCAD.
    • Dual Boot: Setting up your system to boot both Linux and Windows.

Using AutoCAD on Linux:

  • Wine/PlayOnLinux:
    • Step 1: Install Wine or PlayOnLinux.
    • Step 2: Configure Wine/PlayOnLinux for AutoCAD.
    • Step 3: Install and run AutoCAD within Wine/PlayOnLinux environment.
  • Virtual Machine:
    • Step 1: Install VM software like VirtualBox.
    • Step 2: Create a Windows VM.
    • Step 3: Install AutoCAD in the VM.
  • Dual Boot:
    • Step 1: Partition your hard drive.
    • Step 2: Install Windows on the new partition.
    • Step 3: Choose between Linux or Windows at startup.


  • Performance: Running AutoCAD via Wine or VM might not offer optimal performance.
  • Compatibility: Some features or functions might not work as expected in a non-native environment.