Appendix C: Hardware and Software Tips

Because some of the items that make up an AutoCAD system aren’t found on the typical desktop system, I have provided this appendix to help you understand them. This appendix also discusses ways you can improve AutoCAD’s performance through software and hardware.

The Graphics Display

There are two issues to consider concerning the graphics display: resolution and performance. Fortunately, nearly all computers sold today have display systems that are more than adequate for AutoCAD, thanks to the popularity of 3D games. You do need to make sure that your resolution is set to at least 1024 × 768, preferably higher. The higher your resolution, the more detail you’ll be able to see in your drawings.

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