Autodesk AutoCAD OEM

Autodesk AutoCAD OEM

The AutoCAD® OEM CAD development platform provides tools to build custom AutoCAD® software-based products for specific markets and to extend design information to users outside the traditional CAD community. Easily create industry-specific products that offer only the features, commands, menus, and design data your customers require. AutoCAD OEM is licensed to independent software developers, corporate developers, and system integrators who need to build products that can read and create DWG™ files that are fully compatible with AutoCAD DWG.


Customize AutoCAD® with the OEM CAD development platform. This platform supports the following programming environments.

C++ in AutoCAD OEM
The ObjectARX® programming environment provides an object-oriented, C++ API for developers to use, customize, and extend the AutoCAD OEM development platform. ObjectARX provides the greatest level of performance, functionality, and integration through direct access to AutoCAD OEM software's internal objects, database structures, graphics system, command registration, and processing.
Visual LISP in AutoCAD OEM
For development and debugging, the Visual LISP® environment incorporates a LISP integrated development environment (IDE) into AutoCAD OEM.
Microsoft .NET Framework Programming Support
Customize AutoCAD with OEM technology, which now provides managed wrapper classes that enable you to use the Microsoft® .NET Framework and to write programs in other languages, such as Visual Basic® .NET and C#.
The ObjectARX managed wrapper classes now include sophisticated selection, jig, and prompt support, complete events coverage previously only available to C++ reactors, and an application object model to give you convenient and readily discoverable access to the properties of the application, document, editor, and window objects of AutoCAD. .NET applications can easily create dockable palettes and tool palettes and can extend tabbed dialogs. The geometry library now includes 2D curves, and support for external references has been added.
Microsoft Visual Basic in AutoCAD OEM
AutoCAD OEM now supports VBA 7.1 for both 32 and 64 bit versions. However, the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) engine is no longer provided with your AutoCAD OEM installation media. Please contact your Autodesk ISV partner representative for more information.
System Requirements for AutoCAD OEM 2019
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1, Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB4019990
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1, Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Anniversary Update (64-bit only) (version 1607 or higher)
Processor Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Memory Basic: 8GB Recommended: 16GB
Display Resolution Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)
Display Card Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Disk Space 6.0 GB
Browser Google Chrome™
IDE Microsoft® Visual Studio 2017 with Update 2
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.7

The ObjectARX® programming environment provides object-oriented C++, C#, and VB .NET application programming interfaces for developers to use, customize, and extend AutoCAD® software and AutoCAD-based products, such as AutoCAD® Architecture, AutoCAD® Mechanical, and AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software.

A separate version of ObjectARX for AutoCAD® OEM is included with the toolkit. Customizations that are made for an OEM based application must be built against the OEM specific SDK.