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Impress colleagues and clients with presentation-ready graphics created directly from your CAD drawings. With Autodesk® Impression, you can add everything from distinct linetypes to textured color fills using prebuilt styles or styles that you create by editing strokes, effects, texture, patterns, and more.

Introducing the Autodesk Impression Technology Preview

What is the Autodesk Impression Technology Preview all about? Product Manager Michael Perani explains the background behind this Autodesk Labs experiment.

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Do you have what it takes?
Before installing Impression, download this small application to verify that you have the proper system requirements to run Autodesk Impression.

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Get Autodesk Impression Updated November 14, 2006
After you install the software, you will be asked to activate the software. Don't fret, you won't have to wait long for an activation code. It will be sent to you within moments of your request.

If you are using a previous version of the Autodesk Impression technology preview, please un-install the software before installing this update. You will not be required to re-activate Impression upon installation.

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This offer is valid only in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This technology preview is subject to the terms and conditions of the prerelease license agreement that accompanies this software.

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Kick-Start Resources

Autodesk Impression Community
Become a member of the Autodesk Impression Community to stay current with all the latest developments and resources available for this technology preview. Learn how Impression is evolving, find new content to use in your images, and share your experiences with other users.

 User Guide (pdf - 953 KB)
This guide describes the major features and functionality included in this technology preview.

The Details

Autodesk Impression System Requirements

  • Intel® processor 3 GHz or greater, or Intel or AMD® processor 1.7 MHz or greater for laptops
  • Windows® XP Professional (SP2)*
  • 1+ GB RAM
  • 2+ GB hard drive space available (not including installation)
  • 1280x1024 32-bit color video display adapter (true color)
  • 128+ MB DirectX® 9.0c capable graphics card supporting pixel shader 2.0 or greater (64 MB minimum)**
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1)

* Windows XP Professional (SP2) is available at

**Recommended graphics cards include: NVIDIA Quadro® FX, NVIDIA GeForce® FX 5, 6, and 7 families (for example 6600, 7800), ATI Radeon™ X series (for example x300, x600, x1300), ATI Radeon 9500 and later, and ATI FireGL™ X and V families (for example X1, V3200).

The preceding requirements are recommended for effective use of Autodesk® Impression.


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