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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Revit Services & Support - System requirements for Autodesk Revit products

Quick, go and tell your boss you need a new computer. 


This document provides the system requirements for Autodesk Revit Products including: Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit MEP, and Autodesk Revit Structure.

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Autodesk Revit 2012 Product System Requirements

For 32-Bit Autodesk Revit 2012 Products

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 32-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium edition, Microsoft® Windows Vista® 32-bit (SP2 or later) Enterprise, Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium edition, or Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP2 or later) Professional or Home edition*
  • For Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit or Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ dual core processor, 3.0 GHz (or higher) with SSE2 technology 
  • For Microsoft Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual core, 1.6 GHz (or higher) with SSE2 technology
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 5 GB free disk space
  • 1,280 x 1,024 monitor with true color
  • Display adapter capable of 24-bit color for basic graphics, 256 MB DirectX® 10-capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 for advanced graphics (find out more about recommended graphics hardware)
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)
  • Microsoft Mouse-compliant pointing device
  • Download or installation from DVD9
  • Internet connectivity for license registration

For 64-Bit Autodesk Revit 2012 Products

  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium edition, Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit (SP2 or later) Enterprise, Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium edition, or Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional x64 edition (SP2 or later)*
  • For Windows 7 64-bit or Windows Vista 64-bit: Intel® Core™ i5-2300 quad-core processor (2.8 GHz, 6 MB cache) or equivalent AMD® processor.
  • For Windows XP Professional x64: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual core, 1.6 GHz (or higher) with SSE2 technology
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 5 GB free disk space
  • 1,680 x 1,050 monitor with true color
  • Display adapter capable of 24-bit color for basic graphics; 256 MB DirectX 10-capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 for advanced graphics (find out more about recommended graphics hardware)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later)
  • Microsoft Mouse-compliant pointing device
  • Download or installation from DVD9
  • Internet connectivity for license registration

Performance Recommendations for Large/Complex Models

  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium edition
  • Intel® Core™ i7-2600 quad-core processor (3.8 GHz, 8 MB cache ) or equivalent AMD processor
  • 16 GB RAM (or more)
  • 1,980 x 1,200 monitor with true color
  • 2 GB (or more) DirectX 10-capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 (find out more about recommended graphics hardware)

Autodesk Revit Server 2012

Less than 100 Concurrent Users

  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 64-bit, or Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 64-bit
  • Processor with 4 or more cores and at least 2.6 GHz (6 or more cores and 3 GHz for maximum performance)
  • Microsoft® Internet Information Server 7.0 (or later)
  • 4 GB RAM (16 GB for maximum performance)
  • 7,200 or more RPM hard drive (15,000 or more RPM for maximum performance)
  • VMware® Support
  • Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Support (must be configured to use one virtual network adapter per virtual processor)

100 or More Concurrent Users

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit, or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64-bit
  • Processor with 4 or more cores and at least 2.6 GHz (6 or more cores and 3 GHz for maximum performance)
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 7.0 (or later)
  • 8 GB RAM (32 GB RAM for maximum performance)
  • 10,000 or more RPM hard drive (high-speed RAID array for maximum performance)
  • VMware Support
  • Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Support (must be configured to use one virtual network adapter per virtual processor)

Revit Architecture for Citrix** 2012

  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (SP2), or Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later)
  • Citrix system with XenApp® 6.0, Citrix® License Manager, and Citrix® Profile Manager
  • Microsoft® Active Directory with support for roaming profiles
  • Dedicated Autodesk license server for session-specific licenses
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (or later)
  • Client computers should be bound to the network domain. Each client computer should install either the full or web online client plug-in.
  • Users should use their domain logins to access both the Citrix web console and the LAN

**Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 is a Citrix Ready™ Application. Disclaimer: The Citrix application is network-based and performance of Autodesk Citrix Ready Applications may vary with network performance. Autodesk Revit Structure software does not include the Citrix application, nor does Autodesk provide direct support for issues with the Citrix application. Users should contract Citrix directly with questions related to procurement and operation of the Citrix application.



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