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Revit 2017

Autodesk Revit 2017

Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration

Operating System ¹ Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

CPU Type Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.

Autodesk® Revit® software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations.

Memory 4 GB RAM

  • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 100 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
  • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.
Video Display 1,280 x 1,024 with true color
DPI Display Setting: 150% or less
Video Adapter Basic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

Advanced Graphics:
DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk.

Disk Space 35 GB free disk space
Media Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing Device MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Autodesk Revit 2017

Value: Balanced price and performance

Operating System ¹ Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

CPU Type Multi-Core Intel® Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.

Autodesk® Revit® software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations.

Memory 8 GB RAM

  • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 300 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
  • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.
Video Display 1,680 x 1,050 with true color
DPI Display Setting: 150% or less
Video Adapter DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 as recommended by Autodesk.
Disk Space 35 GB free disk space
Media Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing Device MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Autodesk Revit 2017

Performance: Large, complex models

Operating System ¹ Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

CPU Type Multi-Core Intel® Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.

Autodesk® Revit® software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations.

Memory 16 GB RAM

  • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 700 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
  • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.
Video Display 1,920 x 1,200 or higher with true color
DPI Display Setting: 150% or less
Video Adapter DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 as recommended by Autodesk.
Disk Space
  • 35 GB free disk space
  • 10,000+ RPM (for Point Cloud interactions) or Solid State Drive
Media Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing Device MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit
Disk Space Three times (3X) the total disk space consumed by equivalent RVT files for all cloud workshared projects accessed by the user.
Minimum Value Performance
Connectivity Internet connection able to deliver symmetrical 5 Mbps connection for each machine on burst transfers. Internet connection able to deliver symmetrical 10 Mbps for each machine on burst transfers. Internet connection able to deliver symmetrical 25 Mbps for each machine on burst transfers.

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Autodesk Revit LT 2017
Operating System ¹ Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

CPU Type Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.
Memory 4 GB RAM

  • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 100 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
  • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.
  • /3GB RAM switch not recommended where applicable. Revit software and system stability can be affected by memory conflicts with video drivers when the /3GB switch is active.
Video Display 1,280 x 1,024 with true color
DPI Display Setting: 150% or less
Video Adapter Basic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

Advanced Graphics:
DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as  recommended by Autodesk.

Disk Space 35 GB free disk space
Media Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing Device MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Autodesk Revit Server 2017
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 64-bit
Web Server Microsoft® Internet Information Server 7.0 (or later)
CPU Type 4+ cores
2.6 GHz+
6+ cores
2.6 GHz+
6+ cores
3.0 GHz+
<100 Concurrent Users (multiple models) Minimum Value Performance
Memory 4 GB RAM 8 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
Hard Drive 7,200+ RPM 10,000+ RPM 15,000+ RPM
100+ Concurrent Users (multiple models) Minimum Value Performance
Memory 8 GB RAM 16 GB RAM 32 GB RAM
Hard Drive 10,000+ RPM 15,000+ RPM High-Speed RAID Array
Virtualization VMware® and Hyper-V® Support

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Autodesk Revit 2017

Citrix: Recommended-Level Configuration ²

Citrix System
  • XenApp® 6.5 Feature Pack 2
  • Citrix® License Manager
  • Citrix® Profile Manager
Server OS As specified by XenApp® system requirements
Authentication
  • Microsoft® Active Directory
    • Roaming Profiles supported
Client OS
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit
Client Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)
User Access Client computers should be bound to the network domain. Each client computer should have either the full Citrix or web client plug-in installed.

Users should use their domain logins to access both the Citrix web console and the LAN.

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Autodesk Revit 2017
Autodesk Revit LT 2017

VMware: Recommended-Level Configuration ³

VMware Software
  • VMware Horizon® 6.1 or later
  • VMware vSphere® 6 or later
Virtual Machine Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

Host Server Recommendation Performance ⁴
CPU 3.0 GHz+ Intel® Xeon E5 or later; or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology
Memory 384-512 GB
Networking 10 Gb
Storage ~750+ IOPS Per User
GPU NVIDIA GRID K2 or later
Virtual Machine Settings Performance ⁴
Memory 16-32 GB RAM
vCPUs 8 vCPUs
Disk Space Minimum 35 GB free disk space
Graphics Adapter NVIDIA® GRID K260Q (2 GB) or later
Virtual Machine Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download.
User Access Each client computer should have the VMware Horizon Client installed.

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Autodesk Revit 2017
Autodesk Revit LT 2017

Parallels Desktop® 11 for Mac: Recommended-Level Configuration

Host Operating System & Hardware Type Mac® OS X® 10.10.3 “El Capitan”
MacBook Pro® 10,1; iMac® 14,1 or newer
Memory 16 GB
CPU Type 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel® Core i7™ recommended
Virtualization Software Parallels Desktop® 11 for Mac or newer
Virtual Machine Operating System* Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

Virtual Machine Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)
Virtual Machine Memory 8 GB RAM

  • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 100 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
  • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.
Virtual Machine Video Adapter 512 MB video memory minimum dedicated to the Microsoft® Windows® Virtual Machine.

Note: While at Retina® display resolutions on the Mac OS, turn off any Retina Resolution options in Parallels Desktop to adjust for proper DPI within Windows and Revit software products.

Graphics:
Parallels Desktop virtual display adapter without “Use Hardware Acceleration” option in Revit software products.

Video Adapter
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M – 2,880 × 1,800 with 24-bit color
  • Intel® Iris Pro – 1,920 x 1080 with 32-bit color
  • or newer (see Virtual Video Adapter note)
Disk Space Minimum 40 GB free disk space; recommend 100 GB free disk space available
Media Download or installation from USB key
Pointing Device MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Note: Not all Autodesk product offerings may be virtualized. You may virtualize a product only if the applicable terms and conditions governing your access to and use of that offering expressly permit virtualization. Where virtualization is authorized, all conditions and limitations specified in the applicable terms and conditions apply. Autodesk may make available information regarding use of products in virtualized environments. Such information is offered solely for your convenience, on an “as is” basis, and may contain errors, inaccuracies, or may be incomplete. Autodesk makes no representations, warranties or other promises related to use of any product in any virtualization environment or with any virtualization technology. If you are authorized to virtualize and elect to do so, you assume all risks associated with such use, including, but not limited to incompatibility between the product and third-party virtualization technology and/or your virtualization environment. Read our Terms of Use for more information.

¹ Learn more about using Autodesk Revit 2017 or Autodesk Revit LT 2017 software with Boot Camp, part of Mac OS X that enables you to install and run Microsoft Windows (and Windows-based applications) on a Mac® computer or with Parallels Desktop, a system utility available from Parallels, Inc. that allows you to run applications in each operating system without restarting your computer.

² Disclaimer: The Citrix application is network-based and performance of Autodesk Revit for Citrix software products may vary with network performance. The software does not include the Citrix application, nor does Autodesk provide direct support for issues with the Citrix application. Users should contact Citrix directly with questions related to procurement and operation of the Citrix application.

³ Disclaimer: The VMware application is network-based and performance of Autodesk Revit for VMware software products may vary with network performance. The software does not include the VMware application, nor does Autodesk provide direct support for issues with the VMware application. Users should contact VMware directly with questions related to procurement and operation of the VMware application.

⁴ Please see: http://www.nvidia.com/revitappguide

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