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Revit 2018

ws® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home PremiumMicrosoft Windows 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

CPU TypeSingle- 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.

Memory4 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 Display1280 x 1024 with true color
Video AdapterBasic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit colorAdvanced Graphics:
DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3.
A list of certified cards can be found on the Autodesk Certified Hardware page.
Disk Space35 GB free disk space
MediaDownload or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
BrowserMicrosoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)
ConnectivityInternet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit 2018

Value: Balanced price and performance

Operating System ¹Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home PremiumMicrosoft Windows 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

CPU TypeMulti-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.

Memory8 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 Display1680 x 1050 with true color
Video AdapterDirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5.
A list of certified cards can be found on the Autodesk Certified Hardware page.
Disk Space35 GB free disk space
MediaDownload or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion compliant device
BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later)
ConnectivityInternet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit 2018

Performance: Large, complex models

Operating System ¹Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home PremiumMicrosoft Windows 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

CPU TypeMulti-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.

Memory16 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 DisplayUltra-High Definition Monitor
Video AdapterDirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5.
A list of certified cards can be found on the Autodesk Certified Hardware page.
Disk Space
  • 35 GB free disk space
  • 10,000+ RPM (for Point Cloud interactions) or Solid State Drive
MediaDownload or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion compliant device
BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later)
ConnectivityInternet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Collaboration for Revit
Disk SpaceThree times (3X) the total disk space consumed by equivalent RVT files for all cloud workshared projects accessed by the user.
MinimumValuePerformance
ConnectivityInternet 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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Revit LT 2018
Operating System ¹Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home PremiumMicrosoft Windows 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

CPU TypeSingle- or Multi-Core Intel Pentium, Xeon, or i-Series processor or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.
Memory4 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 Display1280 x 1024 with true color
Video AdapterBasic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit colorAdvanced Graphics:
DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3.
A list of certified cards can be found on the Autodesk Certified Hardware page.
Disk Space35 GB free disk space
MediaDownload or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion compliant device
BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later)
ConnectivityInternet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit Server 2018
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 64-bit
Web ServerMicrosoft Internet Information Server 7.0 (or later)
CPU Type4+ cores
2.6 GHz+
6+ cores
2.6 GHz+
6+ cores
3.0 GHz+
<100 Concurrent Users (multiple models)MinimumValuePerformance
Memory4 GB RAM8 GB RAM16 GB RAM
Hard Drive7,200+ RPM10,000+ RPM15,000+ RPM
100+ Concurrent Users (multiple models)MinimumValuePerformance
Memory8 GB RAM16 GB RAM32 GB RAM
Hard Drive10,000+ RPM15,000+ RPMHigh-Speed RAID Array
VirtualizationVMware® and Hyper-V® Support

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Revit 2018

Citrix: Recommended-Level Configuration ²

Citrix System
  • XenApp® 6.5 Feature Pack 2
  • Citrix® License Manager
  • Citrix® Profile Manager
Server OSAs 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 BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later)
User AccessClient 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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Revit 2018
Revit LT 2018VMware: Recommended-Level Configuration ³
VMware Software
  • VMware Horizon® 6.1 or later
  • VMware vSphere® 6 or later
Virtual Machine Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home PremiumMicrosoft Windows 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

Host Server RecommendationPerformance ⁴
CPU3.0 GHz+ Intel Xeon E5 or later; or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology
Memory384-512 GB
Networking10 Gb
Storage~750+ IOPS Per User
GPUNVIDIA GRID K2 or later
Virtual Machine SettingsPerformance ⁴
Memory16-32 GB RAM
vCPUs8 vCPUs
Disk SpaceMinimum 35 GB free disk space
Graphics AdapterNVIDIA® GRID K260Q (2 GB) or later
Virtual Machine ConnectivityInternet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download.
User AccessEach client computer should have the VMware Horizon Client installed.

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Revit 2018
Revit LT 2018Parallels Desktop® 11 for Mac: Recommended-Level Configuration
Host Operating System & Hardware TypeMac® OS X® 10.10.3 (El Capitan)
MacBook Pro® 10,1; iMac® 14,1 or newer
Memory16 GB
CPU Type2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7™ recommended
Virtualization SoftwareParallels Desktop 11 for Mac or newer
Virtual Machine Operating System*Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home PremiumMicrosoft Windows 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro

Virtual Machine BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later)
Virtual Machine Memory8 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 Adapter512 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 – 2880 x 1800 with 24-bit color
  • Intel Iris Pro – 1920 x 1080 with 32-bit color
  • or newer (see Virtual Video Adapter note)
Disk SpaceMinimum 40 GB free disk space; recommend 100 GB free disk space available
MediaDownload or installation from USB key
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion compliant device
ConnectivityInternet 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 2018 or Autodesk Revit LT 2018 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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