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Revit 2020

Revit 2020

Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration

Operating System ¹ Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Pro

Note: Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit, Enterprise, Ultimate, and Professional are supported but not recommended.

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

Revit software products use multiple cores for many tasks.

Memory 8 GB RAM

  • 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 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 Resolutions Minimum:
1280 x 1024 with true color

Maximum:
UltraHigh (4k) Definition Monitor

Video Adapter Basic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

Advanced Graphics:
DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3

Disk Space 30 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® 10 (or higher)
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit 2020

Value: Balanced price and performance

Operating System ¹ Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 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 use multiple cores for many tasks.

Memory 16 GB RAM

  • 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 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 Resolutions Minimum:
1680 x 1050 with true color

Maximum:
Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor

Video Adapter DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5
Disk Space 30 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 10 or higher
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit 2020

Performance: Large, complex models

Operating System ¹ Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 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 use multiple cores for many tasks.

Memory 32 GB RAM

  • 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 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 Resolutions Minimum:
1920 x 1200 with true color

Maximum:
Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor

Video Adapter DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5
Disk Space
  • 30 GB free disk space
  • 10,000+ RPM HardDrive (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 10 or higher
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Cloud Worksharing
Disk Space Three times (3X) the total disk space consumed by equivalent RVT files for all cloud workshared projects accessed by the user.
4+ cores
2.6 GHz+
6+ cores
2.6 GHz+
6+ cores
3.0 GHz+
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 connection for each machine on burst transfers. Internet connection able to deliver symmetrical 25 Mbps connection for each machine on burst transfers.

 

Revit LT 2020
Operating System ¹ Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Pro

Note: Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit, Enterprise, Ultimate, and Professional are supported but not recommended.

CPU Type Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.
Memory 8 GB RAM

  • 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 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 Resolutions Minimum:
1280 x 1024 with true color

Maximum:
Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor

Video Adapter Basic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

Advanced Graphics:
DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5

Disk Space 30 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 10 or higher
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit Server 2020
Operating System
  • 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 8 GB RAM 16 GB RAM 32 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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Revit 2020

Citrix: Minimum-Level Configuration ²

Citrix System
  • XenApp® 6.5 Feature Pack 2 or higher
  • 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 10 64-bit
Client Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher
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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Revit 2020
Revit LT 2020

VMware: Recommended-Level Configuration ³

VMware Software
  • VMware Horizon® 6.1 or later
  • VMware vSphere® 6 or later
Virtual Machine Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 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 (K260Q or later) or AMD MxGPU (Radeon Pro V340 or later)
Virtual Machine Settings Performance ⁴
Memory 16-32 GB RAM
vCPUs 8 vCPUs
Disk Space 30 GB free disk space
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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Revit 2020
Revit LT 2020

Parallels Desktop® 11 for Mac: Recommended-Level Configuration

Host Operating System macOS 10.13 (“High Sierra”) or newer
Memory 16 GB
CPU Type 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7™ or newer
Virtualization Software Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac or newer
Virtual Machine Operating System* Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Pro
Virtual Machine Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Virtual Machine Memory 8 GB RAM

  • 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 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 macOS, 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.

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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¹ Learn more about using Revit or Revit LT software with Bootcamp, part of macOS 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 applications to run in each operating system without restarting the 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. 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. Contact VMware directly with questions related to procurement and operation of the VMware application.

⁴ See: Revit App Guide

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