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Revit 2020

Revit 2020

Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration

Operating System ¹Microsoft® 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 TypeSingle- 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.

Memory8 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 ResolutionsMinimum:
1280 x 1024 with true color

Maximum:
UltraHigh (4k) Definition Monitor

Video AdapterBasic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

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

Disk Space30 GB free disk space
MediaDownload or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
BrowserMicrosoft® Internet Explorer® 10 (or higher)
ConnectivityInternet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit 2020

Value: Balanced price and performance

Operating System ¹Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit

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

Memory16 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 ResolutionsMinimum:
1680 x 1050 with true color

Maximum:
Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor

Video AdapterDirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5
Disk Space30 GB free disk space
MediaDownload or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion compliant device
BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher
ConnectivityInternet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit 2020

Performance: Large, complex models

Operating System ¹Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit

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

Memory32 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 ResolutionsMinimum:
1920 x 1200 with true color

Maximum:
Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor

Video AdapterDirectX 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
MediaDownload or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion compliant device
BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher
ConnectivityInternet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Cloud Worksharing
Disk SpaceThree 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+
MinimumValuePerformance
ConnectivityInternet 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 ¹Microsoft® 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 TypeSingle- or Multi-Core Intel® Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.
Memory8 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 ResolutionsMinimum:
1280 x 1024 with true color

Maximum:
Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor

Video AdapterBasic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

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

Disk Space30 GB free disk space
MediaDownload or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion compliant device
BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher
ConnectivityInternet 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 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
Memory8 GB RAM16 GB RAM32 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 2020

Citrix: Minimum-Level Configuration ²

Citrix System
  • XenApp® 6.5 Feature Pack 2 or higher
  • Citrix® License Manager
  • Citrix® Profile Manager
Server OSAs specified by XenApp® system requirements
Authentication
  • Microsoft® Active Directory
    • Roaming Profiles supported
Client OS
  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
Client BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher
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 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 SystemMicrosoft® Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 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 (K260Q or later) or AMD MxGPU (Radeon Pro V340 or later)
Virtual Machine SettingsPerformance ⁴
Memory16-32 GB RAM
vCPUs8 vCPUs
Disk Space30 GB free disk space
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 2020
Revit LT 2020

Parallels Desktop® 11 for Mac: Recommended-Level Configuration

Host Operating SystemmacOS 10.13 (“High Sierra”) or newer
Memory16 GB
CPU Type2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7™ or newer
Virtualization SoftwareParallels Desktop 13 for Mac or newer
Virtual Machine Operating System*Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Pro
Virtual Machine BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Virtual Machine Memory8 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 Adapter512 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 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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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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