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Revit 2021

 

Revit 2021

Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration

Operating System * 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.
CPU Type Single- or 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 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.
Video Display Resolutions Minimum:
1280 x 1024 with true colorMaximum:
UltraHigh (4k) Definition Monitor
Video Adapter Basic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit colorAdvanced Graphics:
DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 and a minimum of 4GB of video memory
Disk Space 30 GB free disk space
Media Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing Device MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.8 or later.
Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10 (or higher)
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit® 2021

Value: Balanced price and performance

Operating System ¹ 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.
CPU Type Single- or 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

  • 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 Resolutions Minimum:
1680 x 1050 with true colorMaximum:
Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor
Video Adapter DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 and a minimum of 4GB of video memory.
Disk Space 30 GB free disk space
Media Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing Device MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.8 or later.
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit® 2021

Performance: Large, complex models

Operating System * 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.
CPU Type Single- or 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

  • 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 Resolutions Minimum:
1920 x 1200 with true colorMaximum:
Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor
Video Adapter DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 and a minimum of 4GB of video memory
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
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.8 or later.
Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10 or higher
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit 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.
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™ 2021
Operating System * 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.
CPU Type Single- or 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 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.
Video Display Resolutions Minimum:
1280 x 1024 with true colorMaximum:
Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor
Video Adapter Basic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit colorAdvanced Graphics:
DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 and a minimum of 4GB of video memory
Disk Space 30 GB free disk space
Media Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing Device MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.8 or later.
Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10 or higher
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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Revit Server 2021
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2019 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 64-bit
Web Server Microsoft® Internet Information Server 7.0 (or later)
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.8 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 (See Revit Server Administrator’s Guide)

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Revit® 2021

Citrix®: Minimum-Level Configuration²

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® 2021
Revit® LT™ 2021VMware®: Recommended-Level Configuration³
VMware Software
  • VMware Horizon® 6.1 or later
  • VMware vSphere® 6 or later
Virtual Machine Operating System 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10
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 Performance⁴
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® 2021
Revit® LT™ 2021Parallels 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® 15 for Mac or newer
Virtual Machine Operating System¹ 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10
Virtual Machine Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10 or higher
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.8 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 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 Autodesk Revit or Autodesk Revit LT software with Boot Camp, 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 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: Revit App Guide

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, Revit, and Revit LT are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, in the USA and/or other countries. Boot Camp, Mac, MacBook Pro, OS X, and Retina are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft, DirectX, Internet Explorer, and Windows are all either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Citrix and XenApp are registered trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. VMware, VMware Horizon, VMware VSphere and vSphere are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

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