System requirements for Autodesk Revit 2015 products

May 20, 2014


Issue:

This article provides the system requirements for Autodesk® Revit® 2015 Products including: Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit MEP, and Autodesk Revit Structure.

Solution:

For Autodesk Revit 2015, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015, Autodesk Revit MEP 2015, and Autodesk Revit Structure 2015

Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration
Value: Balanced price and performance
Performance: Large, complex models
Citrix®: Recommended-Level Configuration
Parallels Desktop® 9 for Mac: Recommended-Level Configuration
Autodesk® Revit® Server 2015

Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration
Operating System ⊃1; Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8 64-bit:
Windows 8 Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1
 
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
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 5 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

Value: Balanced price and performance
Operating System ⊃1; Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8 64-bit:
Windows 8 Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1
 
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
Video Adapter DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk.
Disk Space 5 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

Performance: Large, complex models
Operating System ⊃1; Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8 64-bit:
Windows 8 Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1
 
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 with true color
Video Adapter DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk.
Disk Space 5 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

Citrix®: Recommended-Level Configuration ⊃2;
Citrix System XenApp® 6.0
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 64-bit
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 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.

Parallels Desktop® 9 for Mac: Recommended-Level Configuration
Host Operating System & Hardware Type Mac® OS X® 10.9.1 "Mavericks"
MacBook Pro® 10,1 (Early 2013) 13.3 or newer
Memory 16 GB
CPU Type 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel® Core i7™ recommended
Virtualization Software Parallels Desktop® 9.0.24172 for Mac or newer
Virtual Machine Operating System ⊃1; Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8 64-bit:
Windows 8 Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1
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 or newer
2,880 × 1,800 with 24-bit color (see Virtual Video Adapter note)
Disk Space Minimum 40 GB free disk space; recommend 100 GB free disk space available
Pointing Device MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
Media Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

System requirements for Autodesk® Revit® Server 2015
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 (See Revit Server Administrator’s Guide)

⊃1; Refer to the attached document to learn more about using Autodesk Revit 2015, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015, Autodesk Revit MEP 2015, or Autodesk Revit Structure 2015 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.

Products:

Revit;Revit Architecture;Revit MEP;Revit Structure

Versions:

2015

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