System requirements for Autodesk Revit LT 2015

Nov 1, 2014

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This article provides the system requirements for Autodesk® Revit LT™ 2015.

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System Requirements for Autodesk Revit LT 2015
Operating System ¹ Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 32-bit:
Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

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.
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.
  • /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.
Disk Space 5 GB free disk space
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.
Video Display 1,280 x 1,024 with true color
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

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

¹ Refer to the attached document to learn more about using Autodesk Revit LT 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.

Products:

Revit LT

Versions:

2015

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