Computer Requirements

DescriptionPC/Mac* Laptop or Desktop Recommendations
Operating System*Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional or Home Premium edition
Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit Enterprise or Professional edition
Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise or Professional edition
Mac OS 10.13+, 10.12+, and OSX 10.11
Browser | SoftwareInternet Explorer 9.0 (or later)
SketchUp Pro for Windows requires .NET Framework version 4.5.2.
CPU Type | PCMulti-Core Intel Xeon, or i-Series processor; or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology.
Highest affordable CPU speed rating available. 1GHz minimum
Multiple cores used for many tasks, with Revit using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations
CPU Type | MacBoot Camp, VMWare, and Parallels are not supported environments for SketchUp.
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac recommended for Revit
SketchUp: 2.1+ GHz Intel processor. Revit: 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel i7 for Revit. Get highest affordable GHZ.
Memory8-16 GB RAM
• 8 GB is usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single Revit model up to approximately 300 MB on disk. For 3D modeling and rendering, in SketchUp or Rhino, 8 MB RAM is recommended.
• 16 GB is sufficient for a typical editing session for a single Revit model up to approximately 700 MB on disk. For 3D and rendering, in SketchUp or Rhino, 16 MB RAM is ideal.
Video Display1,280 x 1,024 with true color minimum; recommend 1,680 x 1,050 with true color
DPI Display Setting: 150% or less
Video / Graphics Card : PC3D class, DirectX® 11 capable graphics card, OpenGL 3.0 Compliant, with onboard memory (1 GB minimum), with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk.
NVIDIA Quadro or ATI Radeon Pro graphic cards are highly recommended.
Hard Disk16 GB total minimum capacity; 5 GB free disk space
Pointing Device3 button scroll-wheel mouse (notched, incremental click wheels are more precise for navigating CAD/models)
MediaDownload (or installation from DVD9 or USB key)
ConnectivityInternet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download
**Consult an Apple sales representative for equivalent iMac, Mac Pro, or Macbook specifications.

 

Design Software Programs – the following programs are installed in the department labs

Last Updated February 26, 2018