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System Requirements for Autodesk Revit Products

In this article, we will take a look at the Revit requirements for both Windows and Mac computers. We will also provide you with additional resources on Certified Hardware for your Revit software.

 

Issue

This document provides links to the system requirements for the Revit product line.

 

Solution

The following list contains system requirements for versions of Revit:

 

Running Revit products on a Mac

Refer to the following links for information about using Autodesk Revit 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).

 

Certified Hardware for Revit

Revit Certified Graphics Hardware FAQ

Please note that not all Autodesk products participate in graphic hardware certification.

 

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What’s New with Revit 2023?

Revit has a flexible subscription model, with new features available with each release and product update. Here’s what’s new in Revit 2023 which falls under these six “key themes”.

Design productivity
Simulation & analysis
Interoperability
Cloud & data
Design optimization
Documentation efficiency

 

What’s new with Revit 2023? Better performance, more productivity features seeded from your requests, and smarter ways to work with data, both on the desktop and in the cloud.

With this release, we’re excited because Revit is more performant, more intuitive, and more fine-tuned to the way you work. It is Revit continuously validated against your evolving needs, with over 30 feature requests sourced from Revit Ideas. It balances subtle enhancements with major new introductions: upgrades that improve the quality of life today (i.e. swap views on a sheet), alongside future-facing game-changers, like the new granular Data Exchange workflows, enabled with Revit 2023 and Autodesk Docs in the AEC Collection. This Revit really revs, with many performance enhancements aimed at faster computing, especially when working with large models.

There’s a lot to unearth with Revit 2023, so let’s dig in these six key themes:

New features and enhancements

Design productivity

  • Measure in 3D
  • Pick a work plane
  • Save placement for work plane-based families
  • Duplicate material and its assets
  • Server path to material textures and decals
  • View reference search
  • Enable cutting in views
  • Additional cuttable categories
  • Temporary dimensions for shared nested families
  • Align couplers to create post-tensioning anchors
  • Reinforced concrete non-bearing partition walls
  • Updated AISC shape type tables
  • British rebar shapes update
  • Adaptive propagation for rebar
  • Library-based connection design automation
  • Cloud-hosted rebar display performance
  • Elevation parameter improvements
  • Elevation base options
  • Flip controls for fabrication parts
  • Elevation controls for fabrication parts
  • Performance with large selections
  • Optimized room performance
  • View performance
  • Performance for shape edited slabs
  • Performance when linking DWG files
  • Performance when copying large numbers of elements
  • Performance when loading items in Type Selector

 

Simulation & analysis

  • New workflow for structural analysis
  • Structural analytical modeling in the BIM context
  • Structural analytical model automation
  • Electrical preliminary load analysis
  • Interactive solar studies

 

Cloud & data

  • Data Exchanges
  • Fabrication Data Manager (FDM) technical preview
  • Parameter Service technical preview
  • Manage Cloud Models in Revit Home
  • Remember the last account for Revit Cloud Models
  • Non-destructive model rollback

Interoperability

  • FormIt Pro in Link CAD Formats
  • FormIt Pro interoperability enhancements
  • CAD file improvements
  • IFC parameters and export mapping dialog
  • Enhanced mesh capabilities
  • DirectShape import placement

 

Design optimization

  • UI improvements for Generative Design and Dynamo Player
  • New input types for Generative Design and Dynamo Player
  • New method names for Generative Design

 

Documentation efficiency

  • Floor folding lines and split lines
  • Preserve area and room values in key schedules
  • Conditional formatting for family and type in schedules
  • Filter by sheet in schedules
  • Rebar cover in schedules and tags
  • Displace elements in 2D views
  • Tag all displaced elements in 3D views
  • Multi-leader tag enhancements
  • Additional taggable categories
  • Displaced rebar representation
  • Effective solid rebar visualization in 3D views
  • Maintain systems of demolished elements
  • Circuit number info for electrical equipment
  • Contour label direction
  • Improved orientation behavior for generic annotation families
  • Control filled region patterns with family parameters
  • Swap views on a sheet
  • View filter enhancements
  • Project browser icon for views on sheets
  • Edit label dialog improvement
  • Common property for model group and RVT link
  • Page order in PDF export and print output
  • Performance in print, publish, and export functions
  • View/sheet API

Want to learn more? Feel free to view the video recording of our webinar.

 

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System Requirements for AutoCAD 2023

In this article, we will take a look at the AutoCAD requirements for both Windows and Mac computers. We will also provide you with the additional requirements for AutoCAD’s Specialized Tools, along with a closer look at Map 3D.

Supported operating systems

64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 11 or Windows 10 version 1809 or above. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support
information.

Processor

Basic
• 2.5-2.9 GHz processor (base) ARM Processors are not supported.
Recommended
• 3+ GHz processor (base), 4+ GHz (turbo)

Network

See Autodesk Network License Manager for Windows

Hardware

Memory
Basic
• 8 GB
Recommended
• 16 GB

Display resolution
Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 (with capable display card)

Disk space
10 GB (suggested SSD)

*Electrical: 20 GB
*Architecture: 20 GB
*MEP: 21 GB
*Mechanical: 12 GB
*Map 3D: 20 GB
*Plant 3D: 12 GB

Pointing device
MS-Mouse compliant

Multiple processors
Supported by the application

Display card
Basic
• 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant
Recommended
• 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX12 compliant
DirectX 12 with Feature Level 12_0 is required for Shaded(Fast) and Shaded with edges(Fast) visual styles

Plotter/Printer
Continued system printer and AutoCAD HDI support

Compiler
Visual Studio 2019 Pro 16.11.5

Locking/License management
FLEXnet & Autodesk Licensing Service will be used for Named User and Flex

Side-by-side install
Supported

Additional requirements for large datasets, point clouds, and 3D modeling

• 16 GB RAM or more
• 6 GB free hard disk available not including installation requirements
• 3840 x 2160 (4K) or greater True color video display adapter; 8 GB VRAM or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, DirectX-capable workstation
class graphics card.

 

Software
Languages – AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Czech, Polish,
Hungarian, Russian

Languages – AutoCAD Map 3D
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Czech,
Polish, Hungarian, Russian

Languages – AutoCAD Architecture
English, French; Italian; German; Spanish; Japanese; Korean; Traditional Chinese; Simplified Chinese; Czech; Polish; Russian

Languages – AutoCAD MEP
English, French; Italian; German; Korean; Simplified Chinese; Russian

Languages – AutoCAD Electrical
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian

Languages – AutoCAD Plant 3D
English; French, German; Japanese; Korean; Simplified Chinese; Russian

File format changes
No

Save as support
AutoCAD R14, AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD 2004, AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD 2018.
EMR has the same formats as Commercial AutoCAD, with the exception of AutoCAD 2000/LT2000 Drawing
*AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP do not support Save As
*AutoCAD Mechanical: AutoCAD Mechanical 6, AutoCAD Mechanical 2004, AutoCAD Mechanical 2004DX, AutoCAD Mechanical 2005,
AutoCAD Mechanical 2006, AutoCAD Mechanical 2007, AutoCAD Mechanical 2008, AutoCAD Mechanical 2009, AutoCAD Mechanical 2010,
AutoCAD Mechanical 2011, AutoCAD Mechanical 2012, AutoCAD Mechanical 2013, AutoCAD Mechanical 2014, AutoCAD Mechanical 2015,
AutoCAD Mechanical 2016, AutoCAD Mechanical 2018, AutoCAD Mechanical 2021, AutoCAD Mechanical 2022, AutoCAD Mechanical 2023

DXF support
AutoCAD R12, AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD 2004, AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD 2018

API compatibility
ARX: Yes
LISP: Yes
.NET: Yes
Javascript: Yes

Script compatibility
Yes

Security (DWG)
Supports digital signatures.

Drawing size support
Full DWG compression

Object interoperability (non-AutoCAD object model)
New objects may require new enablers.

 

Specialized Toolsets
Toolset Product Specific Requirements 
Map 3D Disk Space: 20GB
Memory: 16GB
Database & FDO Requirements (see below)
Electrical Disk Space: 20GB
Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable (x64)
(16.0.5044.1000) or later
Plant 3D Disk Space: 12GB
Architecture Disk Space: 20GB
Memory: 16GB
Mechanical Disk Space: 12GB
MEP Disk Space: 21GB
Memory: 16GB
Map 3D Additional Requirements
FDO Provider Requirements
FDO Provider Certified With 
Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard and Enterprise Editions Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard and Enterprise Editions
Oracle 12c Release 2 Oracle 12.2.0.1.0
Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
Oracle 18c Oracle 18.3
Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2
Oracle 19c Oracle 19.3 Enterprise Edition and Standard
Edition 2
Oracle 21c Oracle 21.3 Enterprise Edition and Standard
Edition 2
Raster DEM, JPG2K, DTED, MrSID®, ECW, PNG, ESRI® Grid, TIFF, JPEG, ESRI® ASCII
Autodesk SDF 3.0
ESRI ArcGIS ArcGIS® 10.8.1
ArcGIS 10.7.1
ArcGIS 10.6.1
MySQL 8.0
ODBC The FDO ODBC provider has been tested with corresponding versions of ODBC drivers that are shipped with the relevant supported operating systems version.
OGC WMS WMS 1.3.0
OGC WMTS WMTS 1.0.0
OGC WFS WFS 2.0.0
SQLite SQLite 3.27.2
PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 13.5 + PostGIS 3.0
ODBC Drivers  Tested Versions 
Microsoft® Access® Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb) Microsoft Access database engine 2016 (English) 16.00.4999.1000
Microsoft® Excel® Driver (*.xls, *xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xlsb) Microsoft Access database engine 2016 (English) 16.00.4999.1000
MySQL® ODBC 8.0 Driver 8.00.27.00
SQL Server 10.00. 19041.01
Oracle® in OraClient21Home1 21.00.00.00
System requirements for AutoCAD 2023 for Mac
Operating System  Apple® macOS® Monterey v12
Apple macOS Big Sur v11
Apple macOS Catalina v10.15
Model  Basic: Apple Mac Pro® 4.1, MacBook Pro 5.1, iMac® 8.1, Mac mini® 3.1, MacBook Air®, MacBook® 5.1
Recommended: Apple Mac® models supporting Metal Graphics Engine
Apple Mac models with M series chip are supported under Rosetta 2 mode.
CPU Type  64-bit Intel CPU
Apple M series CPU
Memory Basic: 4GB
Recommended: 8GB or higher
Display Resolution  Basic: 1280 x 800 display
High Resolution: 2880 x 1800 with Retina Display
Disk Space  5 GB free disk space for download and installation
Pointing Device  Apple-compliant Mouse, Apple-compliant Trackpad, Microsoft-compliant mouse
Display Card  Recommended: Mac native installed graphics cards
Disk Format  APFS, APFS (Encrypted), Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)

 

 

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