System Requirements for Revit 2020

13 May 2019All, Revit


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On April 18, 2019 Autodesk published its authoritative article on the system requirements for Revit 2020. The list is especially helpful because the main hardware configurations are workflow-related.

Still using Revit 2019? Check out the Applied Software blog System Requirements for Revit 2019.

Following is a modified summary of my top recommendations for running Autodesk Revit 2020:

Minimum – Entry-level configuration:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise, or Pro
  • Single- or Multi-Core Intel®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology
  • 8-16 GB RAM

Value – Balanced price and performance:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise, or Pro
  • Multi-Core Intel Xeon, or i-Series processor or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology
  • 16-32 GB RAM

Performance – Large, complex models:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise, or Pro
  • Multi-Core Intel Xeon, or i-Series processor or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology.
  • 32-64 GB RAM
  • 10,000+ RPM (for Point Cloud interactions) or Solid State Drive

BIM 360 Design Cloud Worksharing (in addition to the above):

  • Three times (3X) the total disk space consumed by equivalent RVT files for all cloud workshared projects accessed by the user
  • Internet connection able to deliver symmetrical 25 Mbps for each machine on burst transfers
  • VMware Horizon® 6.1 or later
  • VMware vSphere® 6 or later
  • 384-512 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA® GRID (K260Q or later) or

AMD MxGPU (Radeon Pro V340 or later)

Read the entire Autodesk article System requirements for Autodesk Revit 2020 products for the full list of equipment options.

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