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Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 5:23:07 PM | System Specs




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I have been saddled with trying to put together a couple of systems that will run Revit decent. My boss wants to just buy a couple

"Pre-built" systems. We run Revit 2016, AutoCAD Architecture 2015 mostly. Most of the Revit models we deal with are very seldom

bigger than 300mb. We dont really do much in the way of renderings etc. Just wondering if anyone has advice/reccomendations?

I was thinking either an 15 or i7 (preferably i7), 12-16gb of RAM, a mid level gaming card (probably nvidia). Just trying to see if

anyone here has any experiences (either good or bad) that are willing to share regarding hardware etc. Probably should build the system

so that it can handle 2018, should he decide to upgrade. Thank you in advance.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 3:35:04 AM | System Specs



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Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 10:56:05 AM | System Specs




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Yeah thanks, I h printed out the system specs from Autodesk. I was just trying to see if someone here had any additional insight from their experiences etc.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 2:23:27 PM | System Specs



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The Jan/Feb ediiton of AEC magazine had a good article on PC specs. Check it out. Briefly high frequency i7 with min 4 cores ( 8 cores better), min 32mb ram (64 mb ram better) & 8gb GPU min.

Your boss wants prebuilt systems as they are cheap but he needs to be made aware that the slower the PC, the slower Revit will run and the greater likelihood that a model can crash and you can lose work. He is far better off spending more for improved workflow and work efficiency. 300mb is quite a large model, are you managing them correctly? i.e. making best use of families, not over-modelling, purging, auditing, removing DWGs and redundant content? Frankly anything over 250mb needs to be considered to be made into 2 models.If you are not using Revit for renderings or using live renderers like Enscape and presenting your work first person to your clients, then you  really are not making the most of what Revit can offer.


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