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Revit MEP Comparison: System Requirements

Friday, June 25th, 2010

(Part of our ongoing series comparing features in Revit MEP and Design Master to make it clear why our software is better.)

This post describes what one user recommends for using Revit. He is most likely talking about Revit Architecture, but Revit MEP is going to have the same basic requirements:

OS = 64bit Mandatory
RAM = 16 GB Recommended; 8 GB Bare Minimum
Processors = Dual 6 Core Xeon Get the job done fast…-OK Dual Quad Xeons are OK too…
Video Card = 1TB, If it’s on the list below

That is a serious set of computers requirements. The requirements for Design Master are much more modest. You need to be able to run AutoCAD 2004 or later, and that’s it.

Operating System: Windows 2000 or higher
RAM: As little as 128 MB
Processor: Pentium III 500 mhz

You’ll have to run AutoCAD 2004 on that computer. Design Master won’t run fast, but it won’t run slow either. Given that any computer you can buy today is significantly faster than what is listed, you won’t have any performance issues with our software.

When considering Revit versus Design Master, you have to remember to include the cost of upgrading your hardware or living with suboptimal performance with Revit. With Design Master, you will have no trouble running the software if you are currently running AutoCAD on your computer.

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