Friday, 5 June 2009

What's your suggested Min. Spec. for RST2010?

After many years of faithful service what was my high spec home laptop has died and needs to be replaced. Wanting to run Revit Structure at home I thought I would look at what the suggested minimum and recommended specifications for 32-bit machine to run Autodesk Revit Structure is:-

The Autodesk page at

Gives a Minimum Systems Requirements for 32-bit Autodesk Revit Structure of:-

Intel® Pentium® 4 1.4 GHz processor or equivalent AMD® processor
3 GB RAM, 1 GB if no rendering is required

But gives a System Recommendation for 32-bit Autodesk Revit Structure of

Intel® Core™2 Duo processor or equivalent AMD processor
4 GB RAM recommended

OK so it seems they are suggesting a min spec to load it and a recommended spec to run it!

Excitech have a document on their web site that recommends CAD Workstation Specifications at

Entry Level ~ Min 2.66GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo processor with 3 GB RAM

Mid Range ~ Min 3.0GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo processor with 4 GB RAM (with 3GB switch)

Power User ~ Min 3GHz Intel® Xeon processor with 8 GB RAM.

I would like to ask a couple of questions of people visiting this blog

1) What specifications of Revit workstation are you currently using?

2) Have you found that RST 2010 is running slower than 2009 and is this making consider upgrading the spec of your Revit workstations?


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