In my post of the 30th March about Revit 2011 Introduces Certified Graphics Hardware List and Utility I reported that many of the new features within Revit 2011 will rely on the compatibility of your graphics card. And that when the product ships, there will be a list of certified graphic cards uploaded on the Autodesk web site somewhere, and that I would let you know when it arrives:-
It’s here Graphics Hardware List or use the url http://www.autodesk.com/us/revit/revit_graphics_hardware_-_graphics_hardware_list_final.html
Use this list to check to see if your graphics hardware supports hardware acceleration in Autodesk Revit 2011-based products.
The Graphics Hardware List provides you with the status of supported and non-supported graphics hardware for 2011 products based on the Autodesk® Revit® platform.
Finding information for your hardware is easy; (so the Web site says) just find your card and driver version in the list below.
OK so I have a NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT and WinXP which is not on the list.
The driver I had was 184.108.40.20685 I got the error message so I’ve updated the driver to the latest which is 220.127.116.1121
This list is about as useful to me as a push bike is to a goldfish because my graphics card and driver is not listed!.
But don't forget what the web site said "Finding information for your hardware is easy; just find your card and driver version in the list below. "Having downloaded the latest driver I try Revit again and it warns me
Because I assume my card is not on the list, my questions to Autodesk are now:-
1. How do I get my video card and driver tested and thus become Known?
2. Is there going to be a testing utility as mentioned in one of the troubleshooting videos?
3. If there is when can I get hold of it to test not only my PC here at home but also my pc at work which also reported the same error message.
Report a Problem
The Autodesk web page says to "Report any problems with graphics hardware when using Autodesk Revit 2011-based products."
So I’ve posted the questions above and will let you know the answers in due course.