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Dilbert

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Revit 2008
« on: April 13, 2007, 10:13:54 PM »
I realize this isn't a Revit forum (or even a vertical, but this seemed like as good of a place as any) but I wanted to point out that the latest Revit version(s) are now ready for download from Autodesk.

Revit Architecture
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=9262388

Revit MEP
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=9262907

Revit Structure
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=9339705

Early reviews say they are nice releases of the software and I have to agree. From roof tools to visibility controls to improved Groups (my favorite new feature), this is a very nice release.  The above are full working 30 day demos for anyone to try. If you own the product already and are waiting for Autodesk to ship your disk then these demos can instead be registered and will automatically become full version software for you.

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Re: Revit 2008
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2007, 10:16:43 PM »
Thanks for the links Dilbert.  Can you give us an idea of the minimum hardware specs for these?
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Dilbert

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Re: Revit 2008
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007, 01:34:43 PM »
Sure. You'll notice below a heavy duty amount of RAM listed under recommended. About 1GB of this is for the new Windows Vista, but the largest Revit models can be RAM hogs. Personally I find the processor requirements are the bigger must haves. In all, a weak computer can run it fairly easily, its only when you tax it with large models that you really need to worry about the "recommended". So most everyone will be able to demo it and run it quickly, but you need a powerful machine if you plan to use it in 500,000 sf+ production work.

System Requirements:

    * Intel® Pentium® 4, 1.4 GHz, or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor
    * Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Enterprise, Business, Premium, or Ultimate; Windows® XP Professional, Home Edition, or Tablet PC Edition (SP1 or later); or Windows® 2000 (SP4)
    * 1 GB RAM
    * 3 GB free disk space
    * 1280x1024 monitor and display adapter capable of 24-bit color
    * Internet connection for license registration
    * MS-Mouse compliant pointing device
    * Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 or later

System Recommendations:

    * Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.40 GHz, or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
    * Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later)
    * 4 GB RAM
    * 5 GB free disk space
    * Dedicated video card with hardware support for OpenGL® spec 1.3 or later
    * Two-button mouse with scroll wheel
« Last Edit: April 14, 2007, 01:36:23 PM by Dilbert »

jpostlewait

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Re: Revit 2008
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007, 05:16:48 PM »
Hi Brian,

I've read a bunch of your stuff here and elsewhere and have generally learned from it.
Revit making any progress on the 64-bit front?
My Revit guys are a close knit group but I still need to order systems and software for them.
I don't like some of their surprises.
I think for the most part their hardware is 64-bit capable but not the o/s.

Dilbert

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Re: Revit 2008
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007, 01:43:08 PM »
I've read a bunch of your stuff here and elsewhere and have generally learned from it.
Revit making any progress on the 64-bit front?


Nope, Revit isn't 64-bit yet. They are working on it and we can expect it sometime within the next couple years, but they have not set a date on exactly when (it could be next year, it could be the year after..). Personally (and no, I have no inside info on this) I believe it will be next year based on their current direction and vague whispers I've heard.