System requirements

System requirements for Autodesk Building Design Suite

For specific recommendations for a product within the Building Design Suite, please refer to that products system requirements for additional details.

Autodesk Building Design Suite Standard 2016
Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium 2016
Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2016
 
Autodesk Building Design Suite Standard 2016
Supported OS 32-Bit OS ¹:
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise ²

64-bit OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise

¹ Autodesk Showcase® 2016, Autodesk ReCap™ 2016 are not supported in 32-Bit.
² Autodesk Recap 2016 is not supported on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU Type 32-Bit OS:
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or Higher with SSE2 technology

64-Bit OS:
AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ with SSE2 technology
Intel Xeon® or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
Memory Minimum
2 GB RAM (32-Bit OS: 3 GB Recommended; 64-Bit OS: 8 GB Recommended)

Exceptions:

Autodesk ReCap 2016, Autodesk Showcase 2016
4 GB RAM (8 GB Recommended)
Video Minimum
Windows display adapter capable of 1280x1024 (1600x1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities

Exceptions:

3D Modeling in AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD Architecture 2016, AutoCAD MEP 2016, AutoCAD Raster Design 2016
1280 x 1024 True color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.

Autodesk Showcase® 2016
Certified hardware-accelerated graphics card with a minimum of 512MB graphics memory (1GB recommended) and DirectX® 9 support.

Autodesk ReCap 2016
Windows display adapter capable of 1600x1050 with True Color capabilities. OpenGL® 3.3 capable graphics device with 256 MB memory
Hard Disk 15 GB
Pointing Device Minimum
MS-Mouse compliant (Three-button recommended)
Media Download via internet or installation from USB 2.0 key
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration, prerequisite component download, Subscription-enabled features, and full user assistance documentation.
Software Minimum
Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
Virtualization Minimum
Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1
Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6

Exceptions:

Autodesk Showcase 2016, AutoCAD Raster Design 2016, Autodesk ReCap 2016
Not Supported
 
Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium 2016
Supported OS 32-Bit OS ¹:
Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise ²

64-bit OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise

¹ Autodesk Showcase® 2016, Autodesk ReCap™ 2016, Autodesk Navisworks® Simulate 2016, Autodesk 3ds Max® 2016, and Autodesk Revit® 2016 not supported in 32-Bit.
² Autodesk Recap 2016 and Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 not supported on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU Type 32-Bit OS:
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or Higher with SSE2 technology

64-Bit OS:
AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ with SSE2 technology
Intel Xeon® or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology

Exceptions:

Autodesk Revit 2016:
Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Autodesk® Revit® 2016 will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations.
Memory Minimum
2 GB RAM (32-Bit OS: 3 GB Recommended; 64-Bit OS: 8 GB Recommended)

Exceptions:

Autodesk ReCap 2016, Autodesk 3ds Max 2016, Autodesk Showcase 2016, Autodesk Revit 2016 ¹
4 GB RAM (8 GB Recommended)

¹ Autodesk Revit 2016 software is only available as part of the Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016 Premium and Ultimate Editions, and the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 Ultimate Edition.
Video Minimum
Windows display adapter capable of 1280x1024 (1600x1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities

Exceptions:

3D Modeling in AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD Architecture 2016, AutoCAD MEP 2016, AutoCAD Raster Design 2016
1280 x 1024 True color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.

Autodesk Showcase® 2016
Certified hardware-accelerated graphics card with a minimum of 512MB graphics memory (1GB recommended) and DirectX® 9 support.

Autodesk ReCap 2016
Windows display adapter capable of 1600x1050 with True Color capabilities. OpenGL® 3.3 capable graphics device with 256 MB memory

Autodesk 3ds Max 2016
Refer to the Recommended Hardware wizard for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards

Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2016
1280x800 VGA display with true color (1920x1080 monitor and 32-bit video display adapter recommended). Direct3D and OpenGL capable graphics card with Shader Model 2 (minimum)

Autodesk Revit 2016
Windows display adapter capable of 1280x1024 (1600x1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities. DPI Display Setting of 150% or less. DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk.
Hard Disk 35 GB
Pointing Device Minimum
MS-Mouse compliant (Three-button recommended)
Media Download via internet or installation from USB 2.0 key
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration, prerequisite component download, Subscription-enabled features, and full user assistance documentation.
Software Minimum
Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)

Autodesk Revit 2016
3Dconnexion® compliant device, if desired.
Virtualization Minimum
Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1
Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6

Exceptions:

Autodesk Showcase 2016, AutoCAD Raster Design 2016, Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2016, Autodesk ReCap 2016
Not Supported

Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2016
Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1 not supported.
 
Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2016
Supported OS 32-Bit OS ¹:
Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise ²

64-bit OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise

¹ Autodesk® Showcase® 2016, Autodesk ReCap™ 2016, Autodesk Navisworks® Manage 2016, Autodesk 3ds Max® 2016, Autodesk Revit® 2016, Autodesk InfraWorks™ 2016, Autodesk Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional 2016 not supported in 32-Bit.
² Autodesk Recap 2016, Autodesk 3ds Max 2016, Autodesk InfraWorks 2016, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2016 not supported on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU Type 32-Bit OS:
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or Higher with SSE2 technology

64-Bit OS:
AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ with SSE2 technology
Intel Xeon® or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology

Exceptions:

Autodesk InfraWorks 2016
Dual-core Intel® Core™2 or equivalent AMD® processor (Quad-core Intel® Core™ i7, 6-core Intel® Xeon®, or better processor highly recommended); to use the ray traced rendering functionality, CPU must support SSE 4.1

Autodesk Revit 2016
Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Autodesk® Revit® 2016 will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations.
Memory Minimum
2 GB RAM (32-Bit OS: 3 GB Recommended; 64-Bit OS: 8 GB Recommended)

Exceptions:

Autodesk ReCap 2016, Autodesk 3ds Max 2016, Autodesk Showcase 2016, Autodesk Revit 2016 ¹
4 GB RAM (8 GB Recommended)

Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2016
8 GB RAM or greater

Autodesk Inventor® 2016
8 GB RAM or greater (16+ GB Recommended)

Autodesk InfraWorks™ 2016
8 GB RAM (16+ GB Recommended)

¹ Autodesk Revit 2016 software is only available as part of the Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016 Premium and Ultimate Editions, and the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 Ultimate Edition.
Video Minimum
Windows display adapter capable of 1280x1024 (1600x1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities

Exceptions:

3D Modeling in AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD Architecture 2016, AutoCAD MEP 2016, AutoCAD Raster Design 2016
1280 x 1024 True color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card.

Autodesk Showcase® 2016
Certified hardware-accelerated graphics card with a minimum of 512MB graphics memory (1GB recommended) and DirectX® 9 support.

Autodesk ReCap 2016
Windows display adapter capable of 1600x1050 with True Color capabilities. OpenGL® 3.3 capable graphics device with 256 MB memory

Autodesk 3ds Max 2016
Refer to the Recommended Hardware wizard for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards

Autodesk Navisworks Manager 2016
1280x800 VGA display with true color (1920 x 1080 monitor and 32-bit video display adapter recommended). Direct3D and OpenGL capable graphics card with Shader Model 2 (minimum)

Autodesk Revit 2016
Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 (1600x1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities. DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk.

Autodesk Inventor 2016
Microsoft Direct3D 10 capable graphics card. Please refer to the Autodesk published graphics card information.

Autodesk InfraWorks 2016
Display resolution 1280x1024 or greater. Any DirectX® 10.1 capable graphics card with 2 GB (or more) graphics memory, supporting 8x Antialiasing (8x AA), such as NVIDIA Quadro 5000 or 6000 for desktops and NVIDIA Quadro 2000M or GeForce GT 650M for laptops; (Any DirectX 10.1 capable graphics card with 1 GB graphics memory supporting 2x antialiasing (2x AA) minimum)

Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2016
1280x1024 monitor and display adapter capable of 24-bit color. Dedicated video card with hardware support for OpenGL spec 1.4 or later and support for DirectX 9 or later.
Hard Disk 50 GB
Pointing Device Minimum
MS-Mouse compliant (Three-button recommended)

Autodesk Revit 2016
3Dconnexion® compliant device, if desired.
Media Download via internet or installation from USB 2.0 key
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration, prerequisite component download, Subscription-enabled features, and full user assistance documentation.
Software Minimum
Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)

Autodesk Inventor 2016
Adobe® Flash® Player 15. Microsoft® Excel 2007, 2010 or 2013 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread customization, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, and spreadsheet-driven designs. 64-bit Microsoft Office is required to export Access 2007, dBase IV, Text and CSV formats. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.

Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2016
For Results Connect additionally Microsoft Office Excel 2010 or 2013 32-bit or 64-bit

Autodesk InfraWorks 2016
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11, Google® Chrome™ (latest), or Firefox® (latest)
Virtualization Minimum
Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1
Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6

Exceptions:

Autodesk Showcase 2016, AutoCAD Raster Design 2016, Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2016, Autodesk ReCap 2016, Autodesk Inventor 2016, Autodesk InfraWorks 2016, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2016
Not Supported

Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2016
Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1 not supported.
 

The Citrix application is network-based, and performance of the different editions of the Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016 may vary with network performance. The software does not include the Citrix application, nor does Autodesk provide direct support for issues with the Citrix application. Users should contract Citrix directly with questions related to procurement and operation of the Citrix application. Citrix, XenApp, and XenDesktop are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc.

Autodesk is not responsible for errors or failures of Autodesk software arising from the installation of updates, extensions or new releases issued by third party hardware or software vendors for the qualified software or hardware identified in this document (or for any other third party software or hardware that you may use in connection with Autodesk products).