AE Computer Recommendation

Autodesk Revit is, as of now, the most demanding application AE utilizes. As such, you should purchase your next academic Windows PC based on Revit's current hardware recommendation:

Autodesk's Recommendated Hardware

A 64-bit computer is recommended over 32-bit. "Performance" hardware is recommended for a desktop configuration, while a "Value" configuration for laptops should suffice.

Partial list of AE software
Please view their site for their minimum hardware requirements for the programs you will be using.

Construction Management
- Primavera
- Means Costworks
- ICE Estimating
- Energy 10
- Visual Anaylsis

Mechanical
- Phoenics
- Fluent
- Trace
- EES
- Eikon
- Hourly Analysis Program

Lighting/Electrical
- AGI32
- Value-Light
- TracePro
- Visual
- Radiance

Structural
- STAAD
- ANSYS
- SAP
- RAM
- MatLab
- RISA
- GTSTRUDL

General Software:
- Microsoft Office (Discounted for students, see PSU Software Store)
- AutoCAD
- VIZ
- Revit
- Adobe Acrobat
- Chief Architect
- Dreamweaver
- Symantec/Norton Antivirus (Free for students)


For further questions, feel free to E-mail Corey Wilkinson (CoreyW@psu.edu)

See also College of Engineering Computer Recommendation