Required Equipment

A laptop computer is required in the interior design program. Please see the link for specific hardware information. Students have access to discounted hardware and software available through the university Bookstore and on‐line resources.  AutoDesk software required for courses will run on PC/Windows based computers only.  Software information will be distributed in the introductory courses for the student to purchase. A digital camera is highly recommended in the interior design program and will facilitate the completion of numerous projects.

AutoDesk Laptop Specifications

 Windows Laptop Option

Minimum Requirements:  Entry-Level Configuration

Operating System ¹Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro
 
CPU TypeSingle- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.

Autodesk® Revit® software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations.
Memory4 GB RAM
  • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 100 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
  • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.
Video Display1,280 x 1,024 with true color
DPI Display Setting: 150% or less 
Video AdapterBasic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

Advanced Graphics:
DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk.
Disk Space5 GB free disk space
MediaDownload or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
BrowserMicrosoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)
ConnectivityInternet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

 

Recommended: Balanced Price and Performance Configuration

Operating System ¹Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro
 
CPU TypeMulti-Core Intel® Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.

Autodesk® Revit® software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations.
Memory8 GB RAM
  • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 300 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
  • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.
Video Display1,680 x 1,050 with true color
DPI Display Setting: 150% or less 
Video AdapterDirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 6 as recommended by Autodesk.
Disk Space5 GB free disk space
MediaDownload or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
BrowserMicrosoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)
ConnectivityInternet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

 

Programs Affected

Required for: 

  • Building Science
  • Interior Design
  • Industrial Design