Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Hardware Requirements

While you can find the minimum hardware requirements under your product category on the Autodesk website, those listed are just that - minimum requirements. Here's a general more realistic list. If you do very large drawings or do a lot of rendering, you will probably want even more memory.

I'm always interested to hear from others with their recommendations as well.


Processor
1.4 GHz Minimum
3.4 GHz Recommended

RAM
1 GB Minimum
2 GB Recommended

Hard Disk
40GB Minimum
80 GB Recommended

CD/DVD
CD Minimum
DVD Recommended

Pointing Device
MS-Mouse compliant
Wheel Mouse Recommended

Operating System
Windows XP Home (SP2 or later)
Windows 2000 (SP4 or later)
Recommend - Windows XP Pro (SP4 or later)

Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or later)

Video
Open GL-compatible (latest available drivers)

3DLabs

3D Labs Wildcat VP 870
Driver - 3.1.739.0
Known Issues:
Missing linework is possible when orbiting in Model Explorer with the Shademode Hidden option.

3D Labs Wildcat III 6110
Driver - 6.5.6.13
Known Issues:
With Hardware Acceleration enabled, you may encounter a crash when in Style Manager and when using the arrow keys to quickly scroll up and down through the structural member styles when viewing them in an Isometric view and Gouraud shademode.


ATI

ATI Fire GL T2 - 64
Driver - 6.14.10.6404
Known Issues:
1. The AutoCAD text window is not persistent on the second monitor when you are running dual monitors with Hardware Acceleration enabled.
2. You may encounter a crash on save when you are running dual monitors with Hardware Acceleration enabled.
ATI Fire GL T2 - 128
Driver - 6.14.10.6343
Known Issues: None.


Matrox

Matrox Millennium P750
Driver - 1.6.0.99
Known Issues:
1. The tooltips in the Tool palette are incorrectly displayed once you hover over the camera object with Hardware Acceleration enabled.
2. With Hardware Acceleration enabled, you may notice some color bleed through when viewing the model in an isometric view and Gouraud shademode.
Driver - 1.6.0.99
Known Issues: None.

Recommended
nVidia
nVidia Quadro 4 900 XGL
Driver - 5.6.5.4
Known Issues: None.

1 comment:

Jordan said...

FYI, you have a typo in the OS section. The latest service pack for Windows XP is 2, not 4.