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Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2013

Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2013

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System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems


  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate/Enterprise 1
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP3 or higher) 2


  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate/Enterprise 1
  • Windows XP Professional X64 (SP2 or higher)

1 For Autodesk® SketchBook Designer 2013, Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium is not supported.

2 For Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler 2013, Microsoft® Windows® XP is not supported.

Supported CPU Type

Baseline Recommendation

  • Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.


Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff 2012

  • 800 MHz Intel® Pentium® 4, 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor (or faster)

Recommended Memory

Baseline Recommendation

  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended on 64-Bit OS)


Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 2013, Autodesk Navisworks® Simulate 2013, and AutoCAD-Based Products

  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Recommended Graphics Hardware

Baseline Recommendation

Basic Graphics

  • Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

Advanced Graphics


Autodesk® Showcase 2013 or Autodesk® SketchBook Designer 2013

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

Autodesk Navisworks® Manage 2013

  • DirectX® 9 and OpenGL® capable graphics card with Shader Model 2 (minimum)

Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler 2013

  • DirectX® 10 capable graphics card with 512 MB video memory, supporting 2x Antialiasing (2x AA)

Recommended Display Resolution

  • 1,280 x 1,024 with true color

Recommended Hard Disk

  • 36 GB of free space

Pointing Device

Baseline Recommendation

  • Microsoft® Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device


Autodesk® Showcase 2013

  • Three-button mouse

Autodesk® SketchBook Designer 2013

  • Intuos® 3 or higher tablet or Wacom Cintiq® active tablet highly recommended, using a tablet driver of 6.1.6-7 or higher. For Bamboo® users, a tablet driver of 5.2.4-5 is recommended.


Baseline Recommendation

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8.0 or higher


  • USB 2.0


  • Internet connection for full User Assistance Documentation and Subscription Web Services


Baseline Recommendation

  • Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 4.0 (included in Install)


Autodesk® Inventor® 2013

  • Adobe® Flash® 10 or Higher. Microsoft® Excel® 2003 spreadsheet software through 2010 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread customization, and spreadsheet-driven designs

Autodesk® Robot Structural Analysis 2013

  • For Robot™ Extension Spreadsheet Calculator additionally Microsoft® Excel® 2003 or later, 32-bit

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