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Orbital Revit Workstations - Built For BIM

Hand-built and supported in the USA by CAD experts, Orbital Computers' Revit Workstations offer unparalleled 3D performance for all Revit workloads

Revit Workstation

Configuration Recommendations

CPU / Processor

Revit requires a strong mix of single-threaded and multi-threaded CPU performance to operate at its peak. Single-threaded CPU performance is important for model manipulation and general design tasks. This specification is determined by a CPU's operating frequency, a value given in GHz. The higher the GHz value, the faster single-threaded tasks will process. Many Revit tasks are multi-threaded, meaning they can make use of multi-core CPUs up to 16 cores. Multi-threaded tasks including rendering, many point-cloud operations, and heavy multi-tasking. A very solid system recommendation would be the Orbital Silenced C2000, which has 6 core, 12 thread 4.7 to 5.0 GHz CPU options. For maximum rendering and point cloud performance, the Orbital C3000 Pro with an i9 CPU would be recommended as the increased number of CPU cores will significantly speed up multi-threaded task processing.

Memory / RAM

Revit memory requirements are determined by how large and complex your model is and how extensive you want your edit history to be. For most people, 32GB of RAM should be enough, but if your workload is particularly large, complex, or detailed, you may want to increase the RAM capacity to 64GB. It is important to configure the system with enough RAM such that Revit never runs out of memory capacity. If Revit runs out of RAM, the data spills over to the paging file, which will have a negative impact on performance. All Orbital Computers Workstations are designed to be user expandable with non-proprietary memory modules; that way you can start with a lower RAM capacity to keep costs down and upgrade as needed in the future. All RAM used by Orbital comes with a manufacturer's lifetime warranty on parts.

Graphics Card

AutoDesk specifically recommend the Nvidia Quadro line of professional workstation graphics cards, however, Orbital Computers has found through testing and supporting Revit workstations over the years that Nvidia's GTX GeForce cards work very well for Revit as well. The GeForce cards provide considerably more performance per dollar as compared to the Quadro cards so feel free to choose either the Quadro or GeForce card for your workstation. For light to heavy 2D Revit workloads, the Nvidia P600 is recommended. For moderate 3D workloads, the Quadro P2000 or GeForce GTX 1060 is ideal. For very heavy 3D workloads, the Nvidia Quadro P4000 or GeForce GTX 1080 are recommended for their increased video-RAM capacity and greater number of CUDA processing cores which will enable larger, more detailed 3D scenes to be edited and manipulated with higher frame rates.

Storage

A fast solid state drive (SSD) is included by default on all Orbital workstations. Fast drives will help improve file loading, saving, and transferring times. For most Revit workstations, we recommend at least a 500GB solid state drive for your operating system and all programs, as well as a traditional hard drive as needed for long-term storage of spare data. We also offer Samsung M.2 NVMe PCI-e SSDs which operate at speeds nearly 5-6 times faster than normal SSDs for maximum storage performance. M.2 SSDs will provide major improvements in point-cloud operations as that data may be streaming to/from the disk while running Revit.

System

For most users, the Orbital Silenced C2000 is the recommended base workstation for Revit. The C2000 is available with the fastest single-threaded Intel Core i7 CPU while still maintaining a healthy amount of CPU cores/threads. For Revit users who perform heavy rendering or are working on extremely complex models (e.g. large commercial buildings, large point-clouds, etc), we recommend the C3000 Pro with an Intel Core i9 CPU that offers more cores/threads with a high operating frequency.

Why Orbital

Orbital Computers has been a leading professional workstation computer builder for over 5 years. We only build with the highest quality components, providing maximum performance, unbeatable reliability, and industry-leading in-house tech support, free for life. All Orbital Computers Workstations are built and supported in the USA.


Recommended Revit Workstations

Budget Friendly
C1000
recommended autocad workstation

 

Intel Core i7 8700 CPU
6 Cores, 12 Threads, 4.6 GHz
Nvidia Quadro P400 or P600
16GB to 32GB DDR4 RAM
From $1,544

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Ideal for Most
C2000
fastest autocad workstation

 

Intel Core i7 8700K or 8086k
6 Cores, 12 Threads, Up to 5.0 GHz
Nvidia Quadro P2000 or GTX 1060 depending on 3D intensity
32-64GB RAM
From $1,995

Customize and Buy

Max Multi-threading
C3000 Pro
recommended rendering revit workstation

 

Intel Core i7 7820X - i9 Available
8 cores, 16 threads, 4.5GHz (up to 18 cores)
Nvidia Quadro P4000 or GTX 1070/1080
32GB to 256GB DDR4 RAM
$3,812 as configured

Customize and Buy

¹ Recommended specifications are available as upgrades to the default configurations. Contact us for help configuring your workstation.
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