Chatham University

Computer and Software Requirements

Students are required to purchase a portable computer and software to be used in IAR 320/620 Interior Architecture III, IAR 325 Interior Architecture IV, and IAR 498/499 Tutorial or IAR 650 Capstone Studio. The computer you purchase must be able to support AutoCAD, REVIT, and VIZ. Minimum computer specifications and required software are listed below. Computer specifications are listed based on the maximum requirements needed to run the necessary design software programs. Deviation from these specifications may impact performance.

System Requirements for IAR Design Applications

Note: Apple® computers based on Intel processors and running Microsoft operating systems will run Autodesk software, but are not currently supported by the vendor. 64-bit machines are compatible with all of the design software, but may run in 32-bit mode.

Required Software (latest release- student versions)
  1. AutoDesk AutoCAD
  2. AutoDesk REVIT
  3. AutoDesk 3Ds MAX
Downloads of some software may be available through AutoDesk. In addition, Studica and JourneyEd are educational software sites that offer student discounts.