A laptop computer is required for Interior Architecture, and it should be compatible with AutoDesk (AutoCAD + Revit), Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, and Enscape. Below are some of the recommended specs suggested to look for in a Windows (PC) computer:
Graphics Card (dedicated/discrete GPU required)
Storage (SSD recommended):
Computer models often change and include updated model numbers. However, below are some popular models that should be customizable to include the recommended configurations:
Students can choose to wait and make software purchases on an as-needed basis. Each class will notify you of any needed/required software at the beginning of the semester. We also try to inform students of possible discounts and if the purchase will be required or recommended.
|Microsoft||MS Office||Free (https://its.uncg.edu/office365/)|
|Adobe||Creative Cloud||$19.99/ month (1st year)
$29.99/ month (after that)
|Trimble Buildings||SketchUp Pro||$55/year|
|Enscape 3D||Enscape||Free (see instructor)|
|AGi32||Free (see instructor)|
|McNeel||Rhino 3d||$195 (one-time)|
|Lynda.com||Basic subscription||$25.00/month-to-month or $239.88/year|
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