Computer Requirements | Interior Architecture

Computer Requirements

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:


  • Intel i7- Quad-Core (minimum)
  • Intel i7- 6 or 8 core
  • Intel i9- 6 or 8 core
  • Xeon Quad Core


  • 16 GB (minimum)
  • 32 GB

Graphics Card (dedicated/discrete GPU required)

    • 4 GB (minimum)
    • 6-8 GB

Storage (SSD recommended):

  • 512 GB (minimum)
  • 1-2 TB

Screen Size:

  • 15″ (minimum)


Computer models often change and include updated model numbers. However, below are some popular models that should be customizable to include the recommended configurations:

  • Dell Precision 3xxx / 5xxx / 7xxx
  • Dell XPS 15 / 17
  • HP ZBook 
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio
  • MSI Creator / Workstation



Software + Related Expenditures:

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.


Vender Software Program Cost
Microsoft MS Office  Free (
Adobe Creative Cloud $19.99/ month (1st year)
$29.99/ month (after that)
Trimble Buildings SketchUp Pro $55/year
Autodesk AutoCAD Free
Enscape 3D Enscape Free (see instructor)


AGi32 Free (see instructor)
McNeel Rhino 3d $195 (one-time) Basic subscription $25.00/month-to-month or $239.88/year


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