Will Revit be available for Mac?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

As of now, Autodesk does not offer a native version of Revit or Revit LT specifically designed for Mac computers. However, there are still options available for Mac users who want to use Revit software.

1. Boot Camp: One solution is to use Apple’s Boot Camp feature, which allows you to install Windows on a separate partition of your Mac’s hard drive. By doing this, you can then install and run the Windows version of Revit on your Mac. Keep in mind that using Boot Camp requires you to restart your computer and switch between the Mac and Windows operating systems.

2. Virtualization Software: Another option is to use virtualization software such as Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion. These programs allow you to run Windows within a virtual machine on your Mac, eliminating the need to restart your computer. You can then install and use the Windows version of Revit within the virtual machine. However, it’s important to note that virtualization may cause some performance issues, as it requires running two operating systems simultaneously.

3. Remote Desktop: If you have access to a Windows computer or a Windows virtual machine hosted on a server, you can use remote desktop software like Microsoft Remote Desktop or TeamViewer to connect to that machine from your Mac. This way, you can remotely access and use Revit on your Mac.

It’s worth mentioning that using Revit on a Mac through these methods may not provide the same level of performance and stability as running the software on a native Windows machine. Mac hardware and drivers are not optimized specifically for Revit, which can result in slower performance and potential compatibility issues.

Additionally, Autodesk may release a native Mac version of Revit in the future, as they have done with other software like AutoCAD. It’s always a good idea to stay updated with Autodesk’s announcements and product releases to see if a Mac version becomes available.

While there is currently no native version of Revit or Revit LT for Mac, Mac users can still use the software by utilizing options like Boot Camp, virtualization software, or remote desktop. However, it’s important to consider the potential performance limitations and compatibility issues that may arise when using Revit on a Mac.