How large should i make my bootcamp partition for Windows to use basic autodesk programs like Revit and Autocad?

I dont think ill be using windows for much more than revit and autocad (i use autocad on the mac side, but just in case), but i want to make sure I am not going to have a problem in the future. 
I am a grad student in interior design, and have access to a windows computer (if i absolutely need it). 
I will be basically just using those two programs, but of course other things will probably eventually get installed also.
Does anyone who uses bootcamp for those programs have any input as to how much space i should set aside, without giving way too much space to Windows?  Windows itself seems to take up a lot of space anyway... looks like 24Gigs just for windows!  ugh.
I prefer to use the mac side, so id like to keep as much free space on that end of the spectrum as possible, but it seems like a hassle to change the partition, and id like to avoid it if at all possible.  (dont want to pay for any re-partitioning programs either.  School has bled me dry already. 
I have a macbok pro 13-inch (mid 2012).
Thanks everyone, i appreciate any guidance.

I have a 1TB drive in my iMac and set aside 160GB for the Win7/64 partition, and I'm not running anything as demanding as CAD programs. I've not used AutoCad personally but the drafters I worked with did, and always got the the fastest computers with the biggest hard drives. A development engineer was always overjoyed to get a computer the drafters cast off!
I'm not sure "too much" is the problem. I'm concerned about too little. I think with a 750GB drive that 200-250 might be more realistic fpr a CAD program. It all depends on how much swap file activity the programs use.
If someone with AutoCad experience doesn't show up here, it may be time to search the AutoDesk web site and forums to see what people consider the smallest HD usable assuming you are off-loading completed projects to external storage.
While on the AC support site or forums, also find out if the Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics in your MBP is considered workable video hardware. It's not as powerful as the hardware in other MBP models and desktop Macs.
RAM: A few months after installing Win7/64 in my iMAc quad-core i7, I found a great buy on RAM and trebled my RAM from 4 to 12GB. I did not see a big difference in the Mac side but noticed better performance on the Win side including better scores on MS's performance scoring system. You may need to add RAM if you have the stock 4GB.

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