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    PC-DMIS 2012 System Requirements

    Minimum Requirements:

    • PC-DMIS® 2012 operates under 32-bit and 64-bit XP; 32-bit and 64-bit Vista; and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7. (See info below on XP support. No other operating systems are supported.
      • Note 1: The following PC-DMIS Vision hardware components do not support a 64-bit operating system: Matrox Framegrabber and CMM-V probe
      • Note 2: Due to third party driver limitations, PC-DMIS NC and NCi will run in 32-bit mode on a 64-bit system.
    • 2 GHZ XEON or Intel processor.
    • 2 GB of RAM is recommended but significantly more may be required if working with large CAD models.
    • 1 GB of free hard drive space minimum for the application.
    • SVGA capable monitor.
    • DVD drive.
    • USB port available.
    • The computer must have a graphics card that supports OpenGL shading. We cannot specify an exact graphics card since every user has varying needs. However, Nvidia is the preferred graphics vendor for PC-DMIS. Nvidia GeForce video cards are not recommended for use with PC-DMIS. This is defined as a "gaming" card according to Nvidia Engineering.
    • Supports a screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 or higher.
    • RTF file output requires Microsoft Word to be viewed.
    • Microsoft® .NET 4.0.
    • Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, or 8 (IE 9 contains a known issue where links to certain embedded files in the help file cause a crash).

    Recommended Minimums:

    • PC-DMIS® 2012 operates under 32-bit and 64-bit XP; 32-bit and 64-bit Vista; and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7. (See info below on XP support.) No other operating systems are supported.
      • Note 1: The following PC-DMIS Vision hardware components do not support a 64-bit operating system: Matrox Framegrabber and CMM-V probe
      • Note 2: Due to third party driver limitations, PC-DMIS NC and NCi will run in 32-bit mode on a 64-bit system.
    • 2 GHZ or higher Duo-Core processor for improved performance.
    • 4 GB of RAM or higher. More RAM may be required if working with large CAD models. You should have RAM equal to 8 times the size of the largest CAD file you will use. (For example, if you use an IGES model of 250 MB, then 2 GB RAM is recommended.)
    • 2 GB of free hard drive space plus allocated Virtual Memory of 8 times the largest CAD file used.
    • SVGA graphics card that supports OpenGL shading and that has WHQL certified drivers. On board video card memory should be based on the size of CAD file being used.
    • For use without CAD models, 64MB video memory.
    • For small to medium CAD files (50-100 MB), 128 MB video memory.
    • For large CAD files (> 100 MB), 256 MB+ video memory.
    • WHQL (Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs) video drivers can be downloaded automatically when using the Windows Update software.
    • SVGA capable monitor.
    • DVD drive.
    • 2 USB ports available.
    • Internet Explorer version 8 (IE 9 contains a known issue where links to certain embedded files in the help file result in a crash).

    Depending on your specific needs, the recommended system specifications for this version of PC-DMIS may be much higher. A more substantial computer system may be required to accommodate part programs using Automation or complex Reporting objects. Be sure to consult with your PC-DMIS distributor to find out the type of computer system you will need in order to run this software at its optimum capability.

    When using 3rd-party drivers you should contact your local Hexagon representative to ensure Operating System compatibility.

    Topic Information
    • Topic #: 16101-242
    • Date Created: 9/20/2012
    • Last Modified Since: 8/5/2013
    • Viewed: 3547
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