DriveWorks Solo 11: Prerequisites [send feedback...]

Hardware

CPU 1Intel® Pentium™, Intel® Core™, AMD® Athlon™, AMD® Turion™ recommended
RAM 12GB or more recommended.
Hard Disk 1250MB required for installation.
Graphics 1A SolidWorks approved graphics card.
Network (if using DriveWorks in a shared environment)

100Mb or faster network card.

Microsoft Active Directory Domain.

Note 1

Software - General

SoftwareSupported VersionNotes
Operating System (32bit or 64bit)

Windows Vista® SP2 Business/Enterprise/Ultimate

Windows® 7 SP1 Professional/Ultimate

Windows® 8 Pro1

1. As stated in SolidWorks 2013’s prerequisites, SolidWorks 2013 is not supported on 32-bit editions of Windows® 8. 32-bit editions of earlier versions of Windows® are supported, as is Windows® 8 Pro 64-bit.
.NET Framework4.5
Will be installed if it is not already installed. To download separately please see the knowledge base article Info: Third Party Information And Downloads.
SQL Server® Compact Edition4.0
Will be installed if it is not already installed. To download separately please see the knowledge base article Info: Third Party Information And Downloads.

Software - CAD

CAD ApplicationSupported VersionNotes
SolidWorks (32bit or 64bit)

2012

2013

2014

Service Packs

We always recommend installing the most recent service pack for the SolidWorks version you are running.

SolidWorks 2013 onwards

As stated in SolidWorks 2013’s prerequisites, SolidWorks 2013 is not supported on 32-bit editions of Windows® 8. 32-bit editions of earlier versions of Windows® are supported, as is Windows® 8 Pro 64-bit.

Virtualization

DriveWorks Solo is not supported in Virtual environments. This is because, in Virtual environments, the guest operating system does not have access to the host graphics card, instead an emulated device with limited capabilities is used and therefore SolidWorks may not run correctly.

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