DriveWorks Pro 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 DirectX 9c approved graphics card, which must be SolidWorks certified if working with SolidWorks.
Network (if using DriveWorks in a shared environment)

100Mb or faster network card.

Microsoft Active Directory Domain.

Note 1

Software - CAD

CAD ApplicationSupported VersionNotes
SolidWorks (32-bit or 64-bit)2012

2013

2014

SolidWorks is only required on the machines that are required to capture SolidWorks models and drawings (through DriveWorks Administrator), or to generate SolidWorks models and drawings (through DriveWorks Administrator, DriveWorks User or DriveWorks Autopilot).

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.

Software - Other

SoftwareSupported VersionNotes
Microsoft Office

2010

2013

Microsoft Office is only required on the machines that are required to work with an Excel Project, to capture Microsoft Office Documents (through DriveWorks Administrator), or to generate Microsoft Office Documents (through DriveWorks Administrator, DriveWorks User or DriveWorks Autopilot).
Web Browser
  • Internet Explorer.
  • The Application Theme and the Tiled Fluid Skin of the Web Theme are supported for Internet Explorer 8 and higher.

    All other skins of the Web Theme are supported for Internet Explorer 8 and higher.

  • Google Chrome 11 and higher.
  • Firefox 3.6 or higher.
  • Safari.
A Web Browser is only required when running Personal Web Edition (through DriveWorks Administrator) or when accessing or running a project over the internet (through DriveWorks Live).

A Microsoft Excel Project stores project data and rules in an Excel design master.

When a project uses Microsoft Excel in this way functionality and performance is limited.

Software - General

SoftwareSupported VersionNotes
Operating System (32bit or 64bit)

Windows Vista® SP2 Business/Enterprise/Ultimate

Windows® 7 SP1 Professional/Ultimate

Windows® 8 Pro1

Windows® 8.1 Pro

A full list of previous DriveWorks versions and the operating systems each support can be found here.

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.
DirectX®9.0c
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.

Virtualization & Remote Desktop

The SolidWorks capabilities of DriveWorks (e.g. Capture and Model Generation), are not supported in Virtual or Remote Desktop environments.

DriveWorks 3D Workshop is not supported in Virtual or Remote Desktop environments.

All other DriveWorks products are supported on virtual and remote desktop environments as long as the guest operating system meets the requirements set out above.

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