DriveWorks Pro 16: Prerequisites [send feedback...]

Hardware

CPU 1Intel or AMD with SSE2 support
RAM 18GB or more recommended.
Hard Disk 1300MB required for installation.
Graphics 1A DirectX 11 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 - General

SoftwareSupported VersionNotes
Operating System

Windows® Server 2008 R2

Windows® Server 2012

Windows® Server 2012 R2

Windows® Server 2016

Windows® 7 SP1, (32-bit or 64-bit) Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate

Windows® 8.1 Pro/Enterprise

Windows® 10 Professional/Enterprise

Windows 10 running IIS

When running DriveWorks Live through IIS on a Windows 10 machine only 8 connections are allowed (IIS uses 1 or 2 connections itself).

If you use DriveWorks Live through IIS and have 8 or more licenses (a 10 license pack for example) we recommend using a supported Windows Server OS.

.NET Framework4.6.1
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®11
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 - Other

SoftwareSupported VersionNotes
Microsoft Office

2010

2013

2016

Microsoft Office is only required on the machines that are required 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 11 and higher (when running Windows desktop OS).
  • Microsoft Edge for Windows 10.
  • Google Chrome - please ensure the latest released version is installed.
  • Firefox - please ensure the latest released version is installed.
  • Safari (Safari for Windows is not supported).
  • Opera browser - please ensure the latest released version is installed.
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).

Virtualization and Remote Desktop

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

However, when utilizing DriveWorks 3D (either with a DriveWorks 3D File or using the 3D Preview Box control) only the following operating systems are supported:

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
The following operating systems are NOT supported in a virtual environment when using DriveWorks 3D:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008

This is due to limitations of the operating systems when virtualized.

Also when utilizing the SOLIDWORKS capabilities of DriveWorks (for example Capture and Model Generation), please check SOLIDWORKS Support for Virtual Environments.

The link can be found under the heading SOLIDWORKS System Requirements in the topic Info: Third Party Information And Downloads.

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