DriveWorks Pro 15: 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.

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Software - General

SoftwareSupported VersionNotes
Operating System

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

Windows® 8.1 Pro/Enterprise

Windows® 10 Professional/Enterprise

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

When installing DriveWorks alongside SOLIDWORKS please check SOLIDWORKS System Requirements. Please see Info: Third Party Information And Downloads for link.
.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.
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

2015

2016

2017 (must use DriveWorks 14 SP2 or newer)

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.

Please check SOLIDWORKS System Requirements for SOLIDWORKS supported hardware, operating system and Microsoft products. Please see Info: Third Party Information And Downloads for link.
SOLIDWORKS 2016

Please see Important Notice - SOLIDWORKS 2016 Support when using this version.

SolidWorks Product Data Management

Please see Info: SolidWorks Product Data Management for the supported versions of PDM products.

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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