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DriveWorks Pro 19
Prerequisites

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Hardware

CPUIntel or AMD with SSE2 support.

See Note below.

RAM8GB or more recommended.

See Note below.

Hard Disk300MB required for installation.

See Note below.

GraphicsA DirectX 11 approved graphics card, which must be SOLIDWORKS certified if working with SOLIDWORKS.

See Note below.

Network (if using DriveWorks in a shared environment)

100Mb or faster network card.

Microsoft Active Directory Domain.

Please Note

When using DriveWorks on a machine with SOLIDWORKS installed, please refer to the SOLIDWORKS system requirements for recommended hardware details.

Please refer to the section SOLIDWORKS>SOLIDWORKS System Requirements in the knowledge base article Info: Third PartyInformation And Downloads for details.

Operating Systems

32-bit Operating Systems

Support for 32-bit Operating Systems has ended.

DriveWorks 17 and onwards will only install on 64-bit Operating Systems.

Operating SystemSupported VersionNotes
Windows® 8.164-bit (Professional/Enterprise)

Microsoft has ended mainstream support for this OS.

A DriveWorks fix that is dependent on a Microsoft Windows fix cannot be provided unless the machine that DriveWorks is installed on is covered by a Microsoft extended support contract.

Please see Windows lifecycle fact sheet for more information.

Windows® 1064-bit (Professional/Enterprise)
Windows® Server

2016

2019

Please see Supported DriveWorks Versions for a full list of previous DriveWorks versions and the operating systems each has been tested with.

Operating System Components

ComponentSupported VersionNotes
.NET Framework4.8
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.

Databases

DatabaseSupported VersionNotes
SQLite®3.0
Will be installed if it is not already installed. To download separately please see the knowledge base article Info: Third Party Information And Downloads.
SQL Server® Compact Edition4.0
See Note 1 below
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® Express

20122

20142

2016

2017

2019

SQL Server 2012 and 2014

Please see note 2 below.

SQL Server® Standard or higher editions

20122

20142

2016

2017

2019

SQL Server 2012 and 2014

Please see note 2 below.

1 Microsoft SQL Server® Compact Edition is only required for converting Individual Groups created in versions prior to DriveWorks 19. Individual Groups created or opened in DriveWorks 19 will be converted to SQLite.

2 Microsoft has ended mainstream support for SQL Server 2012 and 2014 (all versions).

A DriveWorks fix that is dependent on a Microsoft Windows fix cannot be provided unless the machine that DriveWorks is installed on is covered by a Microsoft extended support contract.

Please see Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Lifecycle and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Lifecycle for more information.

Cloud Services

Cloud ServiceNotes
Microsoft AzureAll DriveWorks modules are supported to run on Microsoft Azure Virtual machines with a Windows Server operating system listed above.

DriveWorks Shared Groups are supported to run on Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

For more information on working with Microsoft Azure please see How To: Microsoft Azure.

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.

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.