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It is our aim to provide an unrivalled service to our clients. Workstations and monitors can be supplied together with our software as a turnkey system. This option ensures the optimum configuration for your ISD software.  Our own technical teams are there to guide you through installation and implementation. We promise to achieve the best possible configuration with the hardware components of your choice.

Please note

 HiCAD 2015 is the first version that will only be available as a 64Bit Version. Starting from this version, no 32Bit versions of our CAD software will be available any more.

 

 

System and hardware requirements

 

Operating SystemsHiCAD 2015HiCAD 2014 HiCAD 2013

HiCAD 2012

HiCAD 2011

HiCAD 2010

Windows 10
Windows 8

Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
(32 Bit)
Minimum Hardware Requirements 
Computer
  • You can use any hardware provided with current drivers for the installed operating system.
  • Please note, that for example the graphics drivers supports the complete open-GL command set.
  • DVD drive
Processor (CPU)Pentium 4-compliance with SSE2 support
Main memory

4 GB RAM 
To achieve optimal performance for large assemblies, the system should possess significantly more main memory than is considered sufficient for HiCAD at first glance.
This enables the hard disk accessing operations Buffer memory, Undo and Switch drawing to be performed up to 4 times faster

Hard diskapprox. 5 GB free disk space
Graphics boardfully OpenGL 2.0-capable graphics board with 128 MB RAM or more.
You can use the OpenGLCapabilityTester to check whether the OpenGL capabilities of your computer are sufficient for HiCAD. 
Screen resolutionScreen resolution 1280x1024
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows 8 (HiCAD 2013, 2014, 2015), 7, Vista (HiCAD 2010) or XP (HiCAD 2011 only 32 Bit) - each with latest service pack and security patches
Other

For the output of reports, e.g. Sheet Metal cost calculations, you require Microsoft Office Version 2010 or higher.

Recommended Hardware Equipment 
Computer

Fujitsu CELSIUS M730

Processor (CPU)Intel Xeon E5-1650v2, 3.5 GHz, 12 MB Cache
Main memory

16 GB, DDR3-RAM, 1333 MHz

If you are working with very large CAD models we recommend using computers with a RAM of at least 24 or 32 GB.


Hard disk1 SSD SATA III 512 GB, 2.5
Graphics boardNVIDIA Quadro K4000 (3 GB)
Screen resolutionFull HD (1920x1080)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows 8.1 (64 Bit)
Other

Microsoft Office Version 2010 or higher

Attention

  • Internet access is required on the computers or servers on which the licenses are managed!
  • If you have a 64 Bit version of HiCAD/HELiOS, the hardlock can no longer be used as license file selector due to missing driver support!
  • If you use the Windows Firewall, exceptions for certain ports may be required to enable the utilisation of the Hardlock Server or the Softlock Server License. Click here to read what steps are required for this.
  • If network licences are used, the following operating systems can be used for the licence server: Windows Server 2008 und Windows Server 2012.
  • Appropriate database system for HELiOS utilisation:
    HiCAD/HELiOS 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012: Microsoft SQL-Server 2000 / 2005 / 2008 /2012 / 2014 or Oracle Database Server 10g / 11g R2
    HiCAD/HELiOS 2011 und 2010: Microsoft SQL-Server 2000 / 2005 / 2008 or Oracle Database Server 10g / 11g R2

What graphics board should be used?

The following graphics boards are recommended for HiCAD. Please note that insufficient graphics hardware will impair the performance and the quality of graphical representation.

Tested with operating system: Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1

Tested with HiCAD-Version: 1900 

ManufacturerModel Driver1920 x 1080
Nvidia

 

 

NVIDIA Quadro K2000 (2 GB GDDR5)

332.50 

NVIDIA Quadro K4000 (3 GB GDDR5)

332.50

NVIDIA Quadro K5000 (4 GB GDDR5)

332.50
AMD


FirePro W5000 (2 GB GDDR5)

13.251.1

FirePro W7000 (4 GB GDDR5)13.251.1
FirePro W8000 (4 GB GDDR5)13.251.1

 

 

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