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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
(as of HiCAD 2016)
Windows 8

Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
(32 Bit)
Minimum Hardware Requirements 
  • 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

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

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

Recommended Hardware Equipment 

Fujitsu CELSIUS M740

Processor (CPU)

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1630 v4 (4 Cores, 3.70 GHz, 10M Cache)

Main memory

2 x 8 GB, DDR4, 2.133 MHz, rg ECC

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

Hard disk

1 x 512 GB, SSD SATA III Premium bay, 2,5 Zoll

Graphics boardNVIDIA Quadro K2200 (4 GB)
Screen resolutionFull HD (1920x1080)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows 8.1 (64 Bit)

Microsoft Office Version 2010 or higher


  • 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 2016, 2015: Microsoft SQL-Server 2008 / 2012 / 2014 or Oracle Database Server 11g R1 / 11g R2 / 12 c
HiCAD/HELiOS  2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010: Microsoft SQL-Server 2000 / 2005 / 2008 / 2012 / 2014 or Oracle Database Server 10 g / 11g R1 / 11g R2 / 12 c

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 Quadro K2000 (2 GB GDDR5)


NVIDIA Quadro K4000 (3 GB GDDR5)


NVIDIA Quadro K5000 (4 GB GDDR5)


FirePro W5000 (2 GB GDDR5)


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




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