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What is the hardware requirements for the latest AECOsim Building Designer?
The minimum recommended workstation profile for running AECOsim Building Designer is:
A CD drive or access to the Internet is required for product installation. The minimum system configuration for installation is:
Bentley does not support its software running on Microsoft operating systems versions that Microsoft has "retired". Microsoft has already deprecated support for Windows XP and will "retire" it in 2014. For more information see Microsoft's application retirement policy and the Bentley Application Support Lifecycle.
The Prerequisites for Bentley Desktop Applicationsv08.11.09 are automatically downloaded and installed to your workstation while you install AECOsim Building Designer (SELECTseries 6). The Prerequisites for Bentley Desktop Applications needs to be installed on your system once, and only needs to be reinstalled if you are installing a later version of AECOsim Building Designer V8i that requires an updated prerequisite pack. The Prerequisites for Bentley Desktop Applications is also available from the Web downloads/MySELECT CD area of SELECTservices Online. The contents of the Prerequisites for Bentley Desktop Applications include:
DirectX 9.0 is installed only if needed and only if you are using Windows XP. Windows Vista includes DirectX 10; Windows 7 includes DirectX 11. If your operating system is Windows Vista with a graphics card with GPU feature level 10 or later, then AECOsim Building Designer V8i will use DirectX 10. If your operating system is Windows 7 with a graphics card with GPU feature level 11, then AECOsim Building Designer V8i will use DirectX 11.
Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0 or later with 128-bit cipher strength is also required. It is not part of the Prerequisites for Bentley Desktop Applications.
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AECOsim Building Designer (SELECTseries 6) is compatible with Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office 2013, Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium. Microsoft Office is required to support certain export and reporting capabilities. It is NOT part of the Prerequisites for Bentley Desktop Applications.