Supported: Windows 10 Professional 64-bit, Windows 11 Professional 64-bit Recommended: Windows 10 Professional 64-bit (all with latest service packs applied)
For the Subscription Entitlement Service (SES) Licensing used in all PLAXIS software, an internet connection is required.
Required: GPU with 256 MB OpenGL 3.3 Bentley strongly recommends avoiding simple onboard graphics chips in favour of a discrete GPU from the nVidia GeForce or Quadro range with at least 128-bit bus and 1 GB of RAM, or equivalent solution from ATI/AMD.
Required: dual core CPU Recommended: quad core CPU
At least 2 GB free space on the partition where the Windows TEMP directory resides, and 2 GB free space on the partition where projects are saved. Large projects may require significantly more space on both partitions. For best performance, ensure that the TEMP directory and the project directory reside on the same partition.
Recommended for PLAXIS 2D: at least 4 GB. Large projects may require more. Recommended for PLAXIS 3D: at least 8 GB. Large projects may require more.
Required: 1280 x 800 pixels, 32-bit colour palette Recommended: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 32-bit colour palette
All dongle/hardware lock (HWL) based versions of PLAXIS 2D/3D are treated as "V8i SELECTseries 10" according to Bentley's Support Policy. This means that Bentley will discontinue support for hardware lock based versions of PLAXIS after December 31, 2021. This includes PLAXIS 2D 2019 and older, and PLAXIS 3D 2018 and older.
To see the benefits of the latest versions and how to get the latest version, please see PLAXIS CONNECT Edition: upgrade from Hardware lock to Flexible licensing
For PLAXIS legacy versions, a USB port is required for the USB CodeMeter dongle licence