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This document outlines the minimum system configuration for installation and minimum recommended workstation profile for running MicroStation CONNECT Edition.This information can also be found in the "Readme" file of MicroStation CONNECT Edition, which can be downloaded here: MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 3 Readmeor in the installed MicroStation CONNECT Edition by selecting File > Help > Readme.
A CD drive or access to the Internet is required for product installation. The minimum system configuration for installation is:
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The minimum recommended workstation profile for running MicroStation CONNECT Edition is:
Below is list of current generation Graphic Cards that have been tested to work with MicroStation CONNECT Edition in addition to these cards the previous generation cards that work with MicroStation V8i SS4 will also work fine. That list can be found here MicroStation V8i Requirements note that for best performance we recommend the newer cards listed below for CONNECT Edition, LumenRT and ContextCapture Products.
MicroStation CONNECT Edition
P3200 and above when working with LumenRT and ContextCapture
For High end visualization, Path Trace* rendering, ContextCapture, and LumenRT VR
AMD Radeon Pro
WX7100,W5700 and higher for LumenRT and ContextCapture
MicroStation CONNECT Edition ReadmeMicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 3 ReadmeMaking changes to MicroStation CONNECT installationMicroStation V8i System Requirements and Hardware Recommendations [TN]