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More detailed installation information can be found in the QuickInstall Guide. Important information that is not in the ProStructures V8i documentation can be found in the ProStructures V8i.
ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 6 R1) for AutoCAD
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A CD drive or access to the Internet is required for product installation. The minimum system configuration for installation is:
Windows 10* Windows 10 (64-bit)*
Windows 8.1* Windows 8.1 (64-bit)* Windows 8* Windows 8 (64-bit)* Windows 7** Windows 7 (64-bit)**
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 “retire” it in 2014. For more information see Microsoft's application retirement policy and the Bentley Application Support Lifecycle.
* Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are supplied with .NET Framework 4.5, whereas ProStructures V8i requires .NET Framework 3.5. Hence, if you are installing ProStructures V8i on Windows 8 or Windows 10, you need to enable the .NET Framework 3.5 in Control Panel. For details, refer to the Enabling the .NET Framework 3.5 in Control Panel and Troubleshooting sections in Installing the .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8, 8.1 or 10
The minimum recommended workstation profile for running ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 6 R1):
Intel® or AMD® processor 2.0 GHz or greater. We do not support ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 6 R1) on a CPU that does not support SSE2.
1 GB available RAM minimum, 2 GB (32-bit OS) or 4 GB (64-bit OS) available RAM is recommended. More memory almost always improves performance, particularly when working with larger models.
3.5 GB free disk space (which includes the 2 GB install footprint for a complete installation)
Graphics card supported by DirectX 9.0c. See the graphics card manufacturer for latest information on DirectX drivers. 256 MB of video RAM or higher is recommended. If insufficient video RAM or no graphics card supported by DirectX can be found, ProStructures V8i attempts to use software emulation. For optimal performance, graphics display color depth should be set to 24-bit or higher.
ProjectWise Integration Server
ProjectWise Integration Server (SELECTseries 3), ProjectWise Integration Server (SELECTseries 4) and ProjectWise CONNECT Edition
ProjectWise Explorer Client (SELECTseries 4)* and ProjectWise Explorer CONNECT Edition
ProjectWise Administrator (SELECTseries 4) and ProjectWise Administrator CONNECT Edition