Supported: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, Windows 8 Professional 64-bit, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Recommended: Windows 10 Professional 64-bit (all with latest updates applied)
For the Subscription Entitlement Service (SES) Licensing used in all RAM and STAAD CONNECT Edition software an internet connection is required. A license file can be reserved and copied to a machine in the rare case where no internet connection is allowed.
Bentley strongly recommends avoiding onboard graphics chips in favor 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.
While some of the solvers in our structural products can utilize multiple processors, most product routines utilize one processor at a time. Consequently, processor clock speeds are more important than the number of processors for performance. One of our solvers in RAM products uses Intel-provided technology, which only works on Intel brand processors. Alternative solvers still work with AMD or other processors.
At least 2 GB free space on the partition where the Windows is installed, and 2 GB free space on the partition where projects are saved. Large projects may require significantly more space.
Recommended: at least 4 GB. Large projects may require more.
Required: 1024 x 768 pixels, 32-bit color palette Recommended: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 32-bit color palette
Analysis fails to run in Windows 7 SP1