System Requirements for Edgecam and Part Modeler

Minimum Specifications

  • 32 or 64-bit Intel Pentium 4 processor (2 GHz or faster), Intel Xeon, Intel Core, AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, AMD Phemnom or later, in single, dual or quad core versions
  • 2 GB for Windows Vista/Windows 7 and 4GB for 64-bit operating systems
To make the most of background processing and multi-threading, we recommend a 64-bit operating system and 2GB RAM for each processor as a minimum.
  • 10 GB free disk space for the Edgecam installation
  • Graphics card
- OpenGL compliant
- Minimum 128 MB memory for wireframe systems
- Minimum 256 MB memory for solid model systems
- 32 Bit Colour Depth
 
We recommend nVidia and AMD (ATI) Workstation graphics cards and that the latest WHQL certified driver for the card installed:
 
  • nVidia Quadro
  • nVidia GeForce
  • AMD FirePro
  • AMD Mobility FirePro
  • AMD FireGL
  • AMD Mobility FireGL
  • AMD Radeon HD
 
For the latest information on recommended graphics cards please refer to the Support page of the Edgecam web site.
  • 17" Colour monitor (1280 x 1024 screen resolution)
  • Mouse including wheel (Intellimouse)
  • SpaceMouse/SpaceBall (optional) - these devices are only supported in the 32-bit version of Simulator not 64-bit
  • Network card
  • Internet Explorer 6 or above
  • Internet connection for license activation/updates
  • USB port for the Edgecam security key (unless using keyless licensing)

Supported Operating Systems

We recommend you install the latest service packs for the supported operating systems.

  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business*
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise*
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate*

*Installations on Windows Vista require SP1 we recommend you install the latest service pack.

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise

When installing on Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  • We recommend that you update to the latest security key drivers (if a security key is fitted).
  • You may experience problems with the driver supplied by your graphics card manufacturer - check for the latest driver updates on the web site for your card.

Notes

  • Edgecam will install and run on 64-bit versions of these operating systems, where applicable (note however that Edgecam is a 32-bit application)
  • Edgecam and Part Modeler will install and run on the 'home' editions of these operating systems. However this is not recommended and we cannot guarantee to fix any Edgecam or Part Modeler issues specifically related to these operating systems
  • The Sentinel RMS license server runs as a system service on Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003,Server 2008 and Windows 7. Sentinel RMS network licenses can be installed on virtual servers provided that they are locked to a Safenet Computer ID USB key. Standalone (single seat) Sentinel RMS licenses cannot be locked against the new keys for use on a virtual server
  • The Edgecam DVD offers the option to Install ToolStore Server. This can be any machine with an operating system and SP after Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2003
  • It is not recommended to have multiple Edgecam versions installed on the same computer when the user has limited rights or UAC is ON as this may potentially cause problems with Simulator (More info)
  • Domain Controllers are not supported for ToolStore Server and Edgecam due to SQL limitations
  • Windows XP is no longer supported by Edgecam but, for this release, it can be installed on Windows XP although a Warning Message will be displayed. Future releases will not allow installation on Windows XP
  • Windows 8 RT is not supported by Edgecam
 

The Edgecam installer will install the following items if they are not already present on your system:

  • Windows Installer 4.5 - see note below 
  •  .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1 (includes .NET Framework version 2.0) 
  • .NET Framework version 4 
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2 SP1 (for Edgecam ToolStore) 
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Setup 
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup 
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Setup 
Note: If Windows Installer 4.5 is not already installed on the PC you will need to select the appropriate installer from the \Edgecam folder on the DVD.
  • For Windows Vista 32-bit run: Windows Installer 4.5 (Vista_x86).msu 
  •  For Windows Vista 64-bit run: Windows Installer 4.5 (Vista_x64).msu 
Windows Installer 4.5 is included in the Windows 7 operating system by default.
 
The ToolStore Server installer will install the following items if they are not already present on your system:
  • Windows Installer 4.5 
  •  .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1 (includes .NET Framework version 2.0) 
  • .NET Framework version 4 
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Setup 
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup 
  •  Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Setup