System Requirements

This page details the official CIMCO system requirements and hardware support.

Operating systemWindows® 7, Windows® 8 / 8.1, or Windows® 10
Windows® Server 2008 / 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012 / 2012 R2, Windows® Server 2016 or Windows® Server 2019
(32 bit and 64 bit versions supported)
CPUIntel® or AMD® Processor @ 1.5GHz or higher
MemoryAt least 2 GB RAM
Hard drive1.5 GB of disk space for the installation of the full suite
DisplayOpenGL (3.3 and later) compatible graphics card (required for Backplot/Solid Animation option in CIMCO Edit)
Monitor with minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
NetworkNetwork adapter with TCP/IP enabled (required for network licensing or Client/Server solutions)
MediaCD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, or USB port (might be needed for software installation)
InputStandard keyboard
Mouse with 2 or 3 buttons
SoftwareCIMCO software installation package
Microsoft® Visual C++ Redistributables (included within the installer)
Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5 (included within the installer, required only for the Software Manager)
A valid license keyfile

Machine Simulation add-on

Operating systemMinimum: Windows 7, 32bit
Recommended: Windows 10, 64bit
CPUMinimum: 2.3GHz, Quad core
Recommended: 3.2GHz, Quad core (or better)
MemoryMinimum: 4GB
Recommended: 16GB (or more)
GPUMinimum: 2GB, Dedicated GPU, OpenGL 3.3
Recommended: 4GB, Dedicated GPU, OpenGL 3.3 (or better)

Some minimum hardware requirements like CPU or RAM will depend also on the OS installed on the computer.