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What are the system requirements for BuildSoft software?

[Diamonds, PowerConnect, BIM Expert]

  • Software
    • Operating system: MS Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1 or 10 (32 or 64 bit, but 64 bit is recommended)
    • .NET Framework: 2.0 (is included in the .NET Framework 3.5) and 4.0 (for Diamonds and PowerConnect), 4.5 (for BIM Expert)
    • Codemeter Control Center for the license management (included in the Diamonds/PowerConnect/ BIM Expert installers since 2017)
    • SQL Server 2014 and Gateway (both are included in the Diamonds/PowerConnect/ BIM Expert installers)
    • For exchanging models using BIM Expert, make sure the versions are compatible, for example:
      Diamonds 2018 + BIM Expert 2018 will work
      Diamonds 2017 + BIM Expert 2018 will not work.
      PowerConnect 2017 + BIM Expert 2018 will not work.
      PowerConnect 2018 + BIM Expert 2017 will not work.
      If you want to be sure about the compatibility, download the latest setup-files from our website.
  • Hardware
    • Minimum
      • 2GB RAM (PowerConnect), 4GB RAM (Diamonds), 8GB (BIM Expert)
      • 32-bit Windows OS
      • Intel or AMD processor with clock speed of 1.7 GHz
      • one ATI or NVIDIA graphics card with minimum 128 RAM ‘on-board’, graphics card must support OpenGL 2.0
    • Recommended
      • 12-16GB RAM (Diamonds). Depending on how many other heavy programs (like CAD, Revit, Tekla Structures, …) you want to use simultaneously.
        16GB (BIM Expert)
      • 64-bit Windows OS (Diamonds and BIM Expert)
      • SSD (Solid State Drive) for storage
        When the calculations in Diamonds are finished, the results are written in a Temp-folder until the model is saved. The reading and writing of this Temp-folder goes quicker when the harddrive is an SSD-drive.
        For a faster response of Diamonds in general: save files on a local disk. Saving in the cloud or on a network can slow Diamonds down.
      • Intel i7 processor (the higher the clock speed, the faster the calculations in Diamonds)

[ConCrete, 12 Build, PowerFrame, PowerPlate]

  • Operating system: MS Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1 or 10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 with minimum 128 MB RAM

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