System Requirements

Due to the highly customisable nature of SMT CAE software solutions the following gives a brief overview of the basic system requirements of all packages.

System Requirements for SMT CAE Software
Operating System Fully compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows®:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1

*Inline with Microsoft withdrawing support for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 8, we recommend the use of a more recent Windows operating system. SMT, however, will continue to support MASTA running on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 8 where possible.

CPU Recommended Intel i7 or equivalent Quad-Core
Memory
  • >8GB recommended for general use
  • 32GB usually enough for any model and analysis when full FE not included
  • >64GB recommended for complex modelling including FE
Disk Space Installation requires 1.1GB free space per release of MASTA. Consider additional space for storing models and associated files
Consider use of SSD for improved read/write speeds when working with larger models
Graphics Hardware Graphics device with support for OpenGL 3.0 @ 1024×768 pixels minimum  (1920×1080 recommended)
Network For network licensed installation, clients PCs need to be able to communicate with MASTA licence server over TCP/IP
USB Free USB port required for licence dongle if PC is using local licence dongle or hosting network licence dongle
Input Devices
  • Keyboard and Mouse required – Mouse wheel recommended
  • DVD-ROM required for installation from disk (installation available as a download)

Please contact us if you have any queries as to the suitability of your computer for running our CAE Software