System requirements for Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2014

Mar 30, 2014


This article provides the system requirements for Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical 2014.


For 32-bit and 64-bit Windows
Operating System Windows® 8
Windows® Server 2012
Windows® 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise edition (SP1) ¹
Windows® XP Professional (32-bit; SP3)
Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1
CPU Type Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel Xeon®, Intel Core™, AMD Athlon™ II, or AMD Opteron™ or later (2 GHz CPU speed or higher) processor ¹
Memory 2 GB RAM minimum ¹ ²
Disk Space 500 GB or larger hard drive (SCSI: 15000 RPM, SATA: 10000 RPM)
30 GB or higher of free disk space (8 GB free disk space for installation)
Graphics Hardware 512 MB DRAM or higher OpenGL®-capable graphics card
Display 24-bit color setting at 1,280 x 1,024 or higher screen resolution
Media DVD-ROM drive ³
Pointing Device Microsoft® mouse-compliant pointing device
Browser Web browser
Internet Internet connection for web downloads and Subscription Aware Access
For 32-bit and 64-bit Linux ⁴
Operating System Red Hat® Enterprise v6.2
CPU Type Pentium 4 (2 GHz CPU speed or faster), Xeon, Core, Athlon II, Opteron, or later ¹
Memory 2 GB RAM or higher ¹
Disk Space 30 GB or higher of free disk space (80 MB free disk space for installation)
Media DVD-ROM drive ³

¹ For superior performance, Autodesk recommends Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit: SP1), an Intel or AMD 64-bit quad-core processor, and 16 GB RAM or higher.

² Autodesk recommends settings that allow Windows to manage virtual memory, as needed. There should always be at least twice as much free hard disk space as system memory (RAM).

³ Autodesk Simulation Mechanical software is only available on CD and DVD media or electronic download. CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives are not required if installing via electronic download.

⁴ The Autodesk Simulation Mechanical user interface is not supported on Linux platforms. Linux version not available via download. DVD available from resellers only.


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