ETABS System Requirements

Processor

  • Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64
  • Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better
  • A CPU that has SSE2 support is required
  • The SAPFire® Analytical Engine includes a multi-threaded solver that can take advantage of multi-core CPUs

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Vista, Microsoft® Windows 7, Microsoft® Windows 8 or Microsoft® Windows 10, 32- and 64-bit versions
  • With a 64 bit operating system, the SAPFire® Analytical Engine can utilize more than 4 GB of RAM, making it possible to more efficiently solve larger problems

Video Card

  • Minimum: Supporting 1024 by 768 resolution and 16 bits colors for standard (GDI+) graphics mode
  • Recommended: Discrete video card with NVIDIA GPU or equivalent and dedicated graphics RAM (512 Mb or larger) for DirectX graphics mode. The card must be DirectX 11 Compatible.
  • DirectX graphics mode fully utilizes the hardware acceleration provided by a GPU and dedicated graphics RAM.
  • For better graphics quality in terms of anti-aliasing and line thickness, the device raster drawing capabilities should support legacy depth bias.

Memory

  • Minimum: 4 GB for Vista/Windows 7/8/10 O/S
  • Recommended: 4 GB for 32-bit O/S, 8 GB or more for 64-bit O/S
  • The problem size that can be solved & the solution speed increases considerably with more RAM

Disk Space

  • 6 GB to install the software.
  • Recommended: 500GB or larger Hard Disk Drive (7200 rpm SATA)
  • Additional space required for running and storing model files and analysis results, dependent upon the size of the models

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