ETABS System Requirements

Processor

  • Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64
  • Recommended: Intel i5/i7, AMD Athlon X4/Ryzen, or better
  • A 64-bit CPU is required
  • The SAPFire® Analytical Engine includes multi-threaded solvers and algorithms that can take advantage of multi-core CPUs. The design algorithms can also utilize multiple cores.

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows 7, Microsoft® Windows 8 or Microsoft® Windows 10
  • 64-bit processor

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: 8 GB RAM
  • The problem size that can be solved and the speeds for solution & response recovery increase considerably with more RAM.

Disk Space

  • 6 GB to install the software.
  • Additional space will be required for running and storing model files and analysis results, dependent upon the size of the models
  • Recommended: 500GB or larger PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD). External and network drives are not recommended.

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