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AVEVA E3D DESIGN 3.1 Hardware Recommendations

The AVEVA Everything3D™ 3.1 (AVEVA E3D™ 3.1) release, usually supplied by download from a secure website, self-installs using standard Microsoft installation procedures.

Operating System(s)Windows® 10 (64-bit) (version 1709 or higher). Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2. (Supplied with AVEVA E3D 3.1 and installed if necessary).
Processor Type / SpeedIntel x86 or x64 compatible – CPU with high performance in each processor core.
Memory16 GB of high-speed RAM
Hard Disk StorageA full installation requires approximately 1GB of drive space.
In addition, extra capacity is usually required for local storage and data; this may be used for the database cache where the Database Cache Service is employed.
The use of two SATA-300 RAID HDDs is recommended where projects are stored on the local machine. The product has also been verified with solid state HDDs.
DisplayHigh resolution widescreen displays recommended (1920 x 1200); dual screens also supported.
Graphics CardNVIDIA Quadro, AMD FirePro™ or similar

Graphics Cards

AVEVA E3D 3.1 requires 3D graphics hardware, capable of running DirectX 12, to ensure optimum performance for both design and drafting. DirectX 12 is included as an integral part of the Windows 10 operating systems.
AVEVA strongly recommends that appropriate hardware is used for AVEVA E3D 3.1. If appropriate graphics hardware is not detected on entry, AVEVA E3D 3.1 may still be used but a warning will be given and certain graphical effects, including the use of laser data, limited.
Following extensive testing of current market Graphics Cards and AVEVA E3D 3.1, a recommended configuration is summarised in the table below.

Graphics Card• NVIDIA® Quadro® P2000 or P2200
• NVIDIA® Quadro® M2000
• AMD FirePro™ WX5100
• NVIDIA® Quadro® P2000
• NVIDIA® Quadro® M2000M or M2200
• NVIDIA® Quadro® T1000
DirectX SupportDirectX 12 (Shader Model 5.1).DirectX 12 (Shader Model 5.1).

Server Configuration

The following configuration is recommended in the use of AVEVA E3D 3.1 with a server configuration. A 64-bit operating system is required for the installation of AVEVA Everything3D™ 3.1.

Operating System(s)• Windows® Server 2019 (version 1809).
• Windows® Server 2016 (version 1607).
• Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2. (Supplied with AVEVA E3D 3.1 and installed if necessary).
Processor Type / SpeedIntel x86 or x64 compatible – Modern architecture multiple core processors recommended (AVEVA E3D 3.1 has been verified using a Server Machine with 4 core CPUs).
Memory16 GB RAM.
Additional RAM increases the caching capability and thereby the performance.
Hard Disk RequirementsThe amount of disk space should be configured according to the customer’s requirement based on the number and size of projects (incl. supporting laser data).
To secure data and improve performance, the use of RAID 0+1 or 5 storage is recommended; 15k rpm drives are preferred.
File SystemNTFS
For further information on NTFS, please refer to:
NetworkGigabit Ethernet (GbE) LAN. 64-bit capable network adapter. The network should provide at least 1 Gb/sec for each workstation. Two or more network cards are recommended for increased performance and redundancy