Tuesday, March 30, 2010

C3D 2011 Requirements

i have provide some  helpful information for C3D 2011 below. I would also like to add that the stage storage features has been incorporated into the ribbon. In addition, the ability to import and export Hec-Ras data has also been added to the ribbon. I think some techs and engineers will love that.




  1. Windows 7 Professional 32 bit & 64 bit
  2. Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 bit
  3. Windows 7 Home Ed. 64 bit
  4. Windows Vista Enterprise (SP2)
  5. Windows Vista Business (SP2)
  6. Windows Vista Ultimate (SP2)
  7. Windows Vista Business 64-bit (SP2)
  8. Windows Enterprise 63-bit (SP2)
  9. Windows Ultimate 64-bit (SP2)
  10. Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit (SP2)


4 GB Minimum (8 GB recommended)


7 GB disk space with 2 GB free after installation


AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xenon with Intel EM64Tsupport, Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support.


1,280 x 1,024 true color video display  adapter 128  MB or higher (Personally I would have nothing lower than 512 MB for better performance)

Pixel Shader  3.0 or greater

Direct3D-capable workstation-class graphic card

1,600 x 1,200 or greater recommended

multiple monitor are supported


For those that don’t know if your home PC or workstation  at work meets all the requirements for windows 7, I have provided a link below for the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor program.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

The link below is for Windows XP mode which allows you to have Windows 7 benefits and still running older Windows XP programs.

Windows XP Mode


  1. Can some user run C3D 2011 32-bit on Windows XP and some users run C3D 2011-64 bit on Windows 7-bit on the same network?   Yes.
  2. Can I run C3D 2011 64-it with only 4 GB of RAM? Yes
  3. Can I use Microsoft Office 2003 & 2007 in Windows 7? YES. You must do a clean install if you are going from 32bit to 64 bit,

1 comment:

  1. Why the restrictive CPU requirements?