Operating System requirements
Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Professional, Windows 10 Pro
Recommended: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (all with latest service packs applied)
PLAXIS 3D 2016 requires a 64-bit operating system at the minimum
1 port required for USB licence
Required: GPU with 256 MB OpenGL 1.3
Plaxis strongly recommends avoiding simple onboard graphics chips in favour of a discrete GPU from the nVidia GeForce or Quadro range with at least 128 bit bus and 1 GB of RAM, or equivalent solution from ATI/AMD.
Required: dual core CPU
Recommended: quad core CPU
At least 2 GB free space on the partition where the Windows TEMP directory resides, and 2 GB free space on the partition where projects are saved. Large projects may require significantly more space on both partitions.
For best performance, ensure that the TEMP directory and the project directory reside on the same partition.
Random Access Memory (RAM)
Recommended for 2D: at least 4 GB. Large projects may require more.
Recommended for 3D: at least 8 GB. Large projects may require more.
Required: 1024 x 768 pixels, 32 bit colour palette
Recommended: 1280 x 900 pixels, 32 bit colour palette