System requirements

Operating System requirements

Supported: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, Windows 8 Professional 64-bit, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Recommended: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (all with latest service packs applied)

USB Port

1 port required for USB licence

Graphics card

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.

Processor

Required: dual core CPU
Recommended: quad core CPU

Hard Disk

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.

Video modes

Required: 1024 x 768 pixels, 32-bit colour palette
Recommended: 1280 x 900 pixels, 32-bit colour palette