Prior to using Solid Edge software you must know the system requirements (hardware/OS). The following details are the recommended requirements from official Solid Edge website.
The most recent release of Solid Edge has been certified to run on the following:
- Windows XP Professional® operating system (32 bit or 64 bit)
- Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
Solid Edge requires these versions (or later) to install due to system files delivered with these versions that Solid Edge relies on for proper operation.
Solid Edge stops certifying new releases against an operating system shortly after Microsoft drops mainstream support for it. Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000 are unsupported operating systems. Solid Edge will not install on these operating systems. It is not recommended that you run Solid Edge on Server operating systems.
Solid Edge will not install on machines without Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher. Internet Explorer is not required to be the default browser.
Solid Edge is not supported on Intel Itanium processors.
Hardware System Requirements
Recommended System Configuration:
Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processor
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
1 GB or more RAM
True Color (32-bit) or 16 million colors (24-bit)
Screen resolution of 1280x1024
Minimum System Configuration:
Intel Pentium, Intel Xeon, AMD Athlon, or AMD Opteron
Windows XP Professional
512 MB RAM
Minimum Resolution: 1024x768
Disk space required for installation: 1.3 GB
The 64-bit version of Solid Edge requires Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition with Intel EM64T or AMD64 processors. Beginning with Solid Edge Version 19, we deliver the product on a single DVD. For more details on this corporate-wide direction, please refer to http://support.ugs.com/DVD/.
Display System Requirements and Information
Solid Edge will run on any graphics driver that supports Windows XP. Contact your graphics driver manufacturer to determine whether their graphics adapter/driver supports this operating system.
For optimal performance, it is recommended to use a professional graphics card that is designed for CAD applications. For information about cards used in testing Solid Edge and results, refer to http://www.solidedge.com/graphics/default.htm.
Note that running with extremely high screen resolution and color depth increases the memory requirements on the system and may result in apparent performance degradation. If experienced, reconfigure the display system to the recommended resolution and color depth for improved performance.
When running Solid Edge, if you experience an abnormally high abort rate, parts disappearing, or other graphic anomalies you may not be using the appropriate graphics driver.
For more details, visit http://www.solidedge.com/graphics/driver.testing.htm