General System Requirements

Before you install or use any CIMCO product, we recommend that you verify that your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements detailed below.

Specific system requirements for CIMCO Machine Simulation can be found further down.

Server Installation

Minimum Recommended
CPU Intel Core i5 or AMD FX @ 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 or AMD A-Series @ 3.5 GHz
Intel Xeon E or AMD Epyc @ 3.5 GHz
4 logical processors 8-12 logical processors
Memory 4 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
Hard drive HDD 512 GB (7200 rpm) in RAID1 SSD 512 GB in RAID1
2 GB of disk space for the installation of the full suite.
Allocate enough space for database growth.
Operating system Windows® Server 2008 / 2008 R2 or newer Windows® Server 2012 / 2012 R2 or newer
(32 bit and 64 bit versions supported)
Additional Software Microsoft® Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft® Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86)
Microsoft® Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86)
Microsoft® Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86)
Microsoft® Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86)
Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5
(All required redistributables are included within the installer)
(.NET Framework required only for the Software Manager)

Scalability on the CPU requirements:

CNC Machines 20 100 200 325 1000
Logical Processors 4 8 12 16 32

Client Installation

Minimum Recommended
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon @ 1.6 GHz Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom II @ 2.5 GHz
Memory 2 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Hard drive At least 2 GB of free space
Operating system Windows® 7, Windows® 8 / 8.1, or Windows® 10
(32 bit and 64 bit versions supported)
Additional Software Microsoft® Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft® Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86)
Microsoft® Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86)
Microsoft® Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86)
Microsoft® Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86)
(All required redistributables are included within the installer)

Machine Simulation system requirements

Operating system

  • Minimum: Windows 7, 32bit
  • Recommended: Windows 10, 64bit

Processor

  • Minimum: 2.3GHz, Quad core
  • Recommended: 3.2GHz, Quad core (or better)

Memory

  • Minimum: 4GB
  • Recommended: 16GB (or more)

GPU

  • Minimum: 2GB, Dedicated GPU, OpenGL 3.3
  • Recommended: 4GB, Dedicated GPU, OpenGL 3.3 (or better)