System Requirements

Like many computer programs, IES-VE requires certain hardware and software specifications in order to install and run. These are basic requirements, though you may want to use our recommended suggestions to improve performance.

The following list of requirements and recommendations apply to the current version:
 

Supported Environments:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows installations on Mac OS via [Link to Mac FAQ & video]:
    • VMware Fusion
    • Parallels Desktop
    • Boot Camp

Note: IES-VE will run on 64bit versions of Windows, but it will run as a 32bit application

Software Required:

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher [link FAQ item]
  • .NET Framework 2.0 from Microsoft

Minimum Hardware:

  • 1152 x 864 screen resolution
  • Dedicated OpenGL-compliant graphics card
  • 2Ghz+ Intel Pentium / AMD Athlon CPU
  • 2Gb RAM

Recommended Hardware:

(for large projects)
  • 1280 x 960 screen resolution
  • 256Mb OpenGL v2.1 compliant graphics card (or greater)
  • Dual core CPU (Intel Core 2, or AMD x2 series)
  • 4Gb RAM

Unsupported Environments:

  • Linux