MSC Nastran Desktop System Requirements

24
Nov

Below are a list of OS and hardware requirements necessary for MSC Nastran Desktop 2014.

Microsoft Windows Requirements

Hardware Platforms Intel EM64T
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64bit only)
Compiler Versions Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 11.0.61030 Update 4

Fortran Composer XE 2013.2.146 for Windows, Intel Fortran Version 13.1.0.146†

Other 3 Button Mouse

NTFS file System (for Unigraphics Part file access)

Ethernet Card and Microsoft TCP/IP Service (see example below)

Graphics Devices 1280×1024 or higher resolution 

†The listed compilers are required for dbaccess programming and Patran Thermal only. See Linux (64 bit) C, C++ and FORTRAN Compiler Requirements, 80 below for details.

Linux Requirements

Hardware Platforms Intel EM64T
Operating System Red Hat Enterprise 5 update 7, Red Hat Enterprise 6 update 3, SUSE 11 SP2.
Motif Version Open Motif 2.3.1-2.el5*
Compiler Versions Intel C/C++, 13.1.0.146

Fortran Composer XE 2013.2.146 for Linux, Intel Fortran Version 13.1.0.146 †

Window Manager KDE 3.3, Gnome (Enlightenment)
3D Graphics Library Version Must install vendor supplied OpenGL video driver.
Other Ethernet Card
Graphics Devices 1280×1024 or higher Graphics Card (see below)

*Patran for Linux requires Motif 2.3 to run. Open motif rpm files are currently not available from either Red Hat or SUSE. These can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.openmotif.org/download. MSC has certified that open motif version 2.3.1-2.el5 works correctly.

†The listed compilers are required for dbaccess programming and Patran Thermal only. See Linux (64 bit) C, C++ and FORTRAN Compiler Requirements, 80 below for details.

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