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:: MicroSurvey CAD System Requirements

Hardware Requirements
MicroSurvey CAD operates entirely within Windows, and has no hardware requirements over and above those of Windows itself except as noted below. We suggest the following basic system as a minimum for efficient operation:

• Microsoft® Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, or Windows Vista any edition, 32-bit & 64-bit
• For 32-bit operating systems, install the 32-bit version of MicroSurvey CAD
• For 64-bit operating systems, install the 64-bit version of MicroSurvey CAD
• Intel® Pentium® 4 or comparable, faster processor recommended
• 2 gigabyte (GB) of RAM minimum, 4GB or more recommended, 8GB or more recommended for point clouds
• 10 GB of free hard disk space recommended for typical installation
• 1024 x 768 VGA or higher resolution, video adapter, and monitor
• Graphics card compatible with OpenGL Version 1.4 or higher
• A compatible video card is required for the 3D rendering, point cloud and animation engines.
• Keyboard and mouse, or other pointing device
• CD-ROM or DVD drive for installation, if installing from a CD or DVD
• Dual screens for point cloud manipulation is more productive
• High performance graphics adapter if working with point cloud data
• Available USB port for the USB Security Key

In order to use the data collector communication features, your system will also need an external RS-232 serial port or a USB connection for best performance with MicroSurvey FieldGenius.

In order to get printed output, you will require a printer or plotter configured to work in your Windows environment. We recommend obtaining the most up-to-date printer/plotter drivers off of the manufacturers Internet web site.

Software Requirements
MicroSurvey CAD is designed for use with Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Vista.  You will require Administrative rights to install the software.

MicroSurvey CAD 2016 Ultimate/Studio requires that the following prerequisite software packages be installed to work with point clouds:

  1. Required: Leica Cyclone 9.1.1
  2. Optional: Leica Client License Manager (CLM) 1.4
  3. Optional: Leica JetStream 1.0.1

Leica Cyclone must be installed, but it does not have to be licensed. MicroSurvey CAD will be fully functional with an unlicensed version of Cyclone.

Leica Cyclone and Leica JetStream are licensed independently from MicroSurvey CAD, by entering an entitlement certificate ID into the Leica CLM application.

Note for Windows 98, ME, NT Users
Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP are no longer supported operating systems.
Network License Use

The new MicroSurvey License Server software is installed on one computer in the office. This computer must have the USB Security key plugged into it. We have had good success testing this on multiple machines.


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