Operating System

∙ Windows 7 Professional x64 – recommended and preferred.
∙ Windows 8 Professional x64 – supported.

∙ Windows XP x32 SP3 – supported but not recommended.
∙ Windows XP x64 – not supported.
∙ 32 bit Windows – not recommended.


∙ 64 bit: 8 GB, or more – recommended for large drawings.
∙ 32 bit – 4 GB – not recommended.

Video Card

∙ 2GB of RAM on board memory – preferred.
∙ 1GB of RAM on board memory – minimum requirement.
∙ Nvidia Quadro – recommended.
∙ Nvidia GeForce or ATI FirePro – supported.
∙ Intel integrated graphics and ATI Radeon are not recommended.
∙ Quadro NVS are not recommended


∙ Current generation Intel or AMD processor – as fast as you can afford.
∙ The Intel i7 Sandy Bridge series are the fastest CPU’s today.
∙ Multi core architecture is supported. Typically these processors give about a 10-15% increase in performance.
∙ OCR will only take advantage of two cores on a quad core CPU.

Hard Drive

∙ 7200 RPM SATA minimum.
∙ RAID 0 configuration if drive speed is critical (helpful for large size drawings).
∙ SSD (solid state drive) if speed is critical (helpful for large size drawings).


Here are few laptop brands that are capable of processing large drawings in IM:

  • Dell Precision mobile workstations.
  • HP EliteBook mobile workstations.
  • Lenovo Thinkpad W series.


Server Hardware

Minimal Requirements:

OS: Windows Server 2008 (x64) or Windows 7 Professional (x64)

CPU: 2 Core, 2 Ghz

RAM: 8 Gb


NET: 1 Gbit

VIDEO: Not Important

Server Software

Required license:

SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64)