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For detailed procedures on setting up a Desktop Client workstation, see Set Up a Desktop Client Workstation.

Hardware Recommendations

  • 2 core high-end server processor

  • 4 GB RAM

  • 1 GB of free disk space for software installation

  • DVD drive access, either locally or through a network connection (for installation media)

  • 100 BaseT network interface

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 11 Professional or Enterprise edition (64-bit), version 21H2 or later

  • Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise edition (64-bit), version 21H1 or later

Windows is supported with UAC enabled and set to "Notify me only when apps try to make changes to my computer" (default).

Software Prerequisites

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

  • Microsoft XML (MSXML) 6.0 (required for Schema Editor or data sheets only)

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2016 (32-bit) with VBA (required for printing 3D graphic reports)

  • SmartPlant Schema Component.NET (required for integration)

  • SmartPlant Schema Component (required for tools that do not support Schema Component.NET)

  • SmartPlant Client.NET (required for integration)

  • SmartPlant Client (required for integration with tools that do not support SmartPlant Client.NET)

  • Active CGM 6.0 P7 (only required for existing .cgm files with SmartPlant Foundation 2D Navigator, new conversions can use .igr files and SmartPlant Markup Plus)

  • A web browser is required to view the online documentation and to run some reports

    • For Update 31 and earlier, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 is required for some functionality including running HTML and XHTML reports.

  • SmartSketch V11.1. HF 12 or above, installed with the SmartSketch CAD Translators and Programming Tools custom installation options (only required for automatic hotspotting with the SmartConverter and using the Data Capture Drawing Reader Pre-processor on the client machine)

    • For Update 40 and earlier, use SmartSketch 2018.

SHARED Tip If a SmartPlant Foundation workstation is expected to be used for viewing 3D models, the client configuration should match the recommendations for Smart Review Workstation. For more information, refer to the Smart Review documentation. When considering a video card, select a video card designed for OpenGL-based, 3D-intensive scientific or engineering applications.

SmartPlant Markup Plus

  • For Updates 33 and later, SmartPlant Markup Plus 2019 Service Pack 2 (required to perform View and Markup on Hexagon file formats)

    You must use SmartPlant Foundation Updates 33 or earlier and SmartPlant Markup Plus Service Pack 1 or earlier to view previously supported third-party file formats.

For Update 32 and earlier, SmartPlant Markup Plus Server is required on the servers where the SmartPlant Foundation Server and Remote Services components are installed. If these components are installed on separate servers, SmartPlant Markup Plus Server is required on both servers.