Software System Requirements

This article provides the system requirements for the CivilGEO engineering software.

Before installing our software, it is important that you verify that your computer meets, or exceeds, the minimum system requirements for operation. If your computer system does not meet the minimum requirements, problems can occur while running the software, and at the operating system level.

Workstation Licensing

The software needs to be installed on an individual computer and the user can then use it on that computer.

Network Licensing

The network license service needs to be installed on any physical computer or virtual computer. The software can be installed on any physical computer or virtual computer. The software will communicate with the network license service through the LAN (Local Area Network).

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System (64-bit only)

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 10


Minimum Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor


  • 8 GB RAM (minimum)
  • 12 GB RAM (recommended)

Display Resolution

  • 1280 x 1024 (minimum)
  • 1600 x 1200 or higher (recommended)

Display Card

Windows display adapter capable of 1280 x 1024 with True Color capabilities and DirectX9. DirectX11 compliant card recommended.

Hard Disk

  • 1 GB for installation (downloaded file)
  • 3 GB for program files

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse compliant device


Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)

.NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.5

Additional Requirements for Large Datasets


16 GB RAM or more

Disk Space

6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation

Display Card

1600 x 1050 or greater True color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card.

About the Author Chris Maeder

Chris Maeder

Chris is an experienced civil engineering and software technology leader, with over 30 years industry experience. With proven expertise in global software development, he has built engineering teams that adapt quickly, focus on what’s important and, most importantly, deliver. He is a licensed professional civil engineer with extensive experience in water resource engineering. He has performed and supervised engineering projects in urban stormwater drainage, transportation and roadway drainage, storm sewer design, detention pond design, stormwater quality, green infrastructure, watershed management planning, wastewater sewers, water distribution networks, pump stations, FEMA flood studies, bridge and culvert design, bridge scour and armoring, dam failure analysis, seepage and groundwater modeling, and environmental permits.

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