System Recommendations

Highly graphical and rules-based, CET Designer® works best when the following system recommendations are met.

If you are planning to upgrade or buy new hardware and are unsure about our recommendations, please read this article or  contact our Help Desk and we will be happy to assist you.

Best Performance/Experience Virtual Reality Requirements Minimum Requirements
Operating System (A) Windows 7 or newer Windows 7 or newer Windows 7 or newer
Processor Intel i7-2600k or better Intel i7-6700 or better
(3.4 GHz & 4 physical Cores)
Intel i3 @ 2.4 GHz or better
Graphics Card
(B) (C) (D)
Nvidia brand graphics card with a Passmark G3D score of 4954 or higher Nvidia brand graphics card with a Passmark G3D score of 8664 or higher Nvidia brand graphics card with a Passmark G3D score of 1290 or higher
Disk Type SSD SSD 7200 rpm HDD
RAM 8GB or more 8GB or more 4 GB
Monitor Resolution 1920×1080 or higher 1920×1080 or higher 1920×1080
Disk Space (E) 1,5 GB Free space for CET
Designer
1,5 GB Free space for CET Designer 1,5 GB Free space for CET Designer
Internet Broadband Connection Broadband Connection Broadband Connection
Mouse Mouse with a Scroll Wheel Mouse with a Scroll Wheel Mouse with a Scroll Wheel

 

(A) Supported operating systems

  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 7* (64-bit preferred)

* Please note that the spell checking tools in CET Designer partially rely on functionality supplied by Microsoft, and will not be available for Windows 7 and earlier.

NOT Supported Operating systems

  • ANY emulators for operating systems like Wine, VMware etc.
  • Apple computers running Windows software.
  • Windows XP.
  • Windows 8/8.1, 32-bit.
  • Windows 10, 32-bit.
  • Windows Vista

(B) Please see this document for Nvidia GPU Optimization Settings

(C) Integrated Graphics/ graphics Accelerators are not recommended for CET Designer. CET Designer requires the use of a dedicated GPU for 2D / 3D realistic graphics.

  • This document will show you step by step to setup your CET Designer to only use the Nvidia graphics card instead of the integrated graphics: Nvidia GPU Optimization Settings

(D) Due to a compatibility issue, the Focus/Blur post processing option in the Photo Lab is not available to graphics cards from AMD.

(E) Project matrix catalogs can take up to 50 GB of space if all 3 discs of Manufactures are installed.

 

System administration

Installation requirements

Users will need to have the privilege level to install software on the local device. The software should be installed as the user who will be using it.

 

Antivirus settings

Without these exceptions CET Designer will run slower than normal, or might not run at all.

Files that should be excluded from active scanning include:

_cm.exe
CETDesigner.exe
CETRenderserver.exe
CETRenderserver64.exe
CETSave.exe
CETDownloader.exe
CETDCDownload.exe
CETDCUpload.exe

Some users may experience problems with saving files, downloading updates, or rendering with the advanced graphics engine, if these exceptions are not in place.

Note: We have seen frequent issues with Webroot, these issues can range from problems updating to opening CET Designer. Please make sure that file exceptions are in place to prevent these problems.

 

Network Access Requirements for Configura License Server
Host: license.configura.com:
IP Addresses: 83.140.2.70
Ports: TCP/80 (HTTP)
TCP/443 (HTTPS)
Network Access Requirements for MyConfigura
Host: my.configura.com
IP Addresses: 83.140.2.70
Ports: TCP/80 (HTTP)
TCP/443 (HTTPS)
Network Access Requirements for Extension download
Hosts: downloads.configura.com
private.configura.com
public.configura.com
configura.s3.amazonaws.com
IP Addresses: Link to Amazon IP list
Ports: TCP/80 (HTTP)
TCP/443 (HTTPS)

 

Email Communications

Please check that your spam filters have white-listed no-reply@configura.com so important emails will be allowed to be delivered to you. Questions on this should be referred to your internal IT staff.

Test software

It may be necessary for you to test your network to make sure your software is able to communicate with our license server. You are welcome to download the test software below to confirm your computer can communicate with our license server.

http://downloads.configura.com/configura/LicenseServiceTestInstaller.exe

Known issues:

  • If you are using a fortigate firewall you need to add the IP address and URL for your sites to the filter area on the fortigate to be able to download extensions.

 

Support of other programs

  • AutoCAD: 2004-2017
  • Revit: 2014-2017
  • SketchUp: up until 2017
Last updated: 14-02-2017

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