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System recommendations

Highly graphical and rules-based, CET Designer© works best when the following system recommendations are met. Catalogue Creator and CET Developer follow the same system recommendations as CET Designer.

If you are planning to upgrade or buy new hardware and are unsure about our recommendations, please read this article.

Recommended specs

  • OS1: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i7-2600k or better
  • Graphics card2 3 4: Nvidia brand graphics card with a Passmark G3D score of 4954 or higher
  • Disk type: SSD
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Monitor resolution: 1920x1080
  • Available disk space5: 1.5GB for CET Designer
  • Online Connection specs: Broadband Connection
  • Peripheral: Mouse with a scroll wheel

Minimum specs

  • OS1: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i3 @ 2.4 GHz or better
  • Graphics card2 3 4: Nvidia brand graphics card with a Passmark G3D score of 1290 or higher
  • Disk type: 7200 rpm HDD
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Monitor resolution: 1920x1080
  • Available disk space5: 1.5GB for CET Designer
  • Online Connection specs: Broadband Connection
  • Peripheral: Mouse with a scroll wheel

Virtual reality specs

  • OS1: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i7-6700 or better (3.4 GHz & 4 physical Cores)
  • Graphics card2 3 4: Nvidia brand graphics card with a Passmark G3D score of 8664 or higher
  • Disk type: SSD
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Monitor resolution: 1920x1080
  • Available disk space5: 1.5GB for CET Designer
  • Online Connection specs: Broadband Connection
  • Peripheral: Mouse with a scroll wheel
  1. We support Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows 7 (64-bit preferred). We do not support any emulators for operating systems like Wine, VMware etc., Apple computers running Windows software, Windows XP, Windows 8.1 (32-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit) and Windows Vista. 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.
  2. Please see this document for Nvidia GPU Optimization Settings.
  3. 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 CET Designer to only use the Nvidia graphics card instead of the integrated graphics: Nvidia GPU Optimization Settings.
  4. Due to a compatibility issue, the Focus/Blur post processing option in the Photo Lab is not available to graphics cards from AMD.
  5. 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 to confirm your computer can communicate with our license server.

Known issues:

  • If you are using a Sonic Wall Security applicant please refer to this document for settings related to downloading CET Designer updates without Incident. Configure SonicWall security device to enable Configura downloads.
  • 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

System recommendations can vary between different Configura customizations. For more detailed information, please contact your Manufacturer.

If you are planning to upgrade or buy new hardware and are unsure about our recommendations, please read this article.

Recommended specs

  • OS1: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i7-2600k or better
  • Graphics card2 3: Nvidia brand graphics card with a Passmark G3D score of 4954 or higher
  • Disk type: SSD
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Monitor resolution: 1920x1080
  • Available disk space: 2GB
  • Online Connection specs: Broadband Connection
  • Peripheral: Mouse with a scroll wheel

Minimum specs

  • OS1: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i3 @ 2.4 GHz or better
  • Graphics card2 3: Nvidia brand graphics card with a Passmark G3D score of 1290 or higher
  • Disk type: 7200 rpm HDD
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Monitor resolution: 1920x1080
  • Available disk space: 2GB
  • Online Connection specs: Broadband Connection
  • Peripheral: Mouse with a scroll wheel
  1. We support Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows 7 (64-bit preferred). We do not support any emulators for operating systems like Wine, VMware etc., Apple computers running Windows software, Windows XP, Windows 8.1 (32-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit) and Windows Vista.
  2. Please see this document for Nvidia GPU Optimization Settings.
  3. Integrated Graphics/ graphics Accelerators are not recommended for Configura. Configura requires the use of a dedicated GPU for 2D / 3D realistic graphics. This document will show you step by step to setup Configura to only use the Nvidia graphics card instead of the integrated graphics: Nvidia GPU Optimization Settings.

System administration

Installation requirements

Users will need to have the administrative privilege level during installation of the program on the local device.

Antivirus settings

Without these exceptions Configura will run slower than normal, or might not run at all. Files that must be excluded from active scanning include:

  • CETDesigner.exe
  • CETDownloader.exe
  • CETDCDownload.exe
  • CETDCUpload.exe

Some users may experience problems with Catalogues, if these exceptions are not in place.

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)

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 to confirm your computer can communicate with our license server.

System recommendations can vary between different InstantPlanner customizations. For more detailed information, please contact your Manufacturer.

If you are planning to upgrade or buy new hardware and are unsure about our recommendations, please read this article.

Recommended specs

  • OS1: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i7-2600k or better
  • Graphics card2 3: Nvidia brand graphics card with a Passmark G3D score of 4954 or higher
  • Disk type: SSD
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Monitor resolution: 1920x1080
  • Available disk space: 2GB
  • Online Connection specs: Broadband Connection
  • Peripheral: Mouse with a scroll wheel

Minimum specs

  • OS1: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i3 @ 2.4 GHz or better
  • Graphics card2 3: Nvidia brand graphics card with a Passmark G3D score of 1290 or higher
  • Disk type: 7200 rpm HDD
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Monitor resolution: 1920x1080
  • Available disk space: 2GB
  • Online Connection specs: Broadband Connection
  • Peripheral: Mouse with a scroll wheel
  1. We support Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit preferred) and Windows Vista (not recommended). We do not support any emulators for operating systems like Wine, VMware etc., Apple computers running Windows software, Windows XP, Windows 8.1 (32-bit) and Windows 10 (32-bit).
  2. Please see this document for Nvidia GPU Optimization Settings.
  3. Integrated Graphics/ graphics Accelerators are not recommended for InstantPlanner. InstantPlanner requires the use of a dedicated GPU for 2D / 3D realistic graphics. This document will show you step by step to setup InstantPlanner to only use the Nvidia graphics card instead of the integrated graphics: Nvidia GPU Optimization Settings.

System administration

Installation requirements

Users will need to have the administrative privilege level during installation of the program on the local device.

Antivirus settings

Without these exceptions InstantPlanner will run slower than normal, or might not run at all. Files that must be excluded from active scanning include:

  • CETDesigner.exe
  • CETDownloader.exe
  • CETDCDownload.exe
  • CETDCUpload.exe

Some users may experience problems with Catalogues, if these exceptions are not in place.

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)

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 to confirm your computer can communicate with our license server.


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