2019 is Here!

It's that time of the year that we all look forward to .... the new releases of the products we all use every day.  It means our consultants have been busy training up on the new changes, testing the software and updating our plugins.  It also means that we start to get busy with companies wanting us to install and train them on the latest and best software.

2019 is Here!

So far, we have AutoCAD and Vault 2019 released with Inventor 2019 due any day now.  We will be doing a series of posts to look at the new releases and the functionality changes ... and believe me there are some good ones!  Whether its the Bi-directional sync to Autodesk drive from Vault, the single release of AutoCAD with it's verticals or the massive speed enhancements in Inventor there will be something for everyone.

Just to start us off however let's talk about the requirements for the new software.  As computers are updated so must the Autodesk software.  Because of this there are some changes to the specs for the new release.  For most people if your computer runs Inventor and AutoCAD already then you will be fine for the new release.  The changes mainly come in the supported SQL versions for Vault.  SQL 2012 is no longer supported and must now also be the 64 bit version.  Here are the specs for AutoCAD, Inventor and Vault for you:

AutoCAD: 

System requirements for AutoCAD 2019 including Specialized Toolsets
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 with Update KB4019990 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update (64-bit only) (version 1607 or higher)
Processor Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Memory Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB
Display Resolution Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)
Display Card Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Disk Space 6.0 GB
Browser Google Chrome™
Network Deployment via Deployment Wizard.

The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.

Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.

In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows 2008 R2 Server editions.

Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6.
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.7

 

Inventor:

System Requirements for Autodesk Inventor 2019 Windows
Operating System
  • 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607 or higher)
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 with Update KB4019990
CPU ¹ Recommended:
3.0 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores

Minimum:
2.5 GHz or greater
Memory Recommended:
20 GB RAM or more

Minimum:
8 GB RAM for less than 500 part assemblies
Disk Space Installer plus full installation: 40 GB
Graphics Recommended:
4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

Minimum:
1 GB GPU with 29 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

See the Certified Hardware
Display Resolution Recommended:
3840 x 2160 (4K); Preferred scaling: 100%, 125%, 150% or 200%

Minimum:
1280 x 1024 (1080p)
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant (3DConnexion 3D Mouse optional)
Network Internet connection for web install with Autodesk® Desktop App, Autodesk® collaboration functionality, .NET installation, web downloads, and licensing.

Network license manager supports Windows Server® 2016, 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2 and the operating systems listed above.
Spreadsheet Full local install of Microsoft® Excel 2010, 2013 or 2016 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, spreadsheet-driven designs and Studio animation of Positional Representations.

64-bit Microsoft Office is required to export Access 2007, dBase IV, Text and CSV formats.

Office 365 subscribers must ensure they have a local installation of Microsoft Excel 2016.

Windows Excel Starter®, OpenOffice®, and browser-based Office 365 applications are not supported.
Browser Google Chrome™ or equivalent
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.7 or later. Windows Updates enabled for installation.
Virtualization Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6 (requires Inventor Network Licensing).
For Complex Models, Complex Mold Assemblies, and Large Assemblies (typically more than 1,000 parts)
CPU Type ¹ Recommended:
3.30 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores
Memory Recommended:
24 GB RAM or greater
Graphics Recommended:
4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

See the Certified Hardware

Autodesk® Inventor® is optimized to take advantage of the SSE2 extended instruction sets supported on Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, and AMD Opteron processors. Inventor 2019 will not install on computers that do not support SSE2. Several utilities are available on the Internet that report CPUID including supported instructions sets.

Vault Server:

Supported Operating Systems

System 32-bit 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundation, Essentials, Standard, Datacenter  
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Essentials, Standard, Datacenter  
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials, Standard, Datacenter  
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise (SP1) (Vault Basic Only)  
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise (Vault Basic only)  
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise (Vault Basic only)  


Supported Databases

Single Site Requirements

System 32-bit 64-bit
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express, Standard, Enterprise (SP2)  
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express, Standard, Enterprise (SP1)  
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express, Standard, Enterprise  

Full Replication Requirements

System 32-bit 64-bit
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard, Enterprise (SP3)  
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard, Enterprise (SP1)  
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard, Enterprise  


CPU Type

Vault Server Requirements (Single Site)

  • Intel® i5 or AMD® equivalent processor, 2 GHz or higher (Minimum)
  • Intel Xeon® E7 or AMD equivalent processor, 3 GHz or higher (Recommended)

Vault Server Requirements (Full Replication Requirements)

  • Intel Xeon E5 or AMD equivalent processor, 2 GHz or higher (Minimum)
  • Intel Xeon E7 or AMD equivalent processor, 3 GHz or higher (Recommended)

Memory

Vault Server Requirements

  • 4 GB RAM (Minimum)
  • 8 GB RAM (Recommended)

Vault Server (Full Replication – ADMS and SQL Installation)

  • 16 GB RAM (Minimum)
  • 32 GB RAM (Recommended)

Hard Disk

Vault Server Requirements

  • 100 GB disk space (Minimum)
  • 200 GB disk space (Recommended)

Vault Server (Full Replication – ADMS and SQL Installation)

  • 300 GB disk space (Minimum)
  • 500 GB disk space (Recommended)


Vault Client:

Operating Systems

System 32-bit 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise (SP1)  
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise  
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise  

CPU Type

  • Intel i3 or equivalent AMD processor, 1.6 GHz or higher (Minimum)
  • Intel i7 or equivalent AMD processor, 3 GHz or higher (Recommended)

Memory

  • 2 GB RAM (Minimum)
  • 4 GB RAM (Recommended)

Hard Disk

  • 6 GB disk space (Minimum)
  • 10 GB disk space (Recommended)

Browser

  • Internet Explorer® 11

Vault Server is always the big one as the changing requirements can mean companies need to invest in new servers and SQL licenses.  If you’re not sure what you are using contact Symetri and we can provide a quick server health check.


For information on our health checks and installation services please contact your account manager directly or Symetri: info@symetri.com

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