EDS System Requirements
Elecdes Design Suite is designed to run on the same platform as used by your existing CAD software.
Minimum and Recommended System Requirements
|Operating System||Windows 7 (SP1)(64bit)||Windows 10 (64bit), or later|
|CAD Software||AutoCAD 2013, or|
|AutoCAD 2017, or later, or|
GstarCAD 2022, or later
|CPU||Intel or AMD dual core||Intel or AMD quad core|
(plus space for projects, drawings, and any additional symbol libraries)
|GPU (for Elecdes)||Any GPU capable of running your CAD software in 2D mode||Discrete Nvidia or AMD workstation class GPU|
(Certified for your CAD software)
|GPU (for Paneldes)||Any GPU capable of running your CAD software in 3D mode|
|Screen Resolution||1280x800||1920x1080 (or better)|
(for Instrument Manager,
|Microsoft Office 2010 (64bit)||Microsoft Office 2016 (64bit), or later|
(for Instrument Manager,
|SQL Server 2008 R2, or|
Microsoft Access (with restrictions)
|SQL Server 2017, or later|
Supported Operating Systems
EDS supports the following Microsoft operating systems:
Windows 7 (SP1)
EDS requires the Microsoft DotNet Framework v4.0 to be installed. The EDS Installer will attempt to install the DotNet Framework v4.0 if it is not detected, but it is recommended to install this manually before installing EDS. Available on the EDS installation media or from Microsoft.com.
Supported CAD Software
Elecdes and Paneldes require one of the following CAD applications:
AutoCAD 2013 – 2023 (including derivatives, such as AutoCAD P&ID, Plant 3D)
GStarCAD Professional 2016 – 2022
AutoCAD 2017 or later is recommended.
Supported Drawing Formats
EDS supports the following AutoCAD DWG file versions:
2000 (Some features are not supported in this drawing format)
2004 (Some features are not supported in this drawing format)
Supported Database Engines
Database Editor, Ebase, Catalog, and Global Editor use the DBASE 3 database format (stored as *.DBF files)
Instrument Manager and Cable Scheduler can use the Microsoft Access database format (stored as *.MDB or *.ACCDB files) or can connect to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (or later).
Note: SQL Server Express is free and suitable for small and medium sized project databases.
Access Database Restrictions
To support multiple users in Instrument Manager when using an Access Database, the database file (.mdb or .accdb) must be stored on a networked Windows file share. Cloud file storage solutions such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Autodesk Docs, and BIM 360 are not supported.
Access Databases do not support any form of network file share replication. If multiple users to connect to the same Access database but on different replica instances, then data loss is likely. Replication is typically transparent to users, so check with your IT department before using an Access database in a multi-user environment.