System Requirements

          

CAD Design Software's Products run inside the
Autodesk® - AutoCAD® and Bricsys® - BricsCAD®
software environments, on Windows® PC Platforms.
(ARX/FAS and BRX/DES executable files)


ABOUT: The EPD setup (also GDS and GerbARX stand-alone products) installation creates a new 'Profile' that contains startup / support path and preloads our ARX or BRX files to create a real-time intelligent environment.

The software loading routine also inserts a new pull-down menu that contains all the commands and functions available in the software product that was purchased. See more about EPD-GUI and menus

Since CAD Design Software products run/execute within these host platforms, the base 'System Requirements' for EPD would follow the recommendations set by Autodesk or Bricsys for each respected released version.

Please review the below requirements for the EPD-Specific* requirements, AutoCAD LT is Not supported because the platform does not load Lisp or ARX files.

All CAD Design Software ships Unlicensed (See Licensing Support)

EPD 8.2 Requirements:

See Autodesk System Requirements: www.autodesk.com/requirements

32/64 Bit PC Computers:

  • *EPD dialog boxes require a High Resolution (1280x1024) Monitor.

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 and 10 Standard, Enterprise, or Professional edition, Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional.

  • 1 GB free disk space for installation

AutoCAD Requirements: 

  • NOTE: AutoCAD LT (lite version) is NOT compatible with ANY product from CDS because the 'Lite" version does not execute ARX files.

  • 32 bit Supported Versions
    • AutoCAD 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
       
  • 64 bit Supported Versions
    • AutoCAD 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
       
  • AutoCAD Vertical Products- Autodesk Verticals such as Inventor, Mechanical Desktop, ADT are compatible with EPD and must include a "Full Version" of AutoCAD, not AutoCAD LT.
     
  • See the Autodesk Hardware page for help with picking recommended Graphic hardware

  • AutoCAD SERVICE PACKS - When  AutoCAD Service Packs are released by Autodesk, CDS supports EPD by  updating functions (Via Live Web Update) to be compatible. Users should install Autodesk service packs when released.

See BricsCAD System Requirements: www.bricsys.com/requirements

32/64 Bit PC Computers:

  • *EPD dialog boxes require a High Resolution (1280x1024) Monitor.

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 and 10 Standard, Enterprise, or Professional edition, Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional.

  • 1 GB free disk space for installation

BricsCAD Requirements:

  • 32 bit and 64 bit
    • BricsCAD v14.2
      (increments 14.2.16+)
    • BricsCAD v15.1
      (increments 15.1.04+)
    • BricsCAD v16.2
      (increments 16.2.09+)
    • BricsCAD v17.2
      (increments 17.2.06-1+)


  • BricsCAD Professional and BricsCAD Platinum versions Only.

  • BricsCAD Classic is NOT compatible with ANY product from CDS