This document contains information regarding:
- Installation Requirements
- Minimum Profile
- Database Requirements
- OpenUtilities Analysis
- External GIS Integration Requirements
- Network Requirements
More detailed installation information can be found in the Bentley OpenUtilities documentation. For important additional information that is not included in the documentation, please reference the Bentley OpenUtilities ReadMe document.
CD drive or access to the Internet is required for product installation.
The minimum system configuration for installation of Bentley OpenUtilities :
The minimum recommended workstation profile for installing and running Bentley OpenUtilities is:
|Processor||Intel© or AMD© processor 3.0 GHz or greater. We do not support Bentley OpenUtilities on a CPU that does not support SSE2|
4 GB minimum, 16 GB or more recommended.
Additional memory will almost always improve performance, particularly when working with larger data sets.
20 GB free disk space minimum.
This includes space for temporary installation files, product setup packages, required prerequisite pack installation and ~1 GB footprint for Bentley OpenUtilities , and ~300 MB in user data (configuration files, data files, examples, etc.)
Graphics card supported by DirectX 9.0c
See the graphics card manufacturer for latest information on DirectX drivers. 512 MB of video RAM or higher is recommended. If insufficient video RAM or no graphics card supported by DirectX can be found, MicroStation attempts to use software emulation. For optimal performance, graphics display color depth should be set to 24-bit or higher. When using a color depth setting of 16-bit, some inconsistencies will be noted. For more information on recommended workstation profiles for Bentley OpenUtilities , see Microstation System Requirements and Hardware Recommendations.
The database versions supported by Bentley OpenUtilities are subject to updating after the product release. You can refer to the Microstation database support in Bentley Communities for the latest information.
Supported Spatial Databases
|Server||Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Enterprise, Standard, or Standard Edition One|
|Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise, Standard, Standard Edition One, or Express edition|
|Client||Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Full Client Installation x64|
|Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Full Client Installation x64|
Microsoft SQL Server
|Server||Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition or Express Edition|
|Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition or Express Edition|
|Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition or Express Edition|
|Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition or Express Edition|
To use analysis functionality powered by Siemens PSS Sincal, the following appropriately licensed software is required:
|Siemens PSS Sincal||14.0 (64-bit)|
External GIS Integration Requirements
Integration with an external GIS is typically implemented using Bentley OpenUtilities Life Data Exchange (LDE).
For DGN/Oracle, Oracle Spatial, DGN/SQL Server, and SQL Server Spatial persistence, Bentley OpenUtilities will typically be configured in a LAN or comparable setup, leveraging file and database servers, accessed by one or more Bentley OpenUtilities clients.
Minimum network requirements are:
500 Mbit/s minimum, 1 Gbit/s or higher recommended
In networking, bandwidth represents the overall capacity of the connection. The greater the capacity, the more likely that better performance will result. Note that the numbers given here reflect actual, not theoretical throughput.
< 5 ms minimum, < 1 ms recommended
Besides Bandwidth, latency is a factor that has a major impact on network speed. The term latency refers to any of several kinds of delays typically incurred in processing of network data. A low latency network improves performance.