Installation Requirements

A CD drive or access to the Internet is required for product installation. The minimum system configuration for installation is:

Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) - Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit) - Standard, Pro, and Enterprise
  • Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) - Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1(64 bit) - Standard and Enterprise
Note: Windows 7 operating system is supported only if you have its service pack (SP1) installed.
Note: You must have the following Microsoft updates installed on your machine:
  • KB2999226 - For Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2012
  • KB2919355 - For Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012

Bentley does not support its software running on Microsoft operating systems versions that Microsoft has "retired". For more information on Microsoft's application retirement policy, click here. For similar information on Bentley products, refer to the Bentley Product Support article.

Communications Protocols
  • Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
  • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Software Prerequisites The Prerequisites for SOILVISION are automatically downloaded and installed to your workstation while you install SOILVISION. The contents of the Prerequisites for SOILVISION include:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Update 3 (x64)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable English (x86)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable English (x64)
  • Microsoft Access Database Engine Redistributable (x64)

Microsoft Internet Explorer, minimum v11.0, with 128-bit cipher strength. Microsoft no longer supports any versions prior to v11.0. Internet Explorer is not installed as part of the product pre-requisites.

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