Bidcon Client

MinimumRecommended
Operating SystemWindows XP SP3, Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit)Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit)
Memory1 Gb RAM2 Gb or more RAM
Hard Disk1 Gb disk space1.4 Gb disk space
SoftwareMicrosoft SQL Server Express 2005 or later, with the latest service pack installed and Microsoft .NET Framework 4Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 or later, with the latest service pack installed and Microsoft .NET Framework 4
For multi-user installations in which the Bidcon database is located on a different machine from the Bidcon clients, the hardware and software requirements above apply to the Bidcon clients, apart from the fact that a Microsoft SQL Server database does not need to be installed on the machines onto which you install Bidcon.

Bidcon BIM Client

MinimumRecommended
Operating SystemWindows XP SP3, Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit)Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit)
Memory1 Gb RAM2 Gb or more RAM
Hard Disk1 Gb disk space1.4 Gb disk space
SoftwareMicrosoft SQL Server Express 2005 or later, with the latest service pack installed and Microsoft .NET Framework 4Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 or later, with the latest service pack installed and Microsoft .NET Framework 4
GraphicsA graphics card that is capable of supporting Microsoft DirectX10 or greater* Must have the DirectX End-User Runtimes installed**A graphics card that is capable of supporting Microsoft DirectX10 or greater* Must have the DirectX End-User Runtimes installed**
InternetMust be able to access the Elecosoft BIMCloud via HTTP***Must be able to access the Elecosoft BIMCloud via HTTP***

For multi-user installations in which the Bidcon database is located on a different machine from the Bidcon clients, the hardware and software requirements above apply to the Bidcon clients, apart from the fact that a Microsoft SQL Server database does not need to be installed on the machines onto which you install Bidcon.

* To determine the maximum version of DirectX that a computer’s graphics card can support:

  1. Launch the DirectX Diagnostic Tool by running dxdiag from the Windows Start menu or from the Search charm in the Windows 8 Charms bar.
  2. When the DirectX Diagnostic Tool appears, click the Display tab. The DDI Version field (the Feature Levels field in the case of Windows 8) indicates the maximum version of DirectX that the graphics card can support.

** You can download and install the required DirectX End-User Runtimes from the following location:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=8109

*** No proxy server settings should be necessary unless your IT configuration applies restrictions to HTTP traffic. If you require further information on this – for example, if you need to know the precise URL and port number that are used to access the Elecosoft BIMCloud – please contact Elecosoft UK Ltd’s Technical Support department.

Dedicated server for Bidcon database

Minimum
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4 or equivalent, 2 GHz or greater
Operating SystemWindows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server R1 and R2 (32 or 64 bit), Windows 2012 Server (excluding non-GUI versions)
Memory2 Gb RAM or more for up to 5 concurrent users, 4 Gb RAM or more for up to 10 concurrent users
Hard Disk1.4 Gb disk space
SoftwareMicrosoft .NET Framework 4, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later, with the latest service pack installed

The above requirements also cover installations in which Bidcon is installed in a Terminal Server or Citrix environment.