Technical Requirements


Visual Engineer easily integrates within Microsoft Environments and is capable of many import and export file types.  In most cases, you already have the hardware required to install Visual Engineer.  Your electrical design staff will be up to speed in 1-2 weeks and will finish your next completion sooner and at lower costs than today.




  • Computer Processor: Dual Core Pentium 2 gigahertz (GHz) min
  • Operating System: Windows XP SP3 or Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Hard drive: 32 GB hard drive or higher with 20% free space (min)
  • Memory: 4 gigabyte (GB) RAM or higher.  (8 GB recommended)
  • Hard disk: 2 gigabyte (GB); a portion of this disk space will be freed after installation if the original download package is removed
  • Display: 1024x768 or higher resolution monitor
  • Microsoft Visio Professional 2010
    (32 bit)
  • Visual Engineer Engineering Client License



  • Hardware (to be determined during test installation depending on number of users, existing hardware, and network capabilities)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
  • Hard drive: 32 GB hard drive or higher with 20% free space (min)
  • Memory: 24 gigabyte (GB) RAM or higher
  • Visual Engineer Engineering Database License
  • Note: The minimum system requirements are shown. Server requirements may vary depending upon the number of users.

Visual Engineer has been optimized to run on standard off the shelf hardware. In fact any 32 bit or 64 bit hardware platform that will run Microsoft Server 2003 or 2008 and Microsoft SQL™  2008 will support Visual Engineer software on Dell servers, HP servers, IBM servers and others. These clients also make use of a wide variety of hardware form factors, such as full chassis servers, rack mountable servers, blade servers and VMware virtual machines.





  • HP ProLiant DL360 G6 Server 1RU
  • Dual 146 GB drives (10-15K rpm)
  • HP Smart Array Internal Raid (Mirrored)
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Visual Engineer Reporting Database License


  • HP Server DL370 G6 4RU Server
  • Dual 300 GB hot swappable drives (10-15K rpm)
  • HP Smart Array Internal Raid (Mirrored)
  • 32 GB RAM
  • Visual Engineer Reporting Database License
  • Visio Drawing (.vsd)
  • Visio XML Drawing (.vdx)
  • AutoCAD Drawing (.dwg)
  • AutoCAD Interchange (.dxf)
  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics - Compressed (.svgz)
  • Web Page (.htm/.html)
  • Enhanced Metafile (.emf)
  • Enhanced Metafile - Compressed (.emz)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)
  • JPEG Interchange Format (.jpg)
  • Portable Network Graphics (.png)
  • Tag Image File Format (.tif)
  • Windows Bitmap (.bmp)
  • Windows Metafile (.wmf)