Vortek Spaces System Requirements


VORTEK Spaces Minimum Hardware

  • Windows 8.1/10 
  • 2.0 GHz quad core processor 
  • 4 GB memory 
  • Video card: Integrated graphics
    e.g. Intel HD Graphics 5000 or better 
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space 

 

VORTEK Spaces Recommended Hardware

  • Windows 8.1/10 
  • 2.0 GHz quad core processor 
  • 4 GB memory 
  • Video card: Dedicated video card with 2 GB or more memory
    e.g. Nvidia or ATI (AMD) 
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space 

Optional Upgrade: 

  • VR Ready Graphics Card (Eg: New Nvidia GeForce GTX 10-Series Graphic Card)

     
    Computer Buying Tips
    • The cost of your computer hardware is small compared to the cost of the software you will be running on it or the aggravation of waiting for the computer to catch up with you.
    • Don’t try and save money on your hardware – as with most software, the better computer the better the software will run.
    • Purchase the newest, fastest computer you can afford.
    • Try to avoid buying packaged computers from discount retailers that come with a lot of features to help you surf the internet, play computer games or other recreational computer activities but have low overall performance.
    • If you are unfamiliar with computer configurations, ask for an industry standard commercial quality computer to use in your business. Tell your computer supplier you are going to be using the computer for CAD-based applications so that he can make appropriate recommendations.
     
    If you were to build a PC for Spaces, we would recommend getting a mid to high-end graphic card, something like an NVIDIA -GeForce GTX 970 or 1070
     
     

    Pointing Device
    2 button, 3 button, or 2 buttons with scroll wheel (recommended) Windows compatible mouse

    Monitor
    1024x768 resolution (1280x1024 or higher recommended)
    Minimum 17” LCD Flat screen (The bigger the better)

    Ports
    USB 2.0 or 3.0 port for single user security key support

     

    Internet Connection

    This is now considered essential. Your Vortek Spaces licence must have internet access to be able to connect with the licencing server to register your licence. Following that, the licencing server requires an internet connection once every 7 days (at a minimum) to ensure your licence is running correctly. It is also important so that users can send and receive emails from Planit for support issues. Updates for Vortek Spaces also are downloaded via the Windows Store automatically.

    Planit Cutting Edge Solutions also offers on-line support whereby we can take control of your computer remotely and assist with training and support issues.

     

    Other Software
    Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    Current Virus Protection Software.

    Data Backups
    Some form of a reliable backup system. (External Hard Drive, Streaming Tapes, Cloud-based storage).

     

    * It is recommended before purchasing new/or updating existing computers that you check with Planit Cutting Edge Solutions first.