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System Requirements

Generally, the specifics of the required computer depend on the complexity of the simulations you will be running. The more mesh that is required on your workpiece and tooling, the more demands are put on the computer hardware. If your forging has a lot of detail or if the flash is very thin, it will require more finite elements to accurately simulate it. If your forging has thick flash and not much detail, you can use a more basic computer to run the simulation. Increasing the quantity and speed of the processors will increase the speed of a simulation and increasing the memory (RAM) increases the complexity of the simulations that you are able to run.

We recommend a stand-alone video card with its own memory instead of an on-board video system that shares system memory. QForm uses Open GL and usually a mid-grade video card is sufficient for good results with QForm. Try to stay away from the newest high-end video cards since they are expensive and sometimes have driver issues.

You will need a CAD system that can export the correct type of geometry files (STEP format for 3D, dxf for 2D) and you should have fast internet access to utilize our on-line support.

You will need a mouse with a clickable scroll wheel. This is a pretty standard mouse. If your mouse was purchased within the last few years, chances are it has a clickable scroll wheel.

Minimum system requirements:

QForm 2D can run on any Windows based processor of at least 1 GHz with 1 Gigabyte of RAM. Increasing the quantity and speed of the processors will increase the speed of a simulation.

QForm 3D/2D is available for 32-bit or 64-bit systems. The minimum requirements are a 32-bit Windows based dual-core processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM. However for more complex simulations we recommend the use of QForm 64-bit on a multi core 64-bit computer. Up to 12 processors and 20 gigabytes of ram can be supported in 64-bit. Increasing the quantity and speed of the processors will increase the speed of a simulation and increasing the memory increases the complexity of the simulations that you are able to run.

QForm-Extrusion requires a fast multi processor 64-bit computer with at least 32 gigabytes of RAM. Up to 12 processors and 256 gigabytes of RAM can be supported. Increasing the quantity and speed of the processors will increase the speed of a simulation and increasing the memory increases the complexity of the simulations that you are able to run.