System Requirements

Hardware and Software

To ensure that SimulationX is executable on your system, certain minimum requirements must be met.

Component Minimum requirements Recommended Configuration
Operating System Windows 8 x64 Windows 10 x64
Memory (RAM) 2 GB depending on the application*
min. 4GB
Hard Disk Minimum 2 GB depending on the application*
Graphics Adapter 3D-capable graphics card depending on the application*
* The actual memory required depends on model size and complexity

Table 1: Hard and Software Requirements

If you intend to purchase a new system, ESI ITI recommends a system with performance parameters that are suitable for tasks in the CAE area. Processor speed and main memory configuration are the decisive components for this.

Code Export and External Solvers

For the creation of executable code during the code export (Executable Models etc.) and for the simulation with external solvers (CVODE, Fixed-Step), a compiler is required. For information about development environments supported by SimulationX, refer to the following table.

Development Environment

SimulationX 64 bit

 

Ext. Solver CE für x86 CE für x64
Microsoft Visual C/C++ 2010 x x x
Microsoft Visual C/C++ 2010 Express Edition

 

x

 

Microsoft Visual C/C++ 2012 x x x
Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop x x x
Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop x x x
Microsoft Visual C/C++ 2013 x x x
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 x x x
Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows Desktop x x x
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 x x x
Microsoft Visual C++ Build Tools 2017 x x x
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 x x x
Microsoft Visual C++ Build Tools 2019 x x x
Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 x x x
Microsoft Visual C++ Build Tools 2022 x x x

Table 2: Requirements for "external" solvers and code generation during C Code Export

We recommend that you install Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 or higher in order to be able to use the C/C++ compiler in SimulationX without additional installation steps. The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is automatically installed during the setup of SimulationX and is used as the default compiler if no Visual Studio is installed.

Available Editions

Feature Express Analyzer Professional
New File
Open File
Open File (encrypted)
Save File
Save File (encrypted)
Print Preview
Print
Load User-Defined Types
Create/Edit User-Defined Types
Edit Models (Structure)
Edit Parameters
Control Elements and Visualizers
Database Connection
Computation
3D View
Script Editor

Table 3: ✔ Features available in the various editions

Trial Version

SimulationX is available as a fully functional trial version of the Professional Edition for non-commercial use. This version comprises a set of LIBRARIES AND OPTIONS which can be evaluated with COMPLETE FUNCTIONALITY for a limited period of time, which requires you to request a time-limited license file from ESI by using the request form.

Professional Edition

The Professional Edition is the full version of SimulationX with a vast range of powerful tools and options for creating, simulating and analyzing lumped-element models. You can use all program functionalities, libraries and options for which you have a valid license without any restrictions (see table ✔ Features available in the various editions). If you want to use the Professional Edition, you are prompted for a valid license at the start of the program. Only when a valid license has been provided, can the program be started as Professional Edition.

Analyzer Edition

The Analyzer Edition is suitable for parameter studies of prepared models. You can export result data or re-parameterize your model. All licensed model libraries are available. Building or adjustment of model structures are not allowed in this edition. If you want to use the Analyzer Edition, you are prompted for a valid license at the start of the program. Only when a valid license has been provided, can the program be started as Analyzer Edition.

Express Edition

The Express Edition can be used for small evaluation tasks (i.e. for educational purposes). As shown in the list below, there is only a limited set of elements and features available that you can use only a few times in a model.