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Hardware Requirements

Last updated: 12 April 2021

Because computer hardware specifications are constantly changing, for optimum results always use the fastest hardware commercially available with the maximum amount of memory and disk space that you can obtain.

Speed of use when building LUSAS models and the time required to analyse and process the results from a model can vary a great deal depending upon the size of model, the loadcases considered and the types of analysis performed. As such it is difficult to be too specific about minimum hardware requirements for general applications. The following are provided for general information:

Minimum Recommended
Core i5 processor (or similar) with at least 8Gb of RAM and at least 80Gb of free disk space.

Additional information

Operating System

Windows Vista, 7, 10. 
Windows XP, whilst no longer generally supported by Microsoft, may still be usable with LUSAS software.
Screen Minimum resolution of 1280 x 1024 is required.
USB Port A USB port is required for those using USB security license devices.
Distribution Media
  • The latest release of LUSAS software is made available for download by all clients with a support and maintenance agreement from the User Area of the LUSAS website. 
  • Updates are also available for download or can be provided on DVD at clients request.
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For LUSAS clients more detailed information on how to configure your hardware to achieve optimium results is provided in the LUSAS User Area. See Computer Hardware Considerations for more details.

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Any modelling, design and analysis capabilities described are dependent upon the LUSAS software product, version and option in use.