Hardware Notes - Pro/MECHANICA

Datecode 2001430     Datecode 2001210

Last updated: March, 2004

Platform

Models Operating System Windowing Environment Graphics Accelerator Hardware
(see note a below)
3D Graphics C Compiler Fortran Compiler
(see note b below)

SGI (32 bit)

R5000

IRIX 6.5

4Dwm, X11R5

Extreme, Impact

OpenGL

X-Windows

C/C++ V7.2+

FORTRAN V7.2+

SGI (64 bit)

R8000
R10000
R12000
R14000

IRIX 6.5

4Dwm, X11R5

Extreme, Impact

OpenGL

X-Windows

C V7.2+

FORTRAN
V7.2+

Sun (32 bit)

Ultra1
Ultra2
Ultra10
Ultra30
Ultra60
Blade-1000
Blade-2000

Solaris 2.6
Solaris 7, 8

CDE, X11R5

Creator 3D
Elite 3D
Expert3D
(see note n)
XVR-500
(see note p)
XVR-1000 (See note q)

OpenGL

X-Windows

C 5.0, 6.1

FORTRAN 5.0

Sun (64 bit)

Ultra30
Ultra60
Blade-1000
Blade-2000

Solaris 7, 8

CDE, X11R5

Creator 3D
Elite 3D
Expert3D
(see note n)
XVR-500
(see note p)
XVR-1000 (See note q)

OpenGL

X-Windows

C 5.0, 6.1

FORTRAN 5.0

HP (32 bit)

9000/700 Family
(including PA8000 native build)
(including B, C, J, K class)

HP UX 10.20 ACE4 & ACE5
(See notes c & d)

HPUX 11.0, 11i, (11.11)

CDE, X11R5

CRX-24Z, HCRX-24Z, HCRX-48Z, Visualize-24, Visualize-48, Visualize-fxE, Visualize-fx2, Visualize-fx4, Visualize-fx5, Visualize-fx6, Visualize-fx10

X-Windows

Starbase
OpenGL
(See note e, j, k, l)

HPUX 11.0 Graphics & Tech. Comp. Software v2 or v3

HP C VA10.32.12

ANSI C++( for Custom Loads)

HP C 11.00.00

HP FORTRAN VB10.20.10

HP (64 bit)

Visualize Workstations (including B, C, J class)

HPUX 11.0, 11i (11.11)

CDE, X11R5

HCRX-24Z, Visualize-fxE, Visualize-fx2, Visualize-fx4, Visualize-fx5, Visualize-fx6, Visualize-fx10

X-Windows

Starbase
OpenGL
(See note e, k, l)

ANSI C++( for Custom Loads)

HP C 11.00.00

HP FORTRAN

DEC Alpha
Unix

DEC 3000:
AlphaStations 250, 400, 500
Personal Workstation 600AU

Digital Unix v4.0 e & f

CDE, X11R5

Powerstorm

OpenGL (Open3d v4.3)

DEC C V5.7
(See note f)

DEC FORTRAN V5.6

IBM

RS6000 family
43P-150
43P-140
397
42T

AIX 4.3.3

CDE, X11R5

Gt4e
Gt4x
Gt4xi Family
GXT500
GXT1000 (see note g)
GXT800P
GXT800M
GXT550P
GXT2000P
GXT3000P

OpenGL (see note h)

AIX XL C
v3.6.6

AIX XL F 6.1

Windows NT

Intel Based PC (with NT compatible hardware)

Windows NT 4.0
(with SP5 & SP6)

N/A

Win32GDI
OpenGL

MS Visual C++ V5.0
(SP3) & V6.0

Compaq (DEC) Visual Fortran 6.0

Windows 98

Intel Based PC (with Win98 compatible hardware)

Windows 98

N/A

Win32GDI
OpenGL

MS Visual C++ V5.0 (SP3) & V6.0

Compaq (DEC) Visual Fortran 6.0

Windows 2000
(see notes i, m)

Intel Based PC (with Win2000 compatible hardware)

Windows 2000, Service Packs 1, 2 and 3

N/A

Win32GDI
OpenGL

MS Visual C++ V5.0 (SP3) & V6.0

Compaq (DEC) Visual Fortran 6.0

Windows XP
(see note i)

Intel Based PC (with WinXP compatible hardware)

Windows XP (Professional and Home)

N/A

Win32GDI
OpenGL

MS Visual C++ V5.0 (SP3) & V6.0

Compaq (DEC) Visual Fortran 6.0

Language Support: English, German, French and Japanese (see note o)

Notes:

  1. Pro/MECHANICA requires a 24-bit graphics card. You can use other graphics cards with Pro/MECHANICA; however, they may not offer any accelerated graphics gains and you may experience color flashing.
  2. Fortran compilers are only required if you are running Fortran custom loads.
  3. Required for native OpenGL support.
  4. On HP's to have integrated mode work correctly, PHSS_19739 (HP DCE/9000 1.5 cumulative patch) patch needs to be installed.
  5. OpenGL Runtime Environment 10.20.06 or later
  6. The C++ V6.0 compiler is also required to run the Motion engine
  7. GXT 1000 on IBM's require X-Windows to be started with xinit - -x abx -x mbx -x GLX
  8. The following patches are required on IBM: IX78809 & IY13516
  9. Install and use the i486_nt executable.
  10. The following patch is required on HPUX 10.2 (PHSS_23527 - 3D common, PHSS_23533- OpenGL, PHSS_23535 - X Server runtime patches).
  11. The following patch is required on HPUX 11.0 (PHSS_23536 - 3D common, PHSS_23544- OpenGL, PHSS_23546 - X Server runtime patches).
  12. The following patch is required on HPUX 11i(11.11) (PHSS_23536 - 3D common, PHSS_23544- OpenGL, PHSS_21816 - X Server runtime patches).
  13. The following patch is required on Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 1): (Q271976)
  14. The following Expert 3D patch is required: Solaris 2.6: 108788-14, Solaris 2.7: 108787-14, Solaris 8: 108576-21
  15. Japanese not supported on Windows 98
  16. Pro/MECHANICA independent mode is supported in X-Windows only. Integrated mode is supported in OpenGL and X-Windows.
  17. The following OpenGL 1.2.3 patch is required on Solaris 8: 112628-05 (32 bit),112629-05 (64 bit).

Supported MCAD Systems

You can integrate several MCAD systems with Pro/MECHANICA Release 2001. The following table lists the MCAD systems supported in Release 2001 and the platforms they are supported on.

Platforms

CATIA
Release 4.2.0
(English only)
Pro/ENGINEER 2001
Date Code: 2001440 and higher
CADDS
Release 8.1
(English only)
Unigraphics
Release 16.0
(English only)

DEC Alpha Unix

X

No longer supported

X
See Notes a & b

HP (32 and 64 bit)

X

X

No longer supported

X
See Notes a & b

IBM

X

X

No longer supported

X
See Notes a & b

Intel-based PC
(Windows NT, XP, 2000, 98)

X

No longer supported

X
See Notes a & b.

SGI_MIPS4 (64 and 32 bit)

X

X

No longer supported

X
See Notes a & b

Sun (32 and 64 bit)

X

No longer supported

X
See Notes a & b

Notes:
a.Only supported for import of UG parts into Mechanica (transfer from UG using ugmech not supported).
b.UG Interface requires separate licensing

Supported Data Transfer Standards

Pro/MECHANICA supports the following standards for transferring data to and from MCAD programs:

Platform

DXF 13.0 IGES 5.2 VDA 2.0

DEC Alpha Unix

X

X

X

HP (32 and 64 bit)

X

X

X

IBM

X

X

X

Intel-based PC
(Windows NT, XP, 2000, 98)

X

X

SGI (32 and 64 bit)

X

X

X

Sun (32 and 64 bit)

X

X

X

 
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