SIMUL8 System Requirements

Find out more about the system requirements, technical information and language compatibility for SIMUL8 Basic, Professional and Network.

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SIMUL8 Corporation certifies that SIMUL8 and all plug-in software for SIMUL8 are compatible with:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 and Windows 7 64
  • Windows XP and XP 64
  • Microsoft Office from Version 5 to Version 2016

Please note that versions earlier than SIMUL8 2012 are not compatible with Windows 7

Optional software compatibility

SIMUL8 can optionally use Microsoft Office files. To use Microsoft Office files Microsoft Office must be installed. SIMUL8 Professional 2019 can optionally use Visio files. To use Visio *.VDX files Visio is not required. To use Visio *.VSD files Visio 5.0 or above must be installed.

Minimum hardware system requirements

SIMUL8 plus any plug-ins require the following minimum hardware:

i3 Processor single core (or non-Intel equivalent)
1GB of available RAM above the minimum required by your operating system.
170MB of available hard-disk space
If you have more RAM and a Multi-Core processor SIMUL8 will use it and deliver results faster.

How do I run SIMUL8 on my Mac?

Yes SIMUL8 can run on a Mac. The easiest and most flexible option is virtualization software, like VMware Fusion or Parallels. This software costs around $50 and enables you to run macOS and Windows side by side. You can switch between them as easily as you’d switch between Mac applications.