What are the recommended system requirements to run BC Framer? (rev. January 2024)

BC Framer® software v.8.7.3 Recommendations for Highest Performance:

Note: Maintaining current Windows Updates is necessary to ensure support.

  • CPU with Turbo Frequency > 4.7 GHz
  • SSD with > 500 MB/s Read & Write Speeds
  • Professional Workstation Graphics Card (i.e. NVidia Quadro)
  • 16GB RAM  (32GB RAM recommended if multitasking (i.e. running AutoCAD or viewing large PDF documents simultaneously.)
  • SQL Express 2016 Minimum. (SQL 2019 is installed on new systems.)
  • Operating Systems - Professional or Enterprise:
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 11

Unsupported Operating Systems:

  • Any version of Windows 7
  • Windows 8 RT, Windows 8 Home and Windows 8.1
  • Any version of Windows 10 not designated as
    “Professional” or “Enterprise” (i.e. Home, RT)
  • MAC OS
  • Will not run on SQL Express 2012 or older

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Current Hardware Recommendations

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