Operating System Compatibility

Visual Vessel Design is compatible with Windows desktop operating systems listed below.

The operating system compatibility details that follow refer to the latest released version of this software. Previous versions of the software may not work with newer operating systems.

Additional details on the life-cycle of Microsoft operating systems can be obtained from 
Microsoft’s web site at: 

Desktop Operating System

Compatibility Information

Windows 7/8/8.1* Professional (32 & 64 bit)
Windows 7/8/8.1* Ultimate (32 & 64 bit)
Windows 7/8/8.1* Enterprise (32 & 64 bit)

Visual Vessel Design Development tests these operating systems. Visual Vessel Design does not support Windows 7/8/8.1 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium. The software does not support Windows Vista Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Business, and Ultimate.

* Windows 8/8.1 - Enable .Net 3.5 prior to installing Visual Vessel Design.

Windows XP Professional with SP3 (32 bit)

NOTE: Microsoft Support of this OS ends in April 2014. This operating system is not recommended.

Windows Server (all versions)

Only tested by CADWorx & Analysis Solutions for the installation of network licensing systems (NetHASP License Manager).


Recommended System Requirements for Visual Vessel Design:

  • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium IV or higher AMD Athlon dual-core processor or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM or higher (Windows 7/8/8.1)
  • Display: 1280x1024 or higher, with True Color
  • Video Card: 256 MB or greater video RAM, OpenGL 1.1 or later, DirectX 9.0 or later, drivers updated with the latest manufacturer's drivers (Motherboard-integrated video cards not recommended for desktop systems.)
  • Remote Technologies: Citrix XenApp 6.0 required on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise