Platform Support

Welcome to the MSC Software Platform Support Web Site. The information below will provide details on the current and future supported platform for MSC's suite of CAE products.

General Platform Support Roadmap

General MSC Software Platform Support Roadmap for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 product releases

Hardware (1) OS 2016 2017 2018
Intel/AMD X86
(64-Bit)
Windows Windows 7-sp1 Windows 7-sp1
Windows 10
Windows 7-sp1
Windows 10
Win en-US Win ja-JP Win en-US Win ja-JP Win en-US Win ja-JP
Win zh-CN Win zh-CN Win zh-CN
Linux SUSE ES 11 SP2 RH EL 6.3 SUSE ES 11 SP3 RH EL 6.7
RH EL 7.1
SUSE ES 11 SP4
SUSE ES 12 SP1
RH EL 7.1
RH EL 7.3

(1) Please Note that the 2012 product releases of most MSC Software products was the last release that supports the 32-bit Linux platform as well as the 64-bit UNIX hardware platforms including IBM, HP, Sun, and Intel Itanium.

Product Specific Platform Support Details

This section provides all product specific changes to the General Platform Support Roadmap.

Adams Adams 2015.0 release supports Win 7 32-bit, 64-bit, RH EL 5.7, 6.3 & SUSE ES 11 SP2.
Adams 2015.1 and 2015.1.* releases support the platforms listed under 2016.
Adams 2016.0 will support the platforms listed under 2016 and Windows 10.
Adams 2017 and 2017.* releases will support the platforms listed under 2017.
Adams Gear AT Gear AT is supported on Windows 7 64 bit only.
Adams Tracked Vehicle Adams Tracked Vehicle (ATV) 2017.2 is supported on Windows (64-bit), Red Hat 6.7, and Red Hat 7.1.
It is currently not supported on SUSE.
Dytran Dytran 2016 will not support RH EL 5.7 , 6.5 & SUSE ES 11 SP2
Easy5 Easy5 2015 supports Win 7 32-bit, 64-bit, RH EL 5.7, 6.3 & SUSE ES 11 SP2.
Marc Marc 2015 will also support RH EL 5.7 & Windows 10
Marc 2016 will support Win7 and Win 10 64 bit and RH EL 6.3 and SuSE ES 11 SP2.
MaterialCenter Complete platform support
MaterialCenter Databanks Complete platform support
MSC Apex MSC Apex Eagle and prior releases support Win 7 64-bit only.
MSC Apex Fossa & Grizzly supports Win 7 and Win 10 64-bit only.
MSC Nastran MSC Nastran 2016 supports Win 7 and RH EL 6.3 and SuSE ES 11 SP2 only.
MSC Nastran 2017 will support the platforms listed under 2017.
Patran Patran 2016 supports Win 7 and RH EL 6.3 and SuSE ES 11 SP2 only.
Patran 2017 will support the platforms listed under 2017.
SimDesigner SimDesigner versions based on Catia platforms below CATIA V5-6 R2016SP1 versions are supported on Windows 7 64 bit only.
SimDesigner versions based on Catia platforms above CATIA V5-6 R2016SP2 version are supported on Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 10 64bit.
SimManager Complete platform support
SimXpert SimXpert 2016 supports for Win 7 64 bit only and RH EL 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 6.0 64 bit only.
SimXpert 2017 will support for Win 7 64 bit only and RH EL 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 6.0 64 bit only.
Sinda Sinda is available on Windows only. Sinda 2016 will also support Windows XP & Windows 7 for 32 and 64-bit.
Sinda 2017 supports Windows 7 x64 and Windows 10 x64.
MSC Licensing (FlexNet Licensing) MSC Licensing (based on FlexNet 11.13) is only supported on 64-bit platforms.
In addition to platforms listed under 2017 column, License server 11.13 will support Windows Server 2012, and 2012 R2.

Click here for the SimCompanion Product Update site for the MSC Licensing product.

Documentation for Current Product Releases

Please use the links below for product specific information for current releases. These links will take you to the SimCompanion documentation sites for the products.

Actran MSC Nastran
Adams MSC Nastran Desktop (See MSC Nastran, Patran, and SimXpert)
AFEA (See Patran and Marc) Patran
Dytran SimDesigner
Easy5 SimManager
MSC Fatigue SimXpert
FEA (See Patran and MSC Nastran) Sinda (Windows Only)
Marc TFEA (Windows Only)
MVision

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