General Platform Support Roadmap
General MSC Software Platform Support Roadmap for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 product releases
| Intel/AMD X86
|Windows||Windows 7-sp1||Windows 7-sp1
|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.|
|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 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.
|Adams||MSC Nastran Desktop (See MSC Nastran, Patran, and SimXpert)|
|AFEA (See Patran and Marc)||Patran|
|FEA (See Patran and MSC Nastran)||Sinda (Windows Only)|
|Marc||TFEA (Windows Only)|
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