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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.
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Products with their own platform support pages:

MaterialCenter Complete platform support
MaterialCenter Databanks Complete platform support
MSC Apex Complete platform support
SimManager Complete platform support

Products with a common set of platform definition

General Platform Support Roadmap
General MSC Software Platform Support Roadmap is shown below. All minor releases have the same platform support as the respective major release.

Hardware (1) OS Release Version 2018.* Release Version 2019.* Release Version 2020.* Release Version 2021.*
Intel/AMD X86
(64-Bit)
Windows Windows 7-sp1
Windows 10 1709
Windows 7-sp1
Windows 10 1803
Windows 7-sp1
Windows 10
Windows 10
Win en-US Win ja-JP Win en-US Win ja-JP Win en-US Win ja-JPWin en-US Win ja-JP
Win zh-CN Win zh-CN Win zh-CN Win zh-CN
Linux SUSE ES 11 SP4
SUSE ES 12 SP1
RH EL 7.1
RH EL 7.3
SUSE ES 11 SP4
SUSE ES 12 SP1
RH EL 7.1
RH EL 7.3
SUSE ES 12 SP1
SUSE ES 12 SP2
RH EL 7.3
RH EL 7.5
SUSE ES 12 SP2
SUSE ES 12 SP3
RH EL 7.3
RH EL 7.5

(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

Product Specific Platform Support is shown below.

Product Specific Platform Support

Exceptions of Product Specific Platform Support

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

MSC ThermicaMSC Thermica is available on Windows only. Version 4.5.3 is a 32 bit product and runs under Windows 7 x86 or x64. Versions 4.7.1 and 4.8.2 are 64 bit products and run under Windows 7 x64. Versions 4.7.1 and 4.8.2 have been tested under Windows 10 x64 and there are no known issues, though it is not fully certified for 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 the 2018 column, License Server 11.13 will support Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 along with RHEL 6.7.

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

Technology Partner Information

MSC Software works with many hardware and software providers to ensure our CAE solutions have the optimal performance and breadth of capabilities. For more information on our Technology Partners, please click here.

Solution Download Center

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