Installation and Product Activation

1. What are the minimum system requirements?
2. How do I install the software?
3. What is a product activation code, and how do I get one?

1.

What are the minimum system requirements?

The minimum computer requirements to install and run the Patchworks model include:

  • 32 or 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows 10. A 64-bit operating system is highly recommended for best

    performance.

  • X86 or AMD64 compatible CPU

  • Memory depends on the complexity of the model, but 2Gb RAM is generally the minimum for medium sized problems

  • Minimum 1Gb available disk space (50Mb for software, 640Mb for the sample datasets, and the remainder for working space)

  • A USB port for the hardware key if not using a floating license

  • An up-to-date web browser such as Firefox or Chrome

2.

How do I install the software?

Follow the procedure described in the Patchworks installation guide.

3.

What is a product activation code, and how do I get one?

A product activation code is a special code word that Patchworks requires in order to validate your installation. Product activation codes are unique to individual workstations and are not transferable or reusable.

There are several circumstances when you will need to obtain a product activation code:

  • when you first install the Patchworks software;

  • when you transfer the Patchworks software to a different workstation;

  • when you install a major upgrade to the Patchworks software.

The Patchworks software will prompt you when you require a product activation code. The software will present a dialog describing the steps to be followed. One of the steps is to print out a 'Product Activation Request Form', which must be signed and sent by mail or fax to Spatial Planning Systems.

Spatial Planning Systems will fill orders for product activation codes within 24 hours. There is no charge for product activation codes.