System Requirements

General Requirements

Operating System

  • 64 bit Windows 8 or 10

Minimum Memory

  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)

SINDA/FLUINT

Since SINDA/FLUINT allows user logic and generates a unique executable each time it is run, you MUST have a copy of the correct compiler.

Prerequisite Software

  • Fortran Compiler
    • Intel® Visual Fortran Version 11.1.048 or newer, or Intel® Visual Fortran Composer XE for Windows or Parallel Studio XE for Windows
      Note: Only the Composer Edition of any version is required. The Professional or Cluster editions will also work, but those editions add features that are not required by SINDA/FLUINT.
    • Review Intel Visual Fortran System Requirements
    • Known Issues
      • Intel Parallel Studio XE 2011: Updates 0 through 9 contained a bug that causes SINDA to fail. Only updates 10-13 work with SINDA/FLUINT 6.0 or newer.
      • Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018:  The initial release of this version has issues with the Visual Studio shell not working. Recommend installing 2018 update 1 or newer.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
    The Intel compiler requires MS Visual Studio to be installed. Check the Intel system requirements to see which versions of Visual Studio are supported for a particular version of the Intel compiler.

    • Integration with Intel Parallel Studio XE versions 2017, 2018, early 2019: These installers provide an integrated shell version of Visual Studio which will suffice. For these Intel installations, if Visual Studio is not found on the computer, the installer will automatically install the shell version. No purchase of the Microsoft Visual Studio is required. If Visual Studio is already installed on the computer, Intel will integrate with it and not install the shell.
      • Shell installation supporting software requirements
        • Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 (2013 shell) requires Microsoft SDK 8.1 to be installed
        • Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 (2015 shell) requires Microsoft SDK 10 to be installed
        • Intel Parallel Studio XE 2019 inital release, update 1, and update 2 (2015 shell) requires Microsoft SDK 10 to be installed
    • Integration with Intel Parallel Studio XE version 2019 update 3 or newer: These installers do not provide an integrated Visual Studio shell. For these installations you must install MS Visual Studio.
      • MS Visual Studio Community
        • For classroom learning environments, academic research, or for contributing to open source projects, Visual Studio Community can be used at no cost.
        • For non-enterprise organizations, up to five users can use Visual Studio Community.
        • Enterprise organizations (>250 PCs or > US$1 million annual revenue), no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic, classroom training.
      • MS Visual Studio Professional or Enterprise
        • For enterprise organizations which do not meet the Community requirements.
    • Visit Microsoft's website for free trial downloads
    • Visit Microsofts website for pricing details

Thermal Desktop®, RadCAD®, and FloCAD®

Prerequisite Software

  • SINDA/FLUINT, which is the solution engine, must be installed
  • CAD Package: AutoCAD® 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. 2019 and 2020. The standard version AutoCAD is required, AutoCAD LT is not compatible.
    Also see Autocad system requirements
    Thermal Desktop 6.0 was the last version that will support AutoCAD 2013 and 2014 
    Thermal Desktop 6.1 will be the last version to support AutoCAD 2015 and 2016

Hardware

  • Discrete graphics card with a minimum of 1 GB GPU Direct 11 compliant (4 GB GPU recommended), see Autodesk's website for certified graphics cards
  • Display resolution: 1280 x 800 minimum or finer with 100% font size recommended​

TD Direct®

Prerequisite Software

flow regimes

Introduction to Two-phase Flow

September 24, 2-3pm MDT

This webinar introduces basic concepts in two-phase flow modeling including quality, void fraction, flow regimes, slip flow, pressure drops and accelerations, and heat transfer.

No knowledge of CRTech software is required. However, references to the corresponding FloCAD features will be made to assist users of that product.

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Introductory FloCAD Training

Class times: September 5, 10, and 12, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT daily
Cost: no charge (attendees must have an active support contract)

CRTech will be hosting introductory training for FloCAD (Flow Modeling in Thermal Desktop). This is our standard FloCAD class previously hosted in a classroom environment and now restructured for an online teaching environment.

The class will introduce single-phase fluid modeling concepts and how to build fluid models within the FloCAD work environment. Topics covered include an introduction to fluid modeling components, geometric versus non-geometric modeling options, working with FloCAD Pipes, solution control, and an introduction to path and pipe libraries.

The class will be broken into three two- to three-hour sessions held over a 3 day period. The format will be online lecture and demonstration with opportunities to ask questions. Hands-on lab work will be provided to students to work on after each session. To gain the most from this class, students are encouraged to attend all three sessions.

Prerequisites: Attendees must have basic working knowledge of Thermal Desktop as many of its base features will not be covered in this class but their usage is required for FloCAD.

Eligibility Requirement: This class is a service to our customers. All attendees must have an active support contract. If you are unsure of your support status, please contact CRTech.

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