Technical Information

System/Hardware Requirements


Any modern PC bought from a 'high street' store or specialist computer outlet which runs Windows competently will be capable of running Pulsonix. You can't go far wrong if you purchase the best computer your budget will allow.

Examples of recommended and minimum specifications are given here. Note that we offer no warranty or guarantee that the specifications shown here are definitely going to be good enough for your needs, as this depends on many factors including the complexity/size of the design files you will be working on, and what other software you will be using at the same time.


  • Please check that your intended version of Windows is supported (see below) for the version of our software you are trying to install.
    By virtue of named operating systems not being listed, (such as Windows 7, 8, 8.1, it is implied that these are NO LONGER supported by Pulsonix.
  • If you intend using the 3D-View features, a graphics card that provides on-board support for Open-GL is required.

Recommended system

  • Intel® Core™ i7 processor or equivalent
  • 16GB RAM
  • 8GB disk space (3GB for application installation)
  • Display with at least 1600x1200 resolution or equivalent widescreen
  • Graphics card supporting DirectX 11 or later
  • A supported version of Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Internet connection

Minimum system

  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor or equivalent
  • 8GB RAM
  • 8GB disk space (3GB for application installation)
  • Display with at least 1024x768 resolution (min)
  • Graphics card supporting DirectX 11 or later
  • A supported version of Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Internet connection

Windows Life Cycle for Pulsonix

Microsoft support
supported until
10** Jun 2023 Jun 2025
11** Oct 2024 Oct 2026
Server 2016 Jan 2022 Jun 2025
Server 2019 Jan 2024 Jun 2027

We support Pulsonix on all the recent versions of Windows, beyond the date when mainstream Microsoft support ends, to allow you plenty of time to manage system upgrades. This is typically two years for Workstation and three years for Server editions.

Server versions of Windows are only supported for Network License Server use.

** Note that recent version of Windows (10 onwards) are on a kind of 'rolling update' program which means that versions and end dates are less easy to track than with previous editions of Windows. Microsoft's own statement is that Windows Pro and Home editions are "serviced for 18 months from release date, however based on your setting, the latest feature update may be automatically installed on your device upon availability". We will roll our support dates forward as these Windows editions continue to evolve.

Additional Information

Information about the Log4J exploit issue

Westdev and the Pulsonix product do not appear to be affected by the Log4J exploit.

It is a Java-based logging system that comes with Apache web servers. We don’t use this facility at all, and indeed there is no
Java installed on our web server or any of our local internal servers.

Here is a reference article from Avast about this exploit:

Below is an additional article from ZDNet:
- contains this specific phrase “any device that's exposed to the internet is at risk if it's running Apache Log4J, versions 2.0 to 2.14.1”

In conclusion, our systems are not vulnerable to this issue.

License Information

How to get license information about your system

From time to time, you may be asked to tell us about the license information for Pulsonix. This link takes you to the Tech Notes page that describes how to find it and what to send us.

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