SOCET GXP® System Requirements

Systems Requirements

  • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 10; 64-bit
  • Network: 1 Gigabit (1 Gbps) or better recommended, minimum 10 Megabit (10 Mbps)
  • System Disk/Installation Location: 14 GB of free disk space for software – recommend SSD for best performance
  • Data Disk: Recommend 1-2 TB disk space for data – 7200 RPM or faster disks
  • RAM: Minimum 16GB RAM; 32GB or more recommended
  • CPU: Minimum 8 core CPU; recommended 16 core or better and minimum 2.0 GHz speed

Hardware Requirements/Supported Video Cards

The minimum recommended graphics card is the NVIDIA® Quadro K4000; however, it is recommended to have a NVIDIA Quadro P4000 or better for better performance. Lower level NVIDIA Quadro cards are available, but they do not offer stereo sync nor do we test SOCET GXP software with them.

When performing ASM terrain extraction, it is recommended to use a NVIDIA Quadro P6000 or RTX6000.

GPU Name Release GPU Architecture Memory Memory Type Memory Bandwidth Extra Power Connector Max Power Motherboard Interface Form Factor Display Connectors
NVIDIA Quadro K4000 3/1/2013 Kepler 3Gb 192-bit GDDR5 134 Gb (max) No (6 pin) 80w PCI Express 2.0 x16 Single Slot - 4.4" H x 9.5" L 2x Display Port 1.2, DL-DVI-I
NVIDIA Quadro K5000 8/17/2014 Kepler 4Gb 256-bit GDDR5 173 Gb (max) No (6 pin) 122w PCI Express 2.0 x16 Dual Slot - 4.4" H x 10.5" L 2x Display Port 1.2, 2x DL-DVI-I
NVIDIA Quadro K6000 7/23/2013 Kepler 12Gb 384-bit GDDR5 ECC 288 Gb (max) Yes (2x 6 pin) 225w PCI Express 3.0 x16 Dual Slot - 4.4" H x 10.5" L 2x Display Port 1.2, 2x DL-DVI-I
NVIDIA Quadro M4000 4/8/2015 Maxwell 8Gb 256-bit GDDR5 192 Gb (max) No (6 pin) 120w PCI Express 3.0 x16 Single Slot - 4.4" H x 9.5" L 4x Display Port 1.2
NVIDIA Quadro M5000 6/29/2015 Maxwell 8Gb 256-bit GDDR5 212 Gb (max) No (6 pin) 150w PCI Express 3.0 x16 Dual Slot - 4.4" H x 10.5" L 4x Display Port 1.2, DVI-D
NVIDIA Quadro M6000 3/5/2016 Maxwell 12Gb or 24 GB 384-bit GDDR5 ECC 317 Gb (max) No (8 pin) 250w PCI Express 3.0 x16 Dual Slot - 4.4" H x 10.5" L 4x Display Port 1.2, DVI-D
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 2/6/2017 Pascal 8Gb 256-bit GDDR5 243 Gb (max) Yes (2x 6 pin) 105w PCI Express 3.0 x16 Single Slot - 4.4" H x 9.5" L 4x Display Port 1.4
NVIDIA Quadro P5000 10/1/2016 Pascal 16Gb 256-bit GDDR5 ECC 288 Gb (max) Yes (2x 8 pin) 180w PCI Express 3.0 x16 Dual Slot - 4.4" H x 10.5" L 4x Display Port 1.4, DVI-D
NVIDIA Quadro P6000 10/1/2016 Pascal 24Gb 384-bit GDDR5 ECC 432 Gb (max) Yes (2x 8 pin) 250w PCI Express 3.0 x16 Dual Slot - 4.4" H x 10.5" L 4x Display Port 1.4, DVI-D
NVIDIA Quadro RTX4000 8/13/2018 Turing 8Gb 256-bit GDDR6 416 Gb (max) Yes (2x 8 pin) 160w PCI Express 3.0 x16 Single Slot - 4.4" H x 9.5" L 3x Display Port 1.4
NVIDIA Quadro RTX5000 8/13/2018 Turing 16Gb 256-bit GDDR6 448 Gb (max) Yes (2x 14 pin) 265w PCI Express 3.0 x16 Dual Slot - 4.4" H x 10.5" L 4x Display Port 1.4, USB-C
NVIDIA Quadro RTX6000 8/13/2018 Turing 24Gb 384-bit GDDR6 672 Gb (max) Yes (2x 14 pin) 295w PCI Express 3.0 x16 Dual Slot - 4.4" H x 10.5" L 4x Display Port 1.4, USB-C

All information was derived from NVIDIA and Wikipedia.

GXP® License Manager

The GXP License Manager has been updated to version 19.0.0.46. SOCET GXP v4.4.0.3 or later requires the GXP License Manager v19.0.0.x to run. For installation instructions and additional information, refer to the GXP License Manager Documentation.

Job Service

Ensure the Job Service functionality is configured for optimal performance according to the procedures in the Job Service Settings section of the SOCET GXP User’s Manual.

Esri®

Esri Geodatabase
In order to connect to an Esri Geodatabase directly in the SOCET GXP Multiport™ (without using the SOCET for ArcGIS® connections to ArcMap® or ArcGIS Pro), users must have either ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Engine Runtime with ArcGIS Engine Geodatabase Update installed and licensed on their system.

  • Supported versions: Esri ArcGIS Pro 2.2 – 2.6.1. For ArcGIS Pro, the SocetGxp.env file must be edited to include “GXP_USE_ARCGISPRO=TRUE”.
  • Supported versions: Esri ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 – 10.8.1. For ArcGIS Desktop, the SocetGxp.env file does not need to be edited, since the default environment variable in the SocetGxp.env file is set as “GXP_USE_ARCGISPRO=FALSE”.

SOCET GXP for ArcGIS Pro
ArcGIS 2.5 will be supported by the add-in file located under Config\Esri, while older versions will continue to be supported by the add-in file located under the Config\Esri\Legacy folder:

  • ArcGIS Pro 2.5+ = \Config\Esri
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.2/2.3/2.4 = \Config\Esri\Legacy

SketchUp Group

Supported versions: SketchUp Pro 2017. The 64-bit version of SketchUp is required.

  • SketchUp Pro 2019 is not currently supported

Google Earth™ mapping service

Google Earth Pro version v7.3.2.5776 is required to enable the export features. Run Google Earth in Microsoft DirectX® mode instead of OpenGL® mode to ensure SOCET GXP and Google Earth integrate with maximum performance. The Google Earth COM Application Programming Interface (API) is being deprecated. As such, later versions of the Google Earth mapping service may not interact with the SOCET GXP software solution. Google Earth can be manually launched from Windows, rather than through the SOCET GXP application, to enable some of the export features should attempting to launch fail from the Ribbon.

  • Google Earth v7.3.2.5776 is currently supported with SOCET GXP v4.4.0.5 and above. Newer versions of the Google Earth mapping service are not supported, due to Google™ no longer providing their API. The Google Earth mapping service may be downloaded from here.

Windows Media Player

Windows N or Windows KN require the Windows Media Feature Pack for Windows 8, 8.1, or 10.