System Requirements

These suggested system requirements are for small- to moderately-sized agencies running Roadsoft standalone (client & database on one PC) and Laptop Data Collector (LDC). Larger agencies may need more computer power; if this is the case, please contact Roadsoft technical support at roadsoft@mtu.edu.

Operating system

Minimum: Windows 7

·         Roadsoft/LDC no longer run on Windows XP or Windows Vista.

Recommended: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10

CPU

Minimum: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)

Recommended: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 X2

Larger jurisdictions should consider the fastest processor available, within their budget, for improved performance.

RAM

Minimum: 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) 

Recommended: 2GB

Larger jurisdictions should consider larger amounts of RAM for improved performance (4 GB is the maximum for 32bit operating systems).

Hard drive

1GB per-installation; 4GB per-database

Roadsoft install is approximately 125 MB. For small jurisdictions, Roadsoft database is approximately 50 MB. Larger jurisdictions can expect database sizes around, or in excess of, 4 GB.

Graphics

LDC Minimum: 1024 x 600

Roadsoft Minimum: 1024 x 768

·         The Laptop Data Collector can also support a netbook resolution of 1024x600.

·         Roadsoft will run on a screen of 1024x768, but not all windows will fit.

Recommended: 1600x1200 w/ 32 bit color mode

GPS for Laptop Data Collector

The LDC can connect with USB GPS units that support NMEA 0183, such as the Globalsat BU-353-S4. For more information on GPS compatibility, contact Roadsoft Tech Support.

Roadsoft Mobile

Roadsoft Mobile is designed for tablet devices, such as the Nexus 7 or iPad. Devices must be running Android version 4.0.3 and up or iOS 8.3 and up. Devices must have access to wireless service.

SQL Server

Roadsoft requires the use of SQL Server or SQL Server Express to build a database.

We recommend using our packaged instance of SQL Server Express.

 

Minimum: SQL Server/SQL Server Express 2008

·         Roadsoft 7.8.7 or newer will not run on SQL Server/SQL Server Express 2005.

Recommended: SQL/SQL Server Express 2016

Supported: SQL/SQL Server Express versions 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2014 & 2016