Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
What are the software requirements?
Software Type Software Version
Operating system (32 or 64-bit) Microsoft Windows 8.1; 10
Database (OPTIONAL) MS SQL Server 2014; 2016
Oracle 11.g; 12c
MS SQL Server Express 2014; 2016
PDF Reader Adobe Acrobat
Spreadsheet Excel 2013; 2016
Library Microsoft .NET
Framework
4.7.1
 
What are the hardware requirements?

ME Design was designed to take advantage of and utilize multiple CPU’s for running analyses. As such, the higher the performance of the client machine the faster ME Design will complete its analyses. Hardware recommendations for ME Design are 2GB RAM and 1.9GHz processor clock speed. However, it is strongly recommended to use a computer with minimum 4 GB RAM and 10 GB free hard drive space for multiple project runs such as batch, sensitivity, and thickness optimization. While ME Design itself only requires ~400 MB of hard disk space, ME Design projects after an analysis are usually around 5-10MB each. Please remember to take this into account when deciding on disk space requirements. A screen resolution of 1024 × 768 or higher is also recommended.

 
What are the data/space requirements?

Pavement ME Design requires minimal storage capabilities, varying with the number of users saving data. While ME Design itself only requires ~400 MB of hard disk space, ME Design projects after an analysis are usually around 5-10MB each. Please remember to take this into account when deciding on disk space requirements. A user with a minimum 80GB hard drive should have no issue with space related to ME Design.

 
What licensing options are available?
For AASHTOWare’s licensing options regarding Pavement ME Design, please visit
https://www.aashtoware.org/products/pavement/pavement-ordering/
 
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If you have any further questions, please contact us at:

The Pavement ME Design Support Team
Email: pavementmedesign@ara.com
Phone: 1-877-500-3496
Other: 1-217-356-4500
Monday through Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm CST