Computer Requirements

SoloAssist is designed to run on any modern computer system.* Most new computers have a lifespan of about three years, which is also usually the maximum warranty period on them. After this period their performance and reliability begin to suffer and you run an increased risk of data loss. Therefore, if your computer is more than three years old, it is time to consider replacing it. It is usually cheaper and easier to replace old computers than trying to fix or upgrade them.

Components Minimum Ideal
Operating System Windows 8, Windows 10
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2
Windows 10 (64 Bit)
CPU Intel i3 Intel i5 or i7
RAM 4GB 8GB
Hard Drive 300MB free hard drive space. SSD (Solid State Drive)
Screen 1280×800 Resolution Dual 24″ or 27″ wide screens for optimal screen space on desktop computers.
Internet Required to activate and access online features. ADSL2+, NBN or 3G/4G

If you are considering purchasing a new computer or would like to know if your computer will run SoloAssist, please use this table as a guide.

Dual Screens

SoloAssist does not require dual screens to use, however with dual screens you can work faster and more efficiently. You can measure quantities in Plan Scan on one screen and view your quote check list on the other screen.

With the low price of LCD monitors, it has become an affordable solution for the modern office. Popular monitor sizes are 24” and 27” inch widescreens, giving you plenty of viewing space to read your plans and measure quantities.

Data Backup

Protecting your data is one of the most important aspects of your business. If your computer was damaged or stolen, would you be able to replace the lost data? If not, then need to consider your data backup options.

One of the most popular ways to backup data is with an external hard drive. These devices are relatively inexpensive and usually plug into your computer via USB. Some even come with software that will automatically backup all your files for you.

In addition to an external hard drive, you should also consider using a USB memory stick, for your most crucial data. You can plug the memory stick into your computer, copy any data to it, and then store it in a safe place. You should get into a habit of doing this at least once a week.

Cloud Storage

Another great option for backing up your work is through one of the many cloud storage services, most of which are free to use. An added benefit is that you can access your work from any device with an Internet connection. This allows you to seamlessly share your work between multiple computers.

Some of the most popular cloud storage platforms include, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. Click on the logos below to find out more about each option and choose the service that is right for you.

Dropbox
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive

* Although SoloAssist can run on almost any computer, we cannot guarantee that it will run on every computer. Some hardware and software configurations and factors out of our control can affect the operation of the software or prevent the software from operating for its intended purpose.