Supported Platforms and Requirements

FEMtools is available in native versions for Windows and Linux.


All versions are functionally identical with a uniform user interface (GUI) on every supported platform. To ensure optimal performance, all versions are native ports of a common source code.

The current version of FEMtools is supported on the following operating systems:

  • Window 10, 11 (64-bit).  From FEMtools 4.4, installation and operation on Windows 7/8/8.1 are possible but any OS-related issues will not be covered by technical support and will require an upgrade to Windows 10 or 11.
  • Linux 64-bit (RHEL 7+,  RHEL8+...)

For legacy versions, check here.

General Requirements

  • Minimum 1,5 GB free hard disk space
  • Minimum 8 GB RAM 
  • A graphics card that supports OpenGL. The graphics performance will be better if the graphics card supports hardware accelerated OpenGL
  • A CD-ROM drive or Internet connection for installation from CD or electronic delivery respectively
  • A USB port  (for nodelocked license option using dongle or installation from USB flash drive))
  • A TCP/IP connection to a license server (for network license option)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar (for reading PDF documentation)