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Technical specifications and recommendations

Installations

The Facad Ortho Tracing software can either be installed

  • locally on a PC
    • recommended for single usage on an appointed workstation, licensed with a fix license
  • in a shared folder on a server
    • recommended for usage from more than one workstation, licensed with a fix license valid for each workstation, or with a floating license valid for simultaneous usage from several workstations

When the software is installed in a shared folder on a server, no local installations should be made – you only need a short-cut to the installed program.
This short-cut is created by the program itself the first time it is run.

Operating systems

The software Facad runs on PC’s using

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8-8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • several Windows Server OS when used in a terminal-server environment such as Citrix

The software also works on Mac computers running a Windows emulator, such as Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion.

The operating system Windows XP is no longer supported.

.NET 4 requirement

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 is required for the Facad program to work. The .NET Framework 4 should be included in all supported operating systems.

Memory and disk space

The installation requires less than 260 MB free disk space and the minimum memory requirement is 1 GB RAM.

Databases

No databases are involved in this software.

Network card

A network card needs to be available in the workstation for the software to work.

Image file formats

The software can handle the following image file formats: TIFF, GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, and DICOM.

Recommendations for accurate viewing

  • Color display with at least 24-bit performance
  • Display resolution at least 1280 x 720

High screen resolution

The Facad software is not designed to run on high screen resolution laptops. Doing so anyway may result in undesirable effects in for instance text and icon sizing.

Compatibility settings

On laptops and image displays with a very high resolution, Windows applies display scaling that in some cases might result in undesired fuzzy fonts or really tiny icons and text sizes. This functionality can be set to work better by adjusting the executable’s properties (right-click on Facad.exe and select Properties).

Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Go to the Compatibility tab and tick the check-box Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.

Windows 10

In newer updates of Windows 10, it looks slightly different. Go to the Compatibility tab, and tick the check-box Override high DPI scaling behaviour. Scaling performed by: and select System.

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