PatternStream System Requirements

The PatternStream automated publishing system is a very resource demanding application. Publishing speed is directly dependent on processor speed, bus speed, and the amount of RAM. PatternStream works optimally on XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating system workstations with 4 GB RAM or more (64 bit) and the current generation of processor and system bus speed. A 1600×1200 or higher resolution screen enables users to observe full pages without display truncation. It is also advantageous to use Adobe Acrobat 8.0 or greater if PDF output is required. PatternStream also works optimally on Windows Server (2008 and 2012) operating system servers with 4 GB RAM or more and the current generation of processor(s) and system bus speed. PatternStream Server also requires the use of a FrameMaker Server license.

The application does not include Adobe FrameMaker, FrameMaker Server, InDesign, InDesign Server, or Acrobat, ODBC drivers, or ODBC/SQL compliant databases. Most installations also require a version of Microsoft Office in order to process Excel spreadsheets and MS Word documents.

PatternStream has been optimized for performance on Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003 Server, XP, 2008 Server, Vista, and Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) operating system workstations and servers. The absolute minimum requirements to install Adobe FrameMaker or InDesign and PatternStream on workstations are:

  • a Intel® Xeon, Xeon Dual, Centrino® or Pentium® 4 or AMD Opteron(tm), Athlon 64(tm), or Turion(tm) processor
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM or more for Vista or Windows 7)
  • 300 MB of free hard drive space
  • and 1280×860 or better resolution screen

Publishing output file size may vary between several MB to several thousand MB and require additional hard drive space. It is also necessary to have FrameMaker, and FrameMaker Server or InDesign and InDesign Server.  Acrobat Distiller 6.0 or greater (included with FrameMaker version 5.5 and greater and FrameMaker Server 7.0 and greater), and Microsoft’s 32 bit ODBC (for database connectivity) installed.