CERC — Environmental Software and Services

System requirements

This page lists the minimum specifications required and any available links to third party contouring packages and GIS software.

Minimum computer specifications

Software Operating system1 Disk space
ADMS 5 Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 10 GB
ADMS-Roads Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 10 GB
ADMS-Urban Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 20 GB
ADMS-Urban RML Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 20 GB
ADMS-Airport Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 20 GB
ADMS-Screen Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 100 MB
EMIT Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 20 GB
FLOWSTAR-Energy Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 10 GB
GASTAR Windows 7, Windows 8 100 MB
LSMS Windows 7(2) 100 MB
ADMS-Puff Windows 7, Windows 8 10 GB
ADMS-STAR Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 10 GB
Run Manager Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 1 GB
WRFtoMET Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 100 MB

1 Professional, Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions only. Starter and Home editions are not supported. Windows 8 refers to Windows 8.1 only. The version of Windows you are using must be supported by Microsoft.

2 Windows 7 32 bit only.

Some products are supplied with a hardware key. The hardware key must be connected to a USB port (standard type A) which is available to the computer where the product is installed.

3D visualisation in the Mapper uses DirectX 9.

Software Links with other software
ADMS 5 ArcGIS, MapInfo, Surfer
ADMS-Roads ArcGIS, MapInfo, Surfer
ADMS-Urban ArcGIS, MapInfo, Surfer
ADMS-Airport ArcGIS, MapInfo, Surfer
ADMS-Screen ArcGIS, MapInfo, Surfer
EMIT ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads, ADMS-Airport
FLOWSTAR-Energy Surfer
ADMS-Puff Surfer
Run Manager ADMS 5, ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads, ADMS-Airport, FLOWSTAR-Energy, ADMS-Puff, GASTAR

Support with third party software[top]

Some CERC utilities require Golden Software Surfer. ArcGIS will also need the ESRI Spatial Analyst component to generate contours in ArcGIS.

Software Supported versions3
ArcGIS4 Versions 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4
Surfer Versions 10, 11, 12 and 13
MapInfo Versions 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 15, 15.2 and 16

3 Use of third party software is only supported on those operating systems for which the manufacturer explicitly supports its use.

4 A patch is available from our user area to support ArcGIS 10.4.

CERC software and Microsoft Office[top]

Current versions of CERC software (including the links to ArcGIS and MapInfo Professional) do not require Microsoft Office to be installed with the following exceptions.

Emission inventories

Users of ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads or ADMS-Airport who wish to directly edit an emissions inventory database using the Excel templates, as described in the User Guides, will require Microsoft Access and Excel to be installed. These must be versions supplied with or equivalent to Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010.

Access 2007 and 2010 users should note that each time they open an emissions inventory database in Access, they will be asked whether to upgrade it to the latest format. It is important to always answer No. If the database is upgraded to the latest format it cannot be used.

We do not support the direct editing of data in inventory databases using Access 2013 or later.

Surfer Automation and Slideshow Creator Utilities

These utilities are Microsoft Excel templates that use macros, so in order to use them you need to have a 32 bit version of Excel (2007 or later) installed.

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