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Running GeoStudio on an Apple Mac
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This article explains your options for running GeoStudio on an Apple Mac.

Before You Start

  • Running GeoStudio on an Apple Mac is unsupported.
    • We do not test running on this platform.
    • If you were able to run GeoStudio on an Apple Mac in the past, there is no guarantee it will continue to work in the future.
  • GeoStudio is exclusively a Microsoft Windows application.
  • Seequent / Bentley do not publish a native macOS version of GeoStudio.
  • To run GeoStudio on macOS, you will need to use an option that allows Microsoft Windows to run on the computer.
  • Seequent / Bentley do not provide assistance with getting Windows or GeoStudio running on a Mac.

Dual-boot with Boot Camp

  • Boot Camp allows you to install the Microsoft Windows operating systems that work directly with the hardware on the Mac.
  • Because this is essentially a “pure” Windows installation, there are no restrictions to installing and using GeoStudio.  
  • Please refer to Apple support for assistance in using Boot Camp:
    https://support.apple.com/boot-camp
  • This method can be used with GeoStudio standalone licensing.

Run Windows Using a Virtual Machine

  • GeoStudio licensing does not currently support FlexNet USB, activation, or node-locked licenses on virtual machines running on a Mac.
  • GeoStudio may run on a MAC client running a Windows virtual machine if you are using FlexNet floating licenses hosted on a network license server.  
  • The following are some virtual machine solutions for running Windows on macOS:
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