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Component Solutions® Director™ — Designed Around You

Designed with ease of use and flexibility in mind, CS Director gives you the freedom to choose only the features that fit your business needs, allowing customization for individual preferences. From a single component to a large multi-plan development, CS Director manages all of your projects with convenient features that keep your business running smoothly.

  • Access for remote Designers at multiple locations using local and cloud-based software
  • Schedule tasks and track project status using integrated calendars
  • Create truss libraries and price books
  • Create individual components, with or without a layout
  • Intuitive workflows for creating and managing master projects
  • Submit trusses for component review, and easily access sealed designs
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CS Project Information
Consolidate all project information in one central location.
CS Miscellaneous Products
Add any miscellaneous products and services to your project.
CS Customize Tasks
Customize tasks to manage your workflow.
CS Customizable Calendars
Customizable, integrated calendars to meet your needs.

Software Requirements

Continuous improvement based on customer input is a cornerstone of our software development strategy. Our sales and development team will be working closely with users to identify areas where we can expand functionality to increase versatility and efficiency in future releases.

Recommended Operating System

For Desktop
  • Windows 7 64-bit edition (Recommended)
  • Windows 8.1 or higher (Recommended)
For Server
  • Windows 2012 R2 (Required)

Recommended Hardware

  • 2.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 64-bit Core i5 or Core i7 Intel processor preferred
  • Quad-Core processor preferred
  • 16 GB RAM or higher
  • 200 GB available hard disk space
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver (1 GB of video dedicated memory)

Minimum Hardware

  • 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 100 GB available hard disk space
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver (512MB or higher of video dedicated memory)

Additional Considerations

  • 7200 RPM hard drive is recommended for good performance. A Hybrid Hard Drive (SSHD) is recommended for better performance. A Solid State Drive (SSD) is recommended for optimal performance.
  • Gigabit Ethernet is recommended.

If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact the Component Solutions® Helpdesk at (866) 252-8606 or cshelp@strongtie.com.

PLEASE NOTE: These recommendations are a generic specification that assumes hardware manufacturers publish appropriate data to determine compatibility. As we incorporate customer requests to change or enhance the Component Solutions® software, and in recognition of technology changes, we reserve the right to periodically change and publish updated hardware and operating systems requirements.