A Citrix Presentation Server implements a virtualization environment that uses an emulated graphics card instead of a native hardware 3D CAD Workstation graphics card. This means that all clients running Smart Interop Publisher in Citrix will notice a severe degradation in performance because Smart Interop Publisher cannot take advantage of full hardware acceleration on this emulated graphics card.
SmartPlant Enterprise Prerequisites
To run Smart Interop Publisher on a Citrix server, you must install the same prerequisite software that is required for the product to run on a desktop client system. Make sure that any prerequisite software installations are matched to the operating system. All patches or products should be in accordance with administrative guidance.
To install software on a Citrix server, you must log on with an account that has administrator level access.
Smart Interop Publisher requires SQL Server to be loaded on the Citrix server. Each user must have their own unique database location also on this server.
Special Hardware Requirements
See the Citrix documentation for system hardware for the Citrix server. Smart Interop Publisher requires at least 4 GB of RAM for each concurrent user. This is in addition to the RAM required for Windows and Citrix. These are minimum requirements. Large work environments will require additional RAM.