UiPath Document Understanding

UiPath Document Understanding

Install and Use

This page describes how to deploy and configure Document Understanding, as well as special instructions on how to use Document Understanding deployed on AI Center standalone.

Hardware requirements

Before starting the Document Understanding installation, make sure to check and satisfy all requirements for AI Center standalone for single-node here and for multi-node here.

A GPU is strongly recommended for Document Understanding in one of the following scenarios:

  • If you retrain the Document Understanding models (DocumentUnderstanding - the general model, Invoices, Receipts, etc.) on AI Center.

  • Training on CPU is 5-7 times slower and model performance degrades compared to training on GPU.

  • If you run UiPathDocumentOCR (non-edge version) on AI Center to process more than 2 million pages a year.

  • If you do not use a GPU, slow performance may impact the product experience.
    For more details about how to provision a GPU, see Adding a dedicated agent node with GPU support.

SQL server requirements

Document Understanding requires the FullTextSearch feature to be enabled on the SQL server. Otherwise, the installation fails without an explicit error message.

Online installation

For more information on installing Document Understanding in an online environment, see the following guides:

Document Understanding is enabled by default once you install AI Center standalone.

Offline installation

For more information on installing Document Understanding in an offline environment, see the following guides:

For offline installation, please also make sure that the Document Understanding bundle is downloaded and installed.



An on-premise deployment that is using SQL Server installation with the full-text search option disabled, requires, at installation time, a restart of the full-text search service to enable it. This can be done by running the EXEC sp_fulltext_service 'restart_all_fdhosts' command by a DBA with the appropriate permissions on the server.

For more information on downloading and installing the Document Understanding bundle, check the ML Packages Offline Installation page.

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Install and Use

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