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64-bit Edition

OS

 - Windows 7

 - Windows 10

Note:  *Configurations using Virtual environments, including parallels, are not supported

SOLIDWORKS Platforms Supported

 2017 - 2019

CPU

- Intel® and AMD® processors with a minimum 2 GHz clock speed*

- Recommended: Multiple core processors. Hyperthreading and clock speeds above 3 GHz can be beneficial but should be paired with a good balance of cores.

RAM

 - Minimum: 8 GB

Hard Disk

- 30 GB or more recommended

- Temporary file cache requires about 3 GB free disk space for every 100 million points

- Recommended: a SSD with more than 256GB of space or a 10000 RPM HDD

- Recommended for 3D Scanning products: using multiple hard drives and assigning one as a "cache" drive for temporary storage and paging files and assigning the other for the operating system

Display

- 32-bit true color required

- Minimum resolution: 1280 x 960

- Recommended resolution: 1280 X 1024 or higher

GPU

Recommended: Dedicated (Non-Integrated) Graphics Card that meets the criteria below:

Video Card RAM: 2GB or More

Series: NVIDIA Quadro

Notes:

Using a non-recommended card may result in random crashing, graphical anomalies, or data corruption. Use of any non-recommended configuration is at your own risk.

Other

- 3 button mouse with scroll

- Sound card

- Keyboard

- Network card

- Internet Explorer version 7.x or higher

- Adobe Acrobat/Reader version 5.x or higher

- Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 for reporting tools

- Microsoft Windows Installer 3.0

- Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later

- Microsoft .NET 4.0 or 4.5 Framework