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What operating systems are supported and what PC configuration will you need?

System Requirements


A recent and fast Intel i5, i7 is recommended.

Graphics Card:

All the latest Nvidia and AMD graphics cards are normally supported. For CAD use, the Quadro line is recommended. Experience has shown that multiple monitors increase efficiency. It is therefore recommended to use multiple monitors. Make sure when buying a new monitor (especially for laptops) that the native resolution is at least 1280x1024 pixels, and ideally 1920x1080 pixels.

Operating System:

Cadwork requires Windows 8.1 64-bit or higher.


The minimum recommended memory is 8GB. The recommended memory is 16GB.


A high-speed internet connection is required for software installation and technical support.

Superior Class PC Configuration Example

Processor:               Intel® i7

Memory:                 32GB

Hard Drive:              SSD

Graphics Card:         NVIDIA Quadro

Medium Class PC Configuration Example

Processor:               Intel® i5 or i7

Memory:                 16GB

Hard Drive:              SSD

Graphics Card:         NVIDIA GeForce


The required specifications for depend enormously on the type of work and the projects that will be worked on. The average lifespan of a modern computer is three years. After this period, the computer will need to be upgraded or changed because it will most likely be not sufficient for your applications.


September 2016

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