REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGN SOFTWARES

System Requirements for AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, SketchUp, Adobe, Affinity

So often when you're looking for a laptop you have to ask yourself whether a particular laptop meets the minimum requirements for the software your going to be using. Sometimes that can be more than one and having to trawl across different sites can be a time consuming exercise - so we've put together the system requirements for a variety of creative softwares (AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, SketchUp, Adobe & Affinity - updated December 2021).

AutoDESK (AutoCAD, 3DS MAX, MAYA, Revit)

  • AutoCAD
  • 3DS MAX
  • MAYA
  • REVIT

Below are the system requirements for AutoCAD 2021

Aspect

Required

Recommended

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft Windows 10

Processor

2.5–2.9 GHz processor

3+ GHz processor

Memory (RAM)

8GB

16GB

Display Resolution

Conventional Displays:

1920 x 1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:

Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64-bit systems (with capable display card)

DISPLAY CARD

1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

DISK SPACE

7GB

Network

Deployment via Deployment Wizard.

The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.

Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.

In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019 editions.

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse compliant

.NET Framework

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

Below are the system requirements for Autodesk 3DS MAX 2021

Aspect

Required

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft Windows 10

Browser

Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following web browsers for access to online supplemental content:
-Microsoft Edge
-Google Chrome
-Microsoft Internet Explorer
-Mozilla Firefox

Processor

64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set

Graphics Hardware

For up to date list, please visit AUTODESK's Certified Hardware Page here. At the time of writing (Aug 2021) a range of AMD & NVIDIA Graphics Cards have been certified. These are listed below:


AMD:

FirePro W5500; FirePro W5700; Radeon Pro WX 9100; Radeon Pro WX 7100; Radeon Pro WX 5100; Radeon Pro WX 4100; Radeon Pro WX 3100; Radeon Pro WX 2100; Radeon Pro SSG; Radeon Pro™ WX 8200; Radeon Pro™ WX 3200.


NVIDIA:

Quadro RTX 8000, Quadro RTX 6000, Quadro RTX 5000, Quadro GV100, Quadro GP100, Quadro P6000, Quadro P5200, Quadro P5000, Quadro P4000, Quadro P2000; Quadro P1000, Quadro P620, Quadro P600, Quadro P400, Quadro M6000 24GB, Quadro M5000, Quadro M4000, Quadro M2000, Quadro K6000, Quadro K5200, Quadro K5000, Quadro K4000, Quadro K2000, Quadro K1200, Quadro K620, Quadro K420, T2000, T1000

Memory (RAM)

4GB Required

8GB Recommended

DISK SPACE

9GB

Pointing Device

Three Point Mouse

Below are the system requirements for Autodesk MAYA 2020

Aspect

Required

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows® 10 Professional, Windows 10® version 1607 or higher operating system

Apple® Mac OS® X 10.13.x, 10.14.x, 10.15.x ¹ operating system

Linux® Red Hat® Enterprise 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7 WS operating system

Linux® CentOS 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7 operating system

Browser

Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following web browsers for access to online supplemental content:

-Apple Safari

-Google Chrome

-Microsoft Internet Explorer

-Mozilla Firefox

Processor

64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set

Graphics Hardware

For an up to date list, please visit AutoDesk's website here. At the time of writing, the following Professional Graphics Cards were certified for use with MAYA 2020:


NVIDIA (For Windows 7 & 10): Quadro RTX 8000; Quadro RTX 6000; Quadro RTX 5000; Quadro RTX 4000; Quadro GV100; Quadro GP100; Quadro P6000; Quadro P5000; Quadro P4000; Quadro P600; Quadro P400; Quadro P2000; Quadro P1000; Quadro T2000; Quadro T1000; Quadro M6000; Quadro M5000; Quadro M4000; Quadro M2000; Quadro M1200; Quadro M620; Quadro K6000; Quadro K5200; Quadro K5000; Quadro K4200; Quadro K4000; Quadro K2200; Quadro K2000; Quadro K1200.


AMD (For Windows 7 & 10): FirePro W5700*; FirePro W5500*; Radeon Pro SSG; Radeon Pro™ WX 8200; Radeon Pro WX 9100; Radeon Pro WX 7100; Radeon Pro WX 5100; Radeon Pro WX 4100; Radeon Pro WX 3100; Radeon Pro WX 2100; FirePro W9100; FirePro W9000; FirePro W8100; FirePro W8000; FirePro W7100; FirePro W5100; FirePro W5000; FirePro W4300; FirePro W 2100; Radeon Pro Duo; Radeon Pro Duo Polaris.

Memory (RAM)

8GB

16GB Recommneded

DISK SPACE

4GB

Pointing Device

Three Point Mouse


Below are the system requirements for Autodesk MAYA 2022

Aspect

Required

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows® 10 Professional, Windows 10® version 1607 or higher operating system

Apple® Mac OS® X 10.13.x, 10.14.x, 10.15.x ¹ operating system

Linux® Red Hat® Enterprise 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7 WS operating system

Linux® CentOS 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7 operating system

Browser

Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following web browsers for access to online supplemental content:

-Apple Safari

-Google Chrome

-Microsoft Internet Explorer

-Mozilla Firefox

Processor

64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set

Apple Mac models with M series chip are supported under Rosetta 2 mode

Graphics Hardware

For an up to date list, please visit AutoDesk's website here. At the time of writing, the following Professional Graphics Cards were certified for use with MAYA 2022:


NVIDIA (For Windows 10): Quadro RTX A6000, Quadro RTX A5000, Quadro RTX 8000; Quadro RTX 6000; Quadro RTX 5000; Quadro RTX 4000; Quadro GV100; Quadro GP100; Quadro P6000; Quadro P5000; Quadro P4000; Quadro P620; Quadro P600; Quadro P400; Quadro P2000; Quadro P1000; Quadro T2000; Quadro T1000; Quadro T600; Quadro T500; Quadro T400; Quadro M6000; Quadro M5000; Quadro M4000; Quadro M2000; Quadro M1200; Quadro M620; Quadro K6000; Quadro K5200; Quadro K5000; Quadro K4200; Quadro K4000; Quadro M5000M; Quadro M4000M; Quadro M3000M; Quadro M2000M; Tesla M60.


AMD (For Windows 10): Radeon Pro VII, Radeon Pro W6800, FirePro W5700*; FirePro W5500*; Radeon Pro SSG; Radeon Pro™ WX 8200; Radeon Pro WX 9100; Radeon Pro WX 7100; Radeon Pro WX 5100; Radeon Pro WX 4100; Radeon Pro WX 3100; Radeon Pro WX 2100; FirePro W9100; FirePro W9000; FirePro W8100; FirePro W8000; FirePro W7100; FirePro W5100; FirePro W5000; FirePro W4300; FirePro W 2100; Radeon Pro Duo; Radeon Pro Duo Polaris.

Memory (RAM)

8GB

16GB Recommneded

DISK SPACE

6GB

Pointing Device

Three Point Mouse

Below are the system requirements for REVIT 2022

Aspect

Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration

Value: Balanced price and performance

Performance: Large, complex models

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft Windows 10

64-bit Microsoft Windows 10

64-bit Microsoft Windows 10

Processor

Intel® i-Series, Xeon®, or AMD® equivalent. 2.5 GHz or Higher.

Highest CPU GHz recommended.
Autodesk® Revit® software products will use multiple cores for many tasks.

Memory (RAM)

8GB

16GB

32GB

Display Resolution

Minimum:

1280 x 1024 with true color

Maximum:

UltraHigh (4k) Definition Monitor

Minimum:

1280 x 1024 with true color

Maximum:

UltraHigh (4k) Definition Monitor

Minimum:

1280 x 1024 with true color

Maximum:

UltraHigh (4k) Definition Monitor

DISPLAY CARD

Basic Graphics:

Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

Advanced Graphics:

DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 and a minimum of 4GB of video memory

DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 and a minimum of 4GB of video memory.

DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 and a minimum of 4GB of video memory.

DISK SPACE

30 GB

30 GB

30 GB

10,00+ RPM HardDrive (for Point Cloud interactions) or Solid State

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device

MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device

MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device

.NET Framework

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (or higher)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (or higher)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (or higher)

Connectivity

Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download


Below are the system requirements for REVIT 2021

Aspect

Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration

Value: Balanced price and performance

Performance: Large, complex models

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft Windows 10

64-bit Microsoft Windows 10

64-bit Microsoft Windows 10

Processor

Single- or Multi-Core Intel®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.

Autodesk® Revit® software products use multiple cores for many tasks.

Memory (RAM)

8GB

16GB

32GB

Display Resolution

Minimum:

1280 x 1024 with true color

Maximum:

UltraHigh (4k) Definition Monitor

Minimum:

1280 x 1024 with true color

Maximum:

UltraHigh (4k) Definition Monitor

Minimum:

1280 x 1024 with true color

Maximum:

UltraHigh (4k) Definition Monitor

DISPLAY CARD

Basic Graphics:

Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 and a minimum of 4GB of video memory

DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 and a minimum of 4GB of video memory.

DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5 and a minimum of 4GB of video memory.

DISK SPACE

30 GB

30 GB

30 GB

10,00+ RPM HardDrive (for Point Cloud interactions) or Solid State

Media

Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key

Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key

Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device

MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device

MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device

.NET Framework

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (or higher)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (or higher)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (or higher)

Connectivity

Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

SOLIDWORKS (2021, 2020, 2019)

  • SOLIDWORKS 2021
  • SOLIDWORKS 2020
  • SOLIDWORKS 2019

Below are the system requirements for AutoCAD 2021

Aspect

Required

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft Windows 10

Processor

3.3 GHz processor or higher

Memory (RAM)

16 GB or more

PDM Contributor/Viewer or Electrical Schematic: 8 GB or more

MS Office

Microsoft Excel and Word (2016, 2019)

Graphics CARD

More details can be found on the SOLIDSWORK website here. At the time of writing, the following Graphics Cards has been included on SOLIDWORKS' Hardware Certification:

NVIDIA: RTX A6000; RTX A5000; RTX A4000; RTX A3000; RTX A2000; Quadro RTX8000; Quadro RTX6000; Quadro RTX 5000; Quadro RTX 4000; Quadro RTX 3000; Quadro T2000; NVIDIA T1200; Quadro T1000; Quadro P6000; Quadro P5200; Quadro P5000; Quadro P4200; Quadro P4000; Quadro P3200; Quadro P3000; Quadro P2200; Quadro P2000; Quadro P1000; Quadro P620; Quadro P600; Quadro P520; Quadro P500; Quadro P400; NVIDIA T600; NVIDIA T500; NVIDIA T400.

AMD: Radeon Pro WX 7100; Radeon Pro WX 5100; Radeon Pro WX 4100; Radeon Pro WX 3200; Radeon Pro WX 3100; Radeon Pro WX 2100; Radeon Pro W5700; Radeon Pro W5500.

Drives

SSD drives recommended for optimal performance

Below are the system requirements for AutoCAD 2020

Aspect

Required

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 10

Processor

3.3 GHz processor or higher

Memory (RAM)

PDM Contributor/Viewer or Electrical Schematic: 8 GB or more

MS Office

Microsoft Excel and Word (2013, 2016, 2019)

Graphics CARD

More details can be found on the SOLIDSWORK website here. At the time of writing, the following Graphics Cards has been included on SOLIDWORKS' Hardware Certification:

Quadro: RTX 6000/8000; RTX 5000; RTX 4000; RTX 3000; T2000; T1000; P620; P6000; P600; P5200; P520; P5000; P500; P4200: P4000; P400; P3200: P3000; P2200; P2000, P1000.

Radeon Pro: W5500; W5700; WX2100; WX 3100; WX 3200; WX 4100; WX 4130/4150; WX 4170; WX 5100; WX 7100; WX 7130; WX 8200; WX 9100.

Drives

SSD drives recommended for optimal performance

Hypervisors (Virtual Environments)

VMware vSphere EZXi: 6.7

VMware Workstation: 15

Microsoft Hyper-V: 2019

Citrix XenServer: 7.6

Below are the system requirements for AutoCAD 2019

Aspect

Required

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 10

Processor

3.3 GHz processor or higher

Memory (RAM)

16 GB or more

PDM Contributor/Viewer or Electrical Schematic: 8 GB or more

MS Office

Microsoft Excel and Word (2013, 2016, 2019-SW2019 SP2)

Graphics CARD

More details can be found on the SOLIDSWORK website here. At the time of writing, the following Graphics Cards has been included on SOLIDWORKS' Hardware Certification:

Quadro: RTX 6000/8000; RTX 5000; RTX 4000; RTX 3000; T2000; T1000; P620; P6000; P600; P5200; P520; P5000; P500; P4200: P4000; P400; P3200: P3000; P2200; P2000, P1000; M1000M; M1200; M2000; M2200; M4000; M5000; M6000; M600M; M620.

Radeon Pro: W5500; W5700; WX2100; WX 3100; WX 3200; WX 4100; WX 4130/4150; WX 4170; WX 5100; WX 7100; WX 7130; WX 8200; WX 9100.

Drives

SSD drives recommended for optimal performance

Hypervisors (Virtual Environments)

VMware vSphere EZXi: 6.5

VMware Workstation: 14

Microsoft Hyper-V: 2016

Citrix XenServer: 7.4

SKETCHUP

Below are the system requirements for SketchUp 2020

Aspect

Required

Recommended

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft Windows 10

Operating System

1 GHz processor

2+ GHz processor

Memory (RAM)

4GB

8GB

Browser

Microsoft® Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher.

Graphics Card

3D class video card with 512 MB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL 3.1 or higher and is up to date.

3D class video card with 1 GB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL 3.1 or higher and is up to date.

DISK SPACE

500MB

700MB

Network

An internet connection is required to install and authorize SketchUp and to use some of the features.

Pointing Device

3-button, scroll-wheel mouse.

.NET Framework

.NET Framework version 4.5.2

ADOBE (Premiere PRO, ILLUSTARTOR, INDESIGN)

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

Below are the system requirements for Adobe Premiere Pro (2020). Correct as of August 2021.

Aspect

Required

Recommended

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) version 2004 or later

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) version 2004 or later

Processor

Intel® 6th Gen or newer CPU – or AMD Ryzen 1000 Series of newer CPU

Intel® 7th Gen or newer CPU – or AMD Ryzen 3000 Series or newer CPU

Memory (RAM)

8 GB of RAM

16 GB of RAM for HD media

32 GB for 4K media or higher

Monitor Resolution

1280 x 800

1920 x 1080 or greater

Graphics Card

2 GB of GPU VRAM. Recommended Cards (correct, Nov 2020 - visit here for updated list):


NVIDIA: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000

NVIDIA Quadro GV100

NVIDIA Quadro GP100

NVIDIA Quadro P6000

NVIDIA Quadro P5200

NVIDIA Quadro P5000

NVIDIA Quadro P4000

NVIDIA Quadro P2000

NVIDIA Quadro P2200

NVIDIA Quadro P1000

NVIDIA Quadro M6000

NVIDIA Quadro M5000

NVIDIA Quadro M4000

NVIDIA Quadro M2000

NVIDIA Quadro K6000

NVIDIA Quadro K5200

NVIDIA Quadro K5000

NVIDIA Quadro K2000

NVIDIA Quadro K1200

NVIDIA TITAN RTX

NVIDIA TITAN V

NVIDIA TITAN XP

NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal)

NVIDIA TITAN Z

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970


AMD: AMD Radeon Pro W5500

AMD Radeon Pro W5700

AMD Radeon Pro W3200

AMD Radeon Pro SSG

AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100

AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100

AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100

AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100

AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200

AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100

AMD Radeon Pro W4100

AMD FirePro W5100

AMD FirePro W7100

AMD FirePro W8100

AMD FirePro W9100

AMD FirePro W7000

AMD FirePro W8000

AMD FirePro W9000

AMD Radeon Pro WX 4130

AMD Radeon Pro WX 4150

AMD Radeon Pro WX 4170

AMD FirePro W6150M

AMD FirePro W7170M


INTEGRATED: Intel® HD Graphics 5000 Intel® HD Graphics 6000 Intel® Iris Graphics 6100 Intel® Iris Pro Graphics 6300 Intel® Iris Pro Graphics P6300 Intel® Iris Graphics 540/550 Intel® Iris Pro Graphics 580 Intel® Iris Pro Graphics P580 Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640/650

4 GB of GPU VRAM

DISK SPACE

8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (will not install on removable flash storage)

Additional high-speed drive for media

Fast internal SSD for app installation and cache

Additional high-speed drive(s) for media

Network

1 Gigabit Ethernet (HD only)

10 Gigabit ethernet for 4K shared network workflow

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

Sound Card

ASIO compatible or Microsoft Windows Driver Model

Below are the system requirements for Adobe Illustrator (June 2021 release, correct as of Aug 2021)

Aspect

Required

Recommended

Operating System

Windows 10 (64-bit) versions V1809, V1903, V1909, and V2004.

Windows Server versions V1607 (2017) and V1809 (2019).

Note: Not supported on Windows 10 versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709 and 1803.

Processor

Multicore Intel processor (with 64-bit support) or AMD Athlon 64 processor

Memory (RAM)

8 GB of RAM

16 GB

Monitor Resolution

1024 x 768 display

To use Touch workspace in Illustrator, you must have a touch-screen-enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 10

1920 x 1080 display

For touch, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 recommended

Graphics Card

OpenGL 4.x Supported Video Adapters Listed Below


NVIDIA Quadro K Series

NVIDIA Quadro 6xxx

NVIDIA Quadro 5xxx

NVIDIA Quadro 4xxx

NVIDIA Quadro 2xxx

NVIDIA Quadro 2xxxD

NVIDIA Quadro 6xx

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Series (4xx, 5xx, 6xx, 7xx, 9xx, Titan)

NVIDIA Quadro M Series

NVIDIA Quadro P Series

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000


Intel HD Graphics 4600 Series

Intel HD Graphics 5000 Series

Intel Iris Graphics 5000 Series

Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5000 Series

Intel HD Graphics 6000 Series

Intel Iris Graphics 6000 Series


AMD Radeon R9 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon R7 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series Graphics

AMD FirePro V Series Graphics

AMD FirePro W Series Graphics

Optional: To use GPU Performance: Your Windows should have a minimum of 1 GB of VRAM (4 GB recommended), and your computer must support OpenGL version 4.0 or greater.

DISK SPACE

2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation

SSD recommended

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

Below are the system requirements for Adobe InDesign (June 2021 release, correct as of Aug 2021)

Aspect

Required

Recommended

Operating System

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Supported on Windows 10 versions 1607, 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004.

Processor

Multicore Intel processor (with 64-bit support) or AMD Athlon® 64 processor

Memory (RAM)

4GB

16 GB

Monitor Resolution

1024 x 768 display, HiDPI display support


To use the new InDesign Touch workspace, you must have a touch screen enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 10 or above (such as Microsoft Surface Pro 3) with the screen resolution set to 2160 x 1440 or more

1920 x 1080 display

Graphics Card

Video card - 32-bit video card

DISK SPACE

3.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation

SSD recommended

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

AFFINITY (DESIGNER & PUBLISHER)

  • Affinity Designer
  • Affinity Publisher
  • Affinity Photo

Below are the system requirements for Affinity Designer (Correct as of Aug 2021)

Aspect

Minimum

Operating System

Windows (64 bit) 10 (1607 Anniversary update or higher)

Windows 8.1

Windows 7 (Service Pack 1; Aero enabled)

Memory (RAM)

2 GB (4 GB Recommended)

Monitor Resolution

1280x768 display size or better

Graphics Card

DirectX 10-compatible Graphics Cards and above

Hard Disk

934MB of available hard drive space; more during installation

Pointing Device

Mouse or equivalent input device

Below are the system requirements for Affinity Publisher (Correct as of Aug 2021)

Aspect

Minimum

Operating System

Windows (64 bit) 10 (1607 Anniversary update or higher)

Windows 8.1

Windows 7 (Service Pack 1; Aero enabled)

Memory (RAM)

4GB

Monitor Resolution

1280x768 display size or better

Graphics Card

DirectX 10-compatible Graphics Cards and above

Hard Disk

938MB of available hard drive space; more during installation

Pointing Device

Mouse or equivalent input device

Below are the system requirements for Affinity Photo (Correct as of Aug 2021)

Aspect

Minimum

Operating System

Windows (64 bit) 10 (1607 Anniversary update or higher)

Windows 8.1

Windows 7 (Service Pack 1; Aero enabled)

Memory (RAM)

2 GB (4 GB Recommended)

Monitor Resolution

1280x768 display size or better

Graphics Card

DirectX 10-compatible Graphics Cards and above

Hard Disk

953MB of available hard drive space; more during installation

Pointing Device

Mouse or equivalent input device

ArtiCAD

Below are the system requirements for ArtiCAD.

Aspect

Intel

AMD

Processor

i7, 6th generation processor, or higher

Quad core 2GHz or higher (not dual core)

AMD Ryzen 5 or 7

Quad core 2GHz or higher (not dual core)

Memory (RAM)

8GB of RAM or higher

8GB of RAM or higher

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10

64 bit operating system

Microsoft Windows 10

64 bit operating system

Storage

SSD is preferred over a traditional hard drive

SSD is preferred over a traditional hard drive

Graphics card

ArtiCAD’s rendering performance relies upon processor quality, rather than graphics card capacity, so standard current graphics cards should be more than sufficient.

ArtiCAD’s rendering performance relies upon processor quality, rather than graphics card capacity, so standard current graphics cards should be more than sufficient.

ArtiCAD is a Windows-based program so a desktop or laptop device with the Windows 10 operating system plus the above specification is recommended. If you wish to use an Apple Mac™ or Microsoft Surface Book™ device (or similar), it is recommend that you opt for ArtiCAD Online deployment, which will work on any device with appropriate internet access.

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