System Requirements

The system requirements below are suggestions.

3D software is naturally graphics intensive, the better the hardware your budget allows, the better the program will run.

In order to run the program, your system should meet the following requirements:

  • Windows 11 / 10 / 8. 1
  • 64-bit operating system.
  • 2.0 GHz or faster processor.
  • 8 GB RAM (4 GB minimum).
  • 10 GB available hard disk space minimum.
  • 2 GB dedicated video card (1 GB minimum). 2
  • Internet connection for online features.
  • Internet browser to view online help. 3

Note: Cadsoft products DON’T run natively in the Macintosh environment, but you can use one of the following options to run Windows:

Boot Camp Option

  • Requires Boot Camp.
  • Mac Book Pro or Mac Pro running Leopard OS or newer with Microsoft Windows 10, or 8 running on Boot Camp.
  • 8 GB RAM (4 GB minimum).
  • 10 GB available hard disk space minimum.
  • Internet browser such as Internet Explorer to view the online help.
  • Internet connection for online features. 3

Virtual Machine Option

  • Requires VMware Fusion or Parallels (separate purchase of either required).
  • Fusion or Parallels minimum system requirements.
  • Minimum requirements for the virtual machine (i.e. Windows) will be exactly the same as the Boot Camp Option requirements above.
  • Note: of the Virtual Machine options. Fusion is recommended by Cadsoft as it provides better rendering performance. However, both options will experience a performance decrease compared to Boot Camp.

If you are using Envisioneer in conjunction with VR, you will have the additional hardware requirements below based on the system that you use.

HTC Vive or Oculus Quest

  • Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better.
  • CPU: Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater.
  • RAM: 8GB or more.
  • Video port: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, or better.
  • USB port: 1 USB 2.0 or faster port.
  • Windows 10 or newer.

See the HTC Vive website documentation for performance tests and updates as available.

Note: Your user account should be set to Administrator (not Limited) to install the program.

1 System Configuration: May require minor adjustments to the configuration of your operating system and/or updates to the hardware component drivers.

2 Additional system and video memory will improve speed and 3D RealView™ rendering capabilities.

3 User is responsible for all Internet access fees and phone charges.

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