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System Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed here, the PC must also meet the requirements for the version of SolidWorks used, as specified on http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/SystemRequirements.html 

Operating System 

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • 32-bit and 64-bit supported (64-bit versions are recommended)

CAD System 

  • SolidWorks 2013 or newer.


  • On 32-bit operating systems: 2GB. 4 GB or more is recommended when working with complex parts.
  • On 64-bit operating systems: 4GB.

Display Resolution 

  • 1,024 x 768 with true color (1,600 x 1,050 with true color recommended)

Multiple Processors 

  • Dual/Quad core CPUs will be utilized when calculating toolpaths.


  • English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Czech, Polish


  • The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol. In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2003 and Windows 2003 R2 Server Editions.

Internet Access 

  • Internet access is recommended for online activation. If no internet access is available, manual activation can be performed from another PC with internet access, or over telephone. Alternatively a hardware dongle can be used.

Display Card

Side-by-Side Install 

  • Supported

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