free trial     login
Forums | Resellers | Contact Us | Press & Media
800-691-1839
Geomagic.ISS.Americas@3dsystems.com

 

3D Modeling

Geomagic Design System Requirements

True requirements will vary based on what you intend to do with the software. Geomagic Design can run on basically any computer as long as a few basic requirements are met. However, if you are making complex or large assemblies you will want to be sure your computer has sufficient RAM and processing power.

Operating Systems

Geomagic Design runs on 32 and 64-bit operating systems.

  • Windows XP*
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

*Geomagic Design will install on Windows XP but is not officially supported. Geomagic Support will not be able to offer support for these setups. Geomagic does not perform signifcant product testing on Windows XP and does not guarantee this setup for any use case.

Note: Geomagic Design can be run on a Mac by using emulation software such as Parallels or BootCamp. However, Geomagic does not test any setups based on a Mac and cannot offer support for such setups.


Software Requirements

If you do not have these they will be installed for you.

  • .NET 4.0 or 4.5 Framework
  • DirectX 9.0c or later
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.0
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later


Minimum Hardware Requirements

These are sufficient for basic part creation. For complex assemblies performance will likely be insufficient.

  • Processor: 2GHz processor
  • System RAM: 2 GB
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768
  • Video Card RAM: 64 MB, or 128 MB if using Vista or Windows 7
  • Video Card Framework: Must support DirectX 9.0c or later (Almost all remotely recent cards do.)


Recommended Hardware

These are sufficient for the majority of design requirements. If using in an extreme setting, refer to the next section.

  • Processor: Multi-core processor - 2GHz or faster per core
  • System RAM: 4 GB or more
  • Screen Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Video Card RAM: 256 MB, or 512 MB if using Vista or Windows 7
  • Video Card Framework: Must support DirectX 9.0c or later (Almost all remotely recent cards do.)


Exceptional Setup

For a production environment where complex designs are used daily, a small investment in the following configuration will yield significant time savings.

  • Processor: Quad Core - 3GHz or faster per core
  • System RAM: 6+ GB
  • Screen Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Video Card RAM: 512 MB, or 1 GB if using Vista or Windows 7
  • Video Card Framework: Must support DirectX 9.0c or later (Almost all remotely recent cards do.)