System Requirements for Alphacam and Part Modeler

Minimum Specifications

  • 32 or 64-bit Intel Pentium 4 processor (2 GHz or faster), Intel Xeon, Intel Core, AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, AMD Phemnom or later, in single, dual or quad core versions.
  • 1 GB RAM for Windows XP, 2 GB for Windows Vista/Windows 7 and 4GB for 64-bit operating systems.

To make the most of background processing and multi-threading, we recommend a 64-bit operating system and 2GB RAM for each processor as a minimum.

  • 10 GB free disk space for the Alphacam installation
  • Graphics card

- OpenGL compliant
- Minimum 128 MB memory for wireframe systems
- Minimum 256 MB memory for solid model systems
- 32 Bit Colour Depth

  • 17" Colour monitor (1280 x 1024 screen resolution)
  • Mouse including wheel (Intellimouse)
  • SpaceMouse/SpaceBall (optional)
  • Network card
  • Internet Explorer 6 or above
  • Internet connection for license activation/updates
  • USB port for the Alphacam security key (unless using keyless licensing)

Supported Operating Systems

We recommend you install the latest service packs for the supported operating systems.

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP3 required)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business*/ Enterprise*/ Ultimate*
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

*Installations on Windows Vista require SP1 we recommend you install the latest service pack.

When installing on Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  • We recommend that you update to the latest security key drivers (if a security key is fitted).
  • You may experience problems with the driver supplied by your graphics card manufacturer - check for the latest driver updates on the web site for your card.