AutoCAD-Based Design System Requirements

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    General Information

    The core foundation of Microvellum’s design solution is AutoCAD and thus we recommend the specifications established by Autodesk regarding video cards and processors.  As is true with any design software, the better your components, the better your performance.

     

    'Minimum' grade specifications:

     

    Operating Systems

    64-BIT

    • Windows® 10
    • Windows® 8
    • Windows 8 Pro
    • Windows 8 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Ultimate
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • Windows 7 Home Premium

     
     
    Processors

    64-bit
    CPU with SSE2 Support

     
     
    Hardware

    Memory
    2 GB (4 GB recommended)

    Display resolution
    1024 x 768 (1600 x 1050 or higher recommended) with true colour

    Disk space
    Installation 6.0 GB

    Additional requirements for large datasets, point clouds and 3D modelling
    • Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 3.0 GHz or higher or Intel or AMD Dual Core processor, 2.0 GHz or higher
    • 4 GB RAM or greater
    • 6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements
    • 1280 x 1024 true colour video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card

     
     
    Software

    • AutoCAD 2016, 2017, 2018 (or Microvellum’s OEM AutoCAD 2016, 2017, 2018)

     

     

    'Preferred' grade specifications:

     

    Operating System

    64-Bit

    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8 Pro
    • Windows 8 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Ultimate
    • Windows 7 Professional

     
     
     Processor

    64-bit

    CPU with SSE2 Support

     
     

    Hardware

    Memory
    8 GB

    Drives
    256 GB SSD Drive

    Display resolution
    1920 x 1080

    Disk space
    Installation 6.0 GB

    Graphics Card
    Nvidia Quadro K2200 (or higher)

     
     

    Software

    • AutoCAD 2018 (or Microvellum’s OEM AutoCAD 2018)

     

     

    'Performance' grade specifications:

     

    Operating System 

     

    64-Bit

    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8 Pro
    • Windows 8 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Ultimate
    • Windows 7 Professional

     
    Processor

    64-bit
    CPU with SSE2 Support

     
     

    Hardware

    Memory
    12+ GB

    Drives
    512 GB SSD Drive

    Display resolution
    Dual 1920 x 1088 hi-resolution monitor

    Disk space
    Installation 6.0 GB

    Graphics Card
    Nvidia Quadro K4200 (or higher)

     
     

    Software

    • AutoCAD 2018 (or Microvellum’s OEM AutoCAD 2018)

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