Geomagic® for SOLIDWORKS® Specifications

The Only Complete Scan-to-SOLIDWORKS Software Solution

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS is the industry’s most complete integrated Scan-to-SOLIDWORKS model solution. Reduce the time required to build complex 3D models of real world objects by directly scanning or importing scan data into SOLIDWORKS. The advanced, automated wizards quickly and easily create accurate sketches, surfaces or feature-based editable solid parts inside SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS Platforms supported

Supports SOLIDWORKS 2014, 2015 and 2016 versions

Minimum System Requirements

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32-bit Edition

64-bit Edition

OS

 - Windows 7

 - Windows 8

*Configurations using Virtual environments, including parallels, are not supported

 - Windows 7

 - Windows 8

 - Windows 10

*Configurations using Virtual environments, including parallels, are not supported

CPU

 - Intel® and AMD® processors with a minimum 2 GHz clock speed*

 - Recommended:  Multiple core processors.  Hyperthreading and clock speeds above 3 GHz can be beneficial but should be paired with a good balance of cores.

RAM

 - Minimum: 4 GB

 - Minimum: 8 GB

 - Recommended: 16+ GB (Based on version of Windows used)

Hard Disk

 - 30 GB or more recommended

 - Temporary file cache requires about 3 GB free disk space for every 100 million points

 - Recommended: a SSD with more than 256GB of space or a 10000 RPM HDD 

 - Recommended for 3D Scanning products: using multiple hard drives and assigning one as a "cache" drive for temporary storage and paging files and assigning the other for the operating system  

Display

 - OpenGL 3.0 or above, 32 bit true color required

 - Minimum resolution: 1280 x 960

 - Recommended resolution:  1280 X 1024 or higher

GPU

Design Recommended Graphics Cards

Recommended: Dedicated (Non-Integrated) Graphics Card that meets the criteria below:

Video Card RAM: 512MB

Video Card Framework: Must support DirectX 9.0c or above and OpenGL 3.0 or above

Series: NVIDIA Quadro

Design X, Verify, and XOS Recommended Graphics Cards

Recommended: Dedicated (Non-Integrated) Graphics Card that meets the criteria below:

Video Card RAM: 2GB or More

Video Card Framework: Must support OpenGL 4.0 or above

Series: NVIDIA Quadro or NVIDIA GeForce

Notes:
If you use the AMD Radeon series, the panning or rotation in the application might not operate correctly. To solve this problem, uncheck the Use Custom Settings option under 3D > Standard Settings in the Catalyst Control Center dialog box and move the slider to the left.

It is recommended to set the anti-aliasing value lower than 8. Otherwise, detection of 3D edges may not work properly or there may be problems with panning or rotating within the application. If anti-aliasing is disabled, the edges and boundaries of shaded objects can be jagged if displayed at angles close to 0 or 90 degrees.

Control, Wrap, Studio, Capture, and Design Direct Recommended Graphics Cards

Recommended: Dedicated (Non-Integrated) Graphics Card that meets the criteria below:

Video Card RAM: 2GB or More

Video Card Framework: Must support OpenGL 4.0 or above

Series: NVIDIA Quadro

Notes:
Using a non-recommended card may result in random crashing, graphical anomalies, or data corruption. Use of any non-recommended configuration at your own risk.

Other

 - 3 button mouse with scroll

 - Sound card

 - Keyboard

 - Network card

 - Internet Explorer version 7.x or higher

 - Adobe Acrobat/Reader version 5.x or higher

 - Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 for reporting tools

 - Microsoft Windows Installer 3.0

 - Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later

 - Microsoft .NET 4.0 or 4.5 Framework