SmartCAM users updating from earlier versions of SmartCAM applications should compare their current systems
to the v2017 system requirements and make any necessary changes prior to installation.
SmartCAM is tested and supported on the following 32-bit and/or 64-bit operating systems.
- Microsoft® Windows 10® Pro
- Microsoft® Windows 8® Professional
- Microsoft® Windows 7® Professional
- Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business
NOTE: for Windows 8 and Windows 10, SmartCAM runs as a desktop application, not as a Metro application
Other Operating Systems
SmartCAM applications are only tested on the above listed operating systems. SmartCAMcnc does not provide technical support
for running SmartCAM applications on other operating systems.
Remote access, for running SmartCAM on a remote computer, is not available on multi-user operating systems; such as Windows
Server. On single user systems, such as the above listed supported operating systems, SmartCAM can be run remotely using
Windows Remote Desktop.
Windows Terminal Services are not supported. Remote Desktop is not supported on multi-user servers, as it is based on
Recommended: Intel® Core™ I7, Intel® Core™ I5, Intel® Pentium® IV, or AMD Athlon® XP, Intel® Dual-Core
Minimum: Intel® Core™ I3, Pentium® IV, or Athlon® XP
Recommended: 8 GB or greater
Minimum: 2 GB
Hard Disk Space
You will need about 430MB, of disk space, for each NC application installation setup file. 400 MB for the 32-bit to 64-bit Data Translator update and roughly 5.5 MB for each supporting application. After you have installed and verified your applications, you can remove these installation files
SmartCAM Installed Applications: After installing, you will
need roughly 1 GB for the first installed SmartCAM application and about 25 MB for each additional NC application. The
64-bit Data Translation Update will use another 1.2 GB after being installed.
Recommended: 1280x1024 display resolution with True Color, 256MB display RAM; hardware-accelerated
OpenGL v1.2 (or higher)
Minimum: 1024x768 display resolution with True Color, 32MB display RAM; hardware-accelerated
OpenGL v1.2 (or higher)
Note: Problems have been reported running SmartCAM using some motherboard embedded
video chipsets. A separate video adapter is recommended.
Performance note: You will get better video performance by using faster video adapters with more video RAM.
An active internet connection, with e-mail support, on any computers installed with SmartCAM. SmartCAM Technical Support
access is via email and the SmartCAMcnc website. All SmartCAM releases, updates, and fixes are provided only by internet download.
Windows Mouse and keyboard. Optional: 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator and SpaceBall 3D mice are supported but not required.
Note: Optional digitizers must be configured as a mouse.