SmartCAM v2023 System Requirements
SmartCAM v2023 Optional Viewers
SmartCAM Viewer Options

SmartCAM users updating from earlier versions of SmartCAM applications should compare their current systems to the v2023 system requirements and make any necessary changes prior to installation.

Operating System
SmartCAM is tested and supported on the following 64-bit operating systems.

  • Microsoft® Windows 10® Pro (Recommended). SmartCAM runs as a desktop application in Windows 10 Pro, not as a Metro application.

    Note: Windows 10 Home is NOT tested or recommended.

  • Microsoft® Windows 11® Pro. SmartCAM runs as a desktop application in Windows 11 Pro.

    Note: Windows 11 Home is NOT tested or recommended.

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
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 Terminal Services.

Processor (CPU)
Recommended: Intel® Core™ I9, Intel® Core™ I7, Intel® Core™ I5, Intel® Pentium® IV, AMD Ryzen®, AMD Athlon® XP, or Intel® Dual-Core or Higher
Minimum: Intel® Core™ I3, Pentium® IV, or Athlon® XP

SmartCAM will not run on Windows devices, using the ARM RISC chip set. Windows support, on the ARM chip set, is limited to 32-bit applications with minimal OpenGL support. These limitations are not compatible with SmartCAM's capabilities.

Physical RAM
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.

Video Card
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.

Internet Access
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.