Alphacam Minimum System Requirements

Computer Buying Tips
  • The cost of your computer hardware is small compared to the cost of the software you will be running on it or the aggravation of waiting for the computer to catch up with you.
  • Don’t try and save money on your hardware – you will regret it later.
  • Purchase the newest, fastest computer you can afford.
  • Try to avoid buying packaged computers from discount retailers that come with a lot of features to help you surf the internet, play computer games or other recreational computer activities but have low overall performance.
  • If you are unfamiliar with computer configurations, ask for an industry standard commercial quality computer to use in your business. Tell your computer supplier you are going to be using the computer for CAD based applications so that he can make appropriate recommendations.
These are the MINIMUM Computer Specifications that we recommend and Support:

Supported Operating Systems

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

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

Please Note: Planit software has been reported to install and run on the 'Home' editions of the above operating systems. However, this is not what is recommended and therefore Planit will not be held accountable for any issues that arise that are specifically related to utilising these NON recommended operating systems.

  • Windows 8 RT is not supported by Alphacam
  • Windows XP is now no longer supported by Alphacam
    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
  • To make the most of background processing and multi-threading, we recommend a 64-bit operating system
  • If running Alphacam alongside Cabinet Vision, please install as 32-Bit application 
4GB DDR Ram (8GB or more is recommended)
Hard Disk Space
10GB free hard disk space
Disk Drive
DVD drive for software installation, CD/DVD (Burner)
Graphics & Video Card
Open GL Compatible with 1GB on-board memory (2GB or more recommended)
Use ATI or Nvidia brands with 1GB or more of on-board memory (recommended for better graphics)
Pointing Device
2 button, 3 button, or 2 button with scroll wheel (recommended) Windows compatible mouse
1024x768 resolution (1280x1024 or higher recommended)
Minimum 17” LCD Flat screen (The bigger the better)
USB port for single user security key support (unless using keyless licensing)
Internet Connection
This is now considered essential. Users must have internet access to send and receive emails to Planit for support issues and they need to be able to download updates and program fixes. Planit also offers on-line support whereby we can take control of your computer remotely and assist with training and support issue.
Other Software
Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Up to date and current Virus Protection Software.
Data Backups
Some form of reliable backup system. (External Hard Drive, Streaming Tapes).
* It is recommended before purchasing new/or updating existing computers that you check with Planit Cutting Edge Solutions first.