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Category: IntelliCAD
Topic ID: 721
Title: System Requirements w/ Acad or Icad
Created: 0000-00-00Last modified: 0000-00-00

Carlson products installed on top of the CAD products, are subject to the same requirements as the CAD engine itself. Please follow the requirements for the CAD platform of your choice listed below and allow an additional 800Mb for Carlson application.

IntelliCAD 8 based products:

  • Microsoft® Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, including 32-bit and 64-bit
  • For 32-bit operating systems, install the 32-bit version of IntelliCAD.
  • For 64-bit operating systems, install either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of IntelliCAD. The 64-bit version of IntelliCAD runs slightly faster, but can use all available system memory to handle large drawing files. IntelliCAD 32-bit can access up to 3GB of RAM on 32-bit operating systems and up to 4GB of RAM on 64-bit operating systems.
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or comparable, faster processor recommended
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM minimum for 32-bit and 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM minimum for 64-bit Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7, 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM minimum for Windows Vista. Recommended RAM amount: 32 GB if you plan to work with large raster images (such as aerial ortho images) or 16 GB otherwise.
  • 3 GB of free hard disk space recommended for typical installation
  • 1024 x 768 VGA or higher resolution, video adapter, and monitor
  • Graphics card compatible with OpenGL Version 1.4 or higher
  • Keyboard and mouse, or other pointing device
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive for installation, if installing from a CD or DVD
  • For video card tips please refer to this page: http://www.carlsonsw.com/support/knowledge-base/?action=display_topic&topic_id=992
  • Multi-threading is supported by IntelliCAD but turned off by default in Carlson installation.
IntelliCAD 7.1 based products
  • Intel� Pentium� 4 or comparable, faster processor recommended
  • Microsoft� Windows 7, Windows Vista�, Windows XP any edition, including 32-bit and 64-bit
  • 64-bit machines are supported, but application itself is 32-bit
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM minimum for Windows Vista and Windows 7 {512 megabytes (MB) of RAM minimum for Windows XP}
  • 500 MB of free hard disk space
  • Graphics card compatible with OpenGL Version 2.0 or higher

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IntelliCAD 6.6 based products
  • Intel Pentium� or more powerful processor
  • Windows� XP, Windows� Vista, Windows� 7
  • 64-bit machines are supported, but application itself is 32-bit
  • 512 MB RAM (minimum), 1 GB (recommended for complex drawings)
  • 400 MB of free hard disk space

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AutoCAD� 2010 based installations

Please note the CPU compatibility below: older AMD CPUs like Athlon XP+ do not support SSE2 technology and can not run AutoCAD 2010.

For 32-bit AutoCAD 2010
(The 32-bit AutoCAD cannot be installed on a 64-bit operating system)

  • Microsoft� Windows� XP Professional or Home edition (SP2 or later)
  • Intel� Pentium� 4 or AMD Athlon� dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1,024 x 768 VGA display with true color
  • Microsoft� Internet Explorer� 7.0 or later�
  • Install from download, DVD, or CD

or

  • Microsoft� Windows Vista� (SP1 or later) including Enterprise, Business, Ultimate, or Home Premium edition (compare Windows Vista versions)
  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 3 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1,024 x 768 VGA display with true color
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later�
  • Install from download, DVD, or CD

or

  • Microsoft� Windows 7
  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 3 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1,024 x 768 VGA display with true color
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later�
  • Install from download, DVD, or CD

For 64-bit AutoCAD 2010
(The 64-bit AutoCAD cannot be installed on a 32-bit operating system)

  • Windows XP Professional x64 edition (SP2 or later) or Windows Vista (SP1 or later) including Enterprise, Business, Ultimate, or Home Premium edition (compare Windows Vista versions), or Windows 7
  • AMD Athlon 64 with SSE2 technology, or AMD Opteron� processor with SSE2 technology, or Intel� Xeon� processor with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology, or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1.5 GB free space for installation
  • 1,024 x 768 VGA display with true color
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later�
  • Install from download, DVD, or CD

Additional Requirements for 3D Modeling (All Configurations)

  • Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 3 GHz or higher; Intel or AMD dual-core processor, 2 GHz or higher
  • 2 GB RAM or greater
  • 2 GB hard disk space available in addition to free space required for installation
  • 1,280 x 1,024 32-bit color video display adapter (true color) 128 MB or greater, Microsoft� Direct3D� capable workstation class graphics card
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AutoCAD 2009 based installations

32-bit AutoCAD 2009
(The 32-bit AutoCAD cannot be installed on a 64-bit operating system)

Running under Windows XP:

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 operating system
  • Intel� Pentium� 4 processor or AMD Athlon�, 2.2 GHz or greater
    or
    Intel or AMD Dual Core processor, 1.6 GHz or greater
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 750 MB free hard disk space for installation
  • 1024x768 VGA with true color
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or higher)
If you are using AutoCAD for 3D modeling, you should bump up your system as follows:
  • Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 3.0 GHz or greater
    or
    Intel or AMD Dual Core processor, 2.0 GHz or greater
  • 2 GB RAM or greater
  • 2 GB of additional free hard disk space
  • 1,280 x 1,024 32-bit color video display adapter (true color) 128 MB or greater, OpenGL or Direct3D capable workstation class graphics card.
Running under Windows Vista:
  • Microsoft Windows Vista operating system
  • Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 3.0 GHz or greater
    or
    Intel or AMD Dual Core processor, 2.0 GHz or greater
  • 2 GB RAM or greater
  • 750 MB of free hard disk space for installation
  • 2 GB of additional free hard disk space
  • 1,280 x 1,024 32-bit color video display adapter (true color) 128 MB or greater, Direct3D capable workstation class graphics card.
64-bit AutoCAD 2009
(The 64-bit AutoCAD cannot be installed on a 32-bit operating system)
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system
    or
    Windows Vista 64-bit operating system
  • AMD 64 processor
    or
    Intel EM64T processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 750 MB free hard disk space for installation
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