VariCAD - CAD system requirements


True Color mode and hardware support of OpenGL are always required.

Windows version

recommended minimum configuration:

  • at least 2GHz processor
  • 2GB - 4GB RAM
  • HDD 250MB
  • graphic card with hardware support of OpenGL graphics
  • three-buttoned mouse
  • Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8

Linux version

recommended minimum configuration:

  • OpenGL libraries
  • XServer supporting OpenGL (extension GLX)
  • at least 2GHz
  • 2GB RAM, HDD 250MB
  • graphic card with hardware support of OpenGL graphics

For VariCAD 64-bit, we recommend more memory than for a 32-bit version.

Test your hardware

Hardware requirements depend on how large and complicated are 3D models you are working with. VariCAD offers its own hardware test tools. For these tests, it is enough to use VariCAD Viewer. After opening a reference file enter a "HWTEST" command. VariCAD will test this assembly file on your hardware. You can compare results with an example you can see on the picture (in this example: Intel CoreDuo 2 CPU E4500, 2.2GHz, 2MB RAM, nVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT. Results for current standard hardware are even lower.) These values correspond with recommended configuration, which is suitable for assemblies containing up to 1,000 parts. The reference assembly contains 1,500 parts. For larger assemblies, use more powerful hardware.

Assembly used for test
Test results