Mastercam System Requirements
Hardware Requirements: Windows 7, 8.x or 10 64-bit Professional. 64 bit systems are required for current versions of Mastercam.
Internet connection for updates and support is recommended. The default installation media is a file download from Mastercam.com. (You will need to be a registered user with a linked account in order to access the downloads area. Instructions are available on our Downloads page for setting up a Mastercam.com account and linking it.)
17” Monitor or larger with 1920 X 1080 resolution minimum. Dual monitors are supported and recommended.
1 GB Graphics card memory minimum is required and 2 GB (or more) is recommended. (NVIDIA Graphics cards have been found to be most compatible with Mastercam and other CAD Software products). Some AMD/ATI cards may work, but many have been found to be inconsistent in their application with Mastercam. (For highest performance, NVIDIA Quadro cards are recommended.) Direct X and DotNET 2.0 are required and will be installed if not already present on the computer.
You may also want to visit the Solidworks Graphic Card site to check support for your graphics card. If it is supported for Solidworks, it will work for Mastercam.
8 Gig RAM is the minimum requirement and 32 Gig RAM will provide faster programming and toolpath regeneration times.
20 GB available hard disk space is needed for installation and operation. A Solid State Drive (SSD) will provide the best performance. Software must be installed under an Administrative Level Login and the user must have full read/write access to the install folder(s).
(For NetHASP users only) It is NOT supported on a ”Virtual” network.
TCP/IP Protocol for NetHASP Installations; VPN Is not supported
NetHASP Server can be installed on – Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows VISTA, Windows Server 2003 or 2008.
|Operating System||Windows 7, 8.x or 10 64-bit Professional||Windows 7, 8.x or 10 64-bit Professional|
|Processor||Intel or AMD 64-bit processor, 2.4GHz or faster||Intel i7 or Xeon E3, 3.2GHz or faster|
|Memory||8 GB||32 GB|
|Video||OpenGL 3.2 support with 1 GB memory. No onboard graphics||NVIDIA Quadro graphics card with 2 GB (or higher) dedicated memory|
|Monitor||1920 * 1080 resolution||1920 * 1080 (or higher) resolution, dual monitors|
|Storage||Hard drive with 20 GB free DVD/USB drive (depending on installation media)||Solid state drive (SSD) with 20 GB free DVD/USB drive|
|Mouse||3-button Microsoft-compatible mouse||3-button Microsoft or Logitech mouse|
|3D Mouse||3DConnexion 3D Mouse|