SURFCAM & SURFCAM Designer System Requirements

SURFCAM

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7, Service Pack 1, 64-bit
  • Processor: Duo Core II or higher
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
  • Video: 1 GB Windows XP DirectX® 11.0 or higher compatible display adapter capable of 1024x768 resolution in 32-bit color.
    (Note: Integrated graphics cards can degrade performance and are not recommended.)
  • DirectX: DirectX 11.0 (Loaded during the install if not available)
  • .NET Framework: .NET 3.5 (loaded via the internet during install if not available)
  • Pointer: Windows Compatible Mouse
  • Communications Port: USB
  • Drive: DVD Drive

Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit B1907 or newer; Professional or Enterprise editions
  • Processor: Intel i7 (6th generation or newer)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM or better
  • Hard Disk Space: 32 GB Free (Installer download is Approximately 1.5 GB, Initial installed size is approximately 5 GB)
  • Video: Discrete Video Card NVIDIA GeForce or Quadro series chipsets
  • Video Memory: 4GB or better dedicated Video memory
    (Note: Integrated graphics cards can degrade performance and are not recommended.)
  • DirectX: DirectX 11.0 (Loaded during the install if not available)
  • .NET Framework: .NET 3.5 (loaded via the internet during install if not available)
  • Pointer: Mouse including wheel (Intellimouse), optional Spaceball
  • Communications Port: USB port for the SURFCAM security key (unless using keyless licensing), Internet connection needed for download.

Note: SURFCAM is not supported to run on any Mac system.


SURFCAM Designer

Minimum Hardware Specifications

  • Windows 10 - 64 bit:
    • Only Professional versions supported.
  • The processor chip must support the SSE2 instruction set:
    • All 64 bit processors support SSE2.
  • Graphics board supporting either OpenGL or DirectX:
    • Minimum 1920x1080 resolution.
    • Supporting at least 65,000 colors.
  • OpenGL graphics cards must support OpenGL 3.0.
  • DirectX graphics cards must support DirectX 9.0c.
  • 4GB RAM.

Recommended Hardware Specifications

  • Windows 10 Creator edition onwards.
  • Graphics: 512MB+ onboard RAM.
  • ATI FirePro series or the NVidia Quadro series with latest drivers.
  • 16GB RAM.
  • SSD HardDisk.

Recommended Hardware Specification for Reverse and Data Acquisition

  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • 64GB RAM
  • Intel Xeon processor @3 GHz or equivalent.
  • NVIDIA Quadro P5000 with 5 GB memory.

IMPORTANT: End Of Life Announcements

Attention 32-bit OS Users
SURFCAM 2014 R2 will be the last release of SURFCAM that supports 32-bit operating systems. SURFCAM 2015 R1 and future versions will not install on 32-bit operating systems.

Attention Microsoft XP/Vista Users
SURFCAM 2014 R2 will be the last release of SURFCAM that supports Windows® XP and Windows Vista®. SURFCAM 2015 R1 and future versions will not install on Windows® XP and Windows Vista® operating systems.

Attention Parallel Port Dongle Users
SURFCAM 2014 and future versions will not run with a parallel-port licensing dongle.

“End of Life” positions taken by Microsoft and SolidWorks are below:

Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx

SolidWorks:
http://files.solidworks.com/Supportfiles/Release_Notes/2014/English/relnotes.htm