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Hardware and Operating System Requirements

Use the information below to ensure you are working with a BobCAD-CAM supported and optimized system.

BobCAD-CAM System Requirements

Windows (Minimum)
    • 64-bit Operating System
    • 3GB RAM
    • 128 MB Graphics Card*
    • Intel® or AMD® Processors**
    • 2GHz Processor
    • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Windows Indexing Service Must Be Enabled
    • IE9 or above
Windows (Recommended)
  • 6GB RAM or More on Windows 8 x64 Operating System
  • 1GB Graphics Card*
  • Intel® or AMD® Processors**
  • 2GHz Processor (Multi-core) or higher
  • Windows 8 x64

BobCAD-CAM is supported to run on the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10

A 64 Bit System is recommended.

Click here to see our recommended workstations.


BobCAM System Requirements

BobCAM supports SOLIDWORKS™ 2010 SP0 and newer. You must meet SOLIDWORKS™ 2010 SP0 or newer minimum system requirements.
BobCAM supports the following Operating Systems

    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 10

A 64 Bit System is recommended.

Click here for SOLIDWORKS™ System Requirements.


Machinist ToolBox™ System Requirements

Windows (Minimum)
  • Pentium 500 Mhz or better
  • 256 Mb RAM
  • 800 x 600 Screen Resolution (1024 x768 recommended)
  • 256 Colors (24 or 32 bit color recommended)

NOTE: These are MINIMUM System Requirements. If you experience problems running on minimum system requirements, please contact Technical Support. Version 9.x of Machinist ToolBox™ uses a new license key algorithm. Users of Machinist ToolBox™ v7.0.7 or below will require an updated license code. Please contact Technical Support for your updated license code.


*BobCAD-CAM’s stability is dependent on the graphics card ability to process information, integrated memory graphics cards may work but are not recommended.

ATI® or NVIDIA® graphics cards with dedicated memory are recommended. The graphics card’s software driver must be updated to the current software drivers released by the graphics card manufacturer.

*4K displays are not currently supported and may require reducing your screen resolution.

**BobCAD-CAM is not supported on Apple Macintosh® -based machines. Some customers have shown success in running BobCAD-CAM in a Virtual Windows environment on Mac computers using Boot Camp. While the end user may choose to run Windows on a MAC®, this is not supported by BobCAD-CAM Inc.



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