This is a list of the minimum and recommended system requirements for running the ‘Jewelry CAD Dream’ software. Having the right tools for the job is necessary for getting the best out of your work, if you have any questions or concerns about what is best for you, please feel free to get in contact with us for advice.
OS: 64-bit; Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
CPU: Intel i7 or AMD equivalent
RAM: 8GB or more
GPU: NVIDIA with at least 960 Cuda cores and 2GB memory or more
SSD/HDD: 250GB SSD with 1TB HDD
Monitor: 1920 × 1080 VGA with True Color supporting OpenGL 3.0 or above
Peripheral: 3D mouse, 3-button mouse with scroll wheel, keyboard
OS: 64-bit; Windows Vista, or newer
CPU: Intel i5 or AMD equivalent
GPU: None necessary unless wanting to render in which case NVIDIA with at least 480 Cuda cores and minimum 1GB memory
SSD/HDD: 250GB HDD
Monitor: 1024 x 768 VGA with True Color supporting OpenGL 3.0 or above
Peripheral: 3-button mouse with scroll wheel, keyboard
What do we use?
As an example, here is the full setup for one of the high performance PCs that we use.
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
SSD/HDD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive; WD Blue 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive
GPU: PNY GeForce GTX 770 4GB
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0″ Monitor
Key Terms Glossary:
OS – “Operating System”. This software is only compatible with Windows 64-bit. Mac users can run the software by using ‘Bootcamp’, a free Mac to Windows converter.
CPU – “Central Processing Unit”. For a smooth 3D modeling experience, having a fast processor is important, particularly if you are going to be doing renderings of your designs.
RAM – “Random Access Memory”. Higher RAM will result in faster and smoother performance.
GPU – “Graphics Processor Unit”. As well as a better GPU, we also recommend a stronger power supply if you are going to get involved with rendering and animations.
SSD/HDD – “Solid-State Drive”/“Hard Disk Drive”. Make sure you have available disk space to save all of your designs.