Technical Specifications

Computer Requirements

Minimum Computer Requirements*

  • CPU: Dual-core CPU
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Graphics cards: Hardware-accelerated, professional OpenGL graphics card (NVIDIA certified cards and drivers) equipped with 1 GB of memory
  • Operating system: 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1, or 7 Professional Edition
  • Input device: Two-button mouse with wheel  

*These requirements are adequate if you are planning to use single-point probing devices and your CAD model file sizes are smaller than 50 MB.

Recommended Computer Requirements**

  • CPU: Quad-core CPU
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX / Quadro series graphics card equipped with 2 GB of memory (NVIDIA certified cards and drivers)
  • Operating system: 64-bit Windows 10, Professional Edition
  • Input device: Two-button mouse with wheel

**This configuration covers a broad range of applications by offering the performance required when importing larger CAD models or laser scanning large parts with high resolution. If you have doubts about the best system configuration for your type of application, contact our technical support team.

  • Arms: Faro, Hexagon/Romer, Nikon, Mitutoyo, CimCore, Kreon, RPS Metrology, Tomelleri-SpaceArms, TTS Vectoron
  • Handheld, optically tracked devices: Aicon, Creaform, Geodetic, Keyence, Metronor, Nikon, NDI, Zeiss
  • Laser trackers: API, Faro, Leica
  • Manual CMMs: I++, Deva, MZ1060, Renishaw, Samsoft, Wenzel
  • CNC CMM controllers, through direct drivers: Brown & Sharpe, Coord3, DEA, Leitz, LK, Mitutoyo, Pantec, Sb-Elektronik, Wenzel
  • CNC CMM controllers, through Zeiss CMM-OS: Zeiss
  • CNC CMM controllers, through I++: All brands
  • Theodolites: Leica TDRA6000
  • Creaform (VXscan)
  • Faro (3D Imager, Laser Line Probe)
  • Hexagon (PC-DMIS Scanning, Romer Absolute Arm for Scanning)
  • I++ (Hexagon, Zeiss)
  • Konica-Minolta (RANGE7)
  • KREON (Scanner)
  • Laser Design (Surveyor Scanner)
  • Leica (Absolute Scanner, T-Scan)
  • Mitutoyo (Scanner)
  • NDI (ScanTRAK)
  • Nikon (Laser Radar, Scanner)
  • Perceptron (ScanWorks)
  • Surphaser
  • TTS Vectoron (Scanner)
  • Zeiss (L-Scan, Probe Scanner, T-Scan)

38 formats describing planar grids/meshes, line scans, spherical grids, and unorganized point clouds.

  • Receivers: MicroRidge (MobileCollect, GageWay), Mitutoyo U-Wave
  • Devices: All devices compatible with the above receivers and all those that allow keyboard input simulation.
  • CATIA V6/V5/V4
  • NX (UG)
  • Creo (Pro/E)
  • Inventor
  • SolidWorks
  • ACIS
  • IGES
  • JT
  • Parasolid
  • STEP
  • VDA-FS
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NVIDIA certified graphics cards and drivers for PolyWorks 2021, 2020 and 2019


  Card Win10 x64 Win8 x64 Win7 x64
NVIDIA RTX T400, T600, T1000, A4000, A5000 and A6000 471.41 (Standard)

471.41 (DCH)
Quadro RTX 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 8000 431.86 431.86
Quadro P6000, P5000, P4000, P2000 and P2200
M6000, M5000, M4000 and M2000
K5200, K4200, K2200, K620 and K420
K5000, K4000, K2000 and K6000


  Card Win10 x32 Win8 x32 Win7 x32
Quadro P6000, P5000, P4000 and P2000 390.77 390.77 390.77
M6000, M5000, M4000 and M2000
K5200, K4200, K2200, K620 and K420
K5000, K4000, K2000 and K6000