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Our Hardware Requirements

Avo­id pro­blems down
the li­ne

Have you de­ci­ded to work wi­th Palette CAD and want to know what the tech­ni­cal re­qui­re­ments are? Or are you thin­king about in­ves­t­ing in new di­gi­tal de­vices? Then we have so­me im­portant in­for­ma­ti­on for you. Be­low is a list of the mi­ni­mum re­qui­re­ments and our re­com­men­da­ti­ons for your de­vices and hard­ware in or­der for the 3D soft­ware and all its fea­tures to work as smooth­ly as pos­si­ble.

Es­sen­ti­al­ly, a nor­mal Win­dows PC is all you need to run Palette CAD, pro­vi­ded that it’s con­fi­gu­red for gra­phics ap­pli­ca­ti­ons – a powerful gra­phics card is ex­tre­me­ly im­portant. Other­wi­se, the fas­ter the com­pu­ter, the smoot­her the de­sign pro­cess. And the hig­her your screen re­so­lu­ti­on, the mo­re de­tail­ed you can make your de­signs.

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Avo­id pro­blems down the li­ne

Have you de­ci­ded to work wi­th Palette CAD and want to know what the tech­ni­cal re­qui­re­ments are? Or are you thin­king about in­ves­t­ing in new di­gi­tal de­vices? Then we have so­me im­portant in­for­ma­ti­on for you. Be­low is a list of the mi­ni­mum re­qui­re­ments and our re­com­men­da­ti­ons for your de­vices and hard­ware in or­der for the 3D soft­ware and all its fea­tures to work as smooth­ly as pos­si­ble.

Es­sen­ti­al­ly, a nor­mal Win­dows PC is all you need to run Palette CAD, pro­vi­ded that it’s con­fi­gu­red for gra­phics ap­pli­ca­ti­ons – a powerful gra­phics card is ex­tre­me­ly im­portant. Other­wi­se, the fas­ter the com­pu­ter, the smoot­her the de­sign pro­cess. And the hig­her your screen re­so­lu­ti­on, the mo­re de­tail­ed you can make your de­signs.

palette cad logo packshot

Our hardware recommendations

For note­books and lap­tops we re­com­mend the fol­lo­wing hard­ware com­pon­ents:

Pro­ces­sor: In­tel Co­re i7

Dis­play: min. 15.6 inch, re­so­lu­ti­on min. full HD (1920 x 1080 px)

Gra­phics card: NVi­dia RTX-Series, e.g., RTX 2060 to 2080 or RTX 3060 to 3080

Me­mo­ry: 16 GB RAM or mo­re

Hard dri­ve: 250 GB SSD for ope­ra­ting sys­tem and Palette CAD

In­ter­net con­nec­tion: broad­band

Port: USB 3.0

Ope­ra­ting sys­tem: Win­dows 10 (64-bit) or Win­dows 11 (the la­test Ser­vice Pack is al­ways re­qui­red)

For desk­top PCs we re­com­mend the fol­lo­wing hard­ware com­pon­ents:

Pro­ces­sor: In­tel Co­re i7

Dis­play: min. 24 inch, re­so­lu­ti­on min. full HD (1920 x 1080 px)

Gra­phics card: NVi­dia RTX-Series, e.g. RTX 2060 to 2080 or RTX 3060 to 3080

Me­mo­ry: 16 GB or mo­re

Hard dri­ve: 500 GB SSD for ope­ra­ting sys­tem and Palette CAD

In­ter­net con­nec­tion: broad­band

Port: USB 3.0

Ope­ra­ting sys­tem: Win­dows 10 (64-bit) or Win­dows 11 (the la­test Ser­vice Pack is al­ways re­qui­red)

We re­com­mend the fol­lo­wing mo­bi­le de­vices for using the Palette CAD apps (Palette Home, Palette Work, Palette Mo­ve):

  •  Ap­ple iPad Pro
  •  Ap­ple iPad from 2016 or la­ter (min. iOS 12)
  •  Sam­sung / Hua­wei / Asus 8 inch and abo­ve (min. An­droid 7.0)
  •  iPho­ne 11 Pro Max

Whi­che­ver mo­bi­le de­vice you choo­se, make su­re that it has a gy­ro­scope (ac­ce­le­ra­ti­on and po­si­ti­on sen­sor).

For the best re­sults, use an up-to-date pho­to inkjet or co­lour la­ser prin­ter.

  • Sta­bi­la LD 250 BT
  • Bosch PLR30C/ PLR40C/ PLR50C
  • Bosch GLM 50C Pro­fes­sio­nal
  • Bosch GLM 120C Pro­fes­sio­nal
  • The fol­lo­wing VR glas­ses can be used for Palette Show­room Pro:

    • HTC Vi­ve Pro 2*
    • HTC Vi­ve Cos­mos Eli­te*

    *ex­pan­da­ble wi­th VI­VE Wire­less Ad­ap­ter

    We re­com­mend the fol­lo­wing hard­ware to get the most out of VR glas­ses:

    Pro­ces­sor: In­tel i7 (quad-co­re)

    Desk­top PC gra­phics card: min. NVI­DIA GTX 1080 / Ti­tan or RTX 2060 to 3080 wi­th 4 GB RAM

    Lap­top gra­phics card: min. NVI­DIA GTX 1080 or RTX 2060 to 3080 wi­th 4 GB RAM

    Me­mo­ry: min. 16 GB

    Vi­deo out­put: HDMI 1.3-com­pa­ti­ble vi­deo out­put / Dis­play­Po­rt 1.2 or hig­her

    USB ports: at least two ports wi­th USB 3.0 stan­dard or ne­wer

    Ope­ra­ting sys­tem: Win­dows 10 (64-bit) or Win­dows 11 (the la­test Ser­vice Pack is al­ways re­qui­red)

    Im­portant: Plea­se al­ways ob­tain ad­di­tio­nal in­for­ma­ti­on from the ma­nu­fac­tu­r­ers about the la­test tech­ni­cal re­qui­re­ments for the use of VR glas­ses.

Minimum requirements

In­tel i7 (4. Gen)

Me­mo­ry: 8 GB RAM

Hard dri­ve: 256 GB SSD

Gra­phics card: NVi­dia GTX 1070

Dis­play: Re­so­lu­ti­on min. 1280x900

Ports: USB 2.0 or hig­her

Ope­ra­ting sys­tem: Win­dows 8.1 (the la­test Ser­vice Pack is al­ways re­qui­red)

In­ter­net ac­cess

More about graphics cards

To ge­ne­ra­te high-qua­li­ty, pho­to-rea­li­stic and ar­tis­tic vi­sua­li­sa­ti­ons, you will need a fast, powerful gra­phics card. We re­com­mend gra­phics cards from NVI­DIA Cor­po­ra­ti­on. All dis­play mo­des in Palette CAD run wi­th Ge­Force GTX 460 se­ries gra­phics cards and hig­her. It’s a good idea to in­vest in gra­phics cards from the midd­le to high-end pri­ce ran­ge. The va­rious mo­bi­li­ty pro­ducts for note­books (e.g. GTX 970M) are al­so sui­ta­ble, alt­hough they are not as high-per­for­mance as desk­top pro­ducts. For mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on, see www.nvi­dia.com
  • Our Palette pro­ducts are op­ti­mi­sed for gra­phics cards and dri­vers from the NVI­DIA GTX and RTX se­ries. Using other dri­vers me­ans that NVI­DIA Qua­dro gra­phics cards are on­ly par­ti­al­ly sup­port­ed. We re­com­mend test­ing the gra­phic card you’ve cho­sen be­fo­re you buy. And bear in mind that ma­nu­fac­tu­r­ers of­ten sup­p­ly gra­phics cards wi­th out­da­ted dri­vers, so it’s best to al­ways in­stall the la­test dri­ver ver­si­on.

    Using AMD (ATI) gra­phics cards can re­sult in dri­ver pro­blems when sel­ec­ting ob­jects in Palette CAD. So­me­ti­mes up­dating the dri­ver can help, but we re­com­mend that you al­ways test the gra­phics card be­fo­re you buy.

Why choose Palette CAD?

More Time

Use ob­ject li­bra­ri­es and crea­te stan­dard ob­jects wi­th in­tel­li­gent pro­per­ties and va­ria­bles to de­sign fas­ter and mo­re ef­fi­ci­ent­ly. And we au­to­ma­ti­cal­ly up­date all ma­nu­fac­tu­rer ca­ta­lo­gues so you al­ways have ac­cess to the la­test pro­ducts.

More Sta­te-of-the-Art

A hand-held la­ser and ta­blet make it ea­sy to ta­ke me­a­su­re­ments at your cli­ent’s home or site. Thanks to the Palette Cloud, mobile working is possible without any problems, and you can showcase your designs via mobile devices with Palette Move.

More Suc­cess

Even though you can use our wood tech­no­lo­gy so­lu­ti­on and con­fi­gu­ra­tors to op­ti­mi­se your pro­cess, your work stays un­ques­tionab­ly uni­que. You can set re­cur­ring ru­les in the CAM post-pro­ces­sor to in­crease your ca­pa­ci­ty uti­li­sa­ti­on.