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Minimum & Recommended PC Requirements

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:57 pm
by US_Helpdesk
Recommended Configuration

CPU ---------------- Intel i7 / AMD FX 3.0 GHz or above
OS ----------------- 32 / 64 bit ‐ Windows 7 / 8 / 10 - Pro, Ultimate, or Enterprise
Memory ----------- 8 GB or more recommended
Hard disk ---------- 500 GB or more recommended
Graphics Card ---- 1920 x 1080 - onboard or dedicated - NVidia / AMD / Intel
Monitor ----------- 20” or above
PCI Slot ----------- Mini tower to accommodate full height PCI card if needed.

Note: 64 bit support for most CMM hardware - see installation guides for details

Note: If Serial connection is required and none is available on PC we suggest using the IO Gear USB to Serial adapter -
drivers -

Note: Do not supply HP desktop with Mitutoyo ComUC / we suggest Dell t5810 workstation.

system requirements.

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:07 pm
by Aguraki
I am trying to figure out how powerful of a computer I will need to budget for. I looked at the recommended pc requirements, but I think we will need more than this.

the CAD we use has a maximum file size of 255MB with 428 elements.

nate, I saw the post another user asked for system requirements based on CAD and you said you would need to see the CAD to evaluate. is this still true?


Re: system requirements.

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:29 am
by US_Helpdesk
Best bet is to minimize the number of processor cores and maximize the RAM and CPU speed. CMM-Manager only uses 2-3 threads / processes and will not leverage multi-cores. The extra cores only help if you are using several applications simultaneously and will cause a hit on individual application performance.

Send the model to Help Desk for evaluation if you are unsure.

Re: system requirements.

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:49 am
by Tking
How about graphics? While working recently with large Die Solid Assemblies, things got slow. CMM M. converts solids to individual surfaces. I had to go back to CAD and remove a lot of the details to speed things up.

Current - Win 7 - 32bit
Core 3 - 3.3 GHZ
2 GB Ram (Ouch)
Intel HD Graphics (Double Ouch)

Do you have any recommendations? I'm thinking dedicated Video. (CAD card?)
Does Nikon have a preferred video card?
The usable system memory caps at about 3 GB usable on 32 bit... video is included.
Maybe jumping to 64 bit and adding Ram would be better? Maybe adding 2 GB of RAM would help a titch? (Some will be wasted...)

Re: system requirements.

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:01 am
by Aguraki
thanks for the info!