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Technical Specifications

System Requirements

Minimum System 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 7, 8.1 or 10, 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 System Requirements* 

  • CPU: Quad-core CPU
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro series graphics card equipped with 2 GB of memory (NVIDIA certified cards and drivers)
  • Operating system: 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 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.

Available Single-Point Measuring Device Plug-ins

  • Articulated arms: Faro, Hexagon, Nikon, Mitutoyo, Cimcore, Romer, Kreon, Tomelleri-SpaceArms, RPS Metrology
  • Handheld, optically tracked devices: Aicon, Creaform, Geodetic, Metronor, Nikon, NDI, Steinbichler
  • Laser trackers: API, Faro, Leica
  • Manual CMMs: I++, Deva, MZ1060, Renishaw, Samsoft, Wenzel
  • CNC CMMs, through direct drivers: Brown & Sharpe, DEA, Leitz, Mitutoyo, Nikon/LK, Pantec, Wenzel
  • CNC CMMs, through Zeiss CMM-OS: Zeiss
  • CNC CMMs, through I++: All brands
  • Theodolites: Leica TDRA6000

Available Point Cloud Digitizing Device Plug-ins

• Creaform VXscan
• Faro 3D Imager
• Faro Laser Line Probe
• Hexagon PC-DMIS Scanning
• KREON Scanner
• Konica Minolta RANGE7
• Laser Design Surveyor Scanner
• Leica T-Scan
• Mitutoyo Scanner
• NDI Scan TRAK

• Nikon Metrology Laser Radar
• Nikon Metrology Scanner
• Perceptron ScanWorks Scanning
• Perceptron ScanWorks xyz Scanning
• Romer Absolute Arm Scanning Peripheral
• Steinbichler L-Scan
• Steinbichler Probe Scanner
• Steinbichler T-Scan CS
• Steinbichler T-Scan/Optotrak
• Surphaser

Supported Point Cloud File Formats

Planar Grids/Meshes

• 3D Scanners
• Breuckmann
• CogniTens
• Cyberware
• Genex
• GOM
• Holovision
• Hymarc
• InnovMetric’s PIF
• Konica Minolta
• Kreon
• nub3d
• Opton
• ShapeGrabber
• Solutionix
• Steinbichler
• ViALUX
• Voxelan 

Unorganized Point Clouds

 •Text
 •IGES
 •LAS 

Line Scans

 •3D Scanners
 •InnovMetric’s PSL
 •Kreon
 •Leica
 •Metronic
 •Perceptron
 •Steinbichler

Spherical Grids

• 3rd Tech
• AVEVA
• Faro
• iQvolution
• Leica
• Mensi
• Optech
• Riegl
• Surphaser
• Topcon
• Z+F

Supported CAD File Formats

• CATIA V6, V5, and V4
• NX (UG)
• Creo (Pro/E)
• Inventor
• SolidWorks
• ACIS
• IGES
• JT
• Parasolid
• STEP
• VDA-FS

Supported Polygonal Model File Formats

• DXF (write-only)
• JT
• Nastran
• OBJ
• PLY
• POL (InnovMetric’s binary format )
• STL (ASCII and binary)
• VRML 2.0

Supported Languages

• Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
• Czech
• English
• French
• German
• Hungarian
• Italian

• Japanese
• Korean
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Russian
• Spanish

NVIDIA Certified Graphics Cards and Drivers for PolyWorks 2018, 2017, and 2016

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