System Requirements

Supported Operating System

3D-Tool Basic / Advanced

3D-Tool Premium

Windows 7 (32/64bit)
Windows 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit)
Windows 10 (32/64bit)


Windows 10 (64bit)*

  • * Premium interfaces under Windows 7 and 8.1
    We intensively tested the Premium interfaces under Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and have not found any noticeable problems. But the interface supplier does not offer support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, so we cannot officially release 3D-Tool Premium for these operating systems.

Software Requirements

  • All 3D-Tool versions require graphics drivers that support at least OpenGL 1.2.
  • 3D-Tool Premium requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 [x86/x64] Redistributable or Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 [x86/x64] Redistributable to read the CAD data. If none of these is available, this software is automatically installed when 3D-Tool is installed.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • 3D-Tool Basic, Advanced, Premium and the 3D-Tool FreeViewer can run on a Desktop PC, laptop oder tablet PC with a main memory of 4GB or more and a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixel or more.
  • No special or dedicated graphics card is required. 3D-Tool also works with onboard graphics cards.

Recommended Hardware

  • For 3D-Tool Advanced, we recommend a Desktop PC or laptop with a main memory of 8GB or more.
  • For 3D-Tool Premium, we recommend a Desktop PC or laptop with a main memory of 16GB or more.
  • We recommend a Full-HD screen resolution. A special CAD graphics card is not necessary, however, we recommend a dedicated graphics card that supports OpenGL 3.3. or higher, such as the current Nvidia GeForce or AMD Radeon cards.