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VERICUT CNC Simulator - System Requirements

CGTech recommends a connection to the internet and e-mail during installation, support and updates.

Operating Systems

All CGTech software has been extensively tested on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10 64-bit OS. VERICUT 7.3 was the last release to run on Windows 7 32-bit. 


When considering system requirements for your CNC simulator software, you need to consider all the tasks it will be performing. These include the following:

  1. What is the physical size of the part that needs to be simulated? 
  2. What other software applications will be running concurrently alongside VERICUT?
  3. What requirements will the other applications have for both memory and graphics?

Note: VERICUT performance is primarily affected by the simulation tolerances used and the speed of the CPUs. It is important to choose the correct requirements to maximise the simulation’s return.  

The faster the CPU speed, the faster your machine's simulation will run. VERICUT speed is not affected by the length of part programs, or inputs, being simulated. In addition, cut stock refine speed and general display performance are highly correlated to the number of cores. 

Visit the Intel site to review the current CPU’s available and learn more about the latest CPU technology.


VERICUT takes up to 8GB of disk space for a full installation which includes a library of files, samples, training sessions, help files, and model interfaces. CGTech recommends a large-capacity hard drive for data storage especially if storing IP and reviewer files. This should give you increased power in real-life mass production after the simulation. 


The amount of physical memory in your computer will affect the number of applications you can run at the same time. Physical memory limitations can affect performance. When using VERICUT, the size of your part, tolerance and program size all affects the memory needed for simulation.

For most VERICUT simulations, 16GB of physical memory is sufficient, along with a few other applications running concurrently. Running simulation software may require 32GB of memory in certain instances. This can occur when the parts are significantly larger, such as 400 inches by 100 inches by 100 inches or more. It can also happen when there is a need for very strict tolerance requirements.


Make sure you are using up-to-date drivers from your card manufacturer. We often see issues that can be resolved with updated video drivers and the driver version can have a great impact on how the card performs. You can find the latest drivers online from NVIDIA and AMD.

VERICUT has been certified on the following AMD GPUs.
Radeon Pro WX 3100    4 GB
Radeon Pro WX 3200    4 GB
Radeon Pro WX 4100    4 GB
Radeon Pro WX 5100    8 GB
Radeon Pro WX 7100    8 GB
Radeon Pro WX 8200    8 GB
Radeon Pro WX 9100    16 GB


The majority of our users use dual monitors for increased productivity. The minimum recommended resolution for the primary display is 1920 x 1080. VERICUT works with lower-resolution screens, but performance can be restricted with larger dialogues not fitting completely on screen. 

Pointing Device

VERICUT allows users the option to set dynamic controls to match the CAD/CAM system.


  Mininum Recommended
OS Windows 7 or 10 64-bit Professional Windows 7 or 10 64-bit Professional
Processor Intel i7 or Xeon AMD EPYC, Intel i7 or Xeon
Memory 16 GB or higher 32 GB or higher
Video AMD Radeon RX with 2 GB GPU RAM or higher
NVIDIA GeForce with 2 GB GPU RAM or higher
AMD Radeon Pro WX with 4 GB GPU RAM or higher
NVIDIA Quadro with 4 GB GPU RAM or higher
Monitor 1920 x 1080 (or higher) resolution, dual monitor 1920 x 1080 (or higher) resolution, dual monitor
Storage Solid State Drive (SSD) with at least 50 GB free Solid State Drive (SSD) or NVMe drive with at least 75 GB free
Pointing Device Three buttons with mouse-wheel (3Dconnexion Space mouse supported) Three buttons with mouse-wheel (3Dconnexion Space Mosue supported)