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Artec Studio 16: System Requirements

This article will assist you in selecting the optimal hardware for your 3D scanning and post-processing needs for Artec Studio 16

In Artec Studio 16 HD reconstruction performance was improved and now you can postpone HD reconstruction and execute it on different hardware you used to scan the object.

A list of general hardware and software requirements can be found further below.

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (x64), Windows 11
  • Windows 10 (x64) is required for Artec Micro scanner.
  • Artec Studio can be installed on Apple computers
    by using Boot Camp (MacOS is not supported)

  • Artec Micro: 1x USB 3.0 or 3.1 port (type A).
    The Artec Micro will not work with a USB 2.0 port
  • Artec Ray: 1x USB 2.0, 3.0, or 3.1 port (type A)
  • Artec Eva, Artec Eva Lite, Artec Spider and Artec Space Spider: 1 x USB 2.0 port (type A).
    (USB 3.0 and 3.1 compatibility information)

Important note: USB 3.1 compatibility is not guaranteed, please use Artec USB Kit

  • min. Intel Core i5 (76xx and later)
  • Intel Core i7 (7xxx and later)
  • Intel Core i9 (7xxx and later)
  • AMD Ryzen, Threadripper, and Intel Xeon CPUs
  • min. 12 GB for Artec Eva (SD mode), min. 32 GB for Artec Eva (HD mode)
  • min. 18 GB for Artec Spider
  • min. 32 GB for Artec Leo, Artec Micro, and Artec Ray (64 GB highly recommended)
Graphics/video cards
  • NVIDIA graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM (for Artec Eva) or at least 4GB of VRAM (for Artec Leo/ Artec Micro).
    For optimal calculation times, an NVIDIA card with a CUDA compute capability of at least 6.1 and  8+ GB of VRAM is highly recommended.

Tested GPUs

Recommended NVIDIA drivers:







Not supported:

  • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS, any 32-bit OS
  • Virtual Environments (Windows OS installed inside a Virtual Machine) are not supported
  • Graphics/video cards: AMD FirePro M6100 Fire GL V, Intel HD 4600, Quadro T1000/T200 for Artec Leo HD scans
  • CPUs: Intel Core i7 8550U, Intel Core i5 8350U, Intel Core i7-1065G7 with integrated graphics

If the graphics card does not meet the minimum requirements (or an outdated graphics driver is installed), the HD reconstruction algorithm will be executed on the CPU instead of the GPU.
This will cause the algorithm to perform many times slower, potentially taking multiple hours to complete even the simplest calculation.





In case you experience any issues with your Artec 3D scanner or require technical assistance with your device or Artec Studio, in the first instance please contact your local Artec dealer/distributor directly. You can also contact the Artec Support Team by clicking on "Submit a request" button on the bottom right part of the screen or by emailing

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