RADAN - System requirements


  • Pentium 4, 2 GHz CPU or greater
  • 4GB RAM or greater (depending on OS)
  • 20 GB available storage
  • Graphics card capable of 1024 x 768 minimum resolution (32bit mode)
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Network interface using TCP/IP
  • DVD ROM drive
  • Available RS232 Serial ports (one for machine tool that requires an RS232 serial DNC)

Note: This PC specification also applies when configured as a PC DNC, Radview DNC client computer or an e2i client

CAD CAM with 3D / Radbend / Radquote

  • Dual Core, 2.8 GHz CPU or greater
  • 8GB RAM or greater (depending on OS)
  • 40 GB available storage
  • Dedicated graphics card capable of 1024 x 768 minimum resolution (32bit mode)
  • Available RS232 Serial ports (one port per machine requiring RS232 serial DNC)
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Network interface using TCP/IP
  • DVD ROM drive

Supported Operating systems

  • Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10 (see Important Note below)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012
  • We may require the latest service packs to be installed
  • Both 32bit and 64bit versions are supported (see below for Release 2017 of RADAN and 32bit limitations)
  • Professional / Business versions of the operating systems are recommended

Important Note

  • Windows Server 2016 can have many different flavours and options (e.g. Nano, microservices, containers). We know of no reason why the RADAN software wouldn’t run on Windows Server running in a desktop environment
  • Release 2014 of the RADAN CAD/CAM software was the last release that officially supported any version of Windows XP
  • Release 2015 of the RADAN software is the last version that supports Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008
  • Release 2016 of the RADAN software is the last release that will officially support 32bit systems.
  • Release 2017 of the RADAN software is supplied to run on 64bit systems. There is a 32bit version that allows RADAN to run in a lightweight mode (DNC / 2D CADCAM).
  • Radm-ax and Radtube will not run on Windows XP
  • RADAN 2018 is only supplied to run on a 64bit system

Additional Notes

  • A Virtual Server will need a USB CLS Token (dongle) at an additional cost if it is to run as a license server. Please be aware not all Virtualisations can support USB Tokens.
  • A USB port must be available if the PC is going to be licensed from a CLS Token (dongle).
  • Software and subsequent updates will be shipped on DVD ROM only; however they can be downloaded from the Customer Portal.
  • Customers must present the RADAN engineer with a pre-configured system if they are purchasing RADAN's installation service. For networked applications the responsibility for the networking will be with the customer.
  • Application performance is dependent upon a number of factors e.g. Number of used applications or network traffic. Should you require further clarification, please contact your IT provider.
  • CPU Processor must the support SSE2 instruction set, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSE2