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In order to automate a manufacturing process, CAM software works alongside machinery which takes input from a computer. The first step is to check the minimum system requirements for your chosen software. Each will specify the compatible operating system, processor types, graphic cards and the minimum RAM. Typically, you want to ensure your specifications and significantly above these to ensure your computer runs effectively. CAM software isn’t a very graphics intensive software, but we still recommend going with a dedicated graphics card in the mid-range level. On top of running your other software, CAM design software itself is also utilizes a lot of RAM especially for calculating toolpaths. We recommend at least 16GB of RAM just to be on the safe side as the latest operating systems are also becoming more and more RAM intensive. However, if you work with very complex projects or use multiple applications simultaneously, you may need 32GB or more of RAM. Most CAM software uses multi-threaded processes. Therefore, your CPU choice should weigh both on the CPU Clock speed and the core count. We only recommend a Solid-State Drive for your operating system and programs instead of a traditional mechanical hard-drive. You can use a mechanical hard-drive as a secondary drive for storing your data if you wish.
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