Carlson CAD software modules

Carlson modules installed on top of IntelliCAD or AutoCAD are subject to the same requirements as the CAD engine itself. Please follow the requirements for the appropriate CAD platform listed below and permit an additional 750 MB of hard drive space for the respective Carlson software application.


Carlson 2024 with IntelliCAD v11.1

- Compatible with Windows OS 7 - 11 (64-bit) - Vista and 32-bit versions are not supported

Hardware Requirements

Minimum Intel® i5 processor or faster recommended. Due to the variety of processors on the market, one can use to do a comparative analysis. While the overall processor score matters, the single thread performance is of the most interest.

- Minimum 2 GB RAM, 8 GB+ RAM recommended

- 128GB SSD hard drive

Graphics card compatible with OpenGL Version 1.4 or higher:

- Recommended: desktop graphics level discrete cards (not integrated graphics cards like Intel HD)

- Preferably Nvidia GeForce graphics card due to more consistent driver support

- Discrete ATI/AMD cards will be sufficient, but ATI’s driver support has been spotty & user is frequently deferred to the computer manufacturer for support

- Professional Nvidia Quadro cards are not currently recommended due to driver issues

- Powerful gaming cards are not required and probably would not provide as much benefit as investment in more memory or better CPU

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Embedded AutoCAD® OEM Engine

CARLSON Solutions based on AutoCAD 2018 or 2022 Embedded

TakeOff R10 - R12 / Survey OEM 2018-2024

Please note the CPU compatibility below: older AMD CPUs like Athlon XP+ do not support SSE2 technology and cannot run Embedded AutoCAD 2018 products.

- Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only); Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit); Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)

- 4 GB RAM (minimum), 8 GB (recommended)

- 2 GB free disk space for installation

- 1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) with True Color

- Windows Internet Explorer® 11 or later

- Install from download


Please visit the AutoCAD System Requirements page for current specifications, subject to change without advance notice. Please visit the Autodesk summary of the Operating system compatibility for AutoCAD (Autodesk Bulletin TS14078105) for historical references between AutoCAD and its supported operating system(s).

Please see contents above for hard disk space requirements for the respective Carlson application.

PhotoCapture Standalone Module

Hardware Minimum required Recommended
CPU Intel i9/AMD Ryzen 7 Intel i9 14 Gen/AMD Ryzen 9
CPU Cores 8/8 24/16
CPU Threads 16/16 32/32
RAM 32GB 64GB or more
SSD MVMe 1 TB free 2TB or more
Graphics Card Nvidia Geforce or desktop level discrete card Nvidia Geforce or desktop level discrete card