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The following are the minimum system requirements for Studio 14.0. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running Studio on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum requirements for Studio for Mac

Minimum System Requirements for Studio 14.0
Processor type and speed64-bit Intel processor
RAM

Minimum 1 GB RAM, recommended 4 GB RAM

Graphics card and video driversA recent mac using NVIDIA, AMD/ATI, Intel HD and Intel Iris Pro graphics chips is supported. A minimum of 256Mb of video memory is required. When in doubt, please use a free trial of Studio to check compatibility with your system.
Internet connection

10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.

Software Dependency

Studio requires Adobe® Illustrator® CS6 or CC. The 2014 release of Creative Cloud is supported in Studio 14.0.1.  Studio 14.0.1 was released on September 30, 2014.

3D PDFs from Studio Designer require Adobe® Reader 8.1 or later for viewing.

Studio Designer is also available in ArtPro 10 or newer.  

minimum screen resolutionThe Studio Toolkit application needs a screen resolution of at least 1680 by 1050 pixels
VirtualizationUse within Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion or any other virtualized environment is NOT supported.

Supported Operating Systems

Recommended operating systems are highlighted in the tables below.

If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install Studio on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Mac OS

EditionClient OS
10.10 (Yosemite)(tick)*

10.9 (Mavericks)

(tick)

10.8 (Mountain Lion)

(tick)
10.7 (Lion)(tick)
10.6.0 - 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)(error)
10.5.0 - 10.5.8 (Leopard)(error)

 

*= from 14.0.1 onwards

 

The server versions of these operating systems are not supported.

Minimum requirements for Studio for PC

Minimum System Requirements for Studio 14.0
Processor type and speed

x86-64 compatible dual-core processor (Intel or AMD), minimum dual-core.

Please note that from 14.0.2 onwards, Studio Toolkit and Studio Store Visualizer are 64-bit applications and thus only run on a x86-64 compatible dual-core processor.  Also the 32-bit 2014 release (and later) of Creative Cloud is not supported.

RAM

Minimum 1 GB RAM, recommended 4 GB RAM.

 For more information about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.

Available hard drive space

  • System drive
  • Data drive
An NTFS volume is required. The software takes maximum 1GB of disk space. But take into account the need for storage of temporary and production data. A backup solution is strongly advised.
Graphics card and video drivers

OpenGL compatible 3D graphics board with frame buffer support.  When in doubt, please use the free trials.

 

Internet connection10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
Virtualization

Use within Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion or any other virtualized environment is NOT supported.

FileserversAll Esko applications running on Windows OS can use data that is available on network shares. These shares need to be on Windows or Unix/Linux (using SMB) file servers. Mac OS X (version 10.3.x; 10.4.x; 10.5.x; 10.6.x) data servers are also supported, but with limitations. These are standard limitations encountered when connecting to a Mac OS X server from Windows workstations or servers. They are related to losing resource forks of the MAC-application data when a Windows component moves or copies data.
minimum screen resolutionThe Studio Toolkit application needs a screen resolution of at least 1680 by 1050 pixels.
Software Dependency

Studio requires Adobe® Illustrator® CS6 or CC. The 2014 release of Creative Cloud is supported in Studio 14.0.1.  Studio 14.0.1 was released on September 30, 2014. The 32-bit 2014 release (and later) of Creative Cloud is not supported.

3D PDFs from Studio Designer require Adobe® Reader 8.1 or later for viewing.

Studio Designer is also available in Esko PackEdge 10, Plato 10 or newer.

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 8.1

Edition32-bit64-bit
Windows 8.1(error)(error)
Windows 8.1 Pro

(error)

(tick)
Windows 8.1 Enterprise(error)(tick)
Windows 8.1 RT(error)(error)

Windows 8

Edition32-bit64-bit
Windows 8(error)(error)
Windows 8 Pro(error)(tick)
Windows 8 Enterprise(error)(tick)
Windows RT(error)(error)

Windows 7

Edition32-bit64-bit
  SP1 SP1
Windows 7 Home Basic(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 7 Home Premium(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 7 Professional(error)(error)(tick)(tick)
Windows 7 Enterprise(error)(error)(tick)(tick)
Windows 7 Ultimate(error)(error)(tick)(tick)

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP (all editions)
  • Windows Vista (all editions)
  • Windows 2000 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
System Requirements
Applies to

Studio Toolkit for Labels

Studio Toolkit for Boxes

Studio Toolkit for Flexibles

Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves

Version14.0 and 14.0.1 and 14.0.2
Last revised 5-Mar-2015

Useful Links

Software downloads: mysoftware.esko.com

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