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The following are the minimum system requirements for i-cut Layout 18.1. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running i-cut Layout 18.1 on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

i-cut Layout 18.1 System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements for i-cut Layout 18.1
Processor type and speed

x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) compatible processor (Intel or AMD), minimum dual-core.


Minimum 1 GB RAM, recommended 4 GB RAM.

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

Hard disk

NTFS volume is required. The software takes about 5 GB of disk space. Also, take into account the need for storage of temporary and production data. A backup solution is strongly advised.

Network10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
Graphics and videoMinimum 1280 x 1024 resolution, true color depth.

Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion is supported, but please be aware that Esko doesn't test all combinations of MacOSX and Parallels Desktop/VMware Fusion.

File servers

All 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.

Supported Operating Systems

Recommended operating systems are highlighted in green in the tables below.

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

Windows 10

Windows 10 Home(error)(error)
Windows 10 Pro(tick)(tick)
Windows 10 Enterprise(tick)(tick)

Windows 8.1

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

Windows 8

Windows 8(error)(error)
Windows 8 Pro(tick)(tick)
Windows 8 Enterprise(tick)(tick)
Windows RT(error)(error)

Windows 7


 SP1 SP1
Windows 7 Home Basic(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 7 Home Premium(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 7 Professional(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows 7 Enterprise(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows 7 Ultimate(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Note that i-cut Layout 18.1 is the last version to support Windows 7.

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 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2012 (all editions)
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