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The following are the minimum system requirements for DeskPack Plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® 16. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running DeskPack Plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

A list of available Plugins can be found here:

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Minimum requirements

DeskPack Plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® 16 (Mac)

Minimum System Requirements for DeskPack Plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® 16 (Mac)
Processor type and speed

64-bit Intel® processor.

RAM

2 GB minimum, recommended is 4 GB RAM.

Available hard drive space

  • System drive
  • Data drive

The software takes about 1 GB of disk space. Also, take into account the need for storage of temporary and production data. A backup solution is strongly advised.

Minimum screen resolutionMinimum 1280 x 1024 resolution, true color depth.
Network connection10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
Software requirements

DeskPack for Adobe® Illustrator® requires Adobe® Illustrator® CS6, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2015.3, or CC 2017.

Adobe® Illustrator® CC 2017 is supported from 16.0.2. From 16.0.2 onwards, CC 2014 is no longer supported.

Esko XMP plugin for Adobe® Acrobat® requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader or Professional 9, X, XI or DC.

Supported Operating Systems

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Recommended operating systems are highlighted in green in the tables below.
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If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install DeskPack Plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Mac OS

EditionClient OS
10.12 (Sierra)(tick)
10.11 (El Capitan)(tick)
10.10 (Yosemite)(tick)
10.9 (Mavericks)(tick)
10.8 (Mountain Lion)(error)
10.7 (Lion)(error)
10.6 (Snow Leopard)(error)
10.5 (Leopard)(error)

Sierra is supported from v 16.0.1 (October 2016).

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The server versions of these operating systems are not supported.

DeskPack Plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® 16 (Windows)

Minimum System Requirements for DeskPack Plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® 16 (Windows)
Processor type and speed

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

RAM

2 GB minimum, recommended is 4 GB RAM.

Available hard drive space

  • System drive
  • Data drive

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

Minimum screen resolutionMinimum 1280 x 1024 resolution, true color depth.
Network connection10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
Software requirements

DeskPack for Adobe® Illustrator® requires Adobe® Illustrator® CS6, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2015.3, or CC 2017.

Adobe® Illustrator® CC 2017 is supported from 16.0.2. From 16.0.2 onwards, CC 2014 is no longer supported.

The 64-bit version of Adobe® Illustrator® is supported. The 32-bit version of Adobe® Illustrator® is not supported.

Esko XMP plugin for Adobe® Acrobat® requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader or Professional 9, X, XI or DC.

Supported Operating Systems

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Recommended operating systems are highlighted in green in the tables below.
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If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install DeskPack Plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Windows 10

Edition32-bit64-bit
Windows 10 Home(error)(error)
Windows 10 Pro(error)(tick)
Windows 10 Enterprise(error)(tick)

Windows 8.1

Edition

32-bit

64-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

Edition

32-bit

64-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 Vista (all editions)
  • Windows XP (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2012 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows 2000 (all editions)

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Will there be an upgrade to the system to allow users to download a plug in to open ARD files in illustrator. I was using this program and then it isn't compatible with my computer anymore so I can't open old files.

     

    Very inconvenient for our business.

     

     

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