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Software Minimum System Requirements

The following are the minimum system requirements in order to run the Silhouette Studio software:

  • Operating System: PC (Windows 7 and higher) OR Mac (OS X 10.10 and higher). Chromebook is currently not supported.
  • Internet connection: Strongly recommended for updates and access to the Silhouette Design Store. Required to activate a license key for upgrade.
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM
  • Processor: 2 GHz (or faster) processor speed
  • Memory: 2 GB hard disk space 
  • USB Port: USB 2.0 Port (or higher)

NOTE: These represent the minimum requirements. Higher specifications are recommended to improve software performance. Some features, such as Image Effects may not be supported with older graphics cards.


Silhouette Studio is a desktop-only application for PC and Mac.

It is not currently supported on Chromebook, iPad, and other tablet and mobile devices.

Silhouette Connect is a plug-in designed to operate inside of the Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW software.

The following are the minimum system requirements in order to run the Silhouette Connect plug-in program:

  • Operating System: PC (Windows 7 or higher) OR Mac (OS X 10.10 or higher). Chromebook is currently not supported.

Any other requirements to run the Silhouette Connect plug-in will match any minimum system requirements of the compatible Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW version in use.

Click here for a list of compatible versions.

The following are the minimum system requirements in order to run the Silhouette 3D software:

  • Operating System: PC (Windows 7 and higher) or Mac (OS 10.10 and higher)
  • Internet connection: Strongly recommended for updates and download of purchased designs
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Processor: Intel or AMD Quad core at 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4GB of free space
  • Graphics: Any that supports OpenGL 1.2 (Any GPU since 2010)
  • Network: Any network controller (Wi-Fi or Ethernet)
  • USB Port: USB 2.0 Port (or higher)

These are the minimum requirements. Greater specifications are recommended to improve software performance.


Silhouette 3D is a desktop-only application for PC and Mac.

It is not currently supported on Chromebook, iPad, and other tablet and mobile devices.

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