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System Requirements

DynaScape Design System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, or 7 (32 or 64-Bit) Operating System
  • Intel i5 processor (i7 recommended) or equivalent
  • 4 gigabytes (GB) of system memory (RAM)
  • 2GB GDDR5, GDDR6 or HBM dedicated video card with support for DirectX 9 graphics
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9 or later (Google Chrome recommended)
  • Internet connection (required for access to updates and the online plant database)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or later

*If using a non-english version of Windows, English must be set as the primary language. (may require an additional Microsoft Language Pack)

Microsoft Office Suite 2003-2016® software (or equivalent) is required for viewing plant and material lists.

Adobe Reader® software (or equivalent) is required for viewing plant picture catalogues.

Currently Available Graphics Cards that meet or exceed the recommended requirements:

AMD Radeon Models: R7 360-370, R9 380-390X, RX 460-480, RX 560-590, RX 5500-5700, RX 6500-6900
NVidia GeForce Models: GTX 750-780, GTX 950-980, GTX 1050-1080, GTX 1650-1660, RTX 2060-2080, RTX 3050-3090

Running DynaScape on a Mac computer

DS|Design can be run on a Mac computer but not in the native Mac environment. There are options that allow you to install a Windows Operating Systems (Win 7, 10) on a Mac computer. The two best options to consider are Boot Camp and Parallels.

For ARM based MacBooks running Parallels - Windows 10, 32 Bit is the recommended Windows environment as Windows 11 ARM is reported to have limited printing/PDF capabilities.

Click here to read more about running DS|Design on a Mac


Recommended Printers for Design & Color

Canon imagePROGRAF 670 (24″ wide)

Canon imagePROGRAF 770 (36″ wide)

DynaScape Color System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, or 7 (32 or 64-Bit) Operating System
  • Intel i5 processor (i7 recommended) or equivalent
  • 4 gigabytes (GB) of system memory (RAM)
  • 2GB GDDR5, GDDR6, or HBM dedicated video card with support for DirectX 9 graphics (nVidia recommended)
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or later

*If using a non-english version of Windows, English must be set as the primary language. (may require an additional Microsoft Language Pack)

Currently Available Graphics Cards that meet or exceed the recommended requirements:

AMD Radeon Models: R7 360-370, R9 380-390X, RX 460-480, RX 560-590, RX 5500-5700, RX 6500-6900
NVidia GeForce Models: GTX 750-780, GTX 950-980, GTX 1050-1080, GTX 1650-1660, RTX 2060-2080, RTX 3050-3090

Recommended Printers for Design & Color

Canon imagePROGRAF 670 (24″ wide)

Canon imagePROGRAF 770 (36″ wide)

Horticopia System Requirements
System RequirementsRecommended
Processor2 GHz or more
Main memory (RAM)1 GByte or more
Hard disk space2 GBytes of hard disk space, plus 2 GB/Library
CD-ROM and DVD driveRequired only during installation
Video adapterDisplay of 65536 colors or more
Monitor resolution1024 x 768 or more
Windows compatible sound card/subsystemOptional, required to hear botanical names and background music
PrinterOptional, but a printer driver must be installed even if no physical printer is being used
Operating SystemWindows® XP, Vista, Server 2003 or later