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Artec ScanApp hardware requirements

This article combines Artec recommendations regarding the most optimal hardware for Artec ScanApp application.


General information

You will need the following hardware for Artec ScanApp:

  • Any Mac that is 2014+
  • OSX El Capitan or Sierra
  • The more powerful Mac you use – the better FPS you will get in 3D scanning session.

Note: ScanApp is not compatible with OSX Yosemite and earlier.


Recommended hardware


  • 64-bit
  • OS X El Capitan or Sierra (10.11 or 10.12).


  • Integrated graphical processor: at least Intel HD Graphics 5300.
  • Discrete graphical processor: NVIDIA cards are strongly advised. Also Artec ScanApp runs fine on the latest MacBook Pro’s that have the ATI graphics cards.


  • MacBook Pro and iMac are highly recommended (MacBook Pro provides the best performance).
  • MacMini is suitable for 3D scanning small objects, though it is not recommended for average and long scanning sessions.
  • MacBook Air and MacBook are not recommended.


Current version of Artec ScanApp supports Artec Eva / Eva Lite scanners and does not support Artec Spider / Space Spider and 3rd party sensors like Kinect, ASUS Xtion, Intel RealSense, etc. Please consider using Artec Studio for these devices.


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