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    I am a theatrical designer and use a variety of note taking softwares and design software, So I am interested in purchasing a Yoga Book because of the functionality. My only issue at the moment is that I usually use Vectorworks Software. The requirements on the website are not helping me with the specs of the yoga book. I was wondering if anyone would be able to translate and convert the specs to see if I could use Vestorworks on the tablet.

    Ill post the specs for Vectorworks bellow. Thank you in advance!!

    Vectorworks 2017 System Requirements

    The following are real-world system requirements for running Vectorworks 2017. In some demanding cases, we would suggest a more capable machine than is described by these recommendations. Likewise, there are some less demanding situations where Vectorworks will perform well on older hardware.


    General Requirements:



    Operating System:

    Mac OS X 10.10
    Mac OS X 10.11

    macOS 10.12

    Windows 7 SP 1 (64-bit)

    Windows 8 (64-bit)

    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

    Windows 10 (64-bit)



    Processor:

    64-bit Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) clocked at 2Ghz or better



    RAM:

    4GB minimum, 8 GB recommended

    8GB – 16GB recommended for large files and complex renderings.



    Graphics Card:
    OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card
    A dedicated graphics card is highly recommended.
    VRAM: 1GB (minimum), 2GB-4GB (recommended) (More Info)

    Vectorworks with Vision:
    OpenGL 3.0 compatible graphics card
    A dedicated graphics card is required
    VRAM: 1GB (minimum), 2GB-4GB (recommended) (More Info)



    Screen Resolution:

    1440 x 900 minimum

    1920 x 1080 or higher recommended



    Vectorworks 2017 with all libraries installed takes up ~25GB of storage space.

    * See the discussion in the Optimizing Performance section below.

    ** See the discussion in the Graphics Card section below.

    Additional Details:



    Graphics Cards



    IMPORTANT – Several Vectorworks features have placed higher demands on graphic hardware. Additionally, the performance and quality of the graphics provided by the Vectorworks Graphics Module depend directly on the speed, memory, and supported extensions of the graphics card. These new features have the potential to provide a very fast and fluid experience if used on capable hardware, or a noticeably slower experience if used on older or incompatible hardware. Graphics cards should support at a minimum OpenGL version 2.1; cards not meeting this recommendation will have limited functionality and poor performance, particularly when rendering in OpenGL mode. In general, the more powerful your graphics card is, the better your Vectorworks experience will be.



    The amount of Video RAM (VRAM) required to drive Vectorworks adequately depends largely on the size of the display being used and the complexity of the Vectorworks document. Medium-sized displays with a native resolution of 1920x1080 or less should be driven by a graphics card with at least 1GB of VRAM. Larger displays should use a modern graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM, with 4GB or more recommended.

    OpenGL rendering of shadows and edges are VRAM-intensive and require at least 1GB, with 2GB of VRAM or more being preferable. If you want to take full advantage of OpenGL shadows and edges, especially in situations where you have any combination of the following:

    - many lights
    - point lights
    - image textures
    - anti-aliasing
    - high shadow quality
    - excessive geometry



    and if you have a graphics card with less than 1GB of VRAM, you should consider upgrading your graphics card.



    We strongly recommend that all users check that their video drivers are current. The majority of display problems reported to our Technical Support department have been traced to older video drivers.
    01-03-2017 05:32 PM

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