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System Requirements

Everything you need to know to enjoy Lumion to the fullest

As a 3D rendering program, Lumion is different from other CAD software as it relies primarily on having an excellent graphics card. This is especially important for Lumion’s high-end features. Lumion also requires a computer with a fast graphics card with plenty of memory, as well as an internet connection.

Please check the requirements below to find out if your PC can give you a good Lumion experience. You can also find information about where to start if you are looking to purchase a new PC.

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At Omnix International, we pride ourselves on solving problems for the professional market. We accomplish this by designing and engineering custom solutions that enable you to work faster, create more, and experience a real impact on your workflow, all while delivering serious ROI to your bottom line.

Our technical team of engineers, consultants and software experts at Omnix, has infused the HOT to design, configure and build the ideal machine for your professional workflows and applications.

The custom engineered workstations from Omnix, eliminates this bottleneck by implementing the HOT (Hardware Optimization Technology), thereby delivering you a 33% boost in performance and substantial return on investment.

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The Hardware Optimized Technology is a researched methodology of optimizing the effective communication between hardware-software and vice versa. Hardware optimized technology emphasizes on maximize efficiency of production and rendering functions on a single custom engineered workstation, while still guaranteeing peak system performance, while eliminating bottle necks and accelerating workflows.
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    For more information regarding computer specs, visit our Knowledge Base article on this subject. Still have questions? You can find many answers to common hardware questions on our System Requirements FAQ
    * Rendering movies in 4K resolution or using RayTracing requires a minimum of 8GB graphics card memory.
    ** Your screen resolution may be higher than 1920 x 1080; however, this will impact Lumion performance.

    Does Lumion work on your current computer?

    To see how Lumion will perform on your current PC or laptop computer, you can request to download the free trial and run Lumion’s in-program “Benchmark” test.

    Lumion will benchmark your computer’s Graphics Card, Graphics Memory, CPU and system memory. If any of these components have a red score, you may want to upgrade this component for a better Lumion experience.


    Other methods to benchmark your hardware

    The free trial is a fairly large download. Alternatively, you can try:

    1) find your graphics card

    2) search for it on the PassMark website

    3) compare your PassMark score with Lumion’s system requirements.

    System Requirements FAQ

    Lumion 9.0 and newer versions are supported on some virtual PC/remote desktop platforms. We’ve listed a few third party providers in the link below that offer virtual cloud desktop services.

    Important: Not all virtual cloud desktop offerings can run Lumion; many of them do not meet Lumion’s hardware requirements.

    Using Lumion on Macs is not officially supported, but it is possible to run Lumion on a Mac. To find out if it will work, please double-check that you have the following:

    1. A relatively new Mac computer with a fast graphics card.
    2. A Windows 10 license.
    3. At least 100 GB free hard drive space for Windows 10 & Lumion.
    4. Apple’s Bootcamp software for installing Windows 10.5. The latest driver software for the graphics card.

    The power supply is a very important component. An inferior quality power supply may cause your PC to reboot if it cannot cope with sudden spikes in demand while you’re using Lumion (and other demanding 3D applications).

    For this reason, we strongly recommend using a power supply from a reputable manufacturer such as Corsair, Super Flower, EVGA or Seasonic.

    The power supply should ideally be marked as Gold-rated 80+ or Titanium-rated 80+, which means that it is very efficient and can maintain a steady current in spite of fluctuating demand.

    Most modern CPUs (processors) have a base speed and a boost speed measured in GHz (Gigahertz).If you have a low benchmark score for the CPU and you’re not sure why, the first step is to double-check that your CPU (processor) meets or exceeds the minimum system requirement (mentioned above under the heading, “System Requirements”). Please make sure that the boost and/or base speed exceed 3.0 GHz and that the CPU has 4 cores or more.

    Some reasons why you may have a low CPU score include:

    a. Background processes & applications may be having an impact.
    b. Intel SpeedStep is running and it may make the CPU run slower when speed is not needed.
    c. Other, more accurate Benchmark tests may be needed.

    Lumion needs a graphics card with as many PassMark points as possible (PassMark points are used to rate the speed and performance of a graphics card).

    If you have a low benchmark score for the GPU and you’re not sure why, the first step is to double-check that your GPU (graphics card) meets or exceeds the minimum system requirement (mentioned above under the heading, “System Requirements”).

    Some reasons why you may have a low GPU score include:

    a. You don’t have the latest graphics card driver and all available Windows updates installed.
    b. Your PC isn’t using the right graphics card.
    b. Your PC isn’t using the right graphics card.
    d. Other, more accurate Benchmark tests may be needed.

    Check out the blog post, “Lumion computer advice for faster 3D rendering,” for some recommendations for a laptop or PC computer.

    Some other helpful guides include:

    – What kind of computer does Lumion 12 need?

    – Which laptop PCs do you recommend?

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