PIX4Dsurvey recommended hardware

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The following description shows the minimum and recommended hardware and software requirements.

Minimum configuration for PIX4Dsurvey

  • Windows 10, 64 bits (Windows 11 is not supported yet) or macOS 10.15 and 11 (Monterey is not supported yet).
  • Any CPU (AMD processor or Intel i3, i5 or higher).
  • Any GPU that supports OpenGL 4.1 or higher.
  • RAM: 16 GB.
  • Free hard drive space: 10 GB on HDD.

Recommended configuration for PIX4Dsurvey

  • Windows 10, 64 bits (Windows 11 is not supported yet).
  • CPU: Quad-core or hexa-core Intel i7/ i9/ Xeon, AMD Threadripper.
  • GPU: GeForce GTX GPU compatible with at least OpenGL 4.1.
  • RAM:
    • 32 GB.
    • 64GB (Point cloud size > 100 GB).
  • Hard disk: SSD.
 
Information: When using Terrain filter, Grid of points, or Object detection algorithms, the RAM usage is high. For larger point clouds more RAM is needed.

Additional information about the component usage

CPU RAM Hard Disk GPU

Low usage.

High usage during processing (Terrain filter and Grid of points).

Low usage.

High usage during the conversion of the point cloud, project creation, and processing (Terrain filter,  Grid of points, Object detection).

Note: using .laz (compressed) requires more RAM than using .las files.

Highly depends on the size of the point cloud. The point cloud is read directly from the hard disk, therefore SSD disks are recommended.

Medium usage.

High usage during the Object detection.

Disclaimer: Pix4D publishes this information as a courtesy to its customers. Pix4D makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with respect to the content's validity or accuracy.

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