System Requirements

PC Minimum

  • Windows 8 / 7 / Vista
  • 2.4 GHz processor or Multi-core processor
  • 2 GB of Memory (32 bit) 4 GB of Memory (64 bit)
  • Video Card:
    1. Dedicated Graphics with 512 MB memory e.g., NVIDIA or ATI
    2. - OR -
    3. Integrated Graphics e.g., Intel HD graphics (driver from 2012 or newer)
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • Internet access*

Mac Minimum

  • Home Designer 2015 or newer
  • Mac OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
  • 2.4 GHz processor or multi-core processor
  • 4 GB of memory
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • Internet access*

*Internet access required for installation, license authentication, deactivation, video and library catalog access. Internet access for license validation is required once every 30 days; for Home Designer Pro, license validation is required once every 14 days.

Differences between PC and Mac versions of Home Designer

PC Mac
Operating System 32 & 64 bit 64 bit only
Walkthrough Export Formats .AVI .MOV .MP4 .M4V
.WMF, .EMF Support Yes No
Use Gestures to navigate views No Mac Trackpad: Pan, Zoom
SKP Import Yes No

How can I tell what Operating System I have?