System Requirements

In order to use the Othermill, you will need a computer with Otherplan installed. This guide describes the minimum system requirements needed by Otherplan.

Because Otherplan is free, we recommend that you download and try it before ordering an Othermill. If you have any questions about whether Otherplan is compatible with your computer, please contact us at support@othermachine.co.

Windows

Operating System

Otherplan requires a 64-bit CPU and operating system. Otherplan will not run on a 32-bit version of Windows. We test Otherplan on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

CPU

Otherplan requires a 64-bit CPU. An Intel Core i3 or equivalent is required, and a Core i5 or equivalent is recommended.

Graphics

Otherplan requires a graphics driver that provides support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. The largest source of incompatibility on Windows is with graphics drivers that provide incomplete or no support for OpenGL 2.1. We’ve found that older Intel graphics drivers tend to have buggy OpenGL support. Additionally, we’ve received reports that upgrading from an earlier version of Windows to Windows 10 can cause driver incompatibility. For best performance, use a computer with a dedicated graphics chipset.

Otherplan’s 3D Preview requires support for the following OpenGL extensions. Without these extensions, Otherplan will still function but will not show the 3D preview.

  • GL_EXT_frag_depth
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_object

Memory

Otherplan requires 4GB of system RAM or higher. 8GB or higher is recommended.

Storage

Otherplan consumes less than 100MB of hard drive space. An SSD will provide higher performance.

Communications

A USB 2.0 port is required to connect to the Othermill.

Mac

Operating System

Otherplan requires Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher. New releases are tested on 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), and 10.12 (Sierra).

CPU

Otherplan requires a 64-bit CPU. Apple switched its entire product line to 64-bit CPUs in 2008. An Intel Core i3 or equivalent is required, and a Core i5 or equivalent is recommended.

Graphics

Otherplan requires a graphics driver that provides support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher, and all Macs in the last 3 years have shipped with this support. For best performance, use a computer with a dedicated graphics chipset.

Otherplan’s 3D Preview requires support for the following OpenGL extensions. Without these extensions, Otherplan will still function but will not show the 3D preview.

  • GL_EXT_frag_depth
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_object

Memory

Otherplan requires 4GB of system RAM or higher. 8GB or higher is recommended.

Storage

Otherplan consumes less than 100MB of hard drive space. An SSD will provide higher performance.

Communications

A USB 2.0 port is required to connect to the Othermill.