All of our machines and our Easel software work with Windows, Mac OS, and Ubuntu Linux.
For optimal results, we recommend using a Google Chrome web browser and a 64-bit Mac, Windows or Ubuntu operating system.
Your laptop or desktop must have a USB port so you can send your files from your computer to X-Carve. Chromebook laptops—and other laptops or tablets without a USB port—cannot be used to send files to your machine. These devices can still be used to create and design files in Easel, but you will need a computer with a USB port for communicating with X-Carve.
Internet access is required to load and save Easel projects. Internet access is not required to work with a project once loaded or to connect to your machine and carve a project. If you do make changes to an Easel project while working offline, you will need to re-connect to the Internet to save them before closing the tab/window that the project is running in.
We recommend the latest version of any of the following:
Windows 7 or higher
Please note: Windows 7 and Windows 8 may not automatically connect with Easel, but you can connect by manually choosing the port.
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher*
Ubuntu Linux 18.04 or higher
These operating systems are required for connecting a machine to Easel. Computers with ARM-based processors, including Chromebooks, are not supported and will not be able to directly connect a machine to Easel. Easel can also run on almost any operating system that supports the browsers listed above for opening and working with projects when connecting to the machine is not required.
*Official support for Apple M1 chip coming soon.
Windows: 32 and 64 bit
Linux and macOS: 64 bit only
At least 4GB of system memory
At least 100MB of hard drive space
WebGL support: https://get.webgl.org/5
64mb or more VRAM, to display the 3D preview.
Screen Resolution of 1024x768 or higher
Trackpad or 2 button mouse.
Your computer must have at least one USB port.
Easel has not been tested for use with assistive devices, including screen readers. If you are interested in helping us with this, please contact our Customer Success Team.