PlanSwift is designed for and tested on US-English versions of Windows®. There may be minor display issues when installed on other regional versions of Windows.
PlanSwift is designed for and tested on Professional and Enterprise editions of Windows®. We do not test on “Home” editions or other non-business-level editions of Windows and cannot guarantee that your will be able to install or run PlanSwift on any editions other than Professional and Enterprise.
As of 10/1/2022, PlanSwift versions older than 10.1 (including all versions 9 and 8) have been removed from distribution and are no longer supported. You will no longer be able to download or activate these versions, see PlanSwift Sunsetting Policy (Product End of Life) for more information.
Minimum Requirements to Run PlanSwift 10 and PlanSwift 11
Windows® Operating System
Recommended: Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, 64-bit (all Windows updates must be installed)
Minimum: Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, 32-bit (supported but addresses 3GB of RAM or less)
Windows 11 Professional and Enterprise are supported, but as they have not been in the market as long as Windows 10, we're going to continue recommending Windows 10 for some time.
Recommended: Intel i5 or i7, 64-Bit
Minimum: Intel or AMD Dual-Core or better 32-Bit / 2.6GHz
Recommended: 8GB or more
Recommended: 1280 x 1024 or higher and support for multiple monitors
Minimum: Super VGA (1024x768)
Recommended: 1GB+ dedicated graphics memory
Minimum: 512MB dedicated graphic card
Free Hard Drive Space
Recommended: 256+ GB SSD or NVMe
An unrestricted connection is required for Activating the product, receiving updates, viewing the help files, etc. The speed at which you can download plans from a Planroom and sending/receiving project information via 'Email Job' is limited by your internet bandwidth.
Any current browser. We recommend Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.
To use the Excel functions, a local-installation of a supported version of Microsoft® Excel® (see Microsoft's website for details on which versions of Excel are supported: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/selectindex). Microsoft® Outlook® for exporting/sending projects to other users.
Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
Please Note, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are no longer supported by Microsoft. In accordance with our Sunsetting policy linked below, PlanSwift no longer tests our software on these operating system.
As the number of Windows 8.1 users is very low, PlanSwift has decided to focus our testing efforts on Windows 10 and 11 only.
The Minimum requirements support basic program functionality, however they likely will not provide insufficient resources to use all available features and may cause unacceptable performance. To get the best performance, we suggest your hardware meet or exceed "Recommended".
The Current version of PlanSwift is compatible with both 32- and 64-bit Windows® Operating Systems however 32-bit operating system are limited to the amount of RAM they can address.
PlanSwift has known issues with being installed to a Server or Remote Desktop environment and we are unable to provide support for issues related to installation in these environments.
PlanSwift cannot be installed directly on a MAC, you must use Bootcamp (dual-boot) or install PlanSwift in a virtual machine such as Parallels running a supported version of Windows. See Can I Install PlanSwift on a Mac?
PlanSwift supports our software installed and operated only on versions of Windows currently under "Mainstream Support" with Microsoft. When a version of Windows is 'retired' by Microsoft, products that were limited to installation on that operating system (or earlier ones) only are no longer supported by PlanSwift. Products limited to Windows versions that fall of "Extended Support" with Microsoft will no longer be distributed. If your version is no longer supported or is limited to a Windows operating system version that is no longer supported by Microsoft, please contact Customer Success at 866-627-6246 to discuss your options.