What are the Mac requirements for Silhouette Studio?

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If you are considering a Silhouette craft cutter for your home and you are a Mac user, you are in luck! Silhouette Studio design software is compatible with Mac computers (iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook and Mac Mini) that meet these minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.10 and higher including:
  • OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"
  • OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"
  • macOS 10.12 "Sierra"
  • macOS 10.13 "High Sierra"
  • macOS 10.14 "Mojave"
  • macOS 10.15 "Catalina"
  • macOS 11.0 "Big Sur"
  • Internet connection (Required to activate a license key for upgrade. Recommended for updates and access to the Silhouette Design Store.)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Processor: 2 GHz (or faster) processor speed
  • Memory: 2 GB hard disk space
  • USB Port: USB 2.0 Port (or higher)

If your Mac computer meets these requirements, you can download and install the latest version of Silhouette Studio and its paid upgraded versions.

What are the Mac requirements for Cricut Design Space?

If you are a Mac user considering a Cricut Machine, these are the system requirements needed to install Cricut Design Space. Currently, no other 3rd party software like Sure Cuts a Lot or Adobe Illustrator plugin will operate a Cricut machine, so your Mac must meet these requirements to install Design Space and operate the Cricut Craft Cutter.

  • Mac OS X 10.15 and higher including:
  • macOS 10.15 "Catalina"
  • macOS 11.0 "Big Sur"
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Processor: 1.83 GHz (or faster) processor speed
  • Memory: 2 GB free disk space
  • An available USB port or Bluetooth connection
  • Display: Minimum 1024px x 768px screen resolution

What are the Mac requirements for Brother Canvas Workspace?

Canvas Workspace from Brother offers users two options: you can either use it online for basic functions or download it and use it on your desktop to take advantage of enhance features.

Brother doesn’t go into great detail regarding system requirements for the desktop version of Canvas Workspace (v2.5.0), except to say that it works on the following versions of MacOSX:

  • macOS 10.12 "Sierra"
  • macOS 10.13 "High Sierra"
  • macOS 10.14 "Mojave"
  • macOS 10.15 "Catalina"
  • macOS 11.0 "Big Sur"

The downloaded file is 51.89 MB and the installed app takes up 108MB of disk space.

screenshot of brother canvas workspace for mac

screenshot of the Brother Canvas Workspace app on MacPro desktop

All of these design and cut software platforms will work on the latest version of Mac OSX, but if you have an older machine with an older operating system version, make sure you try to download and install the software before you buy a cutting machine.

There are many great features that Mac users might want to research before buying a new craft cutter. To help you out, we’ve created a comprehensive resource for Macophiles – read our review: What is the Best Mac Compatible vinyl cutter for our top picks for home crafting and small business cutting machines.

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