Virtual Surveyor is designed with a broad user base in the surveying industry in mind. You don't need a high-end computer and you should get a good performance even on laptops or tablets. Nonetheless, there are some requirements that you need to take into account.


  • Operating System: Windows
    • Minimum Windows 8.1 or higher
    • Window 10 or 11 is recommended
  • Operating System Architecture: 64 bit
  • .NET 4.7.2 framework
    • will be installed if not available on your computer
  • Graphics card 
    • supports Open GL 3.3 or higher
    • supports shader model 4.0


Avoid computers that can only use one of the following graphics cards:

  • Intel® Iris® Plus graphics
  • Intel® Iris® Xe graphics
  • Intel® Iris® Xe MAX graphics

These GPUs are optimized for energy consumption but lack features that accelerate performance. Virtual Surveyor will work on computers with these graphics but you will experience a reduced performance.


These cards aren't an issue when your computer has 2 graphics cards. In this case, you need to make sure that Windows uses the best GPU for Virtual Surveyor. Often, Windows will use a graphics card that favors energy consumption over performance. Read here on how to control the GPU that is used by Virtual Surveyor.