System requirements

For best experience it is recommended that you run HSM Performance Pack on a multi-CPU/core system with Windows XP 64-bit or Windows Vista 64-bit. Furthermore, it is recommended that you install minimum 2Gb of system memory. To take full advantage of HSM Performance Pack it is highly recommended that you are using at least a quad-core PC.

HSM Performance Pack automatically detects if the system is low on memory and will enter a special memory conserving mode. This can increase the calculation time significantly but will allow the toolpath generation to complete on low memory systems. To avoid this make sure to install the recommended amount of system memory.


HSM Performance Pack supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported.

HSM Performance Pack can fully utilize Windows 64-bit during toolpath generation. Running under Windows 64-bit is recommended since more memory will be available for the toolpath calculation which will allow you to run bigger jobs and potentially also reduce calculation time for large jobs since HSM Performance Pack can avoid entering the memory conservation mode.


Mastercam X, Mastercam X2, Mastercam X3, Mastercam X4, and Mastercam X5 are currently supported. The HSM Performance Pack installation contains separate C-hooks for X, X2, X3, X4, and X5. For Mastercam v9 you need to use HSM Performance Pack 2.3.3.