In order to use the Bantam Tools™ Desktop CNC Milling Machine and Bantam Tools™ Desktop PCB Milling Machine, you will need a computer with Bantam Tools™ Desktop Milling Machine Software installed. This guide describes the minimum system requirements to run the software.
Because the software is free, we recommend that you download and try it before ordering a milling machine. If you have any questions about whether the software is compatible with your computer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Version 2.1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher. New releases are tested on 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave), and 10.15 (Catalina).
Note: New Macs with Apple Silicon M1 processors are not currently compatible with the Bantam Tools Desktop Software. We will be looking into supporting these Macs in the future, but there is no definite timeline for when we expect to have a compatible version available.
The software requires a 64-bit CPU. Apple switched its entire product line to 64-bit CPUs in 2008. An Intel Core i3 or equivalent is required, and a Core i5 or equivalent is recommended.
The software requires a graphics driver that provides support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher, and all Macs in the last 3 years have shipped with this support. For best performance, use a computer with a dedicated graphics chipset.
The software’s 3D Preview requires support for the following OpenGL extensions. Without these extensions, the software will still function but will not show the 3D preview.
The software requires 4GB of system RAM or higher. 8GB or higher is recommended.
The sofware consumes less than 100MB of hard drive space. An SSD will provide higher performance.
A USB 2.0 port is required to connect to the milling machine.