Product Design Technology Requirements

The minimum technology requirements for Product Design are below. Be aware that you are not limited to these requirements and larger or more powerful Apple products will work as well.

We recommend purchasing your Apple technology online from the KCAD Apple Store.

MacBook Pro:

  • 13" screen
  • 16gb RAM
  • Intel CPU*
  • Additional AppleCare coverage

*If you are purchasing a new MacBook Pro, please refrain from purchasing models that include the new Apple M1 CPU chip. This chip is presently incompatible with some of the software applications used in the Product Design program.

External Accessories:

  • Apple iPad (must be compatible with the Apple Pen)
  • Apple Pen
  • At least a 1TB (or larger) external hard drive for backup and storage of files

Software: