Technical Information

The table below describes the difference between Materialise Magics Essentials and Materialise Magics. Have a look to discover which version suits you best !

Magics Essentials
Order E-commerce: online ordering and immediate use  
Accountmanagment: check order status, change billing  
Available through other Materialise channels  
Pricing and Licensing Includes a maintenance contract Optional
Node locked Node locked Node locked or
floating licenses
Pricing: monthly subscription  
Pricing: yearly subscription
Pricing: perpetual license  
Characteristics Permanent internet connection required  
Data prep STL-based tools: 3D files import
Data prep STL-based tools: CAD files import   Optional
Data prep STL-based tools: fixing
Data prep STL-based tools: wall thickness analysis
Data prep STL-based tools: STL editing (cutting, hollowing, adding textures, adding structures, rescaling...)
Data prep STL-based tools: tetrashell   Optional
Data prep STL-based tools: structures   Optional
Data prep slice-based tools: slice-based structure, 3D texturing...   Optional
Build prep tool: prop generation, platform preparation, analysis tools, extimations tools, slice preview, advanced reporting  
Build prep tool: advanced orientation tools, advanced analysis tools, advanced estimations tools, support generation, sinterbox and automatic nesting, Build Processor   Optional
Integration with Materialise Streamics   Optional
Link to the machine Export to STL/3MF/ZPR/
Export to STL/3MF/ZPR/
VRML/X3D or BP as option
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System Requirements



  • Intel Core i7
  • AMD Phenom II X4/ X6 at 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology


  • 16 GB RAM or higher

Free Disk Space

  • Win 64-bit system
  • 2GB of free disk space


  • 1920 x 1080 resolution or higher
  • 32-bit color depth (True color)

Video Card

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060’ or AMD Radeon RX 480 or better
  • DirectX 11 compatible video card
  • At least 1 GB of memory
  • At least a memory interface width of 192-bit (256-bit is recommended)


  • is only supported on Windows 64-bit:
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8/ 8.1
  • is recommended on:
    • Windows Pro edition
    • Windows Enterprise edition
  • is not supported on:
    • Windows 98
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP 
    • Windows Vista 
    • Windows Server Editions
    • Virtualization systems such as VMWare
    • Windows 7

Materialise Magics Essentials does not run natively on Mac OS X, Linux, or any other operating system not listed above.

.NET  4.5 or later or a working internet connection during the installation is required.