Is your software compatible with my version of Adobe Illustrator?

2 minute read • Last updated 2021-05-10

All subscription plugins currently have the following software requirements:


Illustrator CC17.1 - Illustrator 2021

macOS 10.10 to macOS 11


Adobe Illustrator CC17.1 - Illustrator 2021

Windows 10/8/7

The plugins are NOT compatible with CS6 or below, in September 2018 we reached the end of the support line for Mac OS 10.8 and in September 2019 we reached the end of the support line for CS6, you can read more about this here.

Please note also that our plugins are not iPad compatible, we haven't ruled out compatibility for the future but for now it would not be possible to use our software with an iPad. In the meantime, those interested in iPad use may wish to try the Astropad which effectively makes a connected iPad into a secondary screen with Wacom-like inputs (with a stylus).

Software Details: Our Software is Saas software. The user needs to sign into their account via the Astute Manager software which is installed locally (Windows and/or MacOS). The plugin installation package is then requested/transmitted to be installed locally on demand along with associated licensing information. You'll need to have a direct internet access (not behind a proxy), and establish a secure connection with to download, activate, update and regularly maintain activation status. It is not possible to operate the Astute Graphics plugins without direct internet access.

Legacy Users:
If you are still using old legacy licenses (licenses purchased before our change of service model on 14 September 2019), please note, our legacy software is NOT Illustrator 2020 or 2021 compatible. Legacy licenses remain valid and available for Adobe Illustrator CS6 to CC2019 on both Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 and macOS 10.10 through 10.14, read more here.