Technical notes about the deployment and operation of ArchiCAD, such as licensing; hardware and software compatibility


macOS Sierra

macOS 10.12 Sierra

Apple has released macOS 10.12 Sierra on September 20, 2016. GRAPHISOFT maintains compatibility with ARCHICAD version 19 and 20 and has released new updates to address already discovered Sierra specific…


Recommended Hardware

Check the recommended hardware for GRAPHISOFT products to maximise your productivity with exploiting your computer resources with ArchiCAD, BIMcloud and BIMx.


Certified hardware

About the certification Certified hardware are tested by GRAPHISOFT using ARCHICAD. As a result of collaboration with different hardware manufacturers, below you can see the list of tested computers. Certified hardware  …


Recommended Video Cards for ARCHICAD 20

Windows Specific Recommendations OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card with on board memory of 1024 MB or more is recommended to fully exploit hardware acceleration capabilities. We do not recommend the following…



ARCHICAD versions

Version Release Platform New Features ArchiCAD17 2013 Mac OSX 10.6 Mac OSX 10.7 Mac OSX 10.8 Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 Model-Based Junctions, Building Material, 3D Cutting Plane, Link Element Height to Stories, Core-Based Reference Line, Curved…


ARCHICAD Start Edition

ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition (SE) is recommended for smaller architectural practices. Based on the industry leading Virtual Building technology of ArchiCAD, its features have been tailored to the needs of smaller architectural practices. ArchiCAD STAR(T)…



BIMx is a professional BIM project viewer featuring  BIMx Hyper-model , a unique technology for integrated 2D & 3D building project visualisation and navigation…



Teamwork in ArchiCAD For a starter see ArchiCAD BIM Server Best Practices Teamwork Basics To get familiar with the concepts of the new Teamwork: Watch the ArchiCAD Teamwork Highlights videos Read the Teamwork Essentials.PDF document Read the Design…