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


macOS Sierra

macOS 10.12 Sierra

Apple has recently released macOS 10.12 Sierra Public Beta version. Since this is a Beta Operating System we do not recommend to use it in production environments because undiscovered issues…


ARCHICAD 20 Installation

Installation and startup troubleshooting guides ArchiCAD 16 ArchiCAD 15 ArchiCAD 14 ArchiCAD 13 ArchiCAD 12 Hotfix BIM Server installation and configuration Educational Version Advanced installation solutions Silent install methods How to create…



ARCHICAD 20 was announced on May 3, 2016. ARCHICAD 20 – A fresh look at BIM! ARCHICAD 20 features a number of important functional improvements that put the emphasis on the…


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…



QuickTime, Apple’s multimedia environment was used in ARCHICAD up until version 17 for: processing image files, creating Fly-Through & Sun Study movies, Virtual Reality Scenes and Panoramic Views.



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…