ARCHICAD 20 Installation

by GRAPHISOFT, Marton Kiss and Tamás Gáspár · updated: 06.29.2016

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Installation on Mac

 

What is installed with ARCHICAD:

Where does the installer install components:

  • User specific settings – created after first startup of the program
    • ~Library/Preferences/GRAPHISOFT/ (Work Environment)
    • ~Library/Application Support/GRAPHISOFT/ (DWG/IFC translators, TeamWork local cache – TW Data, etc.)
  • Preferences – created after first startup of the program
      • ~/Library/Preferences/

Java:

The installer requires installed Java, and if it doesn’t find the required version, it istalls it. You can check and download the compatible versions from here: Install/Java.


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Installation on Windows

 

What is installed with ARCHICAD:

  • ARCHICAD
  • Java, see below
  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • CodeMeter Protection key driver
  • BIMx Desktop Viewer

Where does the installer install components:

  • ARCHICAD to the specified folder, the defaults
    • system drive\Program Files\GRAPHISOFT\
  • User specific settings – created after first startup of the program
    • Users/<userhome>/AppData/Local or Roaming/GRAPHISOFT (Work Environment)
    • Users/<userhome>/GRAPHISOFT/ (DWG/IFC translators, TeamWork local cache – TW Data, etc.)
  • Preferences – created after first startup of the program
    • registry entires: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GRAPHISOFT

Compatible Java versions:

Every ARCHICAD is shipped with a Java installer. In case the computer doesn’t have Java installed this version will be installed automatically or the outdated Java versions will be updated to this version. There might be problems with Java versions released later than on this list:

  • ARCHICAD 9: Java 1.4.2
  • ARCHICAD 10: Java 1.5.0
  • ARCHICAD 11: Java 1.6
  • ARCHICAD 12: Java 1.6.3
  • ARCHICAD 13: Java 1.6.16
  • ARCHICAD 14: Java 1.6.18
  • ARCHICAD 15: Java 1.6.23
  • ARCHICAD 16: Java 1.6.32
  • ARCHICAD 17: Java 7
  • ARCHICAD 18: Java 8
  • ARCHICAD 19: Java 8
  • ARCHICAD 20: Java 8

You can download these versions from here: Install/Java.

As a general solution uninstall all Java versions (Control Panel/Add Remove Programs) and the ARCHICAD installer will install the compatible version. For installation or for uninstallation you need to install Java from the ARCHICAD DVD, but installation of Updates doesn’t require Java.

Quick Time:

GRAPHISOFT used QuickTime, Apple’s multimedia environment in legacy ARCHICAD versions. See how different ARCHICAD versions used QuickTime’s technology’s in the related article of HelpCenter.

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