Windows 10

by Csaba Kézér, Andor Szőke, Ákos Karóczkai, Tamás Gáspár, Marton Kiss, Brieuc Tassel, Dániel Alexander Kovács and Szabolcs Mikó · updated: 06.06.2018

GRAPHISOFT had been testing Windows 10 beta and is continuously testing the final released version. We have found Windows 10 to be compatible with our current products. Any known issues found so far and to be found in the future will be published under the Known Issues section below.


ARCHICAD compatibility by different versions

Supported versions

  • ARCHICAD 22 and ARCHICAD 22 Solo
  • ARCHICAD 21 and ARCHICAD 21 Solo
  • ARCHICAD 20 and ARCHICAD 20 Solo
  • ARCHICAD 19 and ARCHICAD 19 Solo

Not supported but compatible versions

  • ARCHICAD 15-18: Compatible (Updates are not released to fix new compatibility issues)

Not compatible versions

ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition

  • ARCHICAD SE 2010-2018: Compatible
  • ARCHICAD SE 2008-2009: Not compatible

Compatible: all features of the respective ARCHICAD version are supported by the Operating System.
Not Compatible: the ARCHICAD version does not run on the Operating System.

Windows 10 branches, editions

Microsoft has changed how updates and upgrades are rolled out for the operating system. Four branches have been created to differentiate when a new features are rolled out to the Windows users. GRAPHISOFT recommends Current Branch or Current Branch for Business to be used with ARCHICAD.

  • Supported branches: Current Branch, Current Branch for Business, Long Term Servicing Branch
  • Not supported branch: Windows Insider Preview Branch

GRAPHISOFT products are supported on Pro and Enterprise editions and are compatible with Home and Educational editions.

Upgrade checklist

  • Study  Windows 10 articles for any known issues, difficulties
  • Back up all of your data, including ARCHICAD / BIM Server specific data before upgrading the operating system. When switching from 32-bit to 64-bit, you need to perform a clean install of Windows. This means that you have to re-install all your software applications and migrate all your data after installing the system.
  • Upload all Software keys to the License Pool
  • Return all borrowed licenses before upgrading the OS
  • Allow yourself enough time for the upgrade, do not upgrade the OS close to a deadline
  • Install/update Windows.
  • Install ARCHICAD. Your ARCHICAD install DVD includes both 32-bit and 64-bit version of ARCHICAD, and the correct version will automatically selected when you run the automated installer wizard.
  • Install all updates for the new operating system
  • Install all updates for GRAPHISOFT products
  • Install the Windows 10 compatible protection key driver
  • Test ARCHICAD and the BIM Server

Known issues

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