ARCHICAD 20 System Recommendations


System:

Windows® 10 (64-bit)
Windows® 8.1 (64-bit)

Note: 32-bit operating systems are not supported.

Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Mac OS X 10.10
Yosemite

 



CPU:

64-bit processor with 4 or more cores.

Note: Processors with 4-8+ cores are recommended to fully exploit ARCHICAD 20's performance capabilities. Read more about multiprocessing.


RAM:

8 GB RAM is recommended.
16 GB RAM is highly recommended.


Hard Drive:

5 GB free disk space required for a full installation of ARCHICAD.
Additional 10 GB hard disk space required per project for work with complex models and 3D visualization.


Display:

Resolution of 1440 x 900 is recommended.


Video Card:

OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card with on-board memory of 1024 MB is recommended to fully exploit hardware acceleration capabilities.
You can find a list of recommended video cards at:http://graphisoft.com/videocards

ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition 2016 System Recommendations


System:

Windows® 10 (64-bit)
Windows® 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows® 8 (64-bit)
Windows® 7 (64-bit)
 
 
Note: 32-bit operating systems are not supported.

Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Mac OS X 10.10
Yosemite
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

* Suitable for running STAR(T) Edition, but not tested by GRAPHISOFT. 

Only case insensitive file-system volumes are supported.


Hardware:

  • Processor: 64-bit processor is required. For example: Intel® Core 2 Duo and later.
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM is required, 8 GB RAM or more is recommended for complex models.
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB free disk space required for a full installation of STAR(T) Edition. Additional 10 GB hard disk space required per project for work with complex models and 3D visualization.
  • Graphics card: OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card with on-board memory of 256 MB is required, 512 MB or more is recommended to fully exploit hardware acceleration capabilities. You can find a list of recommended video cards at: http://graphisoft.com/videocards
  • Display: Resolution of 1024 x 768 is required. Resolution of 1280 x 1024 or higher is recommended.



Other Software:

Quick Time 7 and Java 1.7.0 or later are required. About Java you can find details here: http://www.graphisoft.com/Java

Note: STAR(T) Edition installer will automatically install Java 1.7, if they are not present on your computer.


Optional Hardware Peripherals:

All major plotters, printers and digitizers can be used with STAR(T) Edition 2015.

 


Internet:

Fast Internet access is needed to download updates for STAR(T) Edition 2015.

 


Protection Key:

You will need an STAR(T) Edition 2015 WIBU-Box / CodeMeter hardware key or CodeMeter Act software protection key to start STAR(T) Edition 2015.

 

Requirements for BIM Server


System:

Windows® 10(64-bit)
Windows® 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows® 8 (64-bit)
Windows® 7 (64-bit)
Windows Server® 2012 R2 (64-bit)
Windows Server® 2012 (64-bit)
Windows Server® 2008 (64-bit)*

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion*


 

* Suitable for running the BIM Server, but not tested separately by GRAPHISOFT. 
Note: Java 8 or later is required to run BIM Server. The installer will automatically install Java 1.7 if it is not present on your computer.


CPU:

64-bit processor is required. Intel® Core 2 Duo and later.

Note: Processors with 4+ cores are recommended.Read more about multiprocessing.


RAM:

4 GB of RAM is required. 8 GB or more is recommended.
Read more about this topic


Hard Drive:

5 GB free disk space is required for the Graphisoft BIM Server installation. 10 GB of disk space (physically located on the server) is required per project.

BIMx Desktop Viewer


Supported*
Operating Systems

Windows® 10(64-bit version)
Windows® 8.1  (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
Windows® 8  (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
Windows® 7  (32-bit and 64-bit versions) 
 

Mac OS X 10.10  Yosemite
Mac OS X 10.9  Mavericks
Mac OS X 10.8  Mountain Lion*

*Compatible, but not tested by GRAPHISOFT


CPU


64-bit processor required. (for BIMx Desktop Viewer 64-bit or 32-bit processor required 
Only case-insensitive file-system volumes are supported. 


RAM


2 GB of RAM is required.
4 GB or more is recommended for complex models.


Hard Drive


Minimum of 1 GB free hard disk space is required for a full installation of ArchiCAD 17 and BIMx. 
Additional 2-3 GB is required for work with complex projects and 3D visualization.


Display


BIMx supports 1024*768 or higher resolutions. 


Video card


OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card with on-board memory of 256 MB is required.
To find compatibility data for video cards, please visit the following website: 
http://graphisoft.com/videocards

BIMx for iOS devices


Software


iOS 7 or later is required


Compatible iOS devices


iPhone 4S required,  5 or newer recommended
iPod Touch 5th generation required
iPad 2 or newer required, 3 or newer recommended

BIMx for Android


Software


Android 4.0+ is required


Hardware


Processor: 1 Ghz is required, 1.5GHZ dual or quad recommended


Memory


1 GB or more is required

2 GB or more is recommended

 


GPU


Tegra3, Mali602MP, PowerVR SGX 543 or faster is recommended

For a list of recommended Android tablets, please consult the BIMx FAQ page on Help Center