ARCHICAD 20/21 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 2017 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 10.12 Sierra
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite*
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks*

* 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: 8 GB RAM is recommended, 16 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 1024 MB or more is recommended
  • Display: Resolution of 1440 x 900 is recommended.



Other Software:

Java 8 or later is required. About Java you can find details here: http://www.graphisoft.com/Java

Note: STAR(T) Edition installer will automatically install Java if it is not present on your computer.


Optional Hardware Peripherals:

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

 


Internet:

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

 


Protection Key:

You will need an STAR(T) Edition CodeMeter hardware key or CodeMeter Act software protection key to start STAR(T) Edition.

 

Requirements for BIM Server


System:

Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows® 10
Windows® 8.1 

Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra
Mac OS X 10.11 Yosemite


 

* NOTE: Only 64-bit Operating Systems are supported


CPU:

64-bit processor

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


RAM:

8 GB of RAM is required. 16 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 or more is required per active project; maintain a minimum of 100 GB of free space for standard operation


Network Requirements:

  • Your network has to accommodate HTTP 1.1 standard.
  • It is recommended to configure Fully Qualified Domain Names for the computer that hosts the BIM Server
  • The network ports used by the BIM Server needs to be open on all related firewalls. The default ports are:
  • BIM Server Manager: 21000
  • v20 - Module: 21001
  • In case of having a HTTP proxy, make sure the BIM Server traffic gets bypassed

BIMx Desktop Viewer


Supported*
Operating Systems

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

Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra
Mac OS X 10.11  El Capitan


CPU


64-bit processor required.
 


RAM


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


Hard Drive


Minimum of 1 GB free hard disk space is required for the installation, 2 GB or more is required per active project


Display


BIMx supports 1440*900 or higher resolutions. 


Video card


OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with on-board memory of 1024 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 9 or later is required


Recommended iOS devices


iPhone 7/7 Plus, 
iPad Air 2 and newer
iPad Pro

BIMx for Android


Software


Android 4.4+ is required


Hardware


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


Memory


2 GB or more is required

2 GB or more is recommended

 


GPU


Tegra3, Mali602, PowerVR SGX 543, Adreno 302 or faster is recommended

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