System Requirements for GRAPHISOFT Products
Operating Systems for ARCHICAD 20
Recommended Operating Systems
- Windows 10 (64-bit version)
- Windows 8.1 (64-bit version)
- macOS 10.12 Sierra
- Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
- Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Notes on older systems
- Windows 8 (64-bit version) and Windows 7 (64-bit version) are compatible but not tested by GRAPHISOFT
- Windows Vista and older systems are not compatible (ARCHICAD cannot be installed)
- Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks is compatible but not tested by GRAPHISOFT
- Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and older systems are not compatible (ARCHICAD cannot be installed)
Hardware for ARCHICAD 20
- Processor: 64-bit processor with four or more cores
- RAM: For complex, detailed models 16 GB or more may be required
- Hard disk: installing ARCHICAD on a SSD (or Fusion) drive is recommended; 5 GB free disk space is required for the installation, 10 GB or more is required per active project
- Graphics card: Dedicated OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card with on board memory of 1024 MB or more is recommended to fully exploit hardware acceleration capabilities. You can find a list of recommended graphics cards at: http://www.graphisoft.com/videocards
- Display: A resolution of 1440 x 900 or higher is recommended
You can find more details about recommended hardware on Help Center.
- Processor: 64-bit processor with two cores
- RAM: 4 GB
- Hard disk space: 5 GB or more is required for the installation
- Graphics card: OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card
- Display: A resolution of 1366 x 768 or higher
Java 8 or later is required. You can find details here: http://www.graphisoft.com/Java
Note: ARCHICAD installer will automatically install Java 8 if it is not present on your computer.
Optional Hardware Peripherals
All major plotters, printers and digitizers can be used with ARCHICAD.
Fast Internet access is needed for connecting to BIMcloud or BIM Server in a remote location and to download updates for ARCHICAD 20.
You will need an ARCHICAD 20 CodeMeter hardware key or CodeMeter Act software protection key to start ARCHICAD 20.