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ArchiCAD 16 System Requirements

System Requirements for GRAPHISOFT Products

ArchiCAD 17
BIM Server
BIMx Desktop Viewer
BIMx for iOS
BIMx for Android
Previous Versions

ArchiCAD 17 System Requirements


System:

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

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard*

Note: ArchiCAD 17 is the last version of ArchiCAD to support Mac OS X 10.6 

Only case insensitive file-system volumes are supported.

* Suitable for running ArchiCAD 17, but not tested by GRAPHISOFT. 
Note: QuickTime 7 or later and Java 1.7.0 or later are required. ArchiCAD installer will automatically install QuickTime 7 and Java 1.7 if they are not present on your computer.


CPU:

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

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

Note: Processors with 4-8+ cores are recommended to fully exploit ArchiCAD 17's performance capabilities. Read more about multiprocessing.


RAM:

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

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 ArchiCAD.
Additional 10 GB hard disk space required per project for work with complex models and 3D visualization.


Display:

Resolution of 1024 x 768 is required. Resolution of 1280 x 1024 or higher is recommended.


Video 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

Requirements for BIM Server


System:

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

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
(64-bit)*
Mac OS X 10.6 Server (64-bit)*
Only case insensitive file-system volumes are supported.

* Suitable for running the BIM Server, but not tested separately by GRAPHISOFT. 
Note: Java 1.7 or later are 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.

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 for ArchiCAD and BIMx Desktop Viewer


Supported*
Operating Systems

Windows® 7  (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
Windows® 8  (32-bit and 64-bit versions) 
Windows® 8.1  (32-bit and 64-bit versions) 
Mac OS X 10.7  Lion
Mac OS X 10.8  Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.9  Mavericks

*Supported Operating Systems are tested by GRAPHISOFT


Compatible**
Operating Systems

Windows® Vista  (32-bit and 64-bit versions) 
Mac OS X 10.6  Snow Leopard

**Compatible Operating Systems are suitable for running BIMx, but are 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 5.1 or later is required


Compatible iOS devices


iPhone 3GS required,  4 or newer recommended
iPod Touch  3rd generation required, 4th generation or newer recommended
iPad  first generation required, iPad 2 or newer recommended

BIMx for Android


Software


Smartphones: Android 2.3 is required, 4.0+ is recommended
Tablets: Android 3.0 or later is recommended


Hardware


Processor: 1 Ghz or better


Memory


512MB is required
1 GB or more is recommended


GPU


Tegra3, Tegra2, Mali400MP, PowerVR SGX 540 or faster is recommended

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