System Requirements ArchiCAD 18
Operating Systems for ArchiCAD 18
Recommended Operating Systems
- Windows 8.1 (64-bit version)
- Windows 8 (64-bit version)
- Windows 7 (64-bit version)
- Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Notes on older systems
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is compatible but not tested by GRAPHISOFT
- Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is not compatible (ArchiCAD cannot be installed)
- Windows Vista is not compatible (ArchiCAD cannot be installed)
- Windows XP is not compatible (ArchiCAD cannot be installed)
Hardware for ArchiCAD 18
- Processor: 64-bit processor with four or more cores
- RAM: 8 GB or more is recommended, for complex, detailed models 16 GB or more may be required
- Hard disk space: 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
- 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 1024 x 768 or higher
Java 1.7 or later is required. You can find details here: http://www.graphisoft.com/Java
Note: ArchiCAD installer will automatically install Java 1.7, 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 BIM Server in a remote location and to download updates for ArchiCAD 18.
You will need an ArchiCAD 18 WIBU-Box / CodeMeter hardware key or CodeMeter Act software protection key to start ArchiCAD 18.