System Requirements

This Developer Kit contains all the necessary support to develop your add-on either on Windows or macOS. This development kit also fully supports cross platform development.

Recommended Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 (64-bit version)
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina

Notes on other systems

  • Compatible, but not tested systems:
    • Windows 8.1 (64-bit version)
  • Incompatible systems (Archicad cannot be installed):
    • Windows 8 and older
    • macOS 10.14 and older

Recommended hardware

  • Processor: 64-bit processor with four or more cores; 6 or more cores are recommended
  • RAM: 16 GB or more is recommended; for complex, detailed models 32 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 4.0 compatible graphics card with on board memory of 2 GB or more is recommended to fully exploit hardware acceleration capabilities. You can find a list of recommended graphics cards at:
  • Display: A resolution of 1920 x 1080 or higher is recommended

You can find more details about recommended hardware on Help Center .

Build environments

  • Windows: Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 Build Tools (v142) installed. Only the 64-bit architecture is supported.
  • macOS: Xcode 9+.