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AI in Archicad: the Mac - installation-prozess is much too complicated for me


On the new AI - pictue-maker, i have some problems installing it on Mac:




On my macbook pro: I did copy the addon in the right folder and it starts in Archicad, but its not possible for me to install the AI correctly with the Terminal-Window-command from the install-description.

When i copy the 


/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"


into the terminal - i get this:


Last login: Sat Nov 18 21:47:16 on ttys000

heimomooslechner@MBP-von-Heimo ~ % /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

curl: (2) no URL specified!

curl: try 'curl --help' or 'curl --manual' for more information

zsh: no such file or directory:

heimomooslechner@MBP-von-Heimo ~ %


What do i di wrong?




AC5.5-AC27EduAut, PC-Win10, MacbookAirM1, MacbookM1Max, Win-I7+Nvidia

I get the exact same issue. I’m pretty Mac savvy and can’t work out what’s going on. It would be good to understand why it doesn’t work and what I’m doing wrong. 

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - Archicad 27UKI Apple Silicon 5003
macOS Ventura (13.5.2)

And in English:

Hello Heimo,

Important: Commands normally require root rights. Please read these instructions first.

First of all - the script was not invented by GS, but comes from the homebrew website. What is homebrew? It is a package manager for macOS/Linux. To make it work, you have to install the Xcode command line tools first. You can see how to do this here:
Then first
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Then execute this command
/opt/homebrew/bin/brew install cmake protobuf rust python@3.10 git wget

This installs all the components required by the AI. The experienced Linux/Unix user will see that the homebrew directory is created in the root directory. Therefore, either log in as root beforehand or prefix all commands with sudo (superuser do). The system will then ask for the admin password before the first execution.

Brew can also be installed alternatively via a pkg. installer.


tried it on windows in the meantime - it seems to work in the terminal window - but from the plugin in Archicad, i get some failure-alert after some time.  I think, i wait till its fully develop'd with a simple installation-process.

AC5.5-AC27EduAut, PC-Win10, MacbookAirM1, MacbookM1Max, Win-I7+Nvidia

Markus Denzlinger
Graphisoft Partner
Graphisoft Partner

Works for me on MacOS, but there are two things worth mentioning.
1. do not overwrite the existing Add-On folder - the information in the installation guide is misleading.

2. make sure to have at least 80+ GB free space on your hard drive. You will download tons of data.


best regards



Yes, it's to complicated and how to uninstall all the stuff?

AC 26
27" iMac 2020, 3,6 GHz 10-Core Intel Core i9, macOS Ventura , 64GB RAM, Radeon Pro 5700 XT 16GB
27" iMac Pro 2017, 3,2 Ghz 8 Core Intel Xeon W, macOS Ventura, 64GM RAM, Radeon Pro Vega 64 16 GB

That's easy:

/opt/homebrew/bin/brew uninstall cmake protobuf rust python@3.10 git wget

Markus did it again...


Works perfectly here on my M1 Max MBP, I guess I have to skip work this afternoon...





Thanks Torben  - without Your help, i would not have been able to get this thing to work!


First impressions in my macbookpro M1 32GB:

AC5.5-AC27EduAut, PC-Win10, MacbookAirM1, MacbookM1Max, Win-I7+Nvidia

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