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ERROR: python3-venv is not installed, aborting


After dragging it to the Terminal window and hit Enter, this message shows up in HomeBrew / Terminal.


I have moved the AI Visualizer folder from Add-ons into Archicad 27 folder > Add-ons > Extra.

And i have moved the sd.webui folder into Archicad 27 folder.


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Sorry thought that meant it was done so tried to drag in the file. Screenshot 2023-11-29 at 1.05.43 pm.png

@Benh1992 wrote:

Sorry thought that meant it was done so tried to drag in the file. 


Ben, I see from your log that you're trying to run Stable Diffusion on an Intel Mac, but the system requirement is an Apple Silicon chip.



Oh! - Seems a bit odd that it would come with an installer for Intel Mac?

@Benh1992 wrote:

Oh! - Seems a bit odd that it would come with an installer for Intel Mac?

I already explained this in another topic:


You can install the Stable Diffusion server ('sd.webui' folder) on your compatible Mac Studio (with Apple Silicon) and specify the address of this server (such as  'macstudio:7860') in your AI Visualiser Add-On on your Intel Mac. Your Intel Mac's AI Visualiser Add-On will send requests to your powerful server and you'll get the result in Archicad.


All you need to do is copy the AI Visualizer folder from /IntelMac/Add-Ons/Extras/ to Archicad 27/Add-Ons/Extras/.

It's only 1.1 MB:

  • 'AI Visualizer.bundle' — the add-on
  • 'txt2imgConfigTemplate.json' — configuration file in JSON format

Hi GAG - I'm having similar issues to BenH1992.  I have a MacBook Pro with an intel chip.  I went through the downloading of homebrew, and am getting the error

python3-venv is not installed, aborting message.  When I do all the steps like you walked BenH through, it shows I have python installed but I am unable to link them.  I'm no coder and don't even know if I'm understanding this correctly so I have a few questions.


1. Do I even need python if I have an intel chip?   

2. If not, do I just need to install the add on as you outlined above?  

3. If that's the case, I completed this step but cannot get AI to generate any images.  

4. Should I remove anything I installed homebrew related if all I need to do is install the add on? 


I really appreciate your help!




@AnchoredArch wrote:

if I have an intel chip

If you're using an Intel Mac, the you can only use the AI Viz Add-on only to connect to another computer as a server (Apple Silicon Mac or modern Windows PC that meets the system requirements).


We managed to solve the problem and it works.
BUT!!! This development is at a very early stage. Totally useless, trivial stuff


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HI there, I am currently stuck at the same installation error too. Kindly advise on how to overcome this. 


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ArchiCAD 27
MacBook Pro 16-Inch, 2019
2.3GHz 8-core Intel Core i9
16GB RAM 4GB AMD Radeon Pro 5500M

Hi Martha K_Byomire,


Please note that the Add-on works with Apple Silicon chips only. An Intel-based Mac can be used as a client with the Add-on running on a server machine.

You can read more about this in the Installation guide.


Kind regards,

Norbert Kucsma

Technical Support Engineer

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