Adalbert wrote: My 7.3 crashes when AC8 is open. Is this the case? Do I have to buy a new MAC to run 7?
If you have a single licence of ArchiCAD you can not have ArchiCAD 7 and ArchiCAD 8 running at the same time.
It's the same as on the PC, although on the PC you can have as many instances of ArchiCAD(the same version e.g 7.0 or 8.0) as you computer can handel. I know that you can copy your ArchiCAD folder on your MAC and get the same result, problem is you take up hard dive space. I have tested and found that you can have ArchiCAD 8 and 8.1 running on the say dongel with out it takeing an extra licences.
Since opening a project from 7 in 8 runs the risk of damaging it by saving inadvertently in 8 , or waiting for unacceptable library laoading time, GS damaged us.
The damage is the loss of time not being able to work on a project on the same machine.
An other question: Most of the time a I need to open 3 AC8s. Is this possible on 8?
Ben wrote: Albert.
It is possible on the MAC BUT you must make a copy of your existing ArchiCAD folder. Then you can have ArchiCAD running with multiple instances.
Actually, I believe starting either with OSX or AC8, you only need to duplicate the application itself, not the folder. Just right click on the app and select Duplicate. A second app named 'ArchiCAD copy' will be created.
Not here, and not on 2 machines. (MACs 10.3) Crash, no matter witch is opened first.
I have a project that wont open in v8. Hence I have to use version 7 at times. It works without problem whle version 8 is open.