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Mac Intel to Mac M2 Ultra Upgrade

Duane Meyers

Will my older versions (i.e. AC17 to AC22) work on the new M2 Ultra Studio machine? I noticed AC27 has an Intel and a Silicone version. Does this mean that if I upgrade my hardware to the new M2 Ultra Mac Studio/SIlicone that I will not be able to utilize content from the previous Intel based versions of ArchiCAD?


Barry Kelly

Archicad files are not platform specific.

They can be opened on Windows, Mac Intel or Mac Silicon machines.


However version 27 can only open files back to version 17 (I think without checking).

To open back to version 10 you will need 26 or a previous version.



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