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Parallels and apple M1 m2

Jimmy
Booster

Anyone running parallels with M1 Mac's as a stop gap until native support is available? Any drawbacks ? 

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I don’t run Parallels to achieve ‘native’ Archicad support on M1 and M2 and I don’t bunk that would work anyway. However, I do run it for accessing the older versions of Archicad for Archive projects and I also use it for checking bugs in the latest version between the Mac and PC versions. Archicad running through Parallels is much slower due to the emulation. I would imagine you’ll get better performance running Archicad on the M1/M2 Macs making use of Rosetta. As I understand it the native version is coming soon, maybe later this year. 

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - Archicad 27UKI Apple Silicon 27.2.1
macOS Sonoma (14.5)

Thanks. 

Yes I've spoken with my local support team, who've indicated similar vague bits of info. Which is extremely dissapponting, much like the majority of windows laptops. Hence my question.