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Windows 10

Akos Karoczkai
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
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GRAPHISOFT is continuously testing the latest releases of Windows 10. We have found Windows 10 to be fully compatible with our current products. Any known issues found so far and to be found in the future will be published under the Known Issues section below.

NOTE:

As Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 GRAPHISOFT recommends to update all systems running the operating systems listed above to Windows 10.

ARCHICAD compatibility by different versions

Supported versions

  • Archicad 25 and Archicad 25 Solo
  • Archicad 24 and Archicad 24 Solo
  • Archicad 23 and Archicad 23 Solo
Download the latest version of ARCHICAD.

Not supported but compatible versions (Updates are not released to fix new compatibility issues)

  • ARCHICAD 22 and ARCHICAD 22 Solo
  • ARCHICAD 21 and ARCHICAD 21 Solo
  • ARCHICAD 20 and ARCHICAD 20 Solo
  • ARCHICAD 19 and ARCHICAD 19 Solo
  • ARCHICAD 15-18

Not compatible versions

ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition

  • ARCHICAD SE 2012 or newer: Compatible
  • ARCHICAD SE 2008-2011: Not compatible

NOTE:

Compatible: all features of the respective ARCHICAD version are supported by the Operating System. Not Compatible: the ARCHICAD version does not run on the Operating System.

Windows 10 Channels, Editions

Microsoft has changed how updates and upgrades are rolled out for the operating system. Two channels (formerly branches) have been created to differentiate when a new features are rolled out to the Windows users.

NOTE:

GRAPHISOFT recommends the latest Semi-Annual Channel to be used with ARCHICAD.
  • Supported versions: Semi-Annual Channel (1809, 1909, 2004, 20H2, 21H1)
  • Not supported versions: Windows Insider Preview Branch, Current Branch for Business (1607), Long Term Servicing Branch (1507, 1607), Long Term Servicing Channel (1809)
Note that Long Term Servicing Channel (formerly LTSB) is created for purpose dedicated devices. Based on Microsoft's statement, it is not intended to be used by a productivity user. GRAPHISOFT products are supported on Pro and Enterprise editions and are compatible with Home and Educational editions.

BIMcloud

The currently supported versions can be found on the official BIMcloud website. Please visit: BIMcloud Downloads – GRAPHISOFT

Upgrade checklist

  • Study  Windows 10 articles for any known issues, difficulties
  • Back up all of your data, including ARCHICAD / BIMcloud specific data before upgrading the operating system. When switching from 32-bit to 64-bit, you need to perform a clean install of Windows. This means that you have to re-install all your software applications and migrate all your data after installing the system.
  • Upload all Software keys to the License Pool
  • Return all borrowed licenses before upgrading the OS
  • Allow yourself enough time for the upgrade, do not upgrade the OS close to a deadline
  • Install/update Windows.
  • Install ARCHICAD. Your ARCHICAD install DVD includes both 32-bit and 64-bit version of ARCHICAD, and the correct version will automatically selected when you run the automated installer wizard.
  • Install all updates for the new operating system
  • Install all updates for GRAPHISOFT products
  • Install the Windows 10 compatible protection key driver
  • Test ARCHICAD and the BIMcloud

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