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macOS Big Sur

Nguyen Minh
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Apple released the new macOS 11 Big Sur on 12th November 2020.

 

As indicated by the numeric change (macOS 10 is being replaced by macOS 11), this is the biggest change to the system since Apple introduced Mac OS X around two decades ago.

GRAPHISOFT plans to maintain the compatibility of Archicad 23, 24, 25 and BIMcloud from macOS 11.3.

Archicad 22 and earlier versions will not be made compatible with macOS Big Sur.

 

Important Note

Customers with AMD video cards from macOS 10.15 Catalina may experience random crashes in different scenarios while working in Archicad. A fix for this issue has been made in macOS 11.3. Please update to at least macOS 11.3 to prevent this issue from happening.

 

Important Note

Starting with macOS 11 Big Sur, 3rd party Kernel Extensions won't function anymore: "...future OS releases will no longer load kernel extensions that use deprecated KPIs by default."

 

To be able to continue using CodeMeter Hardware protection keys on macOS 11 and later, they need to be configured as HID (Human Interface Device) rather than KEXT (Kernel Extension) on an earlier macOS version.

Further details about the conversion can be found in this article.


Archicad Compatibility

Archicad 25
  • Archicad 25 FULL: is fully supported from macOS 11.3. It is code-signed and notarized.
  • Archicad 25 SOLO: is fully supported from macOS 11.3. It is code-signed and notarized.
Archicad 24
  • Archicad 24 FULL: is fully supported from macOS 11.3. It is code-signed and notarized.
  • Archicad 24 SOLO: is fully supported from macOS 11.3. It is code-signed and notarized.
Archicad 23
  • Archicad 23 FULL: is compatible with macOS Big Sur 11.3 or newer versions.
  • Archicad 23 SOLO: is compatible with macOS Big Sur 11.3 or newer versions.
Archicad 22 & Earlier
  • Archicad 22 FULL & Earlier: will not be made compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur and will not be supported.
  • Archicad 22 SOLO & Earlier: will not be made compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur and will not be supported.

BIMcloud Compatibility


Known issues

Missing icons

Affected version(s): All | Severity: Fixed in an update | ID: DEF-1023

Issue

Icons are missing from main menu and from context menu as well.

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Solution

This issue has been fixed in Archicad 24 Update 2 (40xx)

 

Cropped radio buttons

Affected version(s): All | Severity: Fixed in an update | ID: DEF-1060

Issue

The radio buttons are cropped on their sides. For comparison, macOS 11 on the left, and macOS 10.15 on the right.

macOS 11

 

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macOS 10.15

 

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Solution

This issue has been fixed in Archicad 24 Update 3 (500x)

 

Checkboxes are not responsive to mouse click

Affected version(s): Archicad 24 Update 3 | Severity: Fixed in an update | ID: DEF-4160

Issue

The checkboxes are not fully responsive to the whole icon area on mouse click.

Workaround

Click on the upper part of the checkboxes, as the bottom part is unresponsive to mouse actions.

Solution

This defect has been fixed in Archicad 24 Update 5004.

 

We will keep this article updated with any news, fixes, workarounds, issues, or limitations as we continue using macOS 11 Big Sur.

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