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Monitor Resolution

Anonymous
Not applicable
What Computer monitor resolution is recommended (works best) for use with AC21?
5K? 4K? 2560 x 1440? 1920 x 1080?
One monitor? Two monitors?

What is "your" monitor resolution?

Respectfully - Greg
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Steve Jepson
Advisor
ArchiCAD 21 is not quite ready for 4K display. However, I am using ArchiCAD 21 with my 17.3" laptop screen at 3840x2160 anyway. There are a few problems with doing this, but to me the crystal clear screen is worth it. I have to stretch some windows to see what I need. I don't think it will be too long until ArchiCAD is compatible with 4K display.

It's hard to show what this looks like because screen a screen capture just doesn't do it justice. But ArchiCAD looks fantastic at 3840x2160/razer sharp once you get the display settings correct.

ArchiCAD 25 5010 USA - Windows 10 Pro 64x - Dell 7720 64 GB 2400MHz ECC - Xeon E3 1535M v6 4.20GHz - (2) 1TB M.2 PCIe Class 50 SSD's - 17.3" UHD IPS (3840x2160) - Nvidia Quadro P5000 16GB GDDR5 - Maxwell Studio/Render 5.2.1.49- Multilight 2 - Adobe Acrobat Pro

alemanda
Participant
I use a 25'' monitor at 2560x1440 and for me it's the best compromise right now in terms of resolution, size of the monitor and cost.
The experience is great for me.
However you should read an interesting post published here in the forum about the monitor size and resolution ... maybe it is helpful in your choice.
AC 19 and AC21 latest hotfix
Win 10 Pro 64bit
Double XEON 14 CORES (tot 28 physical cores)
32GB RAM - SSD 256GB - Nvidia Quadro K620
Display DELL 25'' 2560x1440
www.almadw.it

alemanda
Participant
http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=57095
AC 19 and AC21 latest hotfix
Win 10 Pro 64bit
Double XEON 14 CORES (tot 28 physical cores)
32GB RAM - SSD 256GB - Nvidia Quadro K620
Display DELL 25'' 2560x1440
www.almadw.it

Anonymous
Not applicable
Steve,
ArchiCAD has no issues with HiDPI on MacOS and scales well on 4K screens, Windows 10 however deals with HiDPI screens atrociously ArchiCAD is OK (much better than the Autodesk suite of software) but there are still some annoying issues with regards to cursor size
Scott

Steve Jepson
Advisor
sboydturner wrote:
Steve,

... Windows 10 however deals with HiDPI screens atrociously ArchiCAD is OK (much better than the Autodesk suite of software) but there are still some annoying issues with regards to cursor size
Scott


Not for me. I have no issues at all with the cursor or its size, and I have never seen any problems like that using Windows 10. ArchiCAD looks amazing and functions well enough on my 17.3" Ultra High Definition IPS laptop screen at 3840x2160. This screen is as good as it gets I think. Perhaps it's my awsome graphics card ? If I could afford them, my card will support (4) 4K screens or (2) 8K screens. I think I might be using the ultimate Mobile Workstation. I love it.
It's a little ahead of ArchiCAD now, but not for long.

ArchiCAD 25 5010 USA - Windows 10 Pro 64x - Dell 7720 64 GB 2400MHz ECC - Xeon E3 1535M v6 4.20GHz - (2) 1TB M.2 PCIe Class 50 SSD's - 17.3" UHD IPS (3840x2160) - Nvidia Quadro P5000 16GB GDDR5 - Maxwell Studio/Render 5.2.1.49- Multilight 2 - Adobe Acrobat Pro

Anonymous
Not applicable
Steve,
Issues I find are in now way performance related it’s more to do with inconsistent UI display issues accross the operating system (Win 10 Pro64 latest release) as programs all seem to address graphics differently (ie all graphics calls are not via operating system but some are directly to the driver), this is apparent in AutoCAD where some elements scale according to the system display scaling and others do not. On a 4K 15.4 inch dream colour monitor inconsistencies really annoy me. No problems however on my MacBook Pro as all graphics handled by the OS.

Scott

Anonymous
Not applicable
Everyone-
Thanks for the help. I now know what to look for in a new monitor.
The article links were extremely helpful.
Thank you - Greg

Steve Jepson
Advisor
sboydturner wrote:
Steve,
Issues I find are in now way performance related it’s more to do with inconsistent UI display issues accross the operating system (Win 10 Pro64 latest release) ...
Scott
Very important to know. I hope these things can be resolved soon.

ArchiCAD 25 5010 USA - Windows 10 Pro 64x - Dell 7720 64 GB 2400MHz ECC - Xeon E3 1535M v6 4.20GHz - (2) 1TB M.2 PCIe Class 50 SSD's - 17.3" UHD IPS (3840x2160) - Nvidia Quadro P5000 16GB GDDR5 - Maxwell Studio/Render 5.2.1.49- Multilight 2 - Adobe Acrobat Pro

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