Windows 11

Minh Nguyen
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni



Microsoft has announced their latest operating system, Windows 11, which will be officially available from October 5, 2021. 


Graphisoft is continuously testing the latest releases of Windows 11. We have found Windows 11 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: Microsoft will continue to support at least one Windows 10 General Availability Channel until October 14, 2025. Graphisoft will support the latest Windows 10 as long as it is supported by Microsoft.

Archicad compatibility by different versions


Supported versions

  • Archicad 27 and Archicad 27 Solo
  • Archicad 26 and Archicad 26 Solo
  • Archicad 25 and Archicad 25 Solo

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

  • Archicad 24 and Archicad 24 Solo
  • Archicad 23 and Archicad 23 Solo
  • 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


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.


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

BIMx Desktop Viewer

We support the latest update of BIMx Desktop Viewer, which is version 2021.3441

Windows 11 Channels, Editions

Microsoft has changed how updates and upgrades are rolled out for the operating system. The General Availability Channel will be changed to an annual feature update with Windows 11.



Graphisoft recommends the latest update to be used with Archicad.




Supported until


24 months


Pro Education

Pro for Workstations


36 months





Upgrade checklist

  • Study Windows 11 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.
  • Install all updates for the new operating system
  • Install all updates for Graphisoft products
  • Install the Windows 11 compatible protection key driver
  • Test Archicad and the BIMcloud

Known issues


Hard to distinguish buttons in activated state

Affected version(s): Archicad 23, 24, 25 | Severity: cosmetic issue | ID: DEF-6419


In activated state, some buttons appear in grey color, making it difficult to recognize




We are working on an improvement for this behavior

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