ARCHICAD is an architectural BIM CAD for MAC and Windows developed by the Hungarian company GRAPHISOFT from 1982. ARCHICAD is a tool for architects working in the architecture-engineering construction (AEC) industry for designing buildings from the conceptual phase all through to construction phase.

ARCHICAD has been recognized as the first CAD product on a personal computer able to create both 2D and 3D geometry, as well as the first commercial BIM product for personal computers and considered “revolutionary” for the ability to store large amount of information within the 3D model. ARCHICAD also allow to simulate buildings in the form of images and videos, making visualization and other building information modeling fuctions for architects, designers and planners. ARCHICAD’s tool can cover most of the architectural design needs.

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Unleash your creativity with the leading building information modeling software developed by architects just like you.  Algorithmic design tools and large model support let you do what you do best: design great architecture.

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Spend your time designing great buildings — not worrying about the quality of your model.  By connecting Archicad with the best-in-class analysis tools on the market, you’ll identify and solve issues in the earliest stages of the design.  All this adds up to a more accurate design that’s easier to build and less expensive to operate.

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Work with teams around the corner or around the world on projects of any size or complexity. No more waiting thanks to real-time instant messaging. Clash detection and resolution are fast and easy regardless of what other software team members may be using.

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Complete ‘out of the box’ documentation sets, combined with a powerful publishing workflow that complies with local BIM requirements, means you can focus on your designs, not the paperwork.

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Bring your models to life with Archicad’s built-in palette of architectural visualization software. Our VR and rendering tools were designed to help anyone understand and navigate the BIM model.

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Technical Specs

See the minimum and recommended hardware specifications for Archicad 24.

Recommended configuration Minimum Hardware Requirements
Project size Entry-level
Residential homes
Apartment and office
High rises, Hospitals
CPU Intel Core i5
AMD Ryzen 5
Intel Core i7
AMD Ryzen 7
Intel Core i9
AMD Ryzen 9
64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor
Memory 8+ GBRAM 16+ GB RAM 32+ GB RAM
DIsk SSD NVMe SSD NVMe SSD 5+ GB of free space
Graphics card 2+ GB VRAM OpenGL
4.0 compatible graphics cards
4.0 compatible graphics cards
4.0 compatible graphics cards
OpenGL 4.0 compatible graphics card
Display resolution FHD+ (1920X1080) 2K (2560×1600) ) 5K (5120 × 2880) 1440×900
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit MacOS 10.15 Windows 10 64-bit
MacOS 10.14
Protection key Archicad 24 CodeMeter hardware key or Codemeter Act software protection key to start Archicad 24