System Requirements for GRAPHISOFT Products

Operating Systems for ARCHICAD 21

Recommended Operating Systems
Compatible, but not tested Operating Systems
Incompatible Operating Systems (ARCHICAD cannot be installed)

Hardware for ARCHICAD 21

Recommended hardware

You can find more details about recommended hardware on Help Center.

Minimum hardware

Other Software

Java 8 or later is required. You can find details here:

Note: ARCHICAD installer will automatically install Java 8 if it is not present on your computer.

Optional Hardware Peripherals

All major plotters, printers and digitizers can be used with ARCHICAD.


Fast Internet access is needed for connecting to BIMcloud or BIM Server in a remote location and to download updates for ARCHICAD 21.

Protection Key

You will need an ARCHICAD 21 CodeMeter hardware key or CodeMeter Act software protection key to start ARCHICAD 21.

System Requirements for Previous Versions