Hints of ArchiCAD 17

I’m always keeping an eye out for news about the future of ArchiCAD

While Graphisoft like most technology companies keeps most of their forthcoming features as closely kept secrets (for good reason), there are hints about the future. For instance, it’s not too late to sign up for the Eco Designer Star webinar. If you can’t wait to watch the webinar, you can follow that link to read some inside information about the forthcoming add-on to ArchiCAD.

Today I caught wind of some other forthcoming changes

ArchiCAD 17 will only support 64-bit systems. This isn’t too big of a surprise since ArchiCAD has been only 64-bit on Macs since ArchiCAD 15. This news is just the PC version catching up. And really, you should be using a 64-bit system these days anyways to get the best performance and have access to more than 4 GB of RAM. Seriously, it’s 2013. In related ArchiCAD on the PC news, ArchiCAD 17 will run on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 (but Vista won’t officially be supported). You’ll notice that Windows XP is not on that list. For all the gritty details about the discontinued 32-BIT support, how this affects the connections between ArchiCAD and Sketchup (hint: don’t worry) and to learn what other effects 64-bit only ArchiCAD 17 will have, read this ArchiCADwiki article.

A big thanks goes out to Illauszky Endre of manuBIM for sharing this on Twitter today. Say your thanks by following manuBIM on Twitter. Not familiar with what manuBIM is doing for our ArchiCAD and BIM community? Here’s a guest post Illauszky Endre wrote for Shoegnome. And two articles I wrote on BIM Engine about some manuBIM objects: floating dimension object and ceiling editor.

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