System requirements

To run ARCHLine.XP® 2016 the following software and hardware conditions are needed:

Microsoft WindowsFor PC Users:
  • Microsoft Windows 64 bit versions: Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8.1 or 10.  (Windows XP* is and Windows Vista are NOT supported.)
  • Intel Core 2 or AMD Phenom processor or better (i7 is recommended)
  • 1.5 GB available hard disk space on the installation drive and at least an additional 1.5 GB free space on the system drive (this is the C: drive in most cases)
  • minimum 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more is recommended)
  • Video card with DirectX 11 support. Suggestion: NVIDIA 6600 or higher,  or ATI X 600 series or higher with minimum 512 MB dedicated memory (1 GB is recommended). Integrated Intel video cards are NOT recommended, except Intel HD Graphics 2000 or better!
  • SVGA graphical visualization with 1024x768 resolution or higher (max. Full HD 1920x1080 resolution is supported)
  • 2 button, scroll-wheel mouse
Apple MACFor MAC Users:
  • Intel powered MAC, running MAC OS X v10.5.8 "Leopard" or MAC OS X v10.6.3 or later
  • Intel Core 2 processor or better (i7 is recommended)
  • Boot Camp or Parallels Desktop 6 and later* or VMware Fusion 6 and later**
  • at least Microsoft Windows* (Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 or 10), installed on a virtual hard disk or a physical Boot Camp partition with all necessary drivers
  • minimum 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more is recommended) dedicated to Windows
  • 1.5 GB available hard disk space on the installation drive and at least an additional 1.5 GB free space on the system drive (this is the C: drive in most cases)
  • 2 button, scroll-wheel mouse

** Please check the Boot Camp or Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion homepage for further details about actual software requirements. Use this matrix for Parallels Desktop installation.
In order to run ARCHLine.XP Interior in Mac environment you need to install Window operating system.

Every new Mac lets you install and run Windows at native speeds, using a built-in utility called Boot Camp. 
After you’ve completed the installation, you can boot up your Mac using either OS X or Windows.

More information about using Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp:

*** Please note that you will need at least 512 MB memory for the videocard for 3D visualization.

DirectX support

ARCHLine.XP® requires DirectX support on version 11 or 9.0.c level. DirectX 11 is recommended.

How can I update my computer's graphics driver?

If you have a notebook or laptop computer:

Please visit the website of the notebook manufacturer to download the latest driver.

If you have a desktop or workstation computer:

Before you can update the graphics driver, you need to know what kind of graphics card you have. For more information about how to find out what graphics card you have in your PC, do the following.

The easiest way is to run the DirectX Diagnostic Tool:

  • Click "Start."
  • On the "Start" menu, click "Run."
  • In the "Open" box, type "dxdiag" (without the quotation marks) , and then click "OK."
  • The DirectX Diagnostic Tool opens. Click the "Display" tab.
  • On the "Display" tab, information about your graphics card is shown in the "Device" section. You can see the name of your card, as well as how much video memory it has.

Once you know the kind of graphics card you have, visit the manufacturer's website to download the latest driver. Here are links for downloading drivers from the most common graphics card manufacturers:

Important note: Most Intel graphics solutions are developed for office use and NOT recommended for CAD applications!

LogMeIn users may experience warnings about outdated drivers at the program startup. This is due to the LogMeIn Mirror Driver which may affect the performance while working with ARCHLine.XP. Please contact the LogMeIn HelpDesk for further instructions and information. Uninstalling the LogMeIn Mirror Driver might be necessary.

The Plays.TV screen recorder client is reported to be incompatible with ARCHLine.XP, making it unstable and causing frequent crashes. It is highly recommended to uninstall the Plays.TV client, if you have it installed on your computer.


On February 24th 2006, 3DLABS refocused its business and stopped developing its workstation graphics cards for the PC. 3DLABS continues to support its legacy graphics cards while under their warranty conditions but no longer sells or develops PC graphics cards. See here

* Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. To learn more about this, please visit the following webpage: From this date CADLine Network Ltd. cannot guarantee support for issues with any version of ARCHLine.XP running on the unsupported operating system. This does not necessarily mean that ARCHLine.XP itself will not run but in case of any issue the possible solutions will be definitely very limited.



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