System requirements

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Watch our team talking about the most important hardware-related things you should consider when working with ARCHLine.XP

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

Microsoft WindowsFor PC Users:

RECOMMENDED:

Operating System: 64 bit Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1 with the latest update) / 8 /10 with the latest updates installed (Windows XP* is and Windows Vista are NOT supported.)
CPU: Intel i7 or 8 core AMD processor
Hard disk: HDD or SSD - 2 GB available hard disk space on the installation drive and at least an additional 6 GB free space on the system drive (this is the C: drive in most cases)
RAM: 8 GB or more
GPU: Video card with DirectX 11 and 9.0c support. Suggestion: NVIDIA or ATI graphics cards with minimum 1 GB or more dedicated memory. Integrated Intel video cards are NOT recommended, except Intel HD Graphics 2000 or better!
Display: At least 1920x1080 resolution (4K is supported).
Mouse: 2 button, scroll-wheel mouse

MINIMUM:

Operating System: 64 bit Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1 with the latest update) / 8 /10 with the latest updates installed (Windows XP* is and Windows Vista are NOT supported.)
CPU: Intel Core 2 or AMD Phenom processor or better
Hard disk: HDD - 2 GB available hard disk space on the installation drive and at least an additional 3 GB free space on the system drive (this is the C: drive in most cases)
RAM: 4 GB RAM or more
GPU: Video card with DirectX 9.0c support. Suggestion: NVIDIA 6600 or higher,  or ATI X 600 series or higher with minimum 512 MB dedicated memory. Integrated Intel video cards are NOT recommended, except Intel HD Graphics 2000 or better!
Display: At least 1366x768 resolution (4K resolution is supported)
Mouse: 2 button, scroll-wheel mouse

Apple MACFor MAC Users:

Operating system: Intel powered MAC, running MAC OS X v10.11 "El Capitan"
+ and Boot Camp*
+ and Microsoft Windows (Windows 7 (SP1 with the latest update) / Windows 8.1 or 10), installed on a virtual hard disk or a physical Boot Camp partition with all necessary drivers
Processor: Intel i5 or better (i7 is recommended)
Hard drive: 2 GB available hard disk space on the installation drive and at least an additional 3 GB free space on the system drive (this is the C: drive in most cases)
RAM: minimum 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more is recommended) dedicated to running the Windows operating system
Mouse: 2 button, scroll-wheel mouse

* Every new Mac lets you install and run Windows at native speed, using a built-in utility called Boot Camp. In order to run ARCHLine.XP in a Mac environment you need to install the Window operating system too.

In addition to Boot Camp there are other virtualization solutions (such as VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop) to run Windows on a Mac. Please check the homepage for further details about actual software requirements and ask your Apple Store expert. Please note that in case of using virtualization solutions, hardlocks are NOT supported. In such cases ONLY non-hardlock licenses are supported.

If you are a Parallels Desktop or VMware user please note that for a proper performance you might need a more powerful configuration than the specifics listed above. Please do not forget to consult your Apple Store expert.

**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:

NVIDIA
ATI (AMD)
Intel

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

 

NOT SUPPORTED SOFTWARE:

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.

Attention!

NOT SUPPORTED HARDWARE:

3DLABS graphics cards
Mobile Intel (e.g.: 945 GM Express)
Intel HD Graphics older than HD Graphics 2000
NVidia Quadro series
AMD FireGl and FirePro series

RECOMMENDED ANTI-VIRUS SOLUTIONS:

Windows Defender
Bitdefender


NOT RECOMMENDED ANTI-VIRUS SOLUTIONS:

Kaspersky: in case of running Kaspersky anti-virus, we cannot guarantee that ARCHLine.XP will operate as expected.