ArchiCAD Compatibility To Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Post 2

In our last post on ArchiCAD compatibility to the new Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, we have urged users to study theScreen Shot 2014-10-23 at 8.37.13 AM Graphisoft article before performing an upgrade of the new OS, the idea was that, users should have knowledge of known issues that may affect the smooth running of Graphisoft products. Recently other critical issues have risen which may render some of Graphisoft products impossible or really hard to work with. Hence we strongly recommend to hold off migration to OS X 10.10 Yosemite until further notice.

Below is a list of recent known critical issues and their suggested and expected solutions.

BIMx Cannot Be Run

  • Recent versions of BIMx ( ArchiCAD 17, 18 and Start Edition 2014) cannot be run on OS X Yosemite, the applications crash at start up. This issue is planned to be fixed by the next ArchiCAD 17, 18 and Start Edition 2014 updates.
  • While previous versions ( ArchiCAD 13 – 16 and Start Edition 2010 – 2013) are compatible without an upgrade
Browse Function In Installers Does not Work

Main Version Installers

Issue: The Browse… option to customize the target folder for the installation cannot bring up the file dialog properly, this can even cause crash in some cases. As a result GRAPHISOFT products can only be installed to the default installation folder (Applications/GRAPHISOFT) on 10.10. It is possible to customize the name of the Application folder with the Change option, see screenshot below:


Hotfix Installers
Issue: Usage of the Browse… function for Hotfix installers is only necessary on machines where there are multiple ArchiCAD instances installed of the same version. In this case if the automatically offered instance is not the one you would like to update, you can manually enter the path for the other instance in the path bar instead of using the browse button, See screenshot below:

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.41.13 AM

Solution: Browse function will work on OS X 10.10 with the upcoming ArchiCAD 17 and 18 update packages.

For more information on known issues please study the following article:

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