ARCHLine.XP System Requirements

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:

Recommended Anti-Virus Solutions:

  • Windows Defender
  • Bitdefender

Anti-Virus Software We Are In Connection With

  • Eset
  • Avast
  • AVG
  • F-Secure

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: 64 bit Microsoft Windows 8.1/10 with the latest updates installed (Media feature pack needs to be installed for Windows 10 ‘N’ and ‘KN’ versions). 

Processsor (CPU): Intel i5 or AMD Phenom processor or better

Memory (RAM): 8 GB RAM or more

Video card (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 recommended from Intel HD Graphics 3000. The pre-selection function is not available on Intel cards.

Video card (GPU) for LIVE: 2 GB with DirectX 11 support – NVIDIA or AMD. G3D Mark at least 3000. You can find the G3D Mark value of your graphics card here: Passmark Software – Video Card (GPU) Benchmark Charts. Integrated Intel video cards are NOT recommended.

Hard disk: 256 GB 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)

Display: FullHD (1920×1080) resolution.

Mouse: 2 button, scroll-wheel mouse

Virtual machines are not supported in case of LIVE.

Recommended System Requirements

Operating System: 64 bit Microsoft Windows 10 with the latest updates installed (Media feature pack needs to be installed for Windows 10 ‘N’ and ‘KN’ versions).

Processor (CPU): Intel i7 or 8 core AMD processor

Memory (RAM): 16 GB or more

Video card (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 recommended from Intel HD Graphics 3000.

Video card (GPU) for LIVE: 4 GB with DirectX 11 support – NVIDIA or AMD. G3D Mark at least 8000. You can find the G3D Mark value of your graphics card here: Passmark Software – Video Card (GPU) Benchmark Charts. Integrated Intel video cards are NOT recommended.

Hard disk: 1TB 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)

Display: FullHD (1920×1080) resolution. 4K is supported. For Notebooks, the minimum recommended display size (screen diagonal) is 15 ” FullHD (1920×1080). For a 4K resolution monitor, the recommended minimum display size (screen diagonal) is 27 “.

Mouse: 2 button, scroll-wheel mouse

System Requirements for MAC Users

Operating system: Intel powered MAC, running MAC OS X v10.11 “El Capitan”

+ and Boot Camp (free Apple app)
+ and Microsoft Windows (64 bit Microsoft Windows 8.1/10 with the latest updates installed. Media feature pack needs to be installed for Windows 10 ‘N’ and ‘KN’ versions.), installed on a virtual hard disk or a physical Boot Camp partition with all necessary drivers
+ and Parallels (optional – for 4k Monitor setup). Parallels may be needed if you run a 4k monitor, for correct icon sizing. See Using Parallels with Bootcamp

Processor (CPU): Intel i5 or better (i7 is recommended)

Memory (RAM): minimum 8 GB RAM 

Hard drive: 256-500+ GB HDD or SSD, – 100GB Partition space recommended for Windows operating system. 16GB for windows installation and 84GB for a safe amount of space to install and run ARCHLine.XP and be able to save files.

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.

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

– 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
AMD FireGl and FirePro series