The Global ARCHICAD Community

Stay informed. Get help. Share your knowledge.

Discussions closely related to ARCHICAD. (Example: Do we need a Linux version of ARCHICAD?)

Moderators: Karl Ottenstein, LaszloNagy, ejrolon, Barry Kelly, gkmethy, mtron, Csaba Kézér

User avatar
By spodonahue
#302892
As with the previous poster, I too was told NOT to upgrade to Catalina and keep AC 23 off all machines that that had it. I'm stuck in a dilemma I HAVE to upgrade several Mac workstations and the new iMacPro will ONLY run Catalina... I've spoken with Apple today and you cannot go backward to the older OS, as 32-bit-anything is not supported (the older OS won't even run in the new machine). Is anyone running Catalina AND AC 23? I can't afford to wait 3 months either. My business partner is in "I told you so" mode and wants to return to another AutoDesk product for the Mac ASAP. Is ANYONE using is and what is your experience thus far? I'm desperate for an update.
Cheers.
User avatar
By spodonahue
#302896
UPDATE: I don't know if this will help anyone, but this is the response that I received from GraphiSoft this AM, they sent me this link https://gsoft.link/macOSCatalinaAdvice. However, when specifically asked if the release is reasonably functioning they didn't answer the question, other that AC 23 was "designed with Catilina in mind". It seems like a non-comittal answer to me. Also, some official correspondence on the ArchiCAD site say "wait for 3 months"... others say "wait until spring". I'm assuming that the latter means wait until the AC 24. I'd love to hear if anyones else has made the jump and what their experience has been.
Cheers!
User avatar
By Rex Maximilian
#302902
spodonahue wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:36 pm
UPDATE: I don't know if this will help anyone, but this is the response that I received from GraphiSoft this AM, they sent me this link https://gsoft.link/macOSCatalinaAdvice. However, when specifically asked if the release is reasonably functioning they didn't answer the question, other that AC 23 was "designed with Catilina in mind". It seems like a non-comittal answer to me. Also, some official correspondence on the ArchiCAD site say "wait for 3 months"... others say "wait until spring". I'm assuming that the latter means wait until the AC 24. I'd love to hear if anyones else has made the jump and what their experience has been.
Cheers!
.
I share a coworking space with a colleague (we're each sole proprietors) who runs ArchiCAD 23 and Catalina. He says he has ZERO problems so far and he uses it every day. I still have many clients (I consult) using v22 so I have to stay in Majove for a while longer or I would probably upgrade to Catalina.

I think you really have no choice but to "Go For It!" Good luck and please let us know how you do.
User avatar
By Marc H
#303021
If it helps, I agree. I plan to first upgrade to Catalina in about a month (expecting AC23 bugs will settle out), and then load a AC23 on top. (I'm currently with my AC22.) Catalina claims higher performance, which I'm interested in on my 2016 MBP. It also claims the ability to work cross-platform with the iPad and pencil, which is very interesting as well.

If you have several Macs to upgrade, perhaps pilot an upgrade on one of them?

Note: In reading up on Catalina, the 64-bit standard is set high, so older software is on its own. I did find Paragon has an NTFS version for Catalina (Windows to Mac flash drive compatibility), as does Sophos (AV) Also, if I read correctly, Catalina has a CD media reader, (e.g, read old drawing archives).
User avatar
By ricarc
#303055
I "made the jump" and found only problems with using Archisuite/Cigraph and driving my Printer as a scanner.
Otherwise I met often the stop for about ten seconds of the Arrow it doesn't works until passed that short time.
Nothing more.
By DGSketcher
#303116
I upgraded to Catalina as a new clean install together with my "solo" copy of AC23 yesterday and haven't seen any show stoppers or crashes yet. The install was a little frustrating. After installing AC23, the licence manager then points you to the software key driver page to download & update. Make sure you download the right driver. You then have to reinstall AC and select the repair option. Not sure if Catalina is much different from Mojave, but at least the constant reminders from Apple to upgrade have stopped.
User avatar
By spodonahue
#303359
Rex Maximilian wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:48 am
spodonahue wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:36 pm
UPDATE: I don't know if this will help anyone, but this is the response that I received from GraphiSoft this AM, they sent me this link https://gsoft.link/macOSCatalinaAdvice. However, when specifically asked if the release is reasonably functioning they didn't answer the question, other that AC 23 was "designed with Catilina in mind". It seems like a non-comittal answer to me. Also, some official correspondence on the ArchiCAD site say "wait for 3 months"... others say "wait until spring". I'm assuming that the latter means wait until the AC 24. I'd love to hear if anyones else has made the jump and what their experience has been.
Cheers!
I share a coworking space with a colleague (we're each sole proprietors) who runs ArchiCAD 23 and Catalina. He says he has ZERO problems so far and he uses it every day. I still have many clients (I consult) using v22 so I have to stay in Majove for a while longer or I would probably upgrade to Catalina.

I think you really have no choice but to "Go For It!" Good luck and please let us know how you do.
After reading the responses from others, I went ahead and did it and made the first jump on my MacBook Pro. So far so good, I only had one instance where AC23 wouldn’t hold my profile for custom menus/tool pallets, but after a re-boot everything appears to be fine.
By adamtoox
#304069
Aucun autre logiciel que je possède (toute la suite Adobe lourd traitement en cours) est tellement menacé par les mises à jour du système d'exploitation. Cela devient frustrant.
User avatar
By ejrolon
#304070
adamtoox,

Please write in English, if not you risk getting banned since that is a requirement to post in the forum.

Translation:
No other software that I own (the entire Adobe suite of ongoing processing) is so threatened by OS updates. It becomes frustrating.