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Chief Architect on Apple M1 chips

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Chief Architect has indicated that the new Apple M1 chips are not currently supported and will not be supported in future product releases. There has been quite a bit of concern and active discussion in the Chief Talk forum about this decision and we are encouraging Chief Architect to revisit their decision regarding compatibility with Apple silicon going forward.

Current users are reporting success running Chief Architect X12 and Home Designer Pro 2021 on M1 hardware with the exception of Physically Based Rendering. While we understand that Real-time Ray Tracing will not be supported in the upcoming X13 release for Macs (Intel nor M1), our hope is that Physically Based Rendering can be made to work on M1 hardware with minimal development investment by the talented Chief Architect team.

Please indicate your support for ongoing development of Chief Architect software running on Apple hardware now and in the future.

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