Will Home Designer Software Work on a Mac Computer?

Reference Number: KB-00093
Last Modified: July 26, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors


I am interested in purchasing Home Designer, and want to know if it will run on my Mac computer.


Home Designer 2015 and newer Home Designer software programs will run natively on Mac OSX, though will require a certain Mac OSX version or newer as listed in the Home Designer Minimum System Requirements article.

Home Designer version 9 through 2014 were supported on Mac computers 
only if the hard drive was partitioned using Boot Camp, and you booted up in to the Windows partition for the purposes of downloading, installing, and running the software.

Please note that running in an emulator, or virtual machine environment, such as Parallels, VirtualBox or VMWare Fusion, is NOT supported for any version.

 Home Designer 8.0 and earlier versions were never supported on a Mac computer in any configuration.


The System Requirements for running the current version of the software a Mac computer can be located on our website at: