Will Home Designer Software Work on a Mac Computer?

Reference Number: KB-00093
Last Modified: November 8, 2023

The information in this article appliesto:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


I am interested in purchasing Home Designer. Is the software compatible on a Mac?


Yes, Home Designer 2015 and newer program versions will run natively on the Mac operating system, macOS, so long as it meets the system requirements. Please see the current version's System Requirements page, as well as the Mac Models Compatible with Chief Architect X15 and Home Designer 2023 resource to learn more.

System requirements for legacy versions can be viewed here: Home Designer Minimum System Requirements.

Home Designer versions 9.0 through 2014 were supported on Mac computers
using Boot Camp that otherwise met the discontinued version's system requirements.

Note: Running Home Designer in an emulator, or virtual machine environment, such as Parallels, VirtualBox, or VMWare Fusion, is not supported.