TAD (The Architect's Desktop) has one main component: TAD Designer/Lite is the one that you download and use on your computer.

It works only with your own free TAD user credentials.

In the 6.x versions, all work is saved on your own computer/own LAN. From 7.x all your work would be stored on private cloud servers, very securely. This documentation does not discuss the private cloud server

Psst… if you are confused about the terms TAD, TAD Designer Lite, and just TAD Designer, please read the FAQ


You just need a computer with Windows Vista or later versions. It has been tested till Windows 10 It does not consume much resources on your computer; so it should work even with a computer with 2G of RAM (Memory) Hard disk requirements are also quite low – in the order of around 20 Megabytes.

It's a 32 bit application – so would work on any kind of Windows 32 bit or 64 bit

It works quite well on Linux and also Macintosh, provided you install the WINE layer into those operating-systems. You would also have to update the WINE for all the requirements of this software (Such as Visual Basic for Applications)


This is free, and explained here


The installation process is explained in detail here Please note that you would need to FIRST register and then run the installer. This is because even the installer would check your TAD credentials

Press F1 inside the application to read context-sensitive help directly in the application itself
Last modified: le 2018/04/23 05:13