64 Bit Version


Visual Building v5 is now available as both a 32 bit and 64 bit application. The installer contains both versions and will determine automatically which version to install depending upon if you have either a 32 bit or 64 bit hardware and Windows.


Previous versions of Visual Building were 32 bit programs, and were therefore limited to running in 32 bit mode, even if you had a 64 Bit hardware and a 64 Bit Windows. This is why Visual Building installed in Program Files (x86) on a 64 Bit system. If you have a 64 Bit System then Visual Building v5 will now be installed as a 64 Bit application and acquire all the performance advantages of a 64 Bit application. This is especially of importance for large projects that now have access to all your available RAM.


Many of competitors are still only able to supply you with 32 bit applications. Current and previous 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows can only allocate a maximum of 2 GB of memory to each running process, regardless how much real or virtual memory is available on a particular machine. A 64-bit system is not subject to the same memory limitation. A 64-bit processor has a theoretical maximum addressable memory size so large it is measured in multiples called petabytes (1 petabyte = 1 million gigabytes). Currently, 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 7 support up to 192 GB of installed memory.