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I would be interested to know roughly how many MVOs do you have in your projects?


I'm not looking for definitive answers as to how you are using them, just the number that you have in regular use.


I have 10 in my template which I use for one off houses.

Apple iMac Intel i9 / macOS Sonoma / AC27UKI (most recent builds.. if they work)
Eduardo Rolon

3 here though I can get by with 1.

Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
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5 right now, but dependant on the objects used in the library. now that we have this zone stamp by b-prisma, it will probably increase in near future since it changes the way we work with zones in general.

ArchiCAD 26 GER / Win10
Intel i9-9900K / 64GB RAM / nVidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Jeff Griffin

7 currently. 

iMac 27 (2020) 3.8 GHz Core i7; 128 GB RAM; Radeon Pro 5700 XT 16 GB GPU (macOS Sonoma)
MacBook Pro M1 Max; 64 GB RAM; 32-Core GPU (macOS Sonoma)
ArchiCAD 27/26/25 Full (latest builds). User since AC12 (2008).
Barry Kelly

I have 15 but use only 5 for regular jobs.

The other 10 are just in my template to save me creating them or modifying an existing one.



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Versions 6.5 to 27
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99, same as the number of layer combinations and graphic overrides,  but we only really use 33 in most jobs.

I have been using ArchiCAD continually since ArchiCAD 4.5, 4.5.5, 5, 5.1, 6, 6.5, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, now testing 27
Member of Architalk since 2003, but missed the migration to Graphisoft.
(where have all my original posts gone?)
Gerry Leonor

5 - 6 MVOs

one gets used in 90% of cases though. (Floor Plans) & only a handful that are actually drawing based MVO (Stairs / Site / background / RCP)

AC25 | Win10 | 64Gb RAM | Intel i7 13700F | RTX 4070 Ti
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This is all I know about MVO’s and I just use the default ones, if I can get them to display correctly in 2D that is. Please see this video below if you are a beginner.


Custom MVO’s look like allot of work to me ? By the time I finish editing plans to keep the planning officers happy I haven’t got anytime left to fiddle with MVO’s lol.



AC8.1 - AC27 ARM AUS + CI Tools
Apple Mac Studio M1 Max Chip 10C CPU
24C GPU 7.8TF 32GB RAM OS Ventura

Thank you for all the responses so far. There is clearly a wide range of use and understanding of MVOs. I am hoping these responses will benefit us all in time...


If anyone else wishes to add details of their MVO use it will be helpful. 

Apple iMac Intel i9 / macOS Sonoma / AC27UKI (most recent builds.. if they work)

We've got 11 in our template and they are all used on our healthcare projects. We use a Zone Stamp made by Applecore that can be fully controlled by MVOs hence the reason for some many MVO's. Unfortunately the Zone stamp is no longer maintained.

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - Archicad 27UKI Apple Silicon 27.2.1
macOS Sonoma (14.5)