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Archicad START Edition 2019

See also: StartEdition ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition 2019 was released on January 17, 2019. Based on the technology of ARCHICAD 22,  ARCHICAD START Edition 2019 is a professional BIM solution with critical features most smaller practices need. Serving as a base for the latest ARCHICAD START Edition, ARCHICAD 22’s robust, well-tested engine satisfies the needs of a smaller practice. ARCHICAD START EDITION 2019 provides the full power of ARCHICAD 22’s BIM-based streamlined documentation workflow, allowing the model to stay live until the very end of the design documentation phase: it helps keep architects in the state of the creative design flow with as little disruption as possible. (To take advantage of the entire range of ARCHICAD features and benefits, upgrade to the full version of ARCHICAD at any time and continue editing all your previously started projects with it.) To purchase ARCHICAD START Edition 2019, contact an ARCHICAD Reseller.


STAR(T) Edition 2019 supports the following operating systems: Notes on older systems:
  • The latest updates are required to be installed on all Operating Systems
  • Only 64-bit Operating Systems are supported
  • HiDPI display support is not available on Windows 8.1 and on older versions
Read more on System Requirements for STAR(T) Edition 2019 Can read files created with:
  • STAR(T) Edition 2006 or newer versions
  • ARCHICAD 8.1 and 9
STAR(T) Edition 2019 files can be opened with: STAR(T) Edition 2019 protection key / licensing:


Follow the detailed installation instructions to install ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition. If you encounter any problem during installation please check this page.


Windows: To uninstall ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition 2019 from Windows, it is best to use the “Programs” or “Add or Remove Programs” utility, accessible from the Control Panel. You can also browse to your ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition 2019 folder and execute the uninstaller in the Uninstall.AC subfolder. macOS:

On Mac, navigate to the “Uninstall.AC” folder in your ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition 2019 folder, and select the “” application.

The Uninstall Wizard will remove files which were installed by the ARCHICAD Installation Wizard. CodeMeter and associated components are not removed.

The uninstaller will not remove any files you have created in the ARCHICAD main folder - e.g. ARCHICAD project files that you saved into the ARCHICAD main folder.

For Silent uninstall check the Install Guide.

New Features in STAR(T) Edition 2019

Version Comparison

Check the new features comparison chart to see the differences between ARCHICAD 22 Full and StartEdition versions: Version Comparison

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