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Archicad 27.2.0 Update

Graphisoft released Archicad 27.2.0 Update (5003, 5004) in all languages for both Full and Solo versions on 26th of March 2024. Read this article to learn what new features and functionality improvements are available in the update. There are minor d...

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How to redeem a Graphisoft Learn coupon

Clients with Graphisoft Forward have free access to recorded training of the Graphisoft Learn portal. In this article, you will learn how to use the FORWARD benefit coupon on Graphisoft Learn. FORWARD coupons are for Forward customers, based on their...

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Archicad Start Edition 2024

Archicad Start Edition (SE) is a professional BIM solution with critical features most smaller practices need. Read this article to learn more about its capabilities. Table of Content IntroductionArchicad Start Edition 2024 Compared to Archicad 27Arc...

Tool and workflow improvements in Archicad 27

We’ve packed some handy workflow improvements into Archicad 27. BIM Managers and lead architects are welcome to go on a quick tour with us to discover which features are in place to boost your productivity and effectiveness in Archicad. Distance Guid...

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Archicad 27

Table of Content Your Best Design OptionDesignEnhanced Design Exploration with Design OptionsImproved Project Management – Enhancements to Attribute ManagementTool and Workflow ImprovementsModern GDL EditorVisualizeStreamlined VisualizationCollaborat...

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Archicad Solo

Table of Content Archicad Solo Compared to Archicad full versionTechnical InformationHardware and Software RequirementsFile compatibilityDownload and installUninstallingLicensing Based on Archicad's award-winning Building Information Modeling (BIM) t...

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Archicad Start Edition 2023

Archicad Start Edition (SE) 2023 is a professional BIM solution with critical features most smaller practices need. Read this article to learn more about its capabilities. Table of Content Archicad Start Edition 2023 Compared to Archicad 26Archicad 2...

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Archicad versions

Version Release Platform New Features Archicad 27 2023 Windows 11 64-bitmacOS 12.5 Enhanced Design Exploration with Design Options, Improved Project Management – Enhancements to Attribute Management, Distance Guides, Extended search capabilities with...

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Easter Eggs in Archicad

Do you need to energize before a deadline? You do not even have to quit ARCHICAD to disconnect and have some fun. Here are some games, transformable objects and other stuff to discover. Lean back and enjoy the easter eggs you didn’t even know about. ...

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How to do Teamwork with your group?

How to start, tips & tricks on Teamwork - a guide for students In this article, you will learn how the BIMcloud Manager is structured, how to share a teamwork project, and how to link your own libraries and upload project-specific files to BIMcloud. ...

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Additional Improvements in Archicad 26

Table of Content Project Location uses coordinate data only (no more Cities attribute)Get previews of Archicad updatesWhat is an update preview?BIMx related improvementsBIMx Hyper-model: control texture size for optimal visual quality and file sizeCh...

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Archicad Start Edition

Archicad Start Edition (SE) is recommended for smaller architectural practices. To get started please contact your local distributor. Based on the industry leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology of Archicad, its features have been tai...

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Archicad Start Edition 2022

Archicad Start Edition (SE) 2022 is a professional BIM solution with critical features most smaller practices need. Read this article to learn more about its capabilities. Archicad Start Edition 2022 Compared to Archicad 25Archicad 25 new features av...

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Archicad 26 Install and Start-up Troubleshooting Guide

This article will cover solutions to known issues regarding the installation and start-up of Archicad 26. You'll find several specific and detailed issues that are independent of the version you have. You'll also find the reason why these problems mi...

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Archicad 26 - Document

Archicad 26 introduces faster, more accurate documentation with fewer manual workarounds thanks to powerful enhancements to the documentation workflow. Read the following articles to learn every detail about the documentation workflow improvements in...

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Archicad 26 - Collaborate

Archicad 26 brings improved structural analytical model workflows and usability enhancements for faster, smoother interoperability between architects and structural engineers. Read the following articles to learn every detail about the collaboration ...

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Archicad 26 - Visualize

Faster client approvals — Create stunning visualizations quickly and easily thanks to professional out-of-the-box solutions, modern textures and furniture, and powerful BIMx web and desktop viewer updates. Read the following articles to learn every d...

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Archicad 26 - Design

Spend less time on project management and more time on design — Archicad 26 helps your team stay organized and files streamlined even as the size and complexity of projects continue to grow. Read the following articles to learn every detail about the...

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Archicad Sample Projects - Designed by Students

Table of Content Vacation Home⎮Residential BuildingGrow⎮Residential, Large-ScaleJooste House⎮Residential, Large-ScaleRecreational Center⎮Commercial, Interior designWater Educational Center⎮Commercial, Interior designHow to start exploring the Sample ...

Archicad 26

Table of Content Stay focused, design moreArchicad keeps getting betterNew featuresDesignVisualizeCollaborateDocumentAdditional improvementsGet started with Archicad 26Before installingDownload and installLicense typesArchicad 26 User Guide Stay focu...

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Additional Improvements in Archicad 25

Table of Content 1. Line popup shows names in alphabetical order2. Updated Surface and Fill Settings3. Edit multiple Layer Combinations at once4. MEP Label5. Track Changes, Model Compare: Structure parameter6. Object Settings: Elevation and 3D previe...

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Archicad Sample Projects

Table of Content M2V House⎮residentialGino 16⎮commercial, interior designS-Life Express⎮mixed-useStacked Tower⎮residential, large-scaleVilla Patio⎮residentialHillside House⎮residentialS-Office⎮officeHow to start exploring the Sample Projects?What's i...

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Archicad Basics Series

Table of Content Sample ProjectsNavigationPlace, Select and Edit ElementsInput and Drafting AidsMoving Elements If you are new to Archicad we have two series of articles for you to help you get started: Archicad Quick Tour and Archicad Basics. The Ar...

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Archicad Quick Tour Series

If you are new to Archicad we have two series of articles for you to help you get started: the Archicad Quick Tour Series and the Archicad Basics Series. The Archicad Quick Tour Series includes the articles listed below: What is Archicad? What is BIM...

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Where to Learn Archicad?

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. Learn Archicad Check our generic Learning site for a complete overview of the available learning resources. Visit Graphisoft Learn Portal for an ultimate online learning experience tailor...

Why should I use Teamwork?

A guide for student groups about team setup and modeling strategies Are you a student? Are you using Architectural or engineering software? Do you struggle with group work? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the article for y...

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Check for Update Previews

In this article, we talk about a new feature which has been implemented within Archicad 26. Graphisoft releases Archicad regular updates every few months and if you have enabled the check for update option while you installed the software or in the A...

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How to Lock/Unlock Elements in ARCHICAD

Types of Element Locking Layer - When a layer is locked, all elements on the layer are locked. Individually - Elements can be individually locked independent from the locking status of their layer. How to Identify Locked Elements Locked elements cann...

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Archicad Keeps Getting Better - Archicad 25 Update 2

Table of Content How do I access the update?Why should I update Archicad?What should I expect after updating Archicad?New Features1. Zones appear in section and elevation views and can be labelled2. New Graphic Override options3. More control over sc...

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Why Archicad?

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. If you are wondering which BIM software solution to choose here are some of our arguments to support the idea of choosing Archicad. Ease of Use and Intuitiveness Archicad is designed by a...

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What is Archicad?

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. Archicad is a software tool for architects working in the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry for designing buildings from the conceptual phase all through to the constru...

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What is BIM?

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. The base of BIM (Building Information Model) is a digital 3D model of the building. It consists of walls, slabs, roofs, doors, windows and such, just like the real building. In BIM we als...

BIMcloud and Teamwork FAQ - for students

BIMcloud basics and FAQ for students With BIMcloud for EDU, your teamwork projects are stored on our servers and automatic backups are performed. We set up your university's own access, and create users for you to join fellow students in collaboratio...

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Welcome to Archicad

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. Watch the videos below to learn the basics of BIM and get started with Archicad Learn the basics of BIM with Archicad Discover and understand the structure and the content of an Archicad ...

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Greater Productivity in Archicad with Smart Selection

When working on complex BIM projects, it is essential to instantly identify, select and zoom-in elements on Floor Plan or in 3D views while working in Section, Elevation or Interior Elevation views. The new navigation commands help you to save time a...

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Where Should I Start with Archicad?

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. Starting to use Archicad is easy. Just follow the steps below. If you are new to Archicad, you might want to read this quick introductory article: What is Archicad. Download and install A...

Archicad 25

Duke Ellington School of the ArtsArchitect: cox graae + spack architects | LBA Joint VenturePhoto © Chris Ambridge Graphisoft® has released Archicad 25, the latest version of its award-winning BIM software.Powerful enhancements to design, visualizati...

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How to Install Archicad?

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. What machine do I need to run Archicad? System Requirements on graphisoft.com Recommended Graphics Cards for GRAPHISOFT products Recommended Hardware Where can I find the installer of Arc...

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Archicad START Edition 2021

Archicad STAR(T) Edition 2021 was released on January 13th, 2021. Based on the technology of Archicad 24, Archicad STAR(T) Edition 2021 is a professional BIM solution with critical features most smaller practices need. Serving as a base for the lates...

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Archicad Keeps Getting Better! - Archicad 24 Update 2

By releasing new features and enhancements with every Archicad update, our users will experience continuous improvement throughout the year. Read this article to learn what new features and functionality improvements are available in Archicad 24 Upda...

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About Archicad Updates

What is an update? In between two major releases of Archicad, GRAPHISOFT ships improvements and new functionality for the software in the form of updates. These are released regularly and are available through the Check for Updates notification syste...

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Archicad START Edition 2020

See also: StartEdition Archicad STAR(T) Edition 2020 was released on January 23, 2020. Based on the technology of Archicad 23, Archicad START Edition 2020 is a professional BIM solution with critical features most smaller practices need. Serving as a...

Archicad Sample Project - Hillside House

Residential⎮Hillside House Download the BIMx file Download Archicad 25 file (INT language version) Download Archicad 27 file (INT language version) How to use the Sample Project? VERSION: V1.2 │Date: 2020. 07. 08 │ Contact: sampleprojects@graphisoft....

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BIMcloud as a Service

BIMcloud as a Service enables real-time, secure teamwork between architects in the cloud. With your BIMcloud as a Service subscription, you get access to your own private BIMcloud server hosted by Graphisoft in the Google Cloud Platform. No IT setup ...

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Archicad 24 - Hidden Gems

Archicad 24 brings significant improvements, but in this article, we look at small differences that will make a higher quality user experience. 1 - Improved Transparency Depth Handling in 3D It is essential to have a sense of depth when in 3D. So we ...

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Archicad 24

Archicad 24 Signature building creditsMERDEKA 118 | FENDER KATSALIDIS | fkaustralia.com GRAPHISOFT® has released Archicad 24, the latest version of their award-winning BIM software solution.Archicad 24 connects design and delivery teams in a fully ‘o...

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How to Explore Model in 3D Using Remote Desktop Applications

Note: This feature is only available in Archicad 23 Update 5003 and above. A new 3D navigation mode called Joystick has been introduced in Archicad to make the Explore Model function via remote desktop applications possible and easy to use. In Perspe...

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How to draft 2D Elements in Archicad

Each Archicad project is a complex database consisting of the following items: 3D design elements: walls, columns, windows and doors, MEP system elements, etc. 2D drafting and documenting elements: lines, arcs, circles, fills, texts, labels, dimensio...

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How to draft Arcs and Circles in Archicad

The Arc/Circle Tool To explain the different methods of how to create an arc, we now change to the Arc/Circle Tool. This tool includes two main Geometry Methods: Arc/Circle Ellipse. If you click on the icon and hold the left mouse button down, you ca...

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How to Select Elements - The Arrow Tool

In this article, you can learn how you can select one or more elements in 2D and what methods are available to do this. Table Of Contents What Selection Looks Like The Arrow Tool Selecting a single element Deselecting elements Selecting Multiple Elem...

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How to Select Elements - The Marquee Tool

To edit or delete elements in Archicad, you must first select them. Methods of Selection in Archicad You have two ways to select elements: you can click on the element - use the Arrow Tool you can define an area around the element - with the Arrow To...

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How to Display and Select Elements in 3D

The Visibility of Elements in 3D There is a variety of different settings that affect the 3D View.At View > Elements in 3D View there are four command that help you control what is visible in 3D: Show Selection/Marquee in 3D Show Stored Selection/Mar...

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How to Edit Archicad Elements?

In this article you can learn how to: make changes to elements you created before make changes to multiple elements at once change line types, pens and colors change the reference line position of walls Changing / Editing Elements To change existing ...

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Drag/Rotate/Mirror an Element as Copy

You can also use all the moving commands to move an element copy. The commands work the same with the difference that the original element remains in place. The first option to invoke a copying command is via Edit > Move > Drag/Rotate/ Mirror a Copy....

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Start Working in Archicad

This article will help you learn the basics you need to know before starting to work in Archicad. This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. Starting Archicad The startup dialog of Archicad: Start Archicad How to start a new proje...

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How to save your work in Archicad?

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. In Archicad it is important to save your work regularly. Read this article below to learn how Archicad ensures data safety. Save your work Use the 'Save' command in File menu. For the fir...

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Archicad Basic Concepts - The Navigator

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. What is the Navigator? The Navigator Palette (Navigator) is a tree structure that lets you build up the entire logical structure of your project and navigate within it. The Navigator is d...

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The Archicad interface

TABLE OF CONTENTS The Archicad interfaceThe Tab BarThe ToolboxThe Pop-Up NavigatorThe Menu BarThe ToolbarsThe Info BoxPalettesCustomize Archicad's interfaceSave and close the project If you have not yet installed Archicad, read this article to learn ...

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Elevating Elements

The “Elevate” command allows you to move selected elements vertically along the Z-axis. Elevating in the Floor Plan Once more, you first must select the element.Then, invoke the “Elevate” command via Edit > Move or from the pet palette. This brings u...

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Mirroring Elements

Mirroring creates a mirror image of the selected elements. Select the elements you want to mirror. Invoke the command via Edit > Move > Mirror … or select it from the context menu or the Pet Palette. Define the mirroring axis with two clicks, as if y...

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Rotating Elements

The “Rotate” command allows you to rotate elements around a freely selected rotation center. Just as at the “Drag” command, you first must select an element. Check How to Select Elements - The Marquee Tool , also How to Select Elements - The Arrow To...

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Moving Elements

Editing existing elements is an essential every-day task. Basic Rules The element you want to edit MUST be selected BEFOREHAND. Only then will relevant commands will be available. You can edit elements on the Floor Plan as well as in the 3D window. N...

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Get to Know Doors and Windows

In Archicad Doors, Windows and Objects are prepared for you and stored in small files that are organized in folders called libraries. The prepeared Doors and Windows are parametric objects which means you are able to change their hight, width and man...

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Navigating in the Project

Navigation in the ProjectThe Structure of the ProjectThe Pop-Up Navigator and the NavigatorTabs and the Tab Bar When talking about navigation, we need to address three different things: navigation in the project itself navigation in 2D navigation in ...

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Magic Wand

There is a special function in Archicad called “Magic Wand”. This function saves you work by finding and tracing a linear or polygonal shape from among existing elements and then generating a new element based on it. Magic Wand can be used in 2D and ...

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Snap References

If you want to find for example the midpoint of an existing element or you want to place a new element parallel to another one, use the Snap References. Snap References are temporary lines, arcs, and points that appear along with existing elements, t...

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Guide lines

Guide Lines are drafting aids, which help you find special points and projections, to ensure precise input in both, 2D and 3D windows. Unlike Snap Guides, Guide Lines are explicitly placed by you. They always remain in place until you remove them. Gu...

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How to Model Walls in Archicad

To be able to practice what is discussed in this article, it is best if you start a new project. Go to The Archicad Interface to learn how to start a new project. The Wall Tool Walls are one of the basic construction elements in Archicad. You can cre...

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Navigating in 2D

When talking about navigation, we need to address three different things: navigation in the project itself navigation in 2D navigation in 3D In this article, you will learn how to navigate in the 2D views (such as floor plans, sections, elevations an...

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How to Use the Find and Select Tool

In this article you can learn how to: Search for, find, and select elements that fulfill specific criteria or multiple criteria Store the groups of criteria as Criteria Set to use later How to Find and Select You can select multiple elements at once,...

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Setting up Grids in Archicad

In Archicad there are two different kinds of grid systems that help you while modeling and drawing. The Construction Grid The Snap Grid. Using them is optional, you can work in Archicad without using any grid, but in specific circumstances, they are ...

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How to Use the Smart Cursor in Archicad

The cursor changes its shape(s) as you work giving you accurate feedback on: where the cursor is and whether an editing or input operation is going on or not. The shape of the cursor sometimes also depends on which tool (Arrow Tool, Marquee Tool, Wal...

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Navigating in 3D

When talking about navigation, we need to address three different things: Navigation in the project itself Navigation in 2D Navigation in 3D In this article, you will learn how to navigate in the 3D views (such as perspective and axonometry) of your ...

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Stories in Archicad

Stories in Archicad, just as in real buildings, serve to divide space vertically and replicate the story structure of your real building. Stories are ranges of height in space. Each story has a reference (level). It is the height of the horizontal pl...

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Archicad Sample Project - S-Office

Commercial⎮S-Office Download the BIMx file Download Archicad 24 file (INT language version) Download Archicad 25 file (INT language version) How to use the Sample Project? VERSION: V1.2 │Date: 2020. 07. 08 │ Contact: sampleprojects@graphisoft.com To ...

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Archicad 23

BUDAPEST, May 14, 2019 – GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solution provider for architects and designers, has announced the release of Archicad 23, the latest version of its award-winning BIM software solution.Arc...

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Archicad 23 - Hidden Gems

ARCHICAD 23 comes with many changes and improvements in performance, productivity, visualization, and information management. Moreover, there are plenty of small features hidden in ARCHICAD 23 that you may want to check out: Startup dialog ARCHICAD 2...

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How Walls are Connected in Archicad

For controlling the junction of the walls 4 major tools and settings are available in Archicad: Reference Line: only walls with joining reference lines will be connected. Layer Intersection Number can be used to prevent intersection. Junction Order c...

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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...

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Archicad Basic Concepts - Libraries

This article is a part of a series titled Archicad Quick Tour. What are Libraries? They are collections of preconfigured, editable, localized parametric objects, that are also known as Library parts, GDL objects or simply objects. Libraries are actua...

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Rotate Elements in 3D

Free rotation is available for Shells, Curtain Walls and Morphs in the 3D window, while other construction elements can be rotated only horizontally. Settings, controlling their slope or pitch vary by element type: Walls can be slanted or double slan...

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Some useful ShortcutsHow to list all the Shortcuts?How to customize shortcuts? Archicad is shipped with several predefined shortcut schemes. These can be listed and most of the shortcuts can be redefined in Options > Work Environment > Keyboard Short...

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Archicad 22 - Hidden Gems

Table of Content Work EnvironmentSun Study and Create Fly-Through, Sun PositionElement Transfer SettingsSelectionColumn editDocumentation toolsInteractive ScheduleZones with Curtain Wall interactionReset ElementsSurface settings Work Environment A ne...

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Archicad 22

Archicad 22 was announced on May 2, 2018. Archicad 22 is focused on improving the architectural design and documentation workflow for building façades. In addition, it introduces significant improvements to its construction modeling, information mana...

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Archicad START Edition 2018

See also: StartEdition ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition 2018 was released on January 17, 2018. Based on the industry-leading Building Information Modeling technology of ARCHICAD 21, ARCHICAD START Edition 2018 has been tailored to the needs of smaller archit...

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Archicad 21

Archicad 21 was announced on May 2, 2017. Archicad 21 – Step up your BIM! Archicad 21 introduces the highly-anticipated Stair Tool, featuring GRAPHISOFT’s patent-pending Predictive Design™ technology. For more info see the product page. Step up your ...

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Archicad 21 Small Improvements

This list contains a collection of changes that may be not reflected in all language versions of the ARCHICAD 21 Reference Guide. These include retired features, bug fixes, and smaller usability or interface changes which were made after the Referenc...

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Getting Started with the API DevKit

Creating custom add-ons for ARCHICAD requires a solid knowledge of C and C++ as well as a willingness to learn through studying sample code, documentation, and header files. Be sure that you have read the "API White Paper" in the documentation to be ...

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