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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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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...


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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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 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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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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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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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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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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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...


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...


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 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 | 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...


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...


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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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 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...


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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