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Redshift for educational version of ACAD 26?


Why can´t I select the Redshift renderer for my project? Is this intended to be this way?



I don’t think it’s available for the educational version. 

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - Archicad 27UKI Apple Silicon 5003
macOS Ventura (13.5.2)

Barry Kelly

With a commercial license, you need an SSA or Forward subscription for Redshift to work.

I am not sure how this works with an EDU license.

As Lee said, it may just not be available for an EDU license.


Your machine will also have to have a decent video card to allow you to use it.

System requirements are listed here ...

If you don't meet those then it won't work anyway.




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PC should be good enough, I think it´s just not avaible for education..... Very sad tho since the redshift renderer is pretty damn good.

It might be worth speaking to the local Graphisoft support guys in your area and see if it is possible. It’s hold make sense for students to be able to access the full application. 

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - Archicad 27UKI Apple Silicon 5003
macOS Ventura (13.5.2)

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