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MaFarine
Booster

Hi there,

 

At our firm, we use the FRA version of Archicad in Switzerland and our colleagues in Portugal use the POR one.

 

For Archicad 25 5005:

  • INT released 2022-02-24
  • FRA released 2022-03-16
  • POR not yet released

 

Today I see that there is a 5010 that was released 2022-03-30.

 

My wish is that you reduce this time lag to a minimum because I am waiting for the POR release to announce our firm that we can go to 5005.

Since we are 300 and that a member of Portugal could help basically any project it is too hard to pick people who can already update.

 

Or even better that translation is managed in another way?

 

Linked to this topic, is there a way to subscribe to updates notifications (not through Archicad but by email) for Archicad (and versions), BIMcloud, etc. ?

 

Thanks a lot for your help 🙂

Best regards.

Mathieu

Mathieu Farine
BIM Manager
CCHE Lausanne SA
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Algimantas Kuprenas
Enthusiast

Wish from my side also. Maybe if there is such lag between different version, just release all versions at the same time 2-4 weeks later.

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bouhmidage
Expert

it would be better to have ONE MULTILINGUAL installer, like 3ds Max, 

and links to templates and libraries for each language, 

that would save a loooot of effort

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Revit and Rhino are like that as well. With the same software installation, all users only have to choose the language they want.

Martin Luther Jules
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So why they complicate things ! i don't think there is a technical limit in this field, 

also, another thing, when i work with foreign clients, i should have the Archicad library in their language, For exemple, i use FRA version, and i often need GER or INT libraries to open files correctly, for that i download the INT installer , install it JUST TO COPY THE LIBRARY FOLDER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's a huge mess....

 

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Algimantas Kuprenas
Enthusiast

At least they can start with translation pack's in Archicad settings. Maybe some companies no need localised version they just use it because different language, so they could use INT version at least.

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Koji
Contributor

I was just thinking of posting something similar.

In fact I'm thinking of starting to use the international version instead of the one localized in my language (Spanish)

is it possible to have the same version 25 of Archicad installed in two different languages?

@Koji Yes, it's possible. You can install as many versions as you want.

Martin Luther Jules
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@Mjules wrote:

@Koji Yes, it's possible. You can install as many versions as you want.


Clarification, it is not possible to install any language version you want.

Archicad versions yes (23,24,25) but not language versions.

 

You will be limited to the language version you purchased plus the INT version.

 

For example I am AUS (Australian) which is an English language version.

Fortunately for me this means I can install USA, UKI, NZE (other English language versions) as well as INT.

I can not run FRA or SPA or any other language.

 

Barry.


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@Barry Kelly I have a perpetual license that I could use for all language versions. I already tested that with the Brazilian, Portugal, French, Spanish, Japanese, Australian versions, etc. two years ago. Maybe, actually, it's no longer possible.

Martin Luther Jules
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Did you initially purchase an INT version by any chance?

Maybe that will let you run other language versions.

 

I have been trying on and off for a few years and can only run English language versions.

Here is a post from 2019.

 

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Setup-License-forum/languages-in-AC/m-p/284739

 

It seems some have more luck than others.

I guess the only thing is to install and see what happens.

There is no problem installing any version - so you can get the libraries if that is all that is needed.

But actually running the software may be a different matter.

All you can do is try, if it works = bonus.

 

Barry.


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Oh that's a bummer..

 

I wanted to test how to facilitate the transfer between the POR et FRA versions in terms of attributes..

 

Thank for the intel!

Mathieu Farine
BIM Manager
CCHE Lausanne SA


@MaFarine wrote:

I wanted to test how to facilitate the transfer between the POR et FRA versions in terms of attributes..


There is no difference with the attributes.

What you see in one language version is exactly what you will see in the other.

 

You would transfer attribute using the index numbers rather than the names.

The index numbers will stay constant no matter what language version.

 

The names will be different for each language but there will be no translation involved when transferring from one language version to another.

 

Portuguese attributes will still be named in Portuguese and French attribute will still be named in French.

 

If you transfer by name, then you will just get a doubling up of each attribute in each language.

 

Barry.

 

 


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The POR-using guys just need to open the FRA project on INT with the corresponding version number, and load whatever libraries the project is using and only those. 

I think we are going a little off topic.

The original post I think was about teamwork and having all the same build of Archicad installed for different languages.

The updates all come out at different times.

 

The POR guys should be able to open a FRA file directly with their POR licence.

It is just they will have a POR interface with a file documented (probably) in French.

The files don't have language/license restriction, but the software does.

 

Barry.


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FRA-users are not updating to the latest version because POR doesn't get its release. FRA-users can update and POR-users can use INT until they get their own update and then go back to POR if they want to.

[If the project was started on a FRA template, it is using the FRA attributes —which they will want to stick to, nobody would want to have French and Portuguese versions of the same attribute on the model. That's what I meant by 'FRA-project'.]

You are right @Barry Kelly,

 


The updates all come out at different times.


I do know that but my question was if Graphisoft was planning on reducing the intervals.

 

And my second question was :

Is there a way to get notified by mail for different kind of updates (FRA, POR, BIMcloud in my case).

 

Thanks a lot for your help!

Best regards,

Mathieu Farine
BIM Manager
CCHE Lausanne SA

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