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2024 Technology Preview Program

2024 Technology Preview Program:
Master powerful new features and shape the latest BIM-enabled innovations

Trial License

Tamas Gaspar

We have suspended the Trial Program as of January 25, 2024, so the options and processes described below are currently unavailable. We still want to encourage you to try Archicad, though. To learn more, please get in touch with your local Graphisoft representative. They are glad to assist you to get started with Archicad and other Graphisoft products.

Thanks for your interest in exploring Graphisoft solutions! This article explains how to start your trial journey with us.


Step 1: Register for Trial


Use the trial license* to try out the full functionality of Archicad for up to 1 month on a single computer, free. Get the trial license by registering at . We automatically detect your current location, but you can also manually select a different country, using the list at the top left corner of our website.


*In your region, the trial version is currently available with key-based licensing.


  1. Select ‘Try now’ to start your trial registration.
  2. Select ‘Free trial’.
  3. Read about our trial license types, then select ‘Professional user’.
  4. For the free trial, you must create a Graphisoft account and ID for yourself. For more information, please read Graphisoft ID Frequently Asked Questions.
  5. Sign in to your Graphisoft account.
  6. Fill out the form, read and accept our Privacy Policy, and select ‘Request Trial License’.
  7. Once you have signed up for your Archicad trial license, we will email you with a coupon code for your trial license.



Step 2: Download and install Archicad


  1. Follow the instructions in the email and visit We will guide you through the purchase process for your free trial license.
  2. Select the Archicad subscription and click Next.
  3. Select ‘Monthly’ as your billing period and enter the coupon code you received by email.
  4. Proceed by filling out the form. You can also learn more about your local Graphisoft service partner.
  5. Configure your payment method and place your order.
  6. Select ‘Download now’.
  7. Select the Archicad version based on your operating system.
  8. Download the Archicad installer and run it to install Archicad. See the step-by-step installation description here.

Step 3: Sign in with your Graphisoft ID in Archicad


When you first launch Archicad, the start-up dialog prompts you to to sign in with your Graphisoft ID. Once you sign in, your 1 month trial license is automatically downloaded to your computer, in the background.

 For further information, please read our article about Graphisoft ID Authentication in Archicad.


After your Trial expires


Trial licenses are valid for 1 month. Please note that trial licenses cannot be renewed. Once the trial license has expired, it is automatically converted to a monthly subscription for a full commercial license of Archicadif the credit card information was provided during the activation. You can cancel your subscription any time.

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