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Activate and Renew Educational License

Tamas Gaspar

Step 1: Register and Download

In order to get Educational license for Archicad, register on website. After the registration, the installer can be downloaded from the My Products menu of the site.

Step 2: Start Installation Process

After downloading Archicad installer, run installation file and install Archicad. See step by step installation description here.

Step 3: Enter username and serial number

The username is the email address you have registered with. After registration, a serial for 30 days is generated automatically. Navigate to the My Products menu of to get it. Without these, the Archicad Educational license cannot be activated! Start Archicad and select the proper choice to activate the Educational license with the serial number.
Please be aware that you must enter the serial number exactly as it appears in your personal page on MyArchicad website. We suggest that you use the Copy ( Ctrl-C) and Paste ( Ctrl-V) method to enter your serial number. Once you entered the User ID and Serial Number click on Restart Archicad.
For troubleshooting of the activation process please click here.
Important Note for Archicad 19 and older Please note that on Windows operation systems Educational or Trial license activation works if you've got only 32 bit of Java installed on your machine. (License activation in Archicad 20 does not requires Java) You can check your current Java version(s) by opening Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features:
If you've got also 64 bit of Java - if (64 bit) is not listed then you've got Java 32 bit only - please uninstall it before you activate your educational or trial license.

Step 4: License renewal

When your 30 days Educational license is about to expire, every time you launch the program, you will see a dialog box that prompts you to progress through the registration process. Please follow these steps in order to convert your trial version to a free 1-year license or apply for another 1-year license. You should be redirected to a website where you can submit information which will be used in order to evaluate your student/teacher status. You may be contacted by one of our GRAPHISOFT partners in order to verify your student/teacher status. Please be sure to check all of your email folders, including your Spam/Bulk Folders.

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