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Cigraph Archiquantplus

Botonis
Advisor

I recently found out that Cigraph is probably closing down,which is really sad after all this years of creative contribution and support.  I hope this is not true, but I am trying to contact them and I am getting no response.

Also the addons are not updated to the latest version of Archicad 26. Cigraph is still selling and support the previous addons but seems that they will not upgrade any of it. Honeslty I hope I am wrong or it is just temporary.

 

I was lucky enough to buy a license for the updated version of Archiquant Plus 25 and realized that this addon was the most valuable investment for  Archicad as it upgraded the scheduling capabilitied and added realtime cost management with a fantastic UI. Cigraph did the most advanced addon for scheduling and cost calqulation!!!!!!

 

If indeed Cigraph is closing, Graphisoft should discuss with Cigraph and continue and evolve this addon to be added in the core Archicad like Ecodesigner and MEP modeler.

Archicad will be upgraded to a reall 5D modelling platform

 

From my point of view ,I would consider this addon the first priority of Graphisoft. If Archicad 27 was released even with just that addition without anything else, It would be a significant upgrade to the BIM methodology as it will add the cost parameter directly in the design process in real time.

 

 

Botonis Botonakis
Civil Engineer, Enviromental Design MSc., BIM Manager for BS ArhitectsVR
Company or personal website
Archicad 27. Windows 11. Intel Xeon 2699x2,64 GB RAM, Nvidia 3080Ti. 2 Monitors.
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KeesW
Advocate

I hope that they haven't closed. If they are doing so, or have done so, I hope Graphisoft considered taking over some of their products. My favourite is Architerra but others might want Archiquant. Although the latest Archicad now contains a similar quantity calculating module.

Cornelis (Kees) Wegman

cornelis wegman architects
AC 5 - 26 Dell XPS 8940 Win 10 16GB 1TB SSD 2TB HD RTX 3070 GPU
Laptop: AC 24 - 26 Win 10 16GB 1TB SSD RTX 3070 GPU

Hi Cornelis.

Great to see others support Cigraph.

Can you be more specific for the quantity calculating module in the latest Archicad????

Never heard of it. I 've been using Archiquant plus for a year and the cost management was direct and real time!!!

Is there anything new with Archicad 26 in matters of cost caclculation and quantity extraction?????

 

Warm greetings! 

Botonis Botonakis
Civil Engineer, Enviromental Design MSc., BIM Manager for BS ArhitectsVR
Company or personal website
Archicad 27. Windows 11. Intel Xeon 2699x2,64 GB RAM, Nvidia 3080Ti. 2 Monitors.
gavinNZz
Advocate

Archiquant Plus is a great add-on and, as you say, is the best (and only) quantities/takeoff solution for AC. Unfortunately GS will never admit this because they think custom properties and schedules are amazing.  They can't seem to wrap their heads around the power of an add-on like AQ+. Being able to attach multiple building components to a single element with custom calculations is just so powerful. The only thing wrong with the add-on is that its based on AC's old property object structure which has been long forgotten by GS. If they were to incorporate it into Archicad it would need a back end rebuild while still providing the same front end solutions & UI. 

 

I can see more and more of these add-on builders closing down due to AC's lack of forward thinking and shrinking of their user base. It is sad because GS should be supporting these add-ons that extend AC because they can't seem to do it themselves!

Planworks Ltd
Residential Designer based in Tauranga, NZ
Archicad v9+
VR enthusiast.
Always wants more!

 

For our studio Archiquant plus is an essential component for the complete elaboration of the 5D project, we have two licenses in the latest Archicad 25 version.

Excellent integration with the price lists of the various formats.

I hope it all works out,

Good recovery for Istvan Toth.

rlalason
Participant

Hi every body! I hope my reply wasn't too late. I think Graphisoft has already included Archiquant in ArchiCad since 26 version. But not all advantages of Archiquant, the easy way to set calculation and attributes.

It's too simple using Archiquant that we can have fastly project nomenclature and estimation. We expect all of the Archisuite in 27 ArchiCad version, let's talk about Architile, Architerra...

Hi. Can you be more detailed? Do you have any certain information about Archiquant and Archicad?? There are no official announcmenets so far about Cigraph and its addons. Any info would be helpful!

Thanks

Botonis Botonakis
Civil Engineer, Enviromental Design MSc., BIM Manager for BS ArhitectsVR
Company or personal website
Archicad 27. Windows 11. Intel Xeon 2699x2,64 GB RAM, Nvidia 3080Ti. 2 Monitors.
maxiamati
Newcomer

Hi! What about Archi Suite Library? I used the elements of archisuite, i bought every upgrade of the plugin for years. Now there are no updates, but the new Archicad release doesn't allow to use the library license that results outdated... so the customizable features cannot be changed. This is very unpleasant because, especially for old projects, you  have files with inappropriate and unusable objects otherwise reopening the file with the Archicad 25 version which still retains the valid license. Do you think it would be possible to obtain an "unlocked" library that can also work on new versions of Archicad? obviously paying for it!

 

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