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Release Notes

ARCHICAD 13 Hotfix#2* (Build 3235)

for BIM Server and ARCHICAD

This Hotfix includes important fixes for bugs discovered since the original release of ARCHICAD 13 (Build 3000) and BIM Server. This Hotfix can be applied to any builds of ARCHICAD 13 and BIM Server (Build 3000 and above). It applies to all (Commercial, Educational and Trial) license types

*Hotfix#1 (Build 3013) was released in a few countries only, so this is the first 'public' Hotfix

About the installer:

the Hotfix process will automatically search your computer for instances of three applications (in this order):

  1. ARCHICAD 13 (including MEP Modeler, EcoDesigner, and all Graphisoft add-ons)
  2. GRAPHISOFT BIM Server (including the BIM Server Manager, automatically installed along with the BIM Server)
  3. Standalone BIM Server Manager (This refers to the standalone BIM Server Manager, a separate application which can be optionally installed from the ARCHICAD 13 DVD)

If ARCHICAD 13 and/or the standalone BIM Server Manager are found to be installed on your machine, you can choose to either update it or not.

If the BIM Server is found to be installed on your machine, it will be automatically updated if it is not up-to-date.

If ARCHICAD 13 is already up-to-date, but one of the ARCHICAD components (e.g. MEP Modeler or EcoDesigner) is not, the installer will indicate this and you can choose to update it.

Important Note for Teamwork users:

Working in Teamwork requires that client ARCHICADs, the BIM Server Manager and the BIM Server all have the identical version number (or “build number”).

If you are running a client ARCHICAD whose version number is different than that of the BIM Server, you cannot continue working in Teamwork until the same hotfix is installed for the BIM Server. (The same is true for all the other client ARCHICADs working from the same BIM Server.)

Therefore, if you decide to update either a client ARCHICAD or a BIM Server, be aware that you must update all clients and the BIM Server so that they share the identical version number.

For offices working in Teamwork, the hotfix process should be centrally managed by the CAD manager or other designated manager, to ensure that all components are updated in sync and that no Teamwork user is left with a program version having a different version number.

Note for Artlantis-3 users on Mac:

If Artlantis 3 Add-on is installed on the system before installing Hotfix 2, there will be an error message while opening ARCHICAD.

Solution: Remove Artlantis Render Studio 3 Out.apx from /Applications/ArchiCAD/ArchiCAD 13/Add-Ons/Import-Export folder, which is redundant.

Installation steps:

  1. Make sure you have administrator rights on the computer. Make sure none of the ARCHICAD components are modified (e.g. renamed). If you are updating a BIM Server, also make sure that you are logged in as the user who installed it originally.
  2. When you run the hotfix package, the process will automatically search your computer for instances of the three applications listed above. For each of these applications found on your machine, you will be informed of its hotfix status (either “is up to date” or “can be updated”). 

For ARCHICAD or Standalone BIM Server Manager: 

The update of GRAPHISOFT BIM Server works a bit differently: 

  1. Just before the hotfix is launched, the Summary Panel displays information on which programs, in which locations, will be updated.
  2. If the program to be updated (ARCHICAD 13 or BIM Server Manager) is running on your machine, you are prompted to leave the hotfix wizard and close the program before continuing. In contrast, during the BIM Server update, the process will automatically stop your BIM Server. Once the hotfix is complete, the BIM Server will again be started up. During this interval, users working on a Teamwork project housed on that BIM Server will be offline and cannot access the server; they cannot send and receive changes, until the BIM Server starts up again and the clients are once again online. If you want the BIM Server to start automatically with the operating system, check again the "Start BIM Server with Operating System" checkbox in the BIM Server Preferences dialog.

List of bugs fixed in this Hotfix:

Teamwork-related bugs:

EcoDesigner bugs:

MEP Modeler bugs:

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