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ARCHICAD 15 Hotfix for IFC issues (Build 4038)

This hotfix has been published for solving IFC issues occurred after ARCHICAD 15 Hotfix 4 (Build 3898). Due to technical reasons this package does not only update the IFC add-on in the existing ARCHICAD package but all ARCHICAD components and fixes several errors found in those components as well. As a result if you update your ARCHICAD and you also want to use this ARCHICAD for Teamwork, you need to patch BIM Server and BIM Server Manager too. The hotfix applies to all components: ARCHICAD, BIM Server, BIM Server Manager, EcoDesigner, BIM Explorer, MEP Modeler and all other GRAPHISOFT-distributed Add-Ons and Goodies. It applies to all (Commercial, Educational and Trial) license types.

About the installer:

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

  1. ARCHICAD 15 (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 15 DVD)

If ARCHICAD 15 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 15 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 mustupdate all clients and the BIM Server so that they share the identical version number.

Installation steps:

  1. If the BIM Server is running on a computer that has Windows Server 2008 R2 or Small Business Server 2011 as its operating system you have to manually stop all BIM Server services prior to applying the patch. We are still investigating the causes.
  2. We strongly recommend that you disable any virus checker for the time of the BIM Server installation.
  3. 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.
  4. 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: 

List of IFC related bugs fixed in this Hotfix*

*Compared to ARCHICAD 15 - Build 3898!

List of other bugs fixed in this Hotfix

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