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Release Notes for ArchiCAD 17 Hotfix Build 6004           

This Hotfix includes important inprovements since the original release of ArchiCAD 17 (Build 3002). This Hotfix can be applied to any builds of ArchiCAD 17 (Build 3002 and above).

The hotfix applies to ArchiCAD, BIM Server and all other components: BIM Server Manager, BIMx, MEP Modeler and all 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 17 (including MEP Modeler, Energy Evaluation 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 17 DVD)

If ArchiCAD 17 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 17 is already up-to-date, but one of the ArchiCAD components (e.g. MEP Modeler) 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.


Installation steps

  1. If the BIM Server is running on a computer that has Windows Server 2008 R2 as its operating system you have to manually stop all BIM Server services prior to applying the patch.

  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. Start the full installation process using an administrator account. For Mac users make sure to mount the installation dmg while being signed in with the administrator account that you always use to install or patch GRAPHISOFT products. 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:


Deployed Installation of the Hotfix

For details on deployed installation go here.


Issues solved in this Hotfix

Issues solved since the release of Hotfix Build 5014

Issues solved since the release of Hotfix Build 5005

Issues solved since the release of Hotfix Build 4008

Download this Hotfix

Download Language Windows Mac OSX Last modified
ArchiCAD 17 Hotfix 7 (Build 6004) INT, AUS, AUT, BRA, CHE, CZE, FIN, FRA, GER, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, NED, NOR, NZE, POL, POR, RUS, SPA, SWE, USA  259.4 MB 245.9 MB May 7, 2014

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