GRAPHISOFT Virtual Building Explorer Downloads for ArchiCAD 12

Install the Trial version of Virtual Building Explorer

Install steps

Note that you must have a working Internet connection to obtain a trial license

 Please read the VBE for ArchiCAD User Guide for system requirements


Limitations of the Trial version

The trial version has the full functionality of the commercial version of the VBE including the Global Illumination feature. The only limitation is that the self-running exe files saved with Trial version can be used only on the computer on which the trial version was installed. The trial license is valid for 7days. If you want to upgrade to a commercial license, please contact your local ArchiCAD reseller

The following installers can be used to install a 7-day trial version of Virtual Building Explorer on your computer:

Packages for ArchiCAD 12

International English Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6690) for Windows (6.05MB)

German Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6690) for Windows (6.04MB)

Chinese Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6691) for Windows (6.04MB)

Czech Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6690) for Windows (6.09MB)

Finnish Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6690) for Windows (6.07MB)

Greek Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6690) for Windows (6.14MB)

Hungarian Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6690) for Windows (6.13MB)

Korean Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6693) for Windows (6.06MB)

Polish Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6690) for Windows (6.12MB)

Portuguese Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6690) for Windows (6.08MB)

Russian Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6690) for Windows (6.16MB)

Spanish Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6690) for Windows (6.07MB)

Taiwan Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6691) for Windows (6.42MB)

Turkish Virtual Building Explorer for Windows

VBE (build 6692) for Windows (6.06MB)



Virtual Building Explorer Hotfix (Build 6695)

It’s highly recommended for everyone to download this Hotfix as it solves possible License Manager errors.

This Hotfix replaces code part of all VBE components from Build 6680 to Build 6693.

Important install notes:


Install steps:

  1. Download the Hotfix.
  2. Exit VBE before you start the installer.
  3. Make sure that you have administrator rights on your computer.
  4. Make sure that components of your VBE installation were not renamed. The Hotfix will not reinstall missing components and will ignore components that are renamed.
  5. Double-click on the downloaded file to start the installer. To run the installer, Java version 6 has to be installed on your computer. You can install Java version 6 from your original ArchiCAD install CD.
  6. Follow the instructions of the wizard to complete the installation.


Download this Hotfix

VBE-6695-HOTFIX1.exe (for all languages)