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Grasshopper - ARCHICAD 21 Live Connection Tool Released

We are pleased to inform you about the release of the Grasshopper–ARCHICAD Live Connection Tool for ARCHICAD 21, Win and Mac (version 1.8).

This release provides several new features for those who wish to use algorithmic design in a BIM environment:

  • New method for slab creation via nested surfaces with holes,
  • Shortened response time in ARCHICAD to changes applied in Grasshopper,
  • Increased stability when sending large element count to ARCHICAD,
  • 50 percent faster Rhino preview.

ARCHICAD 21 Update 4022 Released

We have started to release the first ARCHICAD 21 Update publicly. The update is already available for the INT, AUS, UKI, USA, GER and AUT languages through ARCHICAD’s Check For Updates feature. The update will be available for the rest of the language versions as soon as it passes our Quality Control.
You can read the Release Notes and download the Update packages from here:

Starting with version 21 the Build number tolerance between ARCHICAD and BIMcloud/BIM Server is much more allowing. As a result you can update the server separate from ARCHICADs and vica-versa. Projects remain tied to a specific ARCHICAD version, so make sure that all ARCHICADs are updated together.

BIMcloud / BIM Server 20 Update 6025 for macOS

We are just about to release the version 20 side of the solution for the compatibility issue discovered between BIMclouds / BIM Servers and macOS 10.12’s Timer Coalescing feature.
For those who already installed Update 6022, Update 6025 delivers the solution:

We replaced all previous 6022 installers with the newly created 6025, that contains the solution.
As 6022 has already been released for the following language versions: INT, AUS, USA, UKI, NZE, NED, NOR, GER, AUT, FRA, CHE, JPN, ITA – please make sure to update the affected BIMcloud / BIM Servers.

BIMcloud / BIM Server 21 Update 3011 for macOS

Today, we started to roll out the first batch of updates to address a BIMcloud / BIM Server compatibility issue on Mac. These include a final solution for version 21.

  • We replaced all previously released installers on our Electronic Delivery sites, so those who download the packages from now on will not be affected by this.
  • We created update packages for those, who already installed BIMcloud / BIM Server 21.

Changes in ARCHICAD supported versions

ARCHICAD 21 has started shipping, and in accordance with GRAPHISOFT Customer Support policy, support for previous versions changes as follows:

  • ARCHICAD 18 is no longer supported. GRAPHISOFT 2nd Tier Support (GRAPHISOFT headquarters) will not process ARCHICAD 18 related cases anymore..
  • ARCHICAD 19 will not get any more Updates. The recently released Update 9001 was the last. 2nd Tier Support will still process ARCHICAD 19 related cases and strive to provide reasonable workaround solutions for any remaining issues.
  • ARCHICAD 20 and ARCHICAD 21 will receive regular Updates in the future.
Technical support is offered for the above versions only for clients with a valid Software Service Agreement (SSA). Local terms and policies may apply.

Grasshopper - ARCHICAD 20 Live Connection Tool Update

A new update of the Grasshopper - ARCHICAD 20 Live Connection has been released on the Rhino - Grasshopper - ARCHICAD Toolset download page.

ARCHICAD 20 Update 6005 Released

Today we have started to publicly release the next Update of ARCHICAD 20. This Update has been available as a preview version already and based on the feedback of the preview period we have slightly modified the Manager component of the server update packages.
The Update is already available for the AUT, AUS, GER, INT, NZE, UKI and USA versions, followed by the rest of the language versions as soon as they pass our Quality Control. You can read the Release Notes and download the packages from our download sites:

Grasshopper Connection Add-On compatibility
With this new Update of ARCHICAD we are introducing changes that needs a new, compatible Grasshopper Add-On as well. Please find the newest version of the Grasshopper Connection Add-On (Build 6022) on our download site: on the Rhino - Grasshopper - ARCHICAD Toolset download page.
Beware that this new Grasshopper Add-On is only compatible with the new 6005 ARCHICAD Update and not the previous ones.

Grasshopper - ARCHICAD 19 Live Connection Tool Update

A new update of the Grasshopper - ARCHICAD 19 Live Connection has been released on the Rhino - Grasshopper - ARCHICAD Toolset download page.

ARCHICAD 19 Update 9001 Released

Today we have started to publicly release the last Updates of ARCHICAD, BIM Server and BIMcloud 19. The packages have already been available as a preview on our Downloads site since April and we haven’t received any regression issues with them. As of today, the Check for Updates function in ARCHICAD 19 will offer this Update 9001 for most of the language versions:


The Update will be available for the rest of the language versions as soon as they pass Quality Control.

Read the Release Notes & download the Update packages from our sites:

New version of GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD Connection Add-In for Revit 2017

A new version of the GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD Connection Add-In has been released for Revit 2017.

It contains a very important IFC import improvement/new feature:

  • Revit’s native IFC importer is not able to import IFC Spaces (equal to ARCHICAD Zones) having complex geometry correctly.
  • The new GRAPHISOFT-developed Add-In version imports them as Revit Room elements. It also works for IFC models contain only BREP (non-parametric) elements.
Click here for the download link.
This essential update gives more enhanced space sharing between ARCHICAD and Revit than the native Revit’s import functions.

BIMx 2017 Q1 Update

We are pleased to inform you that the 2017 Q1 update for BIMx and BIMx PRO been released both on iOS and Android.
The new functions:

  • Google Drive is now supported in BIMx to transfer Hyper-models on all desktop and mobile operating systems (including Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS and iOS as well as Google Android devices).
  • Apple AirDrop is also supported in BIMx, making it easy to transfer Hyper-models among any iOS or Mac OS devices.
  • New options for sharing Hyper-model with friends and business partners:
    • as an interactive, panoramic 360 Photo on Facebook
    • as a Tweet or LinkedIn update, with embedded camera view, directly from the BIMx model
    • or using any other sharing methods (email, iMessage, Messenger, Viber, Yammer, etc.) for which you have installed the appropriate app.
  • Also several bugs were fixed.

No licensing changes in this update. Previously purchased BIMx licenses are unaffected by the update.

Updated License Manager Tool (LMT) Released

We have released the updated version of our License Manager Tool in 7 language versions (INT, SPA, ITA, JPN, FRA, GER, CHI): You can download the installers from here.
Until December 18 both the old and the new versions of the LMT can be used.
Starting from December 19 only the new version of the LMT will work. The old LMT will notify users that a mandatory LMT update is available. From this date on, the old LMT version can’t be used and users must download and install the new LMT version to be able to do any licence management (transferring, updating licenses, etc.).
Please note, that the above – two-step – LMT launch enables IT and BIM Managers of large offices to perform the necessary update on time, ensuring uninterrupted workflow for the users.
Here are the most important improvements of the new LMT (Build compared to the previous LMT version (Build

  • The CodeMeter/Wibu driver has an updated process when checking for updates,
  • Fully refreshed and modern user interface,
  • Unified GSID login workflow,
  • Chinese localization,
  • CEnhanced software key upload process,
  • Faster Software key availability after key transfer action.

GRAPHISOFT API Developer Portal Launched

We are glad to announce the launch of ARCHICAD API Developer Site, the new central connection point for ARCHICAD add-on developers. The goal of this site is to have all GRAPHISOFT’s API-related information in one place: online registration, official documentation, frequently asked questions, and a blog.
The site is intended for developers, not general users.
Highlights of new site:

  • Smooth and polished API registration process to fit the needs of the modern world. After you obtained your GSID, you can immediately register to become an ARCHICAD API developer!
  • Current and past Development Kits are available for download.
  • Browse and search the latest API documentation, the FAQs, and the blog posts.
  • View developer information on your profile page.