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ARCHICAD 20 Update 7001 Preview Released

Today we made available ARCHICAD 20 Update Build 7001 for the AUS, INT, UKI and USA language versions. This is the preview version of our next ARCHICAD, BIM Server and BIMcloud 20 Updates. We have tested the packages with the AUS, INT, UKI and USA versions so far and they all passed our Quality Control. The packages are compatible, but yet to be tested with the other language versions.
Depending on the feedback from this preview period, we plan to continue testing the packages for the rest of the language versions and releasing the update publicly in a few weeks time.

ARCHICAD 21 Update 5002 Preview Released

Today we made available ARCHICAD 21 Update Build 5002, tested for the AUS, INT, UKI and USA language versions. This is a Preview version of our second Update for ARCHICAD 21, that includes a couple of new features as well as bug fixes.
New features:

  • PDF Reviewer Tool connection (Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam etc.)
    With this solution, we provide a complete, bi-directional workflow between ARCHICAD and any standard PDF reviewer tool, such as Adobe Acrobat or Bluebeam. The solution improves communication and collaboration among architects, engineers and other project stakeholders during PDF-based project management. Bi-directional means that all the markups created in the PDF editor can be imported back to ARCHICAD, where they are transformed into Markup entries which appear in the correct location, helping the user to understand and solve the issue.
  • Link Rhino (.3dm)
    We have further improved collaboration between ARCHICAD and Rhinoceros – a popular free-form modelling tool – by adding new import options. The user can link Rhino source files (.3dm) into ARCHICAD, and update, relink etc. in the usual way, similarly to the Link IFC feature introduced in ARCHICAD 21. Also, Rhino files can be imported into ARCHICAD as an Object, so the new command directly imports Rhino models into ARCHICAD’s Embedded Library as a GDL Object. This command replaces the “Rhino-GDL Converter” Add-On, released for ARCHICAD 18, 19 and 20.
Good to know:
  • This package is only compatible with the INT, USA, AUS and UKI language versions. If you attempt to install it on a different language version, you will get the following message:
    Language version of this Update does not support ARCHICAD 21 found in the following folder: Applications/GRAPHISOFT/ARCHICAD 21
    Click Back to browse for another location.
  • We will create a Public update – compatible with all language versions – later this year. Based on the feedbacks from this preview period the Public update might be a slightly modified version of this Preview build. If the two will differ, it will be possible to update from the Preview package to the Public one without a problem.
  • This package is not compatible with the Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection we published for ARCHICAD 21 Update 4022. We will create a new Grasshopper package that will be available at the time of the Public Release.

ARCHICAD 21 INT Library Update Released

We have started to release a Library Update for ARCHICAD 21. In this Update we extended the ARCHICAD 21 library with additional content to provide more flexibility with the new Stair & Railing Tools:

  • Stair Tread: new ‘Custom profiled’ accessory introduced
  • Stair Tread: new ‘Raised strip for tread edge’ accessory introduced
  • Stair Structure – Stringer: secondary support introduced
  • Stair Structure – Cantilevered: new ‘Rod’ accessory introduced (for stairs with stringers)
  • Stair: 3D hotspots for beams and stringers in 3D and Sections/Elevations
  • Stair: Special label introduced: dimensions and stair rules can be listed out
  • Railing Panel: new ‘Wall panel’ introduced
  • Railing: the Settings Interface has new design in some places.

This Library Update is currently available from ARCHICAD’s Check for Updates function for the INT version.
You can check the Release Notes at our download site.
We will release this Library Update for the other markets as well – later this year. Upcoming Library Update packages: FRA, ITA, USA, UKI, GER, AUT, NZE, AUS, NED, SPA, BRA, HUN, POL, RUS, NOR.
In language versions released/to be released from Build 4000 or higher, the above features are already included within the release installer, therefore this update will not be available for them. These languages are: JPN, POR, CHE, CHI, CZE, GRE, KOR, SWE, TAI and TUR.

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.

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.

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.

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.