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Release Notes for ARCHICAD 16 Hotfix 5 (Build 4010)       

for BIM Server and ARCHICAD

This Hotfix fixes important Teamwork problems among many other issues.

The hotfix applies to all components: ARCHICAD, BIM Server, BIM Server Manager, 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 16 (including MEP Modeler, 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 16 DVD)

If ARCHICAD 16 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 16 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 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 or Small Business Server 2011 as its operating system we strongly recommend to manually stop all BIM Server services prior to applying the patch.
  2. We strongly recommend that you disable any virus checker and turn off all of your network connections (both via cable and wifi) 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:

Deployed Installation of the Hotfix

For details on deployed installation go here.


In certain cases OS X will give the following error when you try to mount a GRAPHISOFT provided dmg downloaded from the Internet: .app is damaged and can’t be opened. You should eject the disk image.This problem can be easily circumvented by setting the Gatekeeper setting to Anywhere. After that the dmg should mount fine. The installers on the installation DVD are not affected, this issue seems to be related only to downloaded packages.

List of bugs fixed in this Hotfix

Bugs fixed in optional GRAPHISOFT components:


Download Language Win 32-bit Win 64-bit Mac OSX Last modified
ARCHICAD 16 Hotfix 5 (Build 4010)
 261 MB  281 MB  206 MB Nov 5, 2013

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