ArchiCAD versions

by GRAPHISOFT, Greg Kmethy and Katalin Götz · updated: 07.02.2014
Version Release Platform New Features
ArchiCAD 18  ArchiCAD 18 2014 Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8
Mac OS X 10.9
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
New Integrated CineRender Engine, Revision Management Improvements, BCF Compatibility for Expanded IFCBased Collaboration, Labeling IFC Data, Improved Revit 2015 Connection, DWG Developments, IFC Quality Improvements, Labeling IFC, BIMcloud Integration, Improved PDF-based data exchange, Library Improvements, Reservation and Feedback Changes in Teamwork, New Objects, New Lamps and Light Sources, Enhanced Mark-Up Features, Interior Elevation Improvements
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ArchiCAD 17 ArchiCAD 17 2013 Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Model-Based Junctions, Building Material, 3D Cutting Plane, Link Element Height to Stories, Core-Based Reference Line, Curved Beam, Floor Plan-Based 3D Document, PDF/A Support, Export to STL Format, Integrated Connections with Google Earth and SketchUp, IFC Improvements, EnergyEvaluation Improvements, Performance Improvements
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ArchiCAD 16 ArchiCAD 16 2012 Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Morph Tool, Transform Existing Elements, Graphical Editing, Integrated Energy Evaluation; Quick Energy Evaluation Report, Easier Library Part Access, BIM Components Portal; Easy-to-Use Rotate Command, Expanded Project Info Dialog, Expanded Teamwork Backup Options; Assign Thermal Properties to ArchiCAD Fills; Faster Hotlink Updates; Improved IFC Collaboration; Smarter DXF/DWG Data Exchange
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ArchiCAD 15 ArchiCAD 15 2011 Mac OS X 10.6
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Shell tool; Complex Roofs; Skylights; Enhanced Model Connections; 3D editing plane; 3D Guide Lines; Renovation; IFC properties as ArchiCAD parameters; Easy Library Migration; Fast AutoSave; 64-bit Mac version, Customer Experience Improvement Program
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ArchiCAD 14 ArchiCAD 14 2010 Mac OS X 10.5
10.6 (Intel only)
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Open Design Collaboration, Teamwork Travel Pack, shadows in OpenGL, Dimension prefix and suffix, new offset functionality, site-survey data import, expanded Find and Select criteria, unlimited skins for composites, new interaction in schedules and indexes, streamlined export of schedules to Excel, streamlined library migration and more details on conflicting or missing parts, 64-bit BIM Server for MacOS (ArchiCAD is still 32-bit on OS X, but is available in both 32 and 64 bit on Windows)
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ArchiCAD 13 ArchiCAD 13 2009 Mac OS X 10.5
10.6 (Intel only)
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
New TeamWork concept with BIM Server, annotated schedules, oriented view, embedded objects and libraries, certain library part parameters now in Model View Options, slanted slab edge, roof/slab edge material control, soft insulation, ruler, “fit in window” view setting, improved criteria (filters) for Find & Select and schedules, control of section/elevation boundary (cut) lines, improved DWG exchange, license borrowing (network license)
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ArchiCAD 12 ArchiCAD 12 2008 Mac OS X 10.4
10.5 (PPC and Intel)
Windows XP
Windows Vista
CurtainWall tool, 3D Document, Partial structure display, improved Hotlink management, Multithreading/multicore support, bi-directional drawing markers, nudge/align/distribute elements, reveal options for doors/windows, fill enhancements including image fills, Publish to PMK, multipage schedule layouts
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ArchiCAD 11 ArchiCAD 11 2007 Mac OS X 10.4 (PPC and Intel)
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Virtual Trace, Worksheets, Section/Elevation Tools Separated, Interior Elevation Tool, Linework Normalization, Pen Sets in Views, PDF Export, Quantities of Individual Element Components, XREF Layer Separation, Uncut Line Types, New Curved Wall Types, Link Construction Elements to Stories, Multistory Hotlinked Modules, Single Undo Queue, Long File Names Allowed
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ArchiCAD 10/ IntelMac 2006 Mac OS X (Intel) First version for Intel based Mac
ArchiCAD 10 ArchiCAD 10 2006 Mac OS X (PPC)
Windows XP
Integrated layouting including Drawing Tool, Project Organizer, Slanted/Profiled elements, Profile Editor, flexible placement of wall openings, floor plan cut plane, pre-selection, tracker, guidelines, placeable PDF, enhanced schedules and new project indexes, named PenSets , AutoText, on-screen vs model view options, distorted and gradient fills, new menu structure, customizable Work Environment, element snap, numeric input via Tracker, new 3D Orbit and Explore modes, view selected elements in 3D, shaded sections/elevations, story levels in sections/elevations, LCF for libraries, creating custom components (e.g., door panels)
ArchiCAD 9 ArchiCAD 9 2004 Mac OS X
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Docking Palettes, Library Part Search, Quick Selection, Improved Pet Palettes, Parameter Transfer, Independent Detail, Intelligent AutoSave, Advanced Fill/Line Categories, Line Weight, Text Rotation, Section Transparency, XREF Dialog, Rich Text, LightWorks rendering engine, Work Environment Customization
ArchiCAD 8.1 2003 Mac OS X
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Enhanced Composite Structures, Wall End Tool, Automatic Clean Intersections at Walls, Keyboard Shortcut Customization, Header/Footer Option for Print, Print Marquee, Arrangement of Print Area, Hyperlinks in PDF (Win), Window Background Plan, Support QuickTime Image Format
ArchiCAD 8 ArchiCAD 8 2002 Mac OS 9/OS X
Windows NT4
Windows 2000
Windows XP
OpenGL, Solid Element Operations, Navigator, Layout Book, Editable Library Hotspots
ArchiCAD 7.0 ArchiCAD 7.0 2001 Mac OS 8/9/OS X
Windows 98
Windows NT4
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Publisher, Reviewer, Mark-Up, Library Manager, Library Browsing Controls, Library Status Report, Skylights, Structural Grid, Wall Wizard, Favorites Palette, Quick Views in 3D, Construction Simulation, Element ID MAnager, Freehand Spline Tool, Zone Stamp Rotation, Plot Setup, Section Line Display
ArchiCAD 6.5 ArchiCAD 6.5 1999 Apple Macintosh
Windows 95
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Beam Tool, Round Columns, Roof Generation and Trimming in 3D, Gravity and Hole Adjustment for Meshes, Editing in 3D, 3D Zones, Vectorial Hatches and Sun Shadow in Sections/Elevations, Extended Find&Select Options, Ghost Story, Additional Special Snap Points, Trimming at Intersections, Figure Tool, Circular Arcs in Dimensioning, Custom Label Type, Hotlinked Modules, More DXF/DWG Conversion Options
ArchiCAD 6.0 ArchiCAD 6.0 1998 Apple Macintosh
Windows 95
Windows NT
New Wall Types, Mesh Tool, Composites for Roofs, Trimming Elements to Roof, Editing in 3D, New Relative Construction Methods, New Snap Points, Magic Wand, Ellipse Generation, Explode, Boolean, Creating Patches, Symbol Hatch, Resize, Updating Zones, Rotated Grid System, Elevation and Gravity Control
ArchiCAD 5.1 ArchiCAD 5.1 1997 Apple Macintosh
Windows 95
Windows NT
Team Work
ArchiCAD 5.0 ArchiCAD 5.0 1996 Apple Macintosh
Windows 95
Windows NT
Zone Tool, Column Tool, New Wall and Roof Construction Methods, Editable Sections, 3D Textures, Splines, Intelligent Cursor, QuickTime VR, New Software Development Kit
ArchiCAD 4.55 1995 Apple Macintosh
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
First version to appear on both platforms
ArchiCAD 4.5 ArchiCAD 4.5 1994 Apple Macintosh Smarter Text Editing, Extended Arc/Circle, Line, Window/Door, Label Tool, Merge Projects, Camera Tool, Custom Axonometries, Lamp Tool, Import Pictures, Handling of Alpha Channel, Sections/Elevations generated from Floor Plan, PlotMaker improvements, Mesh
ArchiCAD 4.16 ArchiCAD 4.16 1993 Windows 3.1 First Windows version
ArchiCAD 4.1 1992 Apple Macintosh
ArchiCAD 4.0 ArchiCAD 4.0 1991 Apple Macintosh Rendering
ArchiCAD 3.4 1990 Apple Macintosh
ArchiCAD 3.3 1989 Apple Macintosh
ArchiCAD 3.1 1988 Apple Macintosh
ArchiCAD 3.0 ArchiCAD 3.0 1987 Apple Macintosh Colors
ArchiCAD 2.0
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1986 Apple Macintosh Integrated 2D and 3D module
Radar CH 1984 Apple Lisa Separate 2D and 3D module

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ArchiCAD 17

ArchiCAD 17 was announced on May 7, 2013 . "BIM Lives in the Details" is the main theme of ArchiCAD 17. ArchiCAD 17 contains significant enhancements and additions that simplify the modeling and documentation of buildings even when the model contains an…
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ArchiCAD 16

[no_toc]   ArchiCAD 16 was announced on May 2, 2012 . "BIM Components at Your Fingertips" is the main theme of ArchiCAD 16. The new features - Morph Tool, Built-in Energy Evaluation, BIM Components Portal, Improved 3D Editing, expanded Teamwork…
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ArchiCAD 15

ArchiCAD 15 was released on June 15, 2011 . The main theme for ArchiCAD 15 is "Broaden your design horizons" and new features include design tools for modeling complex 3D forms; support for renovation projects; improved IFC collaboration and productivity…
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ArchiCAD 14

  ArchiCAD 14 was released on 14 June, 2010 . The main theme of ArchiCAD 14 is " Open Design Collaboration ". Besides this, it also features productivity improvements and Teamwork enhancements . A major technology advancement is that ArchiCAD 14 on…
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ArchiCAD 13

ArchiCAD 13 was released on September 14, 2009 . The main new feature of ArchiCAD 13 is the "Next Generation Teamwork" or "Teamwork 2.0". It introduced the BIM Server , an industry-first of its kind, which uses Delta Server™ technology to significantly…
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ArchiCAD 12

ArchiCAD 12 was announced on June 16, 2008 , and started shipping in July 2008. The main slogan for ArchiCAD 12 is "Accelerating the design experience". The Curtain Wall tool was first introduced in ARchiCAD 12, and it was also the first ArchiCAD version…
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ArchiCAD 11

ArchiCAD versions : List of previous ArchiCAD releases Concepts in ArchiCAD 11 Coordination ArchiCAD 11 lets users coordinate the project through any views of the Virtual Building. Migrating 2D users or those who are not familiar with 3D modeling will…
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ArchiCAD 10

Platforms Archicad 10 is avaliable for Windows , Mac OS X (PowerPC), Mac OS X (Intel) operating systems License types Unlike with previous Archicad releases, there is no separate EDU (or DEMO) version. License type can be chosen upon installation: COM…

ArchiCAD 9

ArchiCAD 9 has been released in 2004, as the flagship product of Graphisoft, available on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. The major features themes of ArchiCAD 9 include: ArchiCAD versions ArchiCAD 9 System Requirements ArchiCAD 8 version's OS, CPU…

ArchiCAD 8

ArchiCAD 8 has been released in 2002, as the flagship product of Graphisoft, available on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. The major features themes of ArchiCAD 8 include: ArchiCAD versions ArchiCAD 8 System Requirements ArchiCAD 8 version's OS, CPU…

ArchiCAD 7.0

ArchiCAD 7.0 has been released in 2001, as the flagship product of Graphisoft, available on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. The major features themes of ArchiCAD 7.0 include: ArchiCAD versions ArchiCAD 7.0 System Requirements ArchiCAD 7.0 version's…

ArchiCAD 6.5

ArchiCAD 6.5 has been released in 1999, as the flagship product of Graphisoft. The major features themes of ArchiCAD 6.5 include: ArchiCAD versions ArchiCAD 6.5 System Requirements ArchiCAD 6.5 version's OS, CPU, RAM, Video Card, etc. requirements…
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ArchiCAD 2.0

This was the first release that was named ArchiCAD. See other ArchiCAD versions Macintosh SE/30  running ArchiCAD 2.0 (Photo taken by LaciSzabó )…