ARCHICAD license types

All available GRAPHISOFT license types, file compatibility between Full, Solo, Educational, Trial and Start Edition versions


Replacing Hardware Keys with Software Keys

Before You Begin To replace your hardware protection keys with software protection keys, you will use the GRAPHISOFT License Manager Tool. Download and install this program from: In order…

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Software Key FAQ

Software-Based Protection Keys – or Software Keys for short – have the same functionality as Hardware-based Protection Keys, but instead of storing software licenses on an USB stick, the licenses are stored in a software container file on your computer.


Emergency License

What’s coveredWhat is Emergency License?Key features of the emergency license:EligibilityContent of Emergency LicensesWorkflowForwarding Activation CodesSupported ARCHICAD versions What is Emergency License? Emergency License is a 5-day temporary license that users…


Connect ARCHICAD License

With ARCHICAD 19 we introduced a new option which allows the users to connect their personal GRAPHISOFT ID  to their GRAPHISOFT ID Company based on the protection key running ARCHICAD….


WibuKey software protection for GRAPHISOFT products

WibuKey features About the available protection systems About WibuKey software protection How to set up a WibuKey server How to manage users on the server side Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide How to report errors Useful links ArchiCAD license…


Remote Key Upgrade

WIBU hardware protection keys (WibuKey and CodeMeter) for GRAPHISOFT products can be remotely programmed via: If you have recently purchased a GRAPHISOFT product (ArchiCAD, BIMx, MEP modeler, license borrowing option), you…


Accessing an ARCHICAD Protection key remotely

Note: This article describes how to set up the ArchiCAD client computer to remotely access a ProtectionKey shared via the Internet. The server-side setup is described in these articles: Sharing a WibuKey Sharing a CodeMeter key To be able to remotely…

ARCHICAD Protection Key Compatibility

ArchiCAD Protection Key Types ArchiCAD requires a hardware protection key to run in unlimited “full” or “commercial” mode. The following protection key types exist to date:   Make Connection type Introduced With Version Compatible With Version…