ARCHICAD Network Installation(Instructions for BIM Managers)

Note for Educational Institutions: If your ARCHICAD license is registered to an educational institution, you can use the Installation Package Creation process to create a recorded installation and simplify the installation of multiple identical copies of the program – even if you wish to use factory defaults instead of custom-defined settings.
Start ARCHICAD, then use the dialog boxes at Options > Work Environment to set up your company standard Work Environment settings. Most such options are found in three dialog boxes of Company Standard Schemes: Data Safety & Integrity; Network and Update; and Special Folders.
Save each template using File > Save as… (ARCHICAD Template file *.tpl).
Use the DXF-DWG Translation Setup dialog box (File > File Special > DXF-DWG Translation Setup, to set up DXF/DWG Translators and save them to a shared folder on a server. A DXF-DWG TranslatorList.xml file is also created, which is a list of references to these translators.
Use the IFC Translation Setup dialog box (File > File Special > IFC Translation Setup) to set up IFC Translators and save them to a shared folder on a server. An IFC TranslatorList.xml file is also created, which is a list of references to these translators.
Add the contents of the saved Translators folders to the Defaults/DXF-DWG Translators folder and the Defaults/IFC Translators folder, respectively.
Click on Install GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD to start the ARCHICAD Installation Wizard.
Click the option for Install as BIM Manager.
Click the option that corresponds to your license type: Hardware or Software Key for ARCHICAD, or a Serial Number (for Education and Trial Licenses).
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Check Install Company Standard Defaults, and enter the file path location of the Defaults folder (containing Work Environment/Translators/Templates) which you created earlier. (See Create “Defaults” Folder at Step 7 above.)
Click Next.
Choose Predefined Company Standard Profile Set to include your customized Work Environment in the Installation Package.
Click Install to begin installation.
Click Next.
Review the setting to Enable ARCHICAD to Check for Updates automatically (checked by default).
Click Next.
Click Finish to close the Installer. You may be prompted to restart your computer.
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