Migration Guide for ARCHICAD 21

You can open older-version files (ARCHICAD 8.1 and up) in ARCHICAD 21.

Since ARCHICAD features are developed and improved in each succeeding version, your older-version project will, in some respects, work differently after you migrate it to ARCHICAD 21. This Migration Guide calls your attention to these changes.

To use the Migration Guide, click on the link below that corresponds to the project version you wish to migrate. This will take you to a checklist of migration issues you should consider.

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Migrating Stairs

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Migrating IFC Settings

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ID-based Labels

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Display of 3D Views

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Migrating Library Parts (New Building Materials)

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Migrating a Teamwork Project (v. 13-20) to ARCHICAD 21

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Migrating Libraries to ARCHICAD 21

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Migrating EcoDesigner or Energy Evaluation Data

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Use Latest Surface Catalog

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Label Information in Element Schedules

 

 

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Model View Fill Options Replaced by Graphical Overrides

 

 

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Migration of Lights and Lamp Settings

 

 

 

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Migration of Rendering/Surface Settings to CineRender

 

 

 

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Element Display in Interior Elevations

 

 

 

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Guide Lines and Snap Points Migration

 

 

 

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Building Materials: Collision Detection Setting

 

 

 

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Building Materials: Attribute Migration Issues

 

 

 

 

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New Fields in Interactive Element Schedule

 

 

 

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Display of Transparent Elements

 

 

 

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Priority-Based Element Intersections

 

 

 

 

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Core-Based Reference Plane for Slab

 

 

 

 

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Images from QuickTime Formats

 

 

 

 

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VR Scenes and VR Objects No Longer Supported

 

 

 

 

 

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Walls, Zones, Columns: Toplink Option

 

 

 

 

 

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Changed Renovation Features

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Migrating Roofs and Skylights

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Migration of Exported Options Files (.xml, .aat, .prf)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Find & Select Criteria Sets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Automatic” Home Story Setting Eliminated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Open Older (pre-13) Teamwork Files in ARCHICAD 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Review Object-Type Element Criteria in Interactive Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Doors and Windows in Partial Structure Display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lost IFC Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Section/Elevation Marker Display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Migrate Projects Containing Hotlinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Migrating PlotMaker Layout Books to ARCHICAD 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Subtopics

Migrating Stairs

The StairMaker Add-on is no longer supported in ARCHICAD 21. StairMaker Stairs from older-version projects are converted into GDL Stair-type ...

Migrating IFC Settings

(Migrate from ARCHICAD 20 or earlier) Scheme Settings are now found in Preview Translator In ARCHICAD 21, IFC Scheme Settings at the project ...

ID-based Labels

(Migrate from ARCHICAD 20 or earlier) ID-type Labels (ID Label, Unique ID Label) in earlier-version projects will look the same after migration ...

Display of 3D Views

(Migrate from ARCHICAD 20 or earlier) ARCHICAD 21 introduces 3D Styles, a new View Option. (View > 3D View Options > 3D Styles). In ...

Use Latest Surface Catalog

(Migrate from ARCHICAD 18 or later) The default ARCHICAD Library includes a Surface Catalog, containing Surface attributes. Always use the ...

Changed Renovation Features

(Migrate from ARCHICAD 14 or earlier) The Renovation feature (available since ARCHICAD 15) enables you to set a Renovation Status for each ...

Lost IFC Data

(Migrate from ARCHICAD 11 or earlier) IFC data in ARCHICAD projects in versions 8.1 through 11 will be lost when you migrate the projects to ...

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