ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition 2013

by GRAPHISOFT and Katalin Götz · updated: 03.08.2013

See also: StartEdition

ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition 2013 was released on January 11, 2013. Based on the industry-leading Virtual Building technology of ARCHICAD 16, ARCHICAD STAR(T) Edition 2013 has been tailored to the needs of smaller architectural practices. ARCHICAD SE2013 contains all the tools necessary to create the building information model from which the entire architectural documentation is derived.

STAR(T) Edition 2013 introduces a wide array of modeling and productivity improvements focusing on the most requested customer wishes. SE2013 provides the full power of ARCHICAD 16’s sophisticated 3D guidance and modeling features such as the Morph and Shell Tool, the Profile Manager and profiled/slanted building element tools.


STAR(T) Edition 2013 supports the following operating systems:

/!\ Note: StartEdition2013 is the last version of StartEdition to support 32-bit Operating Systems, and the last version of StartEdition compatible with Windows XP: Discontinued32BitSupport

Can read files created with:

  • STAR(T) Edition 2006 or newer versions
  • ARCHICAD 8.1 and 9

START(T) Edition 2013 files can be opened with:

START(T) Edition 2013 protection key:

  • You can use Start edition with a dongle which has full ARCHICAD license on.

Version Comparison

Check the new features comparison chart to see the differences between ARCHICAD 16 Full and StartEdition versions: Version Comparison

New Features in STAR(T) Edition 2013

morph.jpg MORPH
The MorphTool introduces direct modeling capabilities into the native BIM environment, allowing element creation with any custom geometry in an intuitive graphical way, featuring popular modeling techniques, like Push & Pull.
BIMc.jpg BIM Components
Access the cloud-based BIM component database right from ARCHICAD Start Edition 2013. Create, share, upload and download custom BIM elements instantly and find library parts both locally and on the portal by searching for keywords.
shell.jpg ShellTool
From the simplest barrel vaults to the most sophisticated rib vaults, the architect has always aspired to combine durability, utility and beauty. The Shell tool supports the broadest spectrum of architectural shapes and forms found in both classical and modern architecture.
ifc.jpg IFC Support
ARCHICAD Start Edition 2013 supports the import/export and data structure of the IFC standard. The Open BIM workflow supported by the IFC protocol enables collaboration between architects and engineers regardless of their discipline or the name and version of their application.
profilemanager.jpg Profile Manager
Create and save a wide variety of extruded forms for quick conceptual design or highly detailed composite structures that connect based on priority. Assign custom materials, define core and finish components for a greatly functional workflow.
slanted.jpg Profiled/Slanted Walls, Columns and Beams
Walls, Columns and Beams can now have complex geometry that is easily achieved with the help of the Profile Manager. Open a whole new array of possibilities in design and documentation using the slant property of the Wall and Column tool.
drawing.jpg Place External Drawings
Link PDF, DWG/DXF or Image files in your project and handle them dynamically with ARCHICAD Start Edition 2013.
3d.jpg 3D Editing Enhancements
Handy improvements in 3D editing take the guesswork out of 3D modeling input. Place, or move and elevate objects anywhere in one move. 3D feedback makes the split and rotate commands easy to use. Advanced editing plane handling and a series of new “smart cursor” variants make precise input even easier.
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