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Archicad 26

Stay focused, design more



Unleash your creativity with the leading BIM software developed by architects like you. Focus on what you do best — designing great architecture — thanks to powerful algorithmic design tools and large model support.

Never ordinary

Elevate your designs with the use of free-form tools that turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Model your project at any level — from conceptual volume model to a full Building Information Model.

Stay in the creative flow

Design in both 2D and 3D model views with a toolkit that lets you feel at home with the familiar terminology and functionality that you’ve come to expect from a BIM application — favorites and layers to support your design process; building stories and tools that reflect real-life structures and construction.


Model at any level of detail

Start with a basic element and add details as your design evolves. Use tools that represent real building elements — like Walls, Beams, and Slabs — that make modeling as easy as drawing a line.


Smart Object Creation with Library Part Maker

Explore ideas and design alternatives, leaving no stone unturned. Model and submit ideas for review by your team. When accepted, they’ll immediately become part of the project.


Lights out for eye strain

Reduce eye strain in low-light conditions by switching to Dark Mode. Archicad will adapt its appearance with carefully re-designed icons and interface colors that are easier on your eyes in low-light conditions.


Design complex elements

Take advantage of Archicad’s flexible modeling systems. Enjoy a creative and productive design experience with intuitive modeling tools like the Curtain Wall and Stair Tool.


Built-in MEP modeler

Built-in MEP design tools further extend Archicad’s integrated design approach. Access intelligent MEP equipment inside the architectural model. Integrate MEP systems correctly in the BIM model without the need for a federated approach.


Design Automation

Unleash your creativity using algorithmic design tools and workflows, create your own smart, parametric building components, and manage the functional requirements of large projects – all thanks to Archicad’s design automation tool sets.

Archicad + Algorithmic Design

Leverage the strengths of three unique design environments — Archicad, Grasshopper, and Rhino — to create forms and shapes that otherwise would be nearly impossible! This ‘live’ bi-directional connection pairs Archicad with the industry’s leading algorithmic design tools in a smooth, professional workflow. Explore design variations and create and fine-tune building details and structures using algorithms without exchanging files.

Create your own smart objects

Quickly create custom parametric library objects and building elements — without writing a single line of GDL code or script — with PARAM-O, a built-in parametric design tool available for SSA and Graphisoft Forward subscribers on both Windows and macOS.


The BIM data tool for all stakeholders

Easily manage the functional requirements derived from the building program for maximum compliance with the client’s needs even on large and complex buildings — like hospitals and airports — with the Archicad-dRofus connection tool.



Unleash your creativity with the leading BIM software developed by architects like you. Focus on what you do best — designing great architecture — thanks to powerful algorithmic design tools and large model support.

Built-in Sketch Render

Present your 3D model as an image by producing non-photorealistic renderings with Sketch Render— best suited for early project phases — using different free-hand effects, like felt tip, pencil, graphite, or marker.


Built-in White Render

Focus on the model, its shapes and spaces, without going into details using the White Render function. Short on time? White Render is perfect for communicating design intent and other aspects of the building typically discussed in the early phases for quick client feedback and coordination.


Optimized Archicad export and enhanced BIMx web and desktop viewers

Archicad 26 introduces powerful 3D model export with a simpler, more informative Publisher workflow and easier control over texture size to optimize file size, and export time. In addition, BIMx Web Viewer and BIMx Desktop Viewer have a new, more realistic visualization with on-the-fly rendering, reflecting project orientation and Camera View Cone in the 3D model



Archicad 26 brings improved structural analytical model workflows and usability enhancements for faster, smoother interoperability between architects and structural engineers.

Structural Workflows

Watch the video to learn how collaboration between structural engineers and architects is critical to the success of building projects.

Automatic live Load generation

Faster, automated interoperability between architects and structural engineers in Archicad 26 saves time and increases access to detailed information in the model.


Faster Export to FRILO

Save time when working with the new Archicad – FRILO one-click direct export feature.


SAF Translator Enhancements

Smoother, faster information exchange between Archicad and Structural Analysis applications with the touch of a button keeps architects and structural engineers in sync and on track.


Support for Multi-segmented columns and beams

Get more accurate Structural Analysis calculations with multi-profiled analytical elements that better describe complex segments.


BIMcloud enhancements

No project is too big for BIMcloud, now with an increased file capacity of up to 100K + files. Improvements to security and control over file version history make BIMcloud your best project team collaboration tool.


Accurate building energy evaluations

New in Archicad 26 — Get reliable, out-of-the-box energy and CO2 building material data for accurate building lifecycle analysis and sustainability reports.



Archicad 26 introduces faster, more accurate documentation with fewer manual workarounds thanks to powerful enhancements to the documentation workflow.

New Autotext for Master Layout

Save time and reduce errors with faster, more accurate documentation thanks to new autotexts in automated layouts.


Graphic Override enhancements

Quickly create Graphic Override combinations — Archicad 26 makes it easy to find and add multiple rules to combinations at once without unnecessary scrolling.


Level Dimensions updates

Another time saver — Documentation is fast and easy when you use the information already available in the model in different ways.


PDF import enhancements

Save time by spending less time on repetitive tasks — Import multiple pages from a PDF with just one click.


See what’s new in action

Archicad 26, BIMx, and BIMcloud in action to help you design, visualize, collaborate, and document more efficiently.

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Archicad license update

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