Who Uses This Software?

Architects, designers, interior designers, urban planners


Average Ratings

33 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Graphisoft
  • www.graphisoft.com/
  • Founded 1984
  • Hungary

About ArchiCAD

GRAPHISOFT ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ARCHICAD, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud, the worlds first real-time BIM collaboration environment; EcoDesigner STAR, the worlds first fully BIM-integrated GREEN design solution; and BIMx, the worlds leading mobile app for BIM visualization.


ArchiCAD Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • BIM Modeling
  • Client Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Visualization / Presentation

ArchiCAD Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Archicad forever

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I use this software from 1990 and it was and it is the quickest cad for architectural design. I am very satisfied with this product.

Cons: the compatibility with the older versions of software is the only problem of this software and the price medium-high

Overall: I have most benefits to use this software in my work.

I work with ARCHICAD, I satisfied all except the price

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The program is a powerful, functional well laid out, easy to use interface and intuitive. The only negative - the high cost of the professional package.

Convenient and useful program

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We are taught during training to design the structure on paper. Now, with the advent of modern powerful software and a good computer work much easier. ARCHICAD - one of these programs, without which it is almost impossible to create high-quality documentation.

You want to make a design project? ARCHICAD can help you!

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: You want to make a design project? You want to make a design project? ARCHICAD can help you! Intuitive interface, powerful features, great opportunities, compatibility with other programs - all of ARCHICAD.

Powerful, easy to learn all the features

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I had a chance to study independently ARCHICAD functionality of the program. It turned out that the software is fairly easy to learn, however, for comfortable work need a big monitor and a powerful computer.

Industrial designers recommend :)

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: To learn how to use the program, necessary skills of architectural design. If you have them, no problem. But if in the process have any questions, they can be easily solved by studying the instructions.

ARCHICAD - a program that can be recommended to colleagues

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Easy-to-use, powerful, feature rich, allows you to work separately with each layer. In general, cool program for professionals.

It would be difficult to operate without ARCHICAD

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Thanks to programmers for such an interesting and powerful software. Without it (manually) to design a complex engineering structures is almost impossible.

A good program, thanks to the developers

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I first started working with ARCHICAD more than 5 years ago. Since then, looking forward to release of new versions of the program. This software helps to create objects of different levels of complexity, detail design is drawn and receive output excellent result.

Powerful software helps save time

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Thanks to developers that do not leave ARCHICAD, and add to it more and more new features. This program greatly facilitates the work of the designer.

For large projects need a powerful computer

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Excellent software. The only thing - for the development of large projects requires a powerful computer. Otherwise, all hanging objects are processed for a long time.

Without this tool, as without hands

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Design of the building I was back when ARCHICAD not exist in nature. But I know how difficult it is to move all your thoughts on paper, it is felt especially when changes are needed. With ARCHICAD as any changes are made immediately to the same system allows you to work with a rather large objects.

Thanks to the creators of the many features and intuitive interface

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I thought that only a professional will be able to deal with the program. But I have (I have a college education, but not in the field of architecture) was able to create the drawings required for the erection of a few simple buildings, just a couple of days. Thanks to the creators of the many features and intuitive interface!

Conveniently, functionally

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Thanks to the creators of the multi-product. In ARCHICAD easily design any structure of complexity, using layers, add the required design.

Powerful program to help in the work

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Thanks to the creators of this wonderful tool that allows you to solve many problems in the automated mode. And happy received files compatible with other programs.

The program is designed for professionals

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Good thing I was able to find a good online courses ARCHICAD study. Otherwise yourself to master the program would be difficult. But when learned to do the drawings, I realized that this is a great tool much easier.

Having experience with similar programs, easy to understand

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Having experience with similar programs, easy to understand. Otherwise it would have to seek advice from more experienced users.

Excellent application for design

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I'm working mainly on AutoCAD-e in the two-dimensional drafting work projects. Sometimes it is necessary to perform preliminary designs in three-dimensional form, used these sketches I did in other programs, but they are not as flexible as ArchiCAD. But in order to learn all the nuances of ArchiCAD with work, I had to go on courses. But now I know such an amazing tool that increases my value on the labor market.

I advise beginners to professionals, and colleagues

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I am pleased to use this application and recommend it to novice colleagues. ArchiCAD works accurately, quickly, it is easily drawn all the necessary elements, and projects can be exported to a compatible software.

Helps to create complex drawings

Feb 07, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: Using ARCHICAD, thought to optimize the program has nothing. But developers perfectly perform their tasks: with each new release the button, all functionality is becoming more convenient. Besides constantly increasing workspace, especially noticeable on the new screens from Apple.

Powerful BIM Software

Feb 01, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I work for a Design/ Build Firm and we use ArchiCAD for all of our design work. ArchiCAD makes our job much easier by linking different views and 2D with 3D, as opposed to AutoCAD which requires work to be manually translated to the different views. BIM technology is giant leap forward in design technology and ArchiCAD is a major player.

The best architectural software in the World

Dec 14, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've been using AC since version 16 and I don't know where the hell I had been earlier being almost 20-year experience architect?! Since I've touched the application for the first time I've been having a constant nirvana! God Bless Graphisoft!

One of the best CAD softwares on the market

Nov 22, 2016
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Feature-richness

Cons: Takes long to learn

Overall: I've been using ArchiCAD since a long time and couldn't work without it anymore. Especially when working in a team on a BIM model. Also cross-platform use is deeply integrated. Export/import to and from all the most common file-systems is supported.

building plan,3d drawing

Oct 12, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 3d plan

Cons: new

Overall: one year experience in cadd,i am constract 10nos buildig.i have want 2d&3d . am allways instered
building drawing.

Recommendations to other buyers: this soft has many use my life style.i am also buinding engneer & contractor

The Best BIM software

Aug 24, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: as an architect and professor in the University of the Visayas. I'm happy we purchased 20 licenses(Archicad 18) and i was amazed about the performance and the intuitive of the said software. Right now i'm happy because some of my students are working abroad and they're using archicad in australia and singapore. Keep it up!!!

Recommendations to other buyers: none!!Great job!!

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on August 24, 2016

Dear Mark, Thank you for your positive review. It's always great to hear from our users and it's good to know your students are getting on well with ARCHICAD. Best regards, Team GRAPHISOFT

Most awasome software

Aug 19, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Free form modeling

Cons: It needs very powerfull machine

Overall: I have been used it for five years now. It was difficult to learn it but atleast now Im good alhamdulillaah

Recommendations to other buyers: To make it in saveral package so that to make it faster than how it is now

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on August 22, 2016

Dear Ahmed, Thank you for your feedback about ARCHICAD. It's always great to hear from our users. We value your business and loyalty to our software. Best regards, Team GRAPHISOFT

ArchiCAD is the best,better than any other BIM Software!

Dec 02, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I started using archicad from version 11,and now using version 18,i must say that i can now render supebly without exporting my drawings,the team only needs to improve on the library as they are still quite basic,Beyond that I give the graphisoft team a 5(five) star anyday,you guys are just too much!!!!

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on December 03, 2015

Dear Wilson, Thank you so much for your feedback regarding ARCHICAD. It is always so nice to hear from our many satisfied users. Best regards, Team ARCHICAD

yes 3 month experience in 1year auto cad experience

Aug 20, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: good and work quick this software

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on August 22, 2016

Dear Kristy, Thank you for your positive feedback about ARCHICAD. It's always great to hear from our users. We value your business and hope that we can count you among our satisfied customers in the years to come. Best regards, Team GRAPHISOFT

Leader in 3D Design

Jul 22, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Archicad since version 7.0 and I'm always telling people about how powerful the program is! You can use it to draw a 100 square foot shed or a 100 story high rise building, the capabilities are practically limitless. My ONLY complaint is the stock objects such as furniture & landscaping for renderings are pretty basic and I would love to see Archicad develop their rendering objects more fully. I would also like to see possibly a fully functional simplified product available for light commercial construction and residential design.

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on July 22, 2015

Dear Jon, Thank you for your feedback. We are always pleased to hear from our users -- especially those who have been with us for such a very long time! Best regards, Team ARCHICAD

i wanna try :)

Jul 01, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: bla bla bla wanna try

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on July 01, 2015

If you are interested in trying ARCHICAD, please visit https://myarchicad.com/ for a free, 30-day trial. Download a whole series of interactive training guides for an effortless learning experience. Architecture and design students are entitled to receive the fully functional education version of ARCHICAD for free. Download the 30-day version right away and apply for full year extensions until the end of your studies. Teachers of architecture schools and academic institutions are entitled to receive a fully functional education version of ARCHICAD extended with a complete BIM Curriculum. Download the 30-day version and apply for yearly extension. Architectural schools and academic institutions are entitled to equip their computer labs with the academic version of ARCHICAD. The network installation option helps you deploy ARCHICAD to multiple computers fast and easy.

Best BIM Software By far

Jun 12, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: Simply the best Architectural Software I have tried and used from "14 to 17", you need to use it in order to know what I am talking about, simply try it and you will never let it go! If only they can add construction take off! I am just waiting for my son to finish his architectural training this year in order to take advantage of all features of this great software, as my work schedule does not allow me to see/use all of its features.

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on June 12, 2015

Dear Gabriel, Thank you for your kind words about ARCHICAD. We hope you get the chance to try our latest version, ARCHICAD 19, which is faster than ever. Best regards, Team ARCHICAD

best ever 3d software

Jan 11, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The best ever 3d software for architect

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on April 20, 2015

Thank you for your review of ArchiCAD!

best ever 3d cad software

Aug 11, 2014
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: best ever 3d cad software

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on April 20, 2015

Thank you for your review of ArchiCAD!