Why Archicad?

Learn why professionals across different industries are choosing ARCHICAD as their software of choice. ARCHICAD, the latest version of its award-winning BIM software solution. ARCHICAD vastly improves perceived performance of essential processes such as software startup, file opening, working in multi-project environments and switching between different views of the BIM project. The brand-new Opening, Column and Beam tools increase modeling accuracy and interoperability with engineering disciplines

Benefits of using archicad?

GET Archicad?

Choose your ARCHICAD Licence based on your needs. Choose from our two ARCHICAD editions and various licensing terms below.

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Own Archicad Software


With a Full license you can use the fully functional GRAPHISOFT product with unlimited usage. You will be able to run older versions as well. The license validity of Full version of ARCHICAD is indefinite.

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ARCHICAD START EDITION  is a professional BIM solution offering critical features most smaller architectural practices need.The license validity of Start Edition version of ARCHICAD is indefinite as well. With this version, you are only abler to open Start Edition file types and just like Solo version, teamwork functionally is not available for this version of ARCHICAD either.

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Rent Archicad Software


ARCHICAD (R) monthly subscription offer a low-cost way to get started with BIM and ARCHICAD. It include ARCHICAD full commercial license, unlimited access to GRAPHISOFT BIM CLASSES (EDUBIM) and it allows you to cancel your subscription at any time. If you cancel your subscription, your license will remain active until the end of your billing period.

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With the rental option you can buy a license for a certain time period (1, 3, 6 months). Within the purchased time period you can use ARCHICAD without any limitation e.g. running multiple sessions all day. The usage of this starts when you first start ARCHICAD using a rental license – so not on the day when you purchase it.

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Software Service Agreement

ARCHICAD is more than just a box of software – it is an investment in BIM technology and new ways of working. To help you get the most out of your investment, and to stay on top of changes in our industry, GRAPHISOFT has developed the Software Service Agreement (SSA). This comes along with the license and license upgrades. Benefits of SSA Free upgrade of the Product ArchiCAD to the latest version, LPM Insurance, Additional Products and other products to ArchiCAD at promotional terms and so on.

The Software Service Agreement aims to provide the client the following services and products included in the monthly subscription (depending on the option chosen).

  • ArchiCAD Product version upgrade

  • Replacement insurance for both hardware protection key (HPK) and software protection key (SPK)

  • Online technical support: from GSSA during business hours 8:00 am – 4:30am.

  • Smart-XA Tool suite for ArchiCAD. www.smart-xa.co.za

  • Training Seminar: Attendance 2x two day seminars per annum (CPD Accredited)


SSA Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4
Free Upgrade ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Replacement of
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Online Technical
✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Smart-XA Tools ✔️ ✔️
2X Free Attendance at
CPD accredited
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The following features will be provided per ArchiCAD license during the SSA Subscription period – depending on which option was chosen.


  • The client has to sign an agreement with Graphisoft in order to subscribe. this document will be attached to the quote.

  • The order process will be initiated by Cad-World Solutions to Graphisoft.


  • The products and services in the SSA Support is supported by Graphisoft.