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Graphisoft announces shift to future-proof subscription model

Archicad Collaborate offers easy, affordable access to powerful BIM technology and cloud collaboration for architects and designers

Graphisoft, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solution developer for architecture and multidisciplinary design, today announced that, as part of its strategic shift to a sustainable subscription software delivery model, perpetual licenses will be gradually phased out by the end of 2025. This change does not affect the delivery of Software Service Agreement (SSA)/Forward subscription services to existing customers.

Archicad perpetual and SSA/Forward licenses will be available for new customers through December 31, 2024, and to existing customers through December 31, 2025. Starting in 2026, Archicad will be available only through subscription. Active SSA/Forward contracts will continue to be serviced beyond 2025. Alternatively, SSA/Forward customers can convert to Archicad Collaborate subscriptions at the same price as SSA/Forward. This offer is designed to help existing SSA/Forward subscribers take full advantage of the Archicad Collaborate subscription, which combines award-winning Archicad for architectural design with BIMx and BIMcloud SaaS for fast, efficient, secure, real-time access to shared projects.

“Technology in the AEC industry is evolving at lightning speed,” said Daniel Csillag, Graphisoft CEO. “Shifting our product delivery model to subscription allows users to take advantage of agile, responsive, and up-to-date software solutions — as soon as they hit the market,” he added.

The announcement aligns Graphisoft with market standards, where subscription models are becoming the norm. “With the most advanced tools available at a predictable cost, our subscribers can grow their business and their competitive advantage — even during challenging economic times,” Csillag said.

In addition to Archicad, BIMcloud, and BIMx, an Archicad Collaborate subscription includes:

  • Archicad AI Visualizer to enhance creativity and efficiency
  • VR experiences powered by the BIMx App, including Apple Vision Pro
  • Robust team collaboration tools with BIMcloud
  • OPEN BIM standards for cross-platform compatibility
  • Comprehensive online training resources
  • Integrated photorealistic rendering engine and more

Archicad Collaborate is available at its standard price to new customers in the online Graphisoft Store. SSA/Forward customers can take advantage of Graphisoft’s unique conversion offer at the time of their SSA/Forward term renewal, starting in April in select markets (US, Canada, and the UK), with other markets joining during the course of 2024. SSA/Forward subscribers will enjoy the same services and benefits after converting to Archicad Collaborate, such as personal technical support, product upgrades, and Learn programs. Visit the SSA/Forward conversion page for further details. Contact a local Graphisoft representative to participate in the program.

About Archicad

Design projects of any size with Archicad’s powerful built-in tools and user-friendly interface, which make it the most efficient and intuitive BIM software on the market. Featuring out-of-the-box design documentation, one-click publishing, photorealistic rendering, and best-in-class analysis, Archicad lets architects focus on what they do best: designing great buildings. Discover Archicad.

About BIMcloud

Secure, real-time multidisciplinary collaboration between all project team members regardless of the size or complexity of the project, the location of the offices, or the internet connection speed. Available in both private and public cloud configurations on standard hardware. With BIMcloud SaaS, even smaller offices can take advantage of fast, efficient, and secure real-time access to shared projects without setting up private servers. Discover BIMcloud.

About BIMx

Award-winning BIMx bridges the gap between the design studio, the client’s office, and the construction siteBIMx features the ‘BIM Hyper-model’ – a game-like navigation tool that helps anyone explore the building model and understand project deliverables. Real-time model cut-throughs, in-context measuring, and project markups in the model context make BIMx your best anywhere BIM companion. Discover BIMx.

About Graphisoft
Graphisoft® empowers teams to design great buildings through award-winning software solutions, learning programs, and professional services for the AEC industry. Our award-winning products and solutions support OPEN BIM for workflow transparency, longevity, and data accessibility for built assets. Archicad®, the architects’ BIM software of choice, offers a complete end-to-end design and documentation workflow for architectural and integrated architectural and engineering practices of any size. BIMx®, the most popular mobile and web BIM app, extends the BIM experience to include all stakeholders in the building design, delivery, and operations lifecycle. BIMcloud®, the AEC industry’s first and most advanced cloud-based team collaboration solution, makes real-time collaboration possible across the globe regardless of the size of the project and the speed or quality of the team members’ network connection. DDScad solutions support users with intelligent Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) design tools, integrated calculations, and comprehensive documentation of all building system disciplines. Graphisoft is part of the Nemetschek Group. To learn more, visit graphisoft.com.