ArchiSuite New Features


New Features


From ArchiCAD 20


This time we made a huge step ahead in the development of ArchiSuite, which as a result means a real paradigm shift. If in the last 30 years the main goal was to add procedures to enrich the software, then today we got to the conclusion that if the customer doesn’t enjoy (!) to use the software, he stops to deal with it. Pure functionality and ease of use is not enough anymore.
So we changed the whole concept of our software and will step by step renew all add-ons during this year. Here are the main improvements for this version:
  1.  We don’t follow anymore Graphisoft’s enumeration but will guarantee plug-ins for 4 years back-wards with a 100% compatibility. Therefore ArchiSuitePlus is the same with all the functions for ArchiCAD 17, 18, 19 and 20.
  2.  We started to rewrite at first ArchiTerra introducing a totally different interface and order of working progresses. Basically we took out anything which does not belong directly to the earthwork, downsized the procedures to a minimum and made them easily accessible and understandable.
  3.  In the same spirit we added an Installer which controls and updates after a download all the necessary files in the right order.

We will change during the year the interfaces for all our add-ons and you will see it happened, when the name of the add-on gets the postfix “Plus” added.


From ArchiCAD 19

ArchiSuite has been managed to be more useful and compact. These is why, in this latest ArchiSuite version, you lose ArchiFacade, ArchiSketchy and ArchiMaterial. Most of their functions were obsolete and the most important of them has been added to ArchiTools that has become more powerful.


From ArchiCAD 18

Some plug-ins or part of them has been integrated inside ArchiTools. These are ArchiRuler 2, ArchiWall 2, ArchiTabula and ArchiRotate. Some of their fuctions are still not implemented inside ArchiCAD, so they have been moved to ArchiTools that has been conceived as a sort of multipurpose Swiss penknife designed to bring together a variety of different but valuable commands and functions.
ArchiTerra 3
Text files (.txt) import has been improved!
A new command to import SHAPE files format (.shp) has been added.
A new command for terrain slope analysis has been added.
ArchiQuant 2
A new component database managment has been implemented.
Derived headings has beed suppressed.
Component database managment interface has been modified.
The ArchiQuant settings panel has been modified and new functions has been added.

ArchiSuite System Requirements
The add-ons require the same configuration as your version of ArchiCAD.


ArchiCAD Version
ArchiSuite is compatible with ArchiCAD 17 and subsequent versions and it does not work with previous versions of ArchiCAD.
Installing the package
Installing ArchiSuitePlus has to happen in 2 steps:
  1. After downloading, click on the file and an Installer will put the Add-Ons in the correct folder of ArchiCAD
  2. After the Installer finished, it is necessary to prepare the Cigraph-Dongle. Put it into the computer and lunch ArchiCAD. From the menu: Design- Extradesign select “Cigraph Liccenze Activation” and follow the instructions.
Custom Work Environment
If you use personalized ArchiCAD custom work environments, the add-on menu might not appear automatically in the ArchiCAD Design menu.
To show the Work Environment Manager dialog, click on Options/Work Environment.
Use this dialog to configure your custom work environments to include the menu for the new add-on.
Managing the object library
We recommend not moving the libraries used by the add-on from their original location (in the same folder as the add-on).
Here they will be managed automatically by the add-on and you will not experience any difficulty loading them.

ArchiSuitePlus download must be related to the ArchiCAD version and Operative System in use.

To ease your life we developed a dedicated "Installer", which starts after downloading ArchiSuitePlus.





ArchiCAD 20 23 November 2016
ArchiCAD 19 23 November 2016
ArchiCAD 18 23 November 2016
ArchiCAD 17 23 November 2016




Updates and bugs fixing


ArchiSuitePlus for the current and the previous ArchiCAD version are constantly up to date, as soon as new new bugs arise. When you launch ArchiSuite, it immediately advises you for new updates available for free download.
Remember to quit ArchiCAD, before installing any ArchiSuitePlus Update.


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