How ArchiSuite Works


How ArchiSuite Works

Important is to keep always present 2 important points:

- you need to buy or update the software itself
- you need to prepare also the Dongle for you last update

The ArchiSuite or ArchiTerra software can be lunched from ArchiCAD menu: Design -> Design Extras



In the first part you see located below ArchiSuite the voice: “Cigraph License Activation”. Here you can check the Dongle Version and activate it for an eventual update. 
The next menu item deals with ArchiSuite with ArchiTerra integrated or with ArchiTerra as stand alone software.

Show ArchiSuite Palette
This command displays the palette providing access to the add-ons currently installed.Select the name of the add-on you want to use.



















To choose the language, select the Language command and click on the corresponding button.
Check for Updates
Use this command to launch an internet procedure to check the availability of updates and/or new products compatible with your Suite.
If updates are available, a message appears at the top of the window and a dialog will offer you the possibility to download the update.


Check for Updates automatically
If this option is enabled, at a regular time interval, ArchiSuite will automatically check for updates for the products you are using.


This command displays the following dialog box listing information which may be particularly useful if you need to contact our technical support staff.



Information on ArchiSuite and your keyplug is displayed on the left under the Cigraph Factory logo. On the right, the Cigraph add-ons installed are listed together with their version and issue date.
If needed use the  Save as text...  button to save a file containing this information to send via e-mail to our support team (

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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