ArchiCAD 21 - Installation | Step-by-Step Guide


ArchiCAD 21 Installation Instructions

The installer will first check your Java environment. ArchiCAD installer will automatically install Java 8 if it is not present on your computer.


Begin Installation of ArchiCAD 21

On Windows: Click on Install GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD in the menu to start the installation Wizard.

The installer will first check your Java environment. ArchiCAD installer will automatically install Java 8 if it is not present on your computer.

On Mac: The ArchiCAD 21 volume will be mounted on your desktop. Open this volume and click the “ArchiCAD 21 Installer” icon to begin the start-up presentation. Click on Install GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD in the menu to start the Installation Wizard.


Installation Wizard

Click Next to proceed.

NOTE: Check Install as BIM Manager if you are an advanced user or a BIM manager.


License Agreement

Read the license agreement carefully.

Select I accept and click Next to proceed.


Program Folder Selection

Define a location on your computer’s hard drive for installing ArchiCAD 21.

Click Next to proceed.


Choose Setup Type

There are two types of installations available:

  • The Typical option installs all components of ArchiCAD 21. It is recommended to use this option when first installing ArchiCAD.
  • The Custom option installs only the selected parts of the full ArchiCAD package. Choose Custom only if you are experienced in installing and using ArchiCAD.

Click Next to proceed.


Installation Process

You will be given a summary of your installation choices, read them carefully.

Click Install to proceed.


Work Environment Profiles

As part of the installation process, if the installer detects an earlier version of ArchiCAD on your machine, you will have the option of importing any customized Work Environment Profiles from projects in versions ArchiCAD 10 through 20.

Click Next to proceed.


Shortcuts

As part of the install process you can create an “ArchiCAD 21” Desktop shortcut.

On Mac, you can also create a Dock icon.

Click Next to proceed.


Complete Installation

Click Finish to complete the installation process.


Insert Hardware License Key

After installing ArchiCAD, you should first restart your computer, then insert the hardware License key into the USB port of your computer.


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