Education Resources

Educators and Educational Institutions are eligible for free access to ARCHICAD and several specially-designed resources.

ARCHICAD Education Serial number

Your current ARCHICAD 18 serial number will work with your new install of ARCHICAD 19. However your serial number might have already expired or may expire during the 2016 academic year. To extend your licence please login to with your School login and update your serial number; hit the Upgrade ARCHICAD button.

For detailed Student Install instructions, click here (this can be printed and provided to your Students)


ARCHICAD 19 is 64bit only, it you require 32bit WIN version of ARCHICAD (i.e. ARCHICAD 16) please email

After downloading, there is a short movie on basic Education version installation here

Cadimage Tools for ARCHICAD 19

Cadimage Tools for ARCHICAD 19 are installed via the 'Cadimage Installer'. Run this, and choose the Education Use option to install.

Install instructions are available from here.

BIM Server 19

This is part of the standard ARCHICAD 19 Installer - just choose the Install GRAPHISOFT BIM Server option

MEP Add-On

The MEP (Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing) Add-On adds the ability to place drainage runs, mechanical ducting and cable trays.


The main GRAPHISOFT Add-Ons page is here, below are the most popular Add-Ons.

ARCHICAD 19 Documentation

ARCHICAD Training Series for ARCHICAD 19

GRAPHISOFT create some great learning content, the below Training Guides have PDF woork books along with associated ARCHICAD files to complete the workbook tasks.

We have included one Training Series from ARCHICAD 18 (Volume 2 -Farnsworth House) as this makes the basis for a highschool quality project based on the famous 1945 Mies van der Rohe building called the Farnsworth House. This allows the Teachers to take side jaunts into Miles van der Rohe's other work, History of Architecture in general, constraints palced on the construction industry during WWII, use of steel in residential building (this was one of the first to use commercial construction methods in residential design)

ARCHICADselect Tip Sheets

Tips and Tricks can be found on our Cadimage Blog here

BIM Curriculum

The BIM Curriculum is set at University level learning, and contains Lecture Notes, Power Point Presentation and Tutor cheat sheets.

It consists of 12 consecutive lectures designed to span an entire semester teaching BIM (Building Information Modelling) methods for students of Architecture using the power of ARCHICAD.

Cadimage Group New Zealand ARCHICAD Training Course

Solibri Model Viewer 9.6 (Build 19)

Solibri allows you to view any IFC collaboration files, more information can be found here