- Architecture and design students are entitled to receive the fully functional education version of ArchiCAD for free. Licenses are good for one year; with full year extensions available until you complete your education.
- Teachers can also download a fully functional version of ArchiCAD 15 , which includes extended teaching tools, including a complete 10-week BIM Curriculum.
- The free academic version of ArchiCAD 15 is also available to architectural schools and academic institutions in a two year license agreement. Equip computer labs quickly and simply by taking advantage of the network installation option which helps deploy ArchiCAD to multiple computers at once.
With your download of ArchiCAD 15 you will also receive other free products such as EcoDesigner, which is a green building design software that helps architects design for energy efficiency. During the early design phase, you can calculate energy consumption, analyze carbon footprint data, and determine monthly energy balance to evaluate which design alternatives provide optimal energy use.
The Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing, or MEP Modeler, is also included with your ArchiCAD 15 download. An extension to ArchiCAD, MEP Modeler can create, edit or import 3D MEP networks – such as ductwork, piping and cable trays to fully coordinate them with the model.
Also included is Artlantis – a stand-alone rendering application – which was developed for architects and designers. It is ideal for quickly and easily creating high resolution 3D renderings, QuickTime VR Panoramas, QuickTime VR Objects, and animations.
Check out the ArchiCAD You Tube Channel for free tutorials and even more information.