Graphisoft ArchiCAD 18 is Free for StudentsUpdated: June 21, 2014
Two days ago I’ve receive a personal email from Graphisoft, according to him/her, Graphisoft has released the new Archicad 18, the latest CAD software, and has now made it available to students for free! A clean, legal, fully functional and operational Archicad 18! In order to enter Heaven, I’m doing my part for the good of mankind by helping them to promote the new ArchiCAD 18 Free version.
The battle between Autodesk and Graphisoft rage on, competition produce results and I’m loving it. For your information, Archicad is the most popular (for the moment) Virtual Building™ solution for architects in the world, the main question would be for how long can they hold on to that number one spot? I’ve been working for 7 months now and I find that alot of company chooses Autodesk Revit over ArchiCAD, Graphisoft better do something about it quick.
What is the catch? The Free version has a watermark-style logo embeded onto all ArchiCAD projects, other than that, it has all of the function found in a full paid commercial version. To download and use the Archicad 10 student version, the only thing you need to do is to register to receive a personalized serial number. You’re entitled to use Archicad 18 for a one-year period before re-registering. Does that include updates? Patching for bugs and many more? Click on the image below to download the Free ArchiCAD 18 version.
If you happen to be using a pirated version of ArchiCAD, its time to come clean and download the free version. Stop downloading ArchiCAD pirated version that comes with ArchiCAD 18 CD key and crack. What reason we have now since it is free?
ArchiCAD is a powerfull BIM program, and one of the drawback is the 3D rendering engine. I’ve posted a few times on this issue and everytime they release a new version, there is no improvement in their 3D rendering engine. I’ve yet to try out the version 18, hopefully it is better. Revit has the 3D max rendering engine, ArchiCAD got to do something about it.
The other thing I like about ArchiCAD is the 3D library, it could have been better if they include more 3D objects or set up a 3D library center, where students can submit their GDL 3Ds for sharing.