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BIMx License Types

by MartonKiss, updated 2012-06-20 • ArchiCAD15 and newer


The different ways of creating BIMx models are available at different levels for the different BIMx license types.


Commercial BIMx license

To get a commercial BIMx license contact your local GRAPHISOFT reseller: Where to get ArchiCAD

  • With a commercial license you can:
  • Save “self-running” (.app/.exe) BIMx models in ArchiCAD 15+ compatible fileformat without limitation
  • Publish “static” BIMx models to the BIMx community site that can be viewed with the different viewers (iOS/Mac/Win) according to the terms and conditions of the BIMx community site
  • Save .bimx files that can be opened in all BIMx viewers (Viewer, mobile app) and in other BIMx instances having commercial licenses


Trial BIMx license

Trial license can be registered on myarchicad.com anyone can try ArchiCAD for 30 days with BIMx included.

  • With a trial license you can:
  • 100% same functionality as the full commercial license between September 20 and October 31 in 2011
  • Save “trial” BIMx models that can only be opened/viewed on the same computer they were created between November 1 in 2011 and June 30 in 2012


Educational BIMx license

Educational license can be registered on myarchicad.com You need to have a valid student card for that.

With an educational license you can:

  • Save “self-running” (.app/.exe) BIMx models in ArchiCAD 15+ compatible fileformat with EDU watermark till the expiration of the EDU license
  • Publish “static” BIMx models to the BIMx community site that can be viewed with the different viewers (iOS/Mac/Win) with EDU watermark till the expiration of the EDU license but according to the terms and conditions of the BIMx community site
  • Save .bimx files that can be opened in all BIMx viewers (Viewer, mobile app) and in other BIMx instances having education licenses


File compatibility

For the available model formats see: BIMx/FAQ


Format

BIMx Desktop Application

BIMx mobile App

 

Licensed Mode

Viewer mode

View only

License type

Commercial

Educational

Trial

-

-

Save .bimx files

+

+*

+**

-

-

Save .app/.exe

+

+*

+**

-

-

Post models on the community site

+

+*

-

-

-

Open commercial BIMx files

+

-

-

+

+

Open educational BIMx files

-

+

-

+

+

Open trial BIMx files

-

-

+**

-

-

* Models saved in educational version will have EDUCATIONAL watermark
** Models saved with the trial version can be opened only on the same computer as they were created on


Desktop application - licensed or viewer mode

There is two kind of application on desktop platforms:

  • BIMx Add-On, which is installed with ArchiCAD, this has the export Add-On also a BIMx Application (Graphisoft/ArchiCAD15/Add-Ons/BIM Explorer/BIM Explorer.app or .exe)
  • BIMx Viewer, which is a free product can be installed separately (Graphisoft/BIMx Viewer)

Both version can be run as full BIMx version - if a license is available locally or via a network, without a valid license both runs in Viewer mode. (Until the end of the current trial campaign (end of October 2011) all BIMx versions installed with ArchiCAD run in full mode.)

{i} If you have a BIMx license and you would like to open an educational model in BIMx Viewer: disable/unplug your protection key.


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