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Table of Content

New Installer Technology

BIMcloud
• Product Delivery
• Licensing
BIMcloud New Features
• Project Focused Library
Management
• Delta Cache v2
• Reservation Assistant
New Installer Technology
ARCHICAD, BIMcloud, Add-Ons
New Installer Technology
Requirements
• Cross-platform solution
• In active development
• No Java Runtime Environment
Dependency
• Supports deployed installation
• Supports automated package
creation
InstallBuilder 18
Client installers
ARCHICAD (Solo, SE) installer
• Separate install package per language
version
Update packages
• Separate update package per each
language version – new!!!
Add-Ons
• Can be installed for any editions
ARCHICAD, ARCHICAD Solo, Start Edition
• ARCHICAD update patches these
BIMcloud installers
BIMcloud installer
• Install BIMcloud release
• Update any previous release

Update packages

Details a little later


Unattended installation
Unattended installation
All products support deployed installation
• Silent installation with default settings / with custom parameters:
• Windows: ARCHICAD-22-INT-3000-1.0.exe --mode unattended
• macOS: ARCHICAD\ 22\Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh --mode unattended
• Silent installation using option file:
• Windows: ARCHICAD-22-INT-3000-1.0.exe --optionfile
• macOS: ARCHICAD\ 22\Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh --optionfile

Example
• Command:

• Option file:
Unattended uninstallation
Options for uninstallation:
• Note: you will need to know the installation location beforehand:
• Windows: C:\Program Files\GRAPHISOFT\ARCHICAD 22\Uninstall.AC\Uninstall.exe –mode unattended
• macOS: /Applications/GRAPHISOFT/ARCHICAD 22/Uninstall.AC/Uninstall.app/
Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh --mode unattended

More details:
• Help: Network Installation for BIM Managers
Troubleshooting
Error codes: Repair mode:
(unattended installation, from
ARCHICAD Help) • Re-run installer
• Revert all files to release build: reapply updates
1: Not Supported Operating System,
OptionFile syntax error, Invalid
parameter, misc.
Centralized log location for installer logs:
2: Installdir is not empty
3: Add / Repair not allowed in • Windows: \ProgramData\Install.GS\
unattended mode, already installed
4: Installdir is in an ARCHICAD or
BIMcloud folder
• macOS: /Users/Shared/Install.GS/
5: VCRedist 2015 cannot be installed
6: There is not enough disk space in the
selected installdir
7: In Add-On Installer: ARCHICAD search
detection error (ARCHICAD not
found...)
8: Installdir’s path contains invalid
characters: <>”|?*
Good to knows
• Admin privileges are required from the begining of the installation
• Standard installation
• Unattended – deployed installation
• Program Data is hidden on Windows by default
• Migrating Work Environments is no longer available from the
installers
Summary
• New installer technology for ALL products
• Language specific update packages for ARCHICAD
• One BIMcloud installers that can also update BIMcloud
• New unattended installation workflow
BIMcloud Product Changes
Updated Offering, Delivery, Licensing
Product line
for
Project Sharing & Collaboration
Introducing
Product Plans

Basic
Say Goodbye
to
BIM Server
BIMcloud 2018 Product Plans
BIMcloud Basic BIMcloud

Price Included with AC based on # of users

Server computers one multiple

Version support one multi-version (V19+)

Recommended users Up to 20 Unlimited*

Recommended active projects Up to 20 Unlimited*

Premium Support Optional Optional

Packaging On premises On premises


or
SaaS (UK, US only)
BIMcloud 2018 Features
BIMcloud Basic BIMcloud

Multi-site optimization - +

Horizontal scalability - +

BIMx PRO License/Communication - +

Detailed Permission System - +

User directory integration - +

Self-diagnostics - +

Automated server backup - +

Reservation Assistant - +

BIMcloud Team Client Support - +


Quarterly Release Cycle - BIMcloud
• Independent release cycle from ARCHICAD versions

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
BIMcloud Q1 Release

BIMcloud Q2 Release

BIMcloud Q3 Release

BIMcloud Q4 Release
Naming and Versioning

BIMcloud 2018.1 (22.0.2408.268)


Release name Major version Reference Build
Minor version version number
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

BIMcloud Q1 Release
May

BIMcloud Q2 Release
BIMcloud 2018.2 ARCHICAD 22
Release
Jun
BIMcloud 2018 releases

Jul
Aug

BIMcloud Q3 Release
BIMcloud 2018.3
Sep
Oct
Nov

BIMcloud Q4 Release
BIMcloud 2018.4
Dec
One BIMcloud package to rule them all
Install:
• BIMcloud (supports all languages)
• BIMcloud Manager + Server together
• Extend: Any components
• BIMcloud / BIMcloud Basic can be
switched within the application
Update:
• BIMcloud to newer release
• Older BIM Server or BIMcloud to latest
one
Product lifecycle
Previous BIMcloud, BIM Server versions BIMcloud
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
v18

v19

v20 BIMcloud 2018.2 +


ARCHICAD version support: 19+
v21 Project version support: 19+

• All 19+ setups to be updated to BIMcloud 2018.2


• No more updates for existing versions
• Fixes, new features only delivered to BIMcloud 2018+
Product Plan
Pricing

Basic
Licensing changes
BIMcloud User Licenses expire after 12 months
• License renewal no longer tied to year-end new!!!
• BIMcloud User License (BCU): 180 EUR/user/year
Year 1 Year 2
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Full BCU price – 180 EUR Full BCU price – 180 EUR

Premium Support
• Renewal no longer tied to year-end new!!!
• 4000 EUR/year
Premium Support
Package content
• Implementation Support
• Account Manager at GRAPHISOFT HQ
• Elevated Support
• 24/7 Emergency Support

4000 EUR / Year


Migration
Migration paths – BIMcloud
BIMcloud 18 – no direct upgrade path

BIMcloud 19 - 21

BIMcloud Manager
2018.2
BIMcloud Server

BIMcloud Delta Cache


Migration paths – BIM Server
BIM Server 18 and older – no direct upgrade path

BIM Server 19
BIMcloud Manager
2018.2
Run installer for both components Basic BIMcloud Server - Locked to v19
BIM Server 20
BIMcloud Manager
2018.2
Run installer for both components Basic BIMcloud Server - Locked to v20
BIM Server 21
BIMcloud Manager
2018.2
Run installer for both components BIMcloud Server - Locked to v21
Basic
Upgrade/Downgrade
Changing Product Plans
Chose at the configuration part of the installation
Changing Product Plans
Change it later
• BIMcloud Basic to BIMcloud
• BIMcloud to BIMcloud Basic
New Features
Project Focused Library Management
Situation to solve:
• There are several layers of libraries
• Company Standard Library
• ARCHICAD stock Library
• Project Specific Library
• Access to these may need to be
customized – e.g. different contractors in
different projects
Solution:
• Host Libraries on any level within the
Project Tree
Delta Cache v2
BIMcloud Server BIMcloud Manager

Situation to solve:
• Improve productivity by caching, to save
on network transfer times, thus boost
productivity
Solution: LAN
BIMcloud Delta Cache
• Introduce upstream caching
• Generate cache locally for
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Reservation Assistant
Situation to solve: editing free but non reserved
element’s settings was not possible
Solution:
Automatic reservation of free elements when
• Making changes on Settings dialog
• Start and edit via pet palette or shortcut
Warning shown when
• Element has to be requested
• Send & Receive is necessary

WE setting to enable/disable this feature


Generic speed improvements for Reservation
Summary
• New offering – BIMcloud with Product Plans
• BIMcloud
• BIMcloud Basic
• No more BIM Server
• License expiration no longer tied to year-end
• One BIMcloud package
• Install
• Update
Thank You!