MasterTemplate for ArchiCAD 17!
I’m pleased and proud to announce that the U.S. version of MasterTemplate for ArchiCAD 17 is now available for purchase and download. The International version will be released within one to two weeks. [UPDATE: The International version was released on August 30, 2013, and is available for download in the MasterTemplate website member area.]
MasterTemplate is the leading independent template for ArchiCAD users, with over 930 licensed users from 65 countries. It provides a robust office standard that embeds best practices principles into the project structure.
MasterTemplate is fully usable “straight out of the box” yet completely customizable to suit the needs, preferences and graphic standards of both small and large offices and any type or size of project that ArchiCAD can handle.
NEW FEATURES, PRICING AND INTRODUCTORY OFFERS
AMT 17 (MasterTemplate for ArchiCAD 17) has been rebuilt “from the ground up” to provide maximum compatibility and optimized performance. Many new features have been added based on feedback and requests from users.
We have licensed Total Zone and several other components from the highly regarded GDL developer Master Script to provide even better and faster workflow and graphic output. These tools, with a combined retail value of 66 Euro (about $88 USD), are now bundled with each license of AMT 17.
The list prices for AMT 17 new licenses and upgrades have been adjusted slightly to reflect the increased value and massive effort that went into the preparation of the latest version.
Through the end of August, MasterTemplate is on sale for only $247, a savings of $50 off the new price of $297.
[UPDATE: This introductory sale has been extended – the special offer is good through September 30, 2013.]
Upgrades from earlier versions of MasterTemplate are available for only $95, a savings of $30 off the new upgrade fee of $125. To purchase or access your upgrade, please login to the member area of the MasterTemplate website. To buy an upgrade, use the MasterTemplate Upgrade link in the left-hand sidebar; to access an upgrade already purchased, use the MasterTemplate 17 sidebar link.
Release Notes with complete instructions for installation, configuration and upgrading the template are currently in preparation, and will be available shortly.
WHAT’S NEW IN MASTERTEMPLATE 17
Here is a brief list of the improvements and additions in AMT 17.
- MasterTemplate rebuilt “from the ground up”
- Integration of Building Materials and Intersection Priorities
- Master Script Components – Featuring Total Zone
- Reworking of all Composites and Complex Profiles to use standard Building Materials
- Interactive Legends and Favorites revised and extended to use ArchiCAD 17 Library and Building Materials
- Renovation Filters revised, optimized renovation workflow
- Updated Sample Project file
- Structural Drawings – Layout Subset, Structural Worksheet with Notes and Legend
- Enhanced support for Full Basements and Sublevels
- Dedicated Layer Combinations and Views for BIMx, EcoDesigner / HVAC, and Structural / BIM Models
- New Door and Window Schedules
- New Electrical Plan view set
- Preliminary conceptual design with a “foamcore model” appearance
A complete description of the new features will be created and posted on the MasterTemplate website within the next few days.
MasterTemplate is the creation of two veteran ArchiCAD masters, Eric Bobrow (renowned ArchiCAD trainer and former award-winning reseller) and Scott Bulmer (California licensed architect and experienced ArchiCAD trainer and consultant) with over 40 years of combined experience using and teaching the program.
Published originally in 2007 for ArchiCAD 11, MasterTemplate has been updated, optimized and reworked each year and now supports all ArchiCAD versions from 10 through 17 as well as the Start Edition, in both U.S. imperial and International metric formats.
MasterTemplate is a potent catalyst for any design office, helping users get better organized, work faster and produce better output. Users report time savings of 25% to 50% or more after implementing the template and incorporating all of its time-saving features.
In addition, MasterTemplate is an invaluable educational resource. A Sample Project is included that shows the template in use, which helps users more fully understand the “system” as well as the structure of ArchiCAD and how everything works in a synergistic fashion.
For complete information or to purchase a new license, visit the MasterTemplate website.
Thanks again for the opportunity to work with you, and to help you get the most out of our favorite architectural software: ArchiCAD!
P.S. More information about AMT17 will be posted on the MasterTemplate website shortly.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.