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Emergency assistance to displaced Ukrainian AEC industry professionals — free Archicad and BIMcloud SaaS licenses

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Emergency assistance to displaced Ukrainian AEC industry professionals — free Archicad and BIMcloud SaaS licenses

The tragedy inflicted on Ukraine and its people continues to shock and sadden the international community.  As we stated earlier, Graphisoft has suspended all new business activities in Russia and Belarus and for all sanctioned organizations and individuals and has disabled access to our commercial services in these countries.

We want to help as best we can — we are already coordinating and matching donations to associated charities, giving our colleagues paid time off to help or engage in charitable activities, and helping our employees and partners in the region. We also want to help our customers and the Ukrainian community of architects, designers, and engineers whose livelihoods have been so dramatically disrupted.

More than 3 million people have fled Ukraine as of mid-March and the numbers will continue to rise. From our contacts in the region, we know that many architects and designers have had to flee or are currently working remotely in Ukraine. As an example of how people are helping each other during these trying times, the Polish National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning (NIAiU) has already launched an initiative to connect Ukrainian architects and designers with Polish practices.

We admire this program and want to extend it. We want to ensure that displaced architects and engineers can continue working without worrying about access to their design and collaboration software — whether they're abroad or working remotely in Ukraine. Graphisoft is offering this community free Archicad and BIMcloud SaaS licenses to help with this transition to new employment and/or remote work. This offer is also valid for firms in any country hiring displaced AEC industry professionals from Ukraine. You do not need to be a current Archicad user to take advantage of this opportunity.

How it works:

If you are an AEC industry professional from Ukraine looking for work abroad, working remotely abroad, or working remotely in Ukraine, click on graphisoft.com/contact-us/get-in-touch. Choose ‘Emergency license for displaced Ukrainian AEC professionals’ in the dropdown menu. Based on your location, you will be put in touch with a local contact who will work with you to obtain free Archicad and BIMcloud SaaS licenses. These emergency licenses are initially valid for six months. Architecture practices can get help hiring displaced architects and designers from Ukraine by contacting us using the same form.

We hope this can help remove at least one stress for now, and we look forward to helping more when and however we can.

To learn more about Graphisoft, please visit graphisoft.com.

About Graphisoft

Graphisoft® empowers teams to design great buildings, through award-winning software solutions, learning programs, and professional services for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries. Our award-winning products and solutions support OPEN BIM for workflow transparency, longevity, and data accessibility for built assets. Archicad®, the architects’ BIM software of choice, offers a complete end-to-end design and documentation workflow for architectural and integrated architectural and engineering practices of any size. BIMx®, the most popular mobile and web BIM app, extends the BIM experience to include all stakeholders in the building design, delivery, and operations lifecycle. BIMcloud®, the AEC industry’s first and most advanced cloud-based team collaboration solution, makes real-time collaboration possible across the globe regardless of the size of the project and the speed or quality of the team members’ network connection. DDScad solutions support users with intelligent Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) design tools, integrated calculations, and comprehensive documentation of all building system disciplines. DDScad Architect & Construction is developed for architects, building contractors, and manufacturers of industrialized timber frame housing in Scandinavian markets. Graphisoft is part of the Nemetschek Group. To learn more, visit graphisoft.com.

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