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By _c_
#317769
No, this isn't what I meant, for us annotations is something placed in layouts. This could be anything: dimensions, text items, extra 2D geometry added to generated sections, etc.
You'd need to contact the reseller directly. Since this is not a very typical request I am not aware of any comparisons between language versions.
I asked because in the present forum I read often that AC offers different packages for the different environments and apparently there are differently attractive objects. I am trying to understand if there is something like a "core" package where the localisations build up upon or if every country is fully detached.

And if there are price differences.
In VW the German version is very good, but is in German :), and is rather expensive. International offices don't buy it because of the language, though. The users are in large part trainees, there is a huge turn-over and the language barrier doesn't go away.

Basically many ask for the possibility to pick the best from the various distribution areas. The same wish is present in AC, I noticed.
By Brett Brown
#317782
There are 2 versions of Archicad, Full (teamwork) and Solo. Solo is about half the price of the full version with the only differences are not having Teamwork capabilities, Cinema 4D rendering engine and Hotlink/X-ref capabilities. The Solo version is only available in these counties, UK, USA, Brasilia, South Korea, Hong Kong and in Japan.

If you don't live in those countries and want the Solo version you can purchase it from some resellers there. Even some other countries add-ons are sometimes open to foriegn purchasers but not many. There has been a change in the Graphisoft polices in this regard so will be interesting to see if they take advantage of this.
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By runxel
#317784
_c_ wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:34 am
No, this isn't what I meant, for us annotations is something placed in layouts. This could be anything: dimensions, text items, extra 2D geometry added to generated sections, etc.
None of that would be placed on a layout by a typical Archicad user. There are just better ways for this.

I am trying to understand if there is something like a "core" package where the localisations build up upon or if every country is fully detached.

And if there are price differences.

Basically many ask for the possibility to pick the best from the various distribution areas. The same wish is present in AC, I noticed.
I guess at some point Graphisoft has to revisit their strategy, but at the moment you have to ask the resellers.
The only thing that is not part of the "core" (if you want to call it that way) is the library. The library with it's objects is localized and some regions have some special objects (e.g. NA uses completely different windows, not known in Europe). But they are mostly identical.
The next thing that differs are the OOTB templates – but every office normally makes their own template.

Regarding what Brett mentioned: There are actually three versions: Full, Solo, and Star(T). E.g. Germany doesn't have the Solo Version, instead its the Star(T) version. But that one isn't really recommendable, so you're down to one version again.
By _c_
#317793
Thank you.
VW's annotations and so called special groups are an increasing nuisance. That's the main reason for many to want to leave.