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Python binding for the Archicad JSON command interface

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Archicad Python Interface

Project Description

This is the official Python binding for the Archicad JSON command interface.

This package provides a convenient way to write simple scripts to support your Archicad workflow, e.g. by automating repetitive tasks.

The set of available commands will increase with each release.


  • Archicad 24 beta 3 or later.
  • Python 3.7 or later (Tcl/Tk is recommended)

Getting started

  • Install the package with pip
  • Optional: Enable the experimental Python palette in Archicad
  • Run your own scripts either from the command line or directly from ARCHICAD


Release notes


  • Archicad 26 release
  • More navigator item types are handled
  • New attribute related commands (folder handling) are introduced
  • Property handling: return info on property default values
  • Removed those attribute types which are not attributes in Archicad reality
  • Classification systems are introduced
  • Property groups are now available
  • Selected elements' identifiers can be queried


  • More properties became available. For example the dynamic enum typed built-in properties (like Structural Function, Position and Renovation Status) are available from AC25. Those can be retrieved and modified.


  • ExecuteAddOnCommand and IsAddOnCommandAvailable commands require command namespace instead of developerId and localId.


  • Preparation for ARCHICAD 25 release.
  • New commands were introduced.


  • Preparation for Archicad 25 release.
  • New commands were introduced.


  • An unexpected Runtime Error is fixed.


  • Beta release. Compatible with the official Archicad beta 3.
  • Doesn't compatible with earlier (preview) versions.

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