Work smarter.
Design more.

Forward thinking Architects use our Smart Template
to simplify their interaction with Archicad.

It saves time and money.

Work smarter

See productivity increase across your business. The Smart Template provides the foundation for your office standards as well as a documented workflow. It reduces errors and increases project certainty.


We continuously verify the Smart Template against our own real-world experiences working with and testing Archicad's latest features in live project environments.

It includes all necessary workarounds to ensure a productive workflow.


The Smart Template was first released in 2007 and has been continually improved ever since by industry experts with a wealth of practical experience working with offices big and small across Australia and New Zealand.

Save time & money

The Smart Template is exceptional value.

Its efficient feature set will see you re-coup your investment into Archicad in no time. Whether you are new to Archicad or a seasoned user, it will save you time and money.

Any platform

The Smart Template is built for Archicad and works equally well on Mac or PC.

We provide custom solutions to specific Archicad problems, either via tested workflows or special GDL library parts.


The Smart Template is continuously developed based on our clients feedback and feature requests.

Let us know what you need and our experts will provide a solution for you.


What's new for Archicad 24

Additional Features based on our clients feedback,
and our very own experts continued usage of Archicad.



We have increased the number of Favo(u)rites, making it even easier to get started on various types of projects.
All Favo(u)rites are preset to use the correct line types, pens and layers.

  • Favo(u)rite folders are organised by topic;

  • new mACT Element Transfer Settings presets;
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    Simple 3D objects

    Ever been annoyed by the visual clutter of the default Library parts in ARCHICAD? Us too…!
    Thus we have created our own visually distinctive range of 3d objects, they are visually refined, with a low polygon count.
    For your reference an overview of all Library Parts incl. new 3d previews is available here.

    Smart Template Inventory

    IFC import & export

    Integrated Classification, Properties and IFC Data Exchange System throughout the entire template including:

  • improved mACT General Import & Export Translators;
  • faculty based Translators for IFC import to assign faculty specific building materials for easier visual distinction;
  • SAF Translators updated with mACT materials;
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    The Surfaces in the Smart Template are now fully CineRender ready – simply create your model then use CineRender to create rendered scenes of your Model.


    Smart Attributes

    We constantly review and improve the underlying attribute set in mACT, this version now incorporates the following changes:

  • Layers now allow for quick selection via keyboard character input;
  • Layers and Layer Combinations have been streamlined;
  • Surface names prepared to include material codes;
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    Electrical Symbols

    The mACT Electrical Symbol Bundle objects are based on a survey of a cross-section of Australian Consultant Drawings. Each 2d symbol has been redesigned for clarity and also so text & font settings can be globally controlled via Model View Options.

    Also available separately.

    Active users




    Years of improvement


    Library Parts


    Comprehensive Feature Set

    The Smart Template also contains the following 27+ tried and trusted features.

    Seamless Integration

    Why you need a Smart Template

    Being new to Archicad and having to set up a new project file can be a very daunting task – let us help you.


    Gain flexibility by having any person in your office join any project.

    The Smart Template ensures they immediately know their way around.


    The Smart Template creates certainty that when it’s crunch time there’s less room for error…
    no need for users to spend time inventing their own settings.


    With less potential for errors the Smart Template guarantees that what rolls out of the printer will conform to your standards and expectations.


    Get up and running in no time with our full set of documentation.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Version & Feature Comparison

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