Unfortunately there is no trial version of Smart Template available, as we can not effectively protect the contained intellectual property once it is on your computer.
Please refer to the extensive information available on this website, and if you still have any questions we are more than happy to answer any specific questions you might still have.
Smart Template is licensed per purchaser – please also refer to our EULA here.
Smart Template is not subscription-based.
You purchase a once-off licence to use the Smart Template framework. Each major version (eg. ST 24 to ST 25) requires a new, corresponding licence purchase.
The Smart Template includes everything shown in the feature list above as well as a detailed Getting Started Guide, outlining the underlying principles and how to best use the Smart Template.
Nothing. Smart Template works out of the box. However you can use it also as a basis and customise mACT to your office style, i.e. add your custom title block, adapt favourites to use your office font. We can also do this for you. Please contact us here for a quote.
Smart Template works on both Windows and macOS.
Smart Template is sold as is.
However, we listen and encourage feedback from our clients and release updates to Smart Template and its Libraries regularly.
By the way, we are also an Apple-focused IT support provider based in Sydney, Australia enabling us to make all your systems work for you – please contact us if you are interested.
We can assist you in customising Smart Template at hourly rates.
For a proposal please contact us directly via email and include some details what you need done.
Please follow these steps to do so:
We have used many templates across various practices.
As trained architects and experienced Archicad users, we think that ‘template’ is not an adequate word to describe Smart Template, as it implies a one fits all approach and solution.
In our experience, this is an illusion: there are far too many different project types, usage scenarios and individual preferences at play.
“Framework”, for us, best describes what Smart Template is all about – it will give you a solid skeleton to guide you through Archicad without getting in the way as your business and projects grow.
It also directly relates to the best practice workflows and modelling techniques explained in our Field Guides for Archicad.
Smart Template represents the distillation of our combined 30+ years experience integrating practice and technology in some of Australia’s most successful architectural practices. To meet the team behind Smart Template please head over to macinteract.com.
macinteract is a Sydney, Australia-based company providing Apple-based IT services to creative professionals.
macinteract is comprised of real people. We are a group of architects and designers with extensive international professional experience using, Archicad, Vectorworks and SketchUp, mainly on Apple macOS alongside several professional rendering and other creative software packages.
In our experience, Archicad doesn’t just work ‘out of the box’. In fact, one major benefit of Archicad over other BIM software is that it can accommodate your specific requirements if you set it up correctly.
Additionally, Graphisoft develops Archicad for users worldwide, thus local standards & differences in construction techniques require adjustments.
As we have been teaching, using and adjusting Archicad for a very long time, we are convinced other users will benefit from what we have developed over the years.
Graphisoft constantly improves Archicad, with new features being released in a new version every year.
The same applies to Smart Template, which constantly gets developed based on our users feedback and our own experiences – please have a look at our release notes for the latest improvements.
Smart Template is an investment into the productivity of your office and has been constantly developed and improved since 2006. In other words, its value exceeds its price by far.
To give you some figures Smart Template’s price is only approx. 5% of the cost of an Archicad license and is less than what you paid in tax for Archicad.
We reckon this is exceptional value.
Refunds and exchanges are considered to the extent of Australian Consumer Law.
Please note once you have downloaded Smart Template or any of our other products to your device and opened or used them, then change your mind, macinteract is not legally bound to issue a refund.
If the extensive documentation provided on macinteract.com does not answer all of your questions, please get in touch before you commit to a purchase.
Our team members are all industry experts, and use Archicad daily to produce architectural drawings.
Best of all we’ll be there to lend a helping hand.
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