Residential Template

This Archicad® Template combines Design and Construction workflows, to help you automate drawing production, quantification, estimating and so much more!



Learn more about the Residential Template

This Archicad template is a must-have for any Designer working on Single-Family Residential projects, who want to dive deeper into the analysis for quantification, cost estimating, scheduling and more.

See how it works in this short video clip.


What's included:

Our 'Residential Template' includes an Archicad Template & Example Project, plus a specifically-designed and integrated application of our CONTRABIM 5D Estimating Package Excel Template.

Ready-made Layouts

Export your project files quickly thanks to in-built Design Views, Layouts and Publisher Sets.

Quantification, Estimating and Scheduling Reports

Seamlessly generate over 100 reports to help plan your project from early design into construction.

Simplified Plans for your Team

Quickly access plans set up specifically for different teams, including Structural, Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC.

Reference and Review Mode

Create unparalleled BIM context, by referencing in your most important PDF and DWG design documents.

Compare and review your BIM project with team drawings, utilizing ARCHICAD's Trace & Reference Tool.

Construction Modeling Views and Layouts

Combines 2D Views, Elevations, Sections, 3D Views and Reports for optimal information presentation by building trade.


 Example Project (PLN) + Template (TPL)

 Fine-tuned Model Favorites List

 Model Content Plan

 Training Content to help you get started!

Ready-Made Layout Examples:
Construction and Modeling View Examples:

Limited Time Bonus Offers!

For a limited time, we're including the FULL CONTRABIM Virtual Library as part of the Residential Template! That's over 2000 Construction Model Elements, ready to be loaded into this already powerful Archicad workflow.

But that's not all.

All Residential Template purchases will receive a free upgrade to Archicad 24 once it is released this summer!


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Archicad + Bonus Application Files

The CONTRABIM Residential Template is being delivered not only within Archicad, but also important related software for an optimal interoperability. We'll show you the Residential Template works well with each!

Automated Excel® Estimating

The Residential Template is delivered with an integrated Quantification and Estimating Workflow, for both US and INT-Metric Users.

Quickly Run Reports, and publish them out for speedy analysis of your project as you continue to define it!

From Conceptual Design, to Detailed Model Takeoffs, the Residential Template + Excel Estimate has you covered.

Plan Design, Track, and Use Archicad To Develop Schedules with Microsoft Project®

The Residential Template comes with built-in Indexes and Interactive Schedules to help you plan Design and Preconstruction, as well as a MS Project Sample file to help you link activities to Simulate within ARCHICAD.

We're show you the tricks and techniques to get both working for you in our Member Tutorial Pages.

Visualize with Twinmotion®


If you're not already familiar with Twinmotion, it is the top of the line visualization tool for real-time rendering and animations.

We'll provide a crash course and example file for how to use the CONTRABIM Residential Template with Twinmotion.

Leverage Solibri® to Share and Collaborate

The Residential Template prepares models by system or trade, for enhanced control within model checking solutions like Solibri.

As part of the Template, we're including example files and training videos to get you up and rolling on the FREE Solibri Model Viewer.

Bluebeam Revu® Dashboard

At CONTRABIM, we are big fans of using ARCHICAD and Bluebeam in conjunction.

As part of our member Training Site, we'll show you how to setup Dashboards to Connect all your key files and documents within Bluebeam.

Bundle the Residential Template

Purchase the Residential Template as a stand-alone solution, or upgrade to also receive the full C5D Package.

If you purchase CONTRABIM 2020 you'll automatically get the Residential Template, PLUS all future templates too!

Residential Template



  • Archicad Template file (for Archicad 22 or 23)
  • Excel Estimate Template for refreshing model cost.
  • Delivered in both Metric and Imperial Units
  • Compatible with USA or INT versions of Archicad.

Residential Template PLUS C5D Estimating Pack


Add on the 5D Estimating Pack (valued at $597) which includes:

  • Archicad Residential Template
  • Over 100 Advanced Training Sessions
  • Training for Customizing International Classifications.
  • GRAPHISOFT USA & INT Templates pre-loaded with C5D 

ALL Templates and Tools included with CONTRABIM 2020!

Join the CONTRABIM 2020 Membership and you'll get access to ALL Templates!

  • Archicad Templates (Residential Template, Commercial and Developer Templates)
  • C5D Estimating Pack and  Excel Loader Tools
  • Virtual Construciton Library with 2000+ Elements.
  • Support, Training, and Monthly Downloads

Other Archicad Templates

Each month we work on new Archicad Templates with Excel integration. Let us know which template would best suit your needs (using the form) and we can notify you when it is ready.

Did you know that all CONTRABIM 2020 Customers receive immediate access to our Archicad templates? This is the most cost-effective way to gain access to these powerful templates.

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