I am adamant about the value of Templates when it comes to ARCHICAD and BIM. I have written a lot about ARCHICAD templates—both on Shoegnome and BIM Engine. If you are not using a template in ARCHICAD, then you are doing it wrong. You are wasting your time. And you are wasting your clients’ money. I think ARCHICAD templates are so damn important that I want to share my own template with everyone. As long as I’m using ARCHICAD, I’ll continue to update my template and share it via this site. The current version of the template is for ARCHICAD 21 (for more info about the latest version and an introduction video, click here).

How to download the Shoegnome Open Template:

If you find the Shoegnome Open Template useful, you want to see it developed further and faster, or you just like the blog, click the big support button below and contribute to the template’s continued development. When you use the support button, after you fill out all the PayPal details, you’ll be sent to the download link. It should be nice and easy.

If you’d rather not support, that’s okay. There’s a direct download link for the Shoegnome Open Template at the bottom of this page.




If you have trouble with the PayPal button, please send me an e-mail. Sometimes it gets weird and stops working. A HUGE thank you to everyone who has clicked on the button, seen it not work, and then let me know. A million thank yous. Any money you send via the support button is to pay for my time to develop the template (in the past, present, or future). It’s not to buy the template. And it’s not a donation.

If you choose to support (and that’s totally your choice), this is what is going to happen:

– You’ll feel good knowing that you’re supporting both me and the ARCHICAD community in general.
– I’ll be more motivated to update the template (and blog) regularly.
– I’ll do my best to listen when you e-mail me what you want to see in the template.
– I’ll be super grateful and probably look for other ways to say thank you.

The Mailing List:

Whether you support with money or kind words, you’ll want to know when I make changes.
Sign up for the mailling list!

The FAQ:

If you have questions about the Shoegnome Open Template, or want a template for an older version of ARCHICAD, check out the FAQ before sending me an e-mail.

Instead of the PayPal Button:

If you’d rather not use the PayPal link above (the big support button), you can download the template for free via this direct link.

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