Download MasterTemplate 12

Thank you for purchasing MasterTemplate (AMT). You may download this version (the original one for ArchiCAD 12) by right-clicking and saving each file (see below) to your workstation. Read the „Executive Summary“ below for quick installation instructions.

NOTE: Other versions of MasterTemplate are available from the links in the sidebar menu.


MasterTemplate 12 is an updated version of MasterTemplate 1.1, revised for compatibility with ArchiCAD 12.

The documentation in the MasterTemplate Manual and QuickStart Guide refer to MasterTemplate 1.1, however there are only minor differences in AMT 12 compared to AMT 1.1 – primarily the addition of an example 3D Document and the inclusion of Curtain Walls in the Interactive Legends.

  • DOWNLOAD SAMPLE PROJECT files for MasterTemplate 12 USA
  • DOWNLOAD SAMPLE PROJECT files for MasterTemplate 12 INT

The SAMPLE PROJECT is provided to illustrate MasterTemplate in use on a small project.


These are NOT included in any other downloads, since they are updated periodically. Please use these links to download, and check back from time to time for the latest version.

  • DOWNLOAD the MasterTemplate QuickStart Guide
  • DOWNLOAD the MasterTemplate Manual


  • DOWNLOAD FREE LIBRARY PARTS (from various sources).
  • DOWNLOAD FREE TEXTURES (from Graphisoft GDL Depository)

NOTE: The FREE TEXTURES are a large download (>150 mb) and have not been updated since AMT 1.0, so you don’t need to download them again if you already have them.


Download the appropriate zip file and extract into a folder, and place into a single MasterTemplate (AMT) folder on your workstation or file server. Extract the contents of each zip archive.

IMPORTANT: These files and folders may end up inside subfolders – if so, move these up to the „top level“ so they are all next to each other in the same AMT folder (see screenshot for USA version above). This folder can be placed wherever you find it convenient, but a great place is in your JOBS or PROJECTS folder on your local computer or on your server.

Open the MasterTemplate SAMPLE Project.pln file to start exploring how the template is set up. (The MasterTemplate SAMPLE – REMODEL.pln can be explored later, as it shows how we approach remodels.) To start using the template system, open the MasterTemplate 12 TEMPLATE.tpl file and customize with your company logo and title block, etc. Read the QuickStart Guide for more quick tips, and the Manual for more in-depth explanation.


Please check the MasterTemplate website ( for announcements, and use the Support Forum on the site for posting questions, problems or suggestions. You may also email your questions to

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If you’d like BCG to help you set up MasterTemplate, or are interested in project-focused assistance or guidance on how to optimize ArchiCAD for your office, we are available on a consulting basis. We can work remotely via GoToMeeting to share a screen while talking on the phone, and address any or all of your implementation or training questions. Please email or call us at 1-800-752-4314 if you’d like to discuss how we might help you.


Thanks for your purchase of MasterTemplate.
We appreciate your business and look forward to working with you!

Eric Bobrow
Principal, Bobrow Consulting Group
Creator of MasterTemplate – The Office Standard for ArchiCAD