Update history​

CYPE Architecture

Improved use of types

In this new version of the CYPE Architecture program, important improvements have been included regarding the types that affect all the program's building elements:

  • All the elements in the job must belong to a type
    In this new version, no new elements can be created without a type. To create any new element, users must create a type for this element from the types panel of the "Architecture" tab.
    This improvement aims to ensure consistent communication with the other programs in the BIMserver.center Open BIM workflow, most of which use the building types as a base for development and analysis.

  • Type selection via a drop-down menu
    Type selection is carried out via a new drop-down menu that provides the information needed to identify the type simply. In the drop-down menu, the basic information of the type can be found, including the name of the type, an image with the colour/texture, and extra data that help identify the type.

  • Copy type
    The type creation and editing panel now has a "Copy " tool, allowing users to create a type from an existing type.

  • Automatically creating types for previous versions of jobs
    If necessary, the program will automatically create types for all those elements that are not associated with a type or for those elements that have been assigned a type that does not correspond to the description of the element.

New tools: Extend, Trim and Fillet

CYPE Architecture's new tools in version 2025.a, "Extend", "Trim" and "Fillet" are available in the "Architecture" tab of the "Building elements" section.

These tools can be used with "Vertical elements": walls, curtain walls, lattices and railings.

  • Extend
    To extend elements, first select the element to which the others are to be extended, then select all the elements to be extended.
    Once all the elements have been selected, click the right mouse button to complete the action.

  • Trim
    To trim elements, first select the trimming element, then select the element to be trimmed, and then select the part of this element to be kept. This process can be repeated successively for all elements that intersect with the selected trimming element.

  • Fillet
    The two elements that users want to fillet are selected and the fillet will be defined automatically.

Link to the project owner's public profile on BIMserver.center

Now, from the BIMserver.center project information window (displayed by clicking on the project name visible in the top right bar of the application), the owner's public profile page can be accessed on the BIMserver.center platform via the link inserted in the text representing the owner's name.

Element selection tool. Copy multiple times

As of version 2025.a, it is now possible to copy ("Ctrl+C") a group of elements and paste ("Ctrl+V") them in several places with the selection tool. In previous versions, the elements selected for copying could only be pasted once.

The "Element selection" tool was implemented in version 2021.e.

Improved options bar for entering elements in the work area

The following changes have been made to the options bar for entering elements in the work area:

  • New “Force elevation” feature
    The "2D Mode" and "3D Mode" options have been replaced by the "Force elevation" option. When the "Force dimension" option is activated, when snapping a model component, its position will be projected onto the work plane, where the new element will be inserted.
    Alternatively, when snapping a model component, the new element will be inserted at the exact position of that component, even if it is outside the working plane.

  • Viewing limits warning
    If, when entering an element in a model view, it lies beyond the visible range, a warning is now displayed in the options bar. This warning, "The point entered is beyond the limits of the view", alerts users about the position of the element beyond the visible area on the screen, allowing for a quick and accurate correction.

Quick access toolbar

As of version 2025.a, CYPE applications with a "Ribbon" have a customisable quick access toolbar (QAT), located in the top left corner of the program. This bar contains a set of commands that are separate from the active ribbon tab.

To add or remove a command from the quick access toolbar, a button has been included to access the configuration of the toolbar. Clicking it displays a window where users can add commands from the application's menus. Specific commands can be selected or all the commands found in a menu can be added using the "Assign all" button.

The list of commands added to the quick access toolbar provides options to perform the following actions:

  • Move up (move to the left) or move down (move to the right) commands in the toolbar.
  • Add a dividing line to the right of the button.
  • Remove a command or dividing line from the toolbar.

Each application can include several commands in the initial settings of the quick access toolbar and can be restored using the "Default settings" option. Furthermore, applications that are connected to the BIMserver.center platform include the "Update" and "Share" options in their default settings.

New groups and applications. Installing and uninstalling

In version 2025.a, CYPE Menu (which can now be downloaded exclusively from the BIMserver.center platform) has new program groups.

  • Architecture
  • Structures
  • MEP (Mechanical and Plumbing)
  • MEP (Electrical)
  • Energy and acoustic simulations
  • Project management
  • Project documents
  • Interoperability

Most of the CYPE applications are sorted into these groups. In previous versions, most of these applications could only be downloaded as single applications from the BIMserver.center platform.

By downloading and installing CYPE Menu, users will only have the CYPE programs menu installed, but none of the applications included in it will be downloaded or installed. Initially, each of the icons representing the CYPE Menu applications appears in a box with a grey background. When clicking on any of them for the first time (or on the button under the application's name), a contextual menu will appear allowing users to download and install the latest version of that application or an earlier version if available. Earlier versions (from 2024 onwards) will be available for those programs that include paid modules. Normally, free applications will only allow the latest version of these programs to be installed. Any installed version of any application can be uninstalled.

When an application has been installed, by clicking on the button under its name, the context menu that appears includes the "Uninstall" option.

More information on this program menu can be found in the FAQ "How to download and install programs from CYPE’s general menu".

The CYPE Menu download of versions before 2025 (with the applications included) is still available in the download area of the CYPE website.

CYPE Menu. Exclusive download from the BIMserver.center platform

As of version 2025.a, the CYPE program menu can only be downloaded from the BIMserver.center platform.

The CYPE Menu application was already available from version 2024.b on the BIMserver.center platform. Now, in version 2025.a, the advantages of CYPE Menu compared to previous versions, which were downloaded from the download area of the CYPE website, are as follows:

  • As of version 2024.b
    • Once CYPE Menu has been installed, the applications it contains will be installed from this new menu when they are opened for the first time.

  • As of version 2024.f
    • CYPE Menu allows users to manage the updates of the applications it contains.

  • As of version 2025.a
    • New program groups and many CYPE applications that could only be downloaded directly from BIMserver.center are included.
    • The version of each application to be installed can be selected (from version 2024 onwards).
    • Previously installed applications can be uninstalled.

Further information on the new features can be found in the following new features of CYPE Menu version 2025.a.

In the download area of the CYPE website, the download of the program menu for versions prior to 2025.a (in 64-bit and 32-bit) will still be available. In this download area, there is also a link to the BIMserver.center platform "Store" for downloading the 2025.a version of "CYPE Menu".

As a result of these changes, the 32-bit version of the CYPE Menu is no longer available in version 2025.a. As of 18 February 2019 (version 2019.f), the CYPE programs have been running on 64-bit systems. Since then, only the classic CYPE menu could be installed on 32-bit systems. All other applications (downloadable from the BIMserver.center platform) only worked on 64-bit systems. We believe that 32-bit programming is no longer feasible to take advantage of the superior performance of 64-bit processors and operating systems. Users who still want to use certain 32-bit CYPE programs (those available in the "CYPE Menu" prior to version 2025.a) must install a version prior to 2025.a from the download area of the CYPE website, but will not be able to upgrade their programs to later versions. Please refer to our FAQ question "Which version should I download, 64-bit or 32-bit?" for more information on the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

New carpentry editor: windows, doors and skylights

CYPE Architecture version 2024.f includes a new feature that allows windows, doors and skylights to be drawn freely, thus increasing the program possibilities for drawing carpentry. This new feature, together with the new feature of the previous version (2024.e) for creating Carpentry drawings, makes the program more efficient when designing and drawing carpentry and its corresponding drawings.

This new feature can be accessed from the types panel. When creating a new type, such as windows, the "Window editor" option can now be selected.

Carpentry editing (windows, doors and skylights) follows the same drawing logic used by CYPE Architecture with the sketch/architecture duality, to benefit from the advantages offered by the sketch drawing when defining the carpentry.

For this reason, the toolbar has been divided into two groups "Sketch" and "Carpentry".


The "Sketch" group contains all the tools available for modelling the carpentry freely.


The options in the "Carpentry" section allow users to enter the elements specific to each type (door, window or skylight), based on the sketch drawing.

First of all, the perimeter of the opening and the leaves are defined using sketch lines. At the same time, the type of opening for the leaves can be selected during this process.

Secondly, carpentry elements must be defined: opening frames, leaf frames, glass, opaque surfaces, blind boxes, windowsills or decorative elements, by selecting sketch surfaces. It is also possible to enter accessories such as window handles or door knobs.

Discontinued program (Open BIM Carpentry)

As of version 2024.e of CYPE's programs, the Open BIM Carpentry app will no longer be updated. However, the features of Open BIM Carpentry are largely surpassed by CYPE Architecture and, in particular, its new "Carpentry drawings" in this 2024.e version.

Keyboard shortcuts

In version 2024.e of CYPE Architecture, new shortcuts to its most commonly used tools have been implemented:


LineALT + L
QuadrilateralALT + S
ArcALT + A
DeleteALT + B
CopyALT + C
EditALT + E
MoveALT + D
RotateALT + R
InvertALT + I
ExtrudeALT + M


DeleteCTRL + B
CopyCTRL + C
MoveCTRL + D
RotateCTRL + R
EditCTRL + E
MeasureCTRL + M
WallCTRL + W
Floor slabCTRL + S
DoorCTRL + P
WindowCTRL + V

These shortcuts (together with the general shortcuts) can always be found in the "Search and activation of commands and options" option, as indicated in the new feature "Shortcuts for all applications", which is common to all CYPE programs.

Shortcuts for all applications

CYPE apps have keyboard shortcuts common to all programs. In versions before 2024.e, each program displayed the keyboard shortcuts for each app via the "Search and activation of commands and options" in the top left-hand corner of the programs.

As of version 2024.e, the "Shortcuts for all applications" tab has been implemented in the dialogue box displayed when selecting this option and it shows all the keyboard shortcuts common to CYPE apps.