ArchiCAD Features

  New Stair and Railing Tools-Architects face several challenges designing stairs because in addition to often being geometrically challenging they must also contend with strict building code compliance. The new Stair Tool in version 21 validates against human ergonomics on the fly. As the stair geometry is being produced by the new Stair Tool algorithms working in the background automatically validate thousands of design options—all in real time—while producing optimal stair designs to choose from within the context of the specific building.

As for stair railings? New railing technology means users will be able to instantly associate railings along stairs or other building elements, whose posts and panels can be assigned as patterns or customized individually.

  CineRender Engine-CineRender is the rendering engine technology behind sister company Maxon’s Cinema 4D. The updated tech offers architects integrated, photo-realistic options in the BIM context and introduces new Light Mapping technology and Secondary GI (global illumination) methods. All of this is aimed at speeds up and improvements in visual qualities.

  Element Classification System-Classifications are core to intelligent OPEN BIM workflows which provide industry-leading interoperability among disciplines. To advance OPEN BIM in version 21, GRAPHISOFT has introduced a flexible way to classify elements supporting any number of national or company-standard classification systems.

  IFC Modeling Referencing-ARCHICAD 21 has now Collision Detection onboard. Typically this technology exists in specialized BIM applications aimed at model integrity and checking. With this added feature, version 21 makes this process, increasingly more germane to architects working in full BIM workflows, a part of the de facto workflow and thus streamlined.

  MORPH Tool -Redefining Modeling Freedom for BIM-ARCHICAD presents direct modeling capabilities to the native BIM environment with its Shell tool and improved MORPH™ tool allowing element creation with any custom geometry in an intuitive graphical way.

  Shell tool-Ideally, building design is not an exercise on paper; the real results are the finished building. With ARCHICAD, you don't have to compromise on design freedom or structural correctness. ARCHICAD offers an impressive array of real BIM design tools and workflows right from the beginning of the design process.

  Team Work-Create your own BIM Server-Upgrade your self-using the BIM sever and join a team work and safe your project data . Avoid mistake data loss and drafting errors. You can define number of users , Hierarchy ,their role and responsibilities , limitation of accesses and changes. In offices where several designers need to work simultaneously on the same project ,ArchiCAD allows each designers to sign into project model and reserve only the elements he or she needs to work on.

  BIMx-Design Communication tool- GRAPHISOFT BIMx and the further developed BIMx PRO version is an innovative, interactive, BIM communication tool for architects. BIMx has set new standards for design communication and presentation in the AEC industry, turning desktop and laptop computers, iOS and Android tablets and smart phones into full-fledged building model explorers.

  Priority Based Connections-ArchiCAD Priority Based Connections put a real ROI on the work invested in the creation of the Building Information Model, by automatically providing construction documentation level sections and details. ArchiCAD users can develop structurally correct details and simplify the modeling and documentation of buildings, even when the design contains an unprecedented level of detail. ArchiCAD’s end-to-end BIM workflow allows the model to stay live until the very end of the project, saving considerable time at the construction documentation phase.

  Collision Detection- To help architects fulfil their role as lead coordinator of the model, Collision Detection allows two groups of elements to be compared through user-defined criteria sets. These criteria sets can include Element Types, Classification values, Property values and Attributes, such as Layer names or Building Materials.