ARCHICAD

ARCHICAD delivers design tool improvements and introduces enhanced design workflow processes.

Facade Design

ARCHICAD’s remastered Façade Design workflow enables architects to design, develop and detail hierarchical curtain wall systems with great freedom using modular patterns. The design happens with a natural graphical input in the most natural design environment in 3D or 2D elevations, while ARCHICAD ensures the curtain wall system is structurally correct and adheres to local requirements for documenting and listing. 

Faster & smoother 2D navigation

ARCHICAD 22 introduces significant performance improvements, focusing on a smooth and truly responsive 2D panning and zooming navigation experience for projects of any size.

Parametric Custom Profiles

ARCHICAD 22’s Parametric Custom Profiles combines the power of parametric design with the freedom of graphical profile creation.

Expression Based Properties

ARCHICAD 22 allows you to use logical expressions to derive new properties and property values that depend on the element’s own parameters. This new function greatly enriches the information — or “I” component — of BIM. Its automatic workflow lets you define any calculation rule as an element property value and update it automatically, without time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry.

Productivity and Workflow Enhancements

ARCHICAD 22 brings several productivity improvements, providing easier and more intuitive building design, faster and more precise construction documentation, more accurate schedules and cost estimation.

ENGINEERING ADD-Ons

MEP Modeler

The GRAPHISOFT MEP Modeler™ is an Add-On to ARCHICAD®. Firms using ARCHICAD can use the MEP Modeler to create and edit 3D model-based MEP networks (ductwork, pipework and cabling) and coordinate them within the ARCHICAD Virtual Building. The MEP Modeler uses a familiar interface and tools integrated right in the ARCHICAD environment.

[eptar] Reinforcement

The [eptar] solution helps designers to draw documents and lists the necessary reinforcement for their buildings in ArchiCAD. The application provides tools to define all 2D drawings as well as complete 3D models.

[eptar] provide great freedom in defining constructions and also help to specify complex objects. Eptar Reinforcement checks the rebar ID numbering and corrects it if necessary. With tools, users can simply calculate the necessary amount of rebars. Iron list is available on the floor plan just as the interactive schedule.

OPEN BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open standardsand workflowsOPEN BIM is an initiative of several leading software vendors using the open building SMART Data Model.

Smoother/faster 3D navigation with OpenGL

By optimizing OpenGL, ARCHICAD ensures smooth and lightning-fast navigation – even on extremely large building models.

Point-Cloud Support

ARCHICAD  reads point-clouds, providing faster, error-free building surveys by using the latest 3D scanner laser-survey technology.