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Feature Comparison

Thu, 2014-10-09 10:18

 

ArchiCAD ® 18
New Features Comparison
ArchiCAD 18
ArchiCAD 17
ArchiCAD 16
ArchiCAD 15
ArchiCAD 14
ArchiCAD 13
BIM Modeling
Doors/Windows Fit to Slanted and Complex Wall Surfaces + + + + + +
Complex Multi-story Elements + + + + + +
Priority-Based Dynamic Wall-wall Intersection on Floor-plan + + + + + +
Reshaping Elements in Any View + + + + + +
Curved/Profiled/Complex Walls and Columns + + + + + +
Curtain Wall Editing in Any View - Reference Line, Height + + + + + +
Slab/Roof Edge Custom Settings + + + + + +
Use Any Number of Layers in Composite Elements + + + + +  
Shell Tool + + + +    
Multi-Plane Roof + + + +    
Model Element Connections Management + + + +    
Associative Skylights + + + +    
Morph Tool + + +      
Solid Morph Operations and Object Smoothing + + +      
Link Element Heights to Stories, Adjust Walls to Slab Core + +        
Core-Based Reference Planes for Walls and Slabs + +        
Curved Beam + +        
Anchor Door/Window Reveal to Wall Core + +        
Priority-Based Junctions + +        
Edit Multiple Elements Simultaneously +          
Air Gaps in Composite Structures: Correct Display and Handling +          
Building Materials: Expanded Properties and Tags +          
Visualization / 3D Exploration
3D Zones Geometry Fit to Complex Elements + + + + + +
Virtual Tracing - Reference Layer among all Views, Layouts + + + + + +
Partial Structure Display by Load-Bearing Classification + + + + + +
Oriented View - Rotate the entire view + + + + + +
Context Sensitive Smart Cursor + + + + + +
Shadows in OpenGL + + + + +  
Input Constraints Functionality + + + + +  
3D Editing Plane + + + +    
3D Feedback with Working Plane, 3D Guide Lines + + + +    
Snap to Surface in 3D Window + + +      
Move and Elevate in One Step + + +      
Display Story Info on Guide Lines + +        
Easily Editable Real-Time 3D Cutting Planes + +        
MAXON® CineRender Engine for Professional Visualisation +          
Physical Engine and Cameras; Grass; White Model Effect +          
IES Light Support +          
Modeless 'One-click' Rendering Palette with Preset Scenes +          
Documentation
3D Document: Dimensioned and Annotated 3D Views + + + + + +
PDF Export + + + + + +
Interactive, Annotated Door/Window Schedules + + + + + +
Automatic Dimensioning + + + + + +
Scale Dependant Detailing + + + + + +
Layout Book + + + + +  
Convert Surveyor’s Data into ArchiCAD Mesh + + + + +  
Interactive Schedule into Excel + + + + +  
Simple Export of Different Plan Types + + + +    
Renovation Feature, Element-level Statusing + + + +    
Import Site Survey Geometry as Morphs + + +      
PDF/A Publishing Support for Archiving + +        
Export ArchiCAD Model to STL (Stereolithography) Format + +        
MORPH Listing 'by Story' for Conceptual Design / Mass Modeling + +        
Integrated Connections with Google Earth, SketchUp + +        
BIMx Available for All ArchiCAD Users + +        
BIMx Hyper-models Available in Desktop BIMx Application +          
Revision Management - Publishing Issue History +          
Productivity / Project Management / Performance
Pre-selection: Hover-Over-Element Information Highlight + + + + + +
Integrated Layouting Replaces PlotMaker + + + + + +
Virtual Trace References as Underlay in Any View or Layout + + + + + +
Support for 3D Connexion Space Navigator Device + + + + + +
Quantities of Individual Element Components + + + + + +
License Borrowing + + + + + +
Native 64-bit ArchiCAD on Windows OS + + + + + +
Offset Functionality + + + + +  
Native 64-bit ArchiCAD on MacOS + + + +    
Assign Thermal Properties to ArchiCAD Fills + + +      
Easily Share/Access Objects via the BIM Components Portal + + +      
Integrated Building Energy Evaluation + + +      
Multiple Thermal Blocks, Building Systems, Operation Profiles + +        
Building Materials incl. Surface, Priority, Thermal Property, etc. + +        
Background Processing Support, Optimization of Multi-core CPUs + +        
Revision Management – All-Round Model-Based Change Tracking +          
CineRender Runs in the Background using Multiple Cores +          
Communication / Integrate with Engineering
XREF Layers Arranged Separated + + + + + +
Standard Steel Profile Database + + + + + +
Element Classification by Type, Structural Function and Position + + + + +  
Predefined IFC Export/Import Settings (IFC Translation Setup) + + + + +  
Support of 2D Annotation Elements in IFC Model Import/Export + + + + +  
"Detect IFC Model Changes" Function + + + + +  
IFC Data Integrated as Native ArchiCAD Data + + + +    
"Merge to IFC Model" Function + + + +    
"IFC Scheme Setup" Function + + +      
"Classification Reference", "Space Occupant" and "Actor" IFC Entities + + +      
Rules for Automated IFC Classification and Property Definition + + +      
Access to IFC Data for ODBC Driver and ArchiCAD API + + +      
Certified Export of IFC 2x3 Coordination View v2.0 + +        
Support of IFC 2x3 Basic FM Handover MVD (COBie) + +        
"IFC System" and "IFC Time Series Schedule" IFC Entities + +        
Multilevel Hierarchy of IFC Assignments + +        
Editable "IFC Type Product" Entities + +        
Site or Building Context Element Definition + +        
IFC as Publisher Supported Format + +        
PDF-Based Data Exchange – Optimized Export, with Layers +          
Flexible Editing of Placed PDF Drawings +          
Mark-Up in 3D; Screenshots +          
BIM Collaboration Format (BCF)-Based Data Exchange +          
Scheme-Driven IFC Data Management and Export +          
ArchiCAD Parameter and Quantity Mapping to IFC Data +          
Export All ArchiCAD BIM Parameters as IFC data +          
Display Tags and Categories data (including IFC data) in ArchiCAD Labels +          
Certified Import and Export of IFC 2x3 Coordination View v2.0 +          
Restrict Export to Geometries That Participate in Collision Detection +          
Export Composite/Complex Objects Exploded into Parts +          
Color Management Improvements +          
DWG 2014/2013 Support +          
Library
Library Container Files (.lcf) - File Storage Format + + + + + +
Embed Objects into Project + + + + + +
Model View Options for Library Parts + + + + + +
Embed Only Necessary Library Objects + + + + +  
Library Migration, Library Management + + + + +  
Intuitive Search Function Finds Library Parts in All Active Libraries + + +      
Enhanced Interface and Listing for RoofMaker + +        
Door/Window Placement with Clear Feedback + +        
Dimension Label Includes Element's Elevation Data + +        
Comprehensive Pre-Built CineRender Surface Library +          
Surface Management; Import and Export of CineRender Surfaces +          
Enhanced Lamps and Light Sources +          
Teamwork / BIM Server
Teamwork Extended to Documentation Process - Layouts + + + + + +
BIM Server - Model Based Team Collaboration + + + + + +
Reservation Methods + + + + + +
Instant Team Communication + + + + + +
Remote Project Management + + + + + +
Delta-Server® for Fast and Safe Data Exchange in Teamwork + + + + + +
BIM Server® Performance Monitor, Control Over Client-Server + + + + +  
64-bit BIM Server on MacOS + + + + +  
Portability and Remote Access + + + + +  
BIM Server Optimized: Autosave Backup, Faster Performance + + + +    
BIM Project Backups to Restore BIM Server-related Data + + +      
PLN Format Backups to Quickly Recover Data in ArchiCAD + + +      
Browser-Based Server and User/Role Management +          
Multiple BIM Servers with Single Entry-Point +          
Team Messaging with Views +          

 

 

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