The importance of BIM within the building design and construction process can not be ignored. Neither can the financial realities many new firms face. That is why GRAPHISOFT North America has announced the availability of its powerful BIM authoring tool STAR(T) 2012. The software, modeled after ArchiCAD 15, but competitively priced allows users to create and efficiently manage their building models and automatically generate a full array of project documentation. ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2012 is an excellent option for new firms to gain a BIM solution that meets their needs now and will meet their needs in the future as they grow.
ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2012 is by no means less capable. It is a full-fledged BIM solution with all the critical features smaller practices need to create any type of Virtual Building model and architectural documentation (floor plans, sections/elevations, 3D views, details).
STAR(T) Edition users will have access to features such as:
- Intelligent Element Connections – automatic connections between building structures and elements to help the creation and maintenance of the BIM model while preserving the flexibility architects need.
- 3D Design Space – 3D guidelines and editing planes to help the creation of the BIM model in the natural 3D environment, including axonometric and perspective views.
- Latest DWG-DXF file exchange capabilities with the 3rd party applications of consultants
ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2012 will be shipping for less than $2,000 USD. For more information, please visit our website to find a reseller in your area.