GRAPHISOFT BIM Consultant, Ransom Ratcliff was interviewed by AEC Cafe’s Sanjay Gangal during this year’s AIA show. During their brief chat, Ratcliff gave an overview and highlights of what was being shown at the booth – namely ArchiCAD 17, GRAPHISOFT’s new version of building information modeling software.
In this version of ArchiCAD – you’ll find smart building materials that help automate the BIM. The software has been updated to include energy analysis – which will help architects make important energy saving design decisions from the beginning. The software includes a large library of materials built-in. In addition, the software has been enhanced with background processing to help architects be more efficient. ArchiCAD 17 also provides a way for the user to leverage the BIM to produce more work – whether it is more details or energy information – the software works to multiply the human effort.