A digest of software updates and news relating to GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD
A free download of ARCHICAD 22 is now available for Students and Educators; plus discover a range of free resources to help learn the software in your own time.
FORMA Design, Inc. relies heavily on the ability of ARCHICAD to represent their concepts well in renderings and in BIMx. The firm recently received awards for its work on a plastic surgery clinic.
He’s back! Jared Banks came out of hiatus to write what is hands-down one of the most popular posts to appear on BIM Engine by ARCHICAD, the “All the Changes…” series – new for 22!
ARCHICAD 22 wins Best of Show, A18 for BIM “The fluidity and elegance that ARCHICAD 22 implemented in the curtain wall toolset was very impressive. The deepening connection to core BIM element tool chains to the leading algorithmic design software is just the most visible achievement but lurking behind the surface is continued leading edge programming skills with the integration of ‘machine learning’ into ARCHICAD 22 for the benefit of the user.”
BIM6x has put together a very unique destination training event for ARCHICAD users – travel to beautiful Cabo San Lucas for an in-depth learning session that will improve your skills and help you network with successful ARCHICAD firms.
Announcing the next version of ARCHICAD its award-winning BIM software solution. ARCHICAD 22 improves the architectural design and documentation workflow for building façades. In addition, ARCHICAD 22 introduces significant improvements to its construction modeling, information management and 2D performance.
This new function in ARCHICAD 22 let users define any Calculation Rule as an Element Property Value and update it automatically, without time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry.
ARCHICAD’s Railing Tool was given a major overhaul in ARCHICAD 21, along with the Stair Tool. Based on customer feedback from that release, we are pleased to announce the following new features:
In an effort to make geometric design easier for architects, ARCHICAD 22 now allows the Curtain Wall Tool to be used for floors and ceilings, as well as panel and sculptural elements.
ARCHICAD 22 features improvements to the quality and precision of exported Component and Material information when exporting to IFC2x3 and IFC4.
In an effort to make geometric design easier for architects, the Curtain Wall Tool now supports more accurate design, and maintains a closer adherence to local requirements for documenting and listing.
New in ARCHICAD 22: Several dialogues have been re-engineered to work faster and more reliably.
New in ARCHICAD 22: You can now select any combination of Drawing Primitives (lines, arcs, polylines), and Text Blocks (even containing Element-related Autotexts), and save them as a Label (just like Save as Object). When placing these newly created custom Labels on any element, Autotext will update automatically.
ARCHICAD 22 supports the import of IFC model elements that have NURBS (non-uniform rational basis spline) geometry representation.
In ARCHICAD 22, you will notice significantly improved performance when working with large numbers of complex Morph elements.
ARCHICAD 22 introduces new gestures when using the inbuilt trackpad or Magic Trackpad accessory.
This new feature is short and simple, and will be sure to save you time. When logging into your GRAPHISOFT ID within ARCHICAD, you’ll only need to do it once. Hurray!
New in ARCHICAD 22: We are pleased to announce that you will notice that 3D geometry intersections of walls on floor plan views have changed – they are now displayed as if they were true 3D projections as far as their connections are concerned. They are also now aligned with the derived quantity take-offs.
In ARCHICAD 22, Element Reservation within Teamwork has been made faster to help increase your productivity.
In ARCHICAD 22, the internal rendering engine has been upgraded to allow for even more realistic renderings, plus Stereoscopic, 360-degree and dome renderings.
ARCHICAD’s Stair Tool was given a significant upgrade in ARCHICAD 21, and users have offered suggestions on how it could be made even better. We are pleased to include the following changes and new features in ARCHICAD 22.
The Stair Tool in ARCHICAD 22 now includes Stair Headroom Visualisation; Stair Headroom in Collision Detection function; Connection Types for Monolithic, Beam and Stringer Structures; and an Accessory-Only Tread Type for Concrete Stairs.