ARCHICAD by Graphisoft, gives users the ability to create great architecture and increase productivity. From day one, ARCHICAD has been designed by architects for architects, and over the years it has become the industry’s most innovative and productive BIM solution.
The most comprehensive architectural tool available: The Virtual Building approach gives you the competitive edge today while integrating your work into the Building Information Solution. With ARCHICAD you can quickly and easily access just the right representation of the building for each design phase, and for all of the different partners involved in the project. All your documents are just a click or two away. Your client can see not only the functional arrangement and the site plan, but also how it feels to walk through the space, or how sunlight affects a particular room at different times of the day.
Consultants can receive the building data in electronic format, regardless of which CAD platform they are on, make changes and return the file to you for further work without any loss of the Virtual Building data in the process. Comprehensive schedules and bills of materials are available for builders and sub-contractors, as well as drawings of scale-sensitive details.
Builders can plan tasks, create time-based animations and document any phase of a building’s construction or demolition. And developers can use the photo-realistic renderings for a sales brochure. The best news: these documents are created while you design, and remain up-to-date as you proceed.
ArchiCAD: Faster Than Ever
ARCHICAD 21 is now faster than ever! No more waiting for views to load. Graphisoft has extended its robust 64-bit and multi-processing technologies with background processing – an industry first for BIM. This results in lightning-fast response times and turbo-charged updates, making ARCHICAD the undisputed speed leader in the BIM business
Most of the time, your computer’s processing capacity is fairly uneven. That’s because different kinds of computing processes are needed to support the architectural design workflow. Tasks requiring more processing capacity are interspersed with tasks that are not so demanding, so your workflow ay appear to speed up… and slow down.
Only ARCHICAD takes advantage of unused computer capacity by anticipating what you might do next and preparing for those actions in the background. This “second guessing” greatly increases the overall responsiveness of the application, so it feels more agile with projects of any kind or size. That’s the dramatic difference you’ll notice between this next- gen technology and standard BIM software without background processing.
ArchiCAD is Architecture First
ARCHICAD was designed for architects by architects and provides an ease of use workflow that is natural for design. Used by architects, designers and builders throughout the world, ARCHICAD provides you with a native building information modeling platform designed to help professional architects create realistic digital representations of their vision. Combining ease of use with advanced modeling capabilities, this application can integrate the architecture process, from the initial concept and sketch to documentation and detail.
Improved IFC-based collaboration and collision detection improves collaboration between architects and engineers. ARCHICAD allows users to import the IFC model exactly as it looked in the original application in which it was created: “perfect geometry, minimal attributes.”
ARCHICAD 21 – $5,495 w/o ARCHIPLUS. $4,995 w/ ARCHIPLUS
ARCHIPLUS – $700/year. Upgrade your professional license with ARCHIPLUS, the optional annual subscription for ARCHICAD. Includes all upgrades, priority tech support, USB key insurance and access to more objects, textures and tutorials on-line.
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ARCHICAD SOLO now available for small firms
ARCHICAD Solo delivers cutting edge technology via one of the fastest BIM tools available. Users find a level of performance many have come to expect from Graphisoft. ARCHICAD Solo delivers an intuitive and responsive set of tools homebuilders and small firms need that simplifies the process of BIM adoption for the sole practitioner.
With ARCHICAD Solo, you can focus on perfecting your design because as you work, the software captures all your project information from which the 3D model and 2D drawings are quickly and efficiently produced. Throughout the design process you will be using intelligent model-based workflows for new construction, renovation, and retrofit projects and many aspects of the documentation process is automated to eliminate costly and tedious rework.
ARCHICAD Solo features a renovation filter, quantity and material takeoffs and 3D presentation app – BIMx – all working together to support the creation of custom, high-end residential homes. BIMx is the ultimate BIM projject presentation application offering integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation. It enables designers to communicate and share projects with clients on both Windows and Max workstations, as well as iOS and Android devices. ARCHICAD Solo provides powerful advantages over a 2D CAD solution – operating on a building focused, 3D model-based design platform. For remodeling and home expansion projects, ARCHICAD Solo supplies a built-in renovation tool. Users can coordinate all documentation and create integrated presentations for client meetings.
BUILT-IN ENERGY EVALUATION
Graphisoft continues to innovate in “green” solutions, uniquely offering the best workflow for sustainable design integrated right within ARCHICAD. The built-in Energy Evaluation functionality is based on entirely new technology that allows users or designers to perform reliable, dynamic energy assessments of their BIM models. These evaluations rely on BIM geometry analysis and accurate, hour-by-hour online weather data of the building’s location.
Homebuilders who rely on ARCHICAD Solo have the ability to create quantity take-offs and schedules for bills of materials. The software also allows for Passive House design – supporting full PHPP export.
ARCHICAD Solo – $2,995.
A lite version of ARCHICAD professional without the sketch or photo-rendering engine and networking capabilities. For a detail list of features, click here.