ARCHICAD is an industry-leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) platform designed by GRAPHISOFT for urban planners, interior designers, designers, and architects. It’s an innovative platform that is tailored to handle the demands of modern architectural 2D/3D design and BIM functions right from the planning through project implementation to facilities management. The software is available in on-premise and cloud-based deployment options and works well on Mac, Windows, and mobile devices.
It provides a revolutionary BIM cloud which a real-time BIM collaboration environment; BIMx, a powerful mobile application for BIM visualization; and EcoDesigner STAR, a fully BIM-integrated design solution. Some of its most powerful features include parametric custom profiles, façade design, expression-based properties, productivity & workflow enhancements, and faster 2D navigation.
Overview of ARCHICAD
ARCHICAD is designed to boost BIM experience and enhance the sharing and visualization of information among project teams. It facilitates real-time editing and communication thereby making model checking and coordination more efficient. It also helps users work more competently and ultimately expedites the design process, hence it’s an ideal solution for the modern architect’s office.
The platform provides a clean workspace where only the widely used functions are displayed. Besides, all frequently used elements are saved as favorites for faster access. In addition, its performance improvements focus on a smooth and highly-responsive 2D zooming and panning experience for all projects regardless of the complexity.
The façade design workflow empowers you to develop, design and detail hierarchical curtain wall systems with ease using the modular patterns. The design adopts natural graphical inputs in the design environments with 2D or 3D elevation. ARCHICAD ensures all the curtain wall systems adhere to the local listing and documenting requirements and that they are structurally perfect.
Additionally, ARCHICAD allows you to leverage logical expressions to create new properties and values based on the parameters of the element. It automates workflows, boosts the information (the ‘I’ component of BIM), and permits you to compute a rule as the property value of the corresponding element and update it without the error-prone and time-consuming manual data entry. Better still, ARCHICAD brings multiple workflows and productivity enhancements. The enhancements deliver intuitive building designs, precise construction documentation, and accurate cost estimations and schedules.
Features and specifications of GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD software:
-Physical engine and digital cameras, lawn, white effect model
-Preparation of list of meters and estimation of doors, windows, walls and… with dimensions and number in the project
-Has a variety of components, objects and facades related to the building as ready
-Ability to import two-dimensional plans and convert them to three-dimensional volume
-Simultaneous design of the project in two and three dimensions
-Cooperation and remote access
-Working with parametric objects
-Apply the project position in the program and observe and check the angles of sunlight
-Preparation of cuts, facades and perspectives from the desired parts of the project
-Ability to create and import new objects that do not exist in the program
-Ability to connect to Google Earth to simulate models
-Design of huge buildings and structures without restrictions on size, number of floors
-Multiple editing elements simultaneously
-Ability to design interior decoration with a variety of ready-made objects
-Ability to import and output and connect with a variety of related software such as AutoCAD, 3dsMax
-Interesting ability to view the building during certain hours of the day and night and the possibility of lighting design
-Has a central database for storing structural information
-Complete drawing of buildings, areas and interior and exterior design in two and three dimensions
-View a complete list with details of building components specifications
-Run CineRender in the background using multiple cores