Innovation has been a key differentiator for ARCHICAD since the beginning. ARCHICAD 21 introduces the highly-anticipated Stair Tool, featuring GRAPHISOFT’s patent-pending Predictive Design™ technology. ARCHICAD 21 delivers a number of other, important functional improvements in the fields of visualization, OPEN BIM, performance and productivity making this version one of the strongest in GRAPHISOFT’s history.
STAIR TOOL AND RAILING TOOL
ARCHICAD’s Predictive Design Technology™ offers multiple design solutions on the fly and makes sure that the stair will remain compliant.
Stairs consists of multiple sub-elements such as treads, risers, beams, stringers, monolithic or cantilevered structures. Each of these can be individually designed and configured with parametric capabilities.
Create a unique, design-specific, parametric railing pattern and apply this across various building elements with a single click.
Use the Railing Pattern Editor to customize the patters while ARCHICAD will make sure that all pattern changes will be correctly updated along the entire railing system.
ARCHICAD 21’s integrated CineRender - based on MAXON’s Cinema 4D v18 rendering engine - offers architects high quality, photo-realistic rendering in the BIM context.
CineRender introduces Light Mapping and Secondary GI methods for more realistic, yet fast rendering.
Reflectance channel improvements enables to use unlimited number of layers with new Reflection types. Using uniform Surfaces architects may render their project using a custom, single color.
The new Variation shader can be used to vary surface color and shaders randomly across several elements. The new Parallax shader effect inside Bump channel is like Displacement but requires less render time.
ARCHICAD 21 introduces a flexible way to classify elements and spaces for better support of national or company standards and for unprecedented interoperability between project participants.
Classifications for construction elements or zones can be handled in a centralized way within the scope of the project using the new Classification Manager function.
Element classification can be defined; its related properties can be set and transferred between projects via XML file format.
IFC hotlinks can be placed into the design as many times as needed. In case of large projects the Model Filter option can be used to narrow the display of the referenced IFC content.
These IFC modules can be easily updated ensuring streamlined roundtrip collaboration with engineers. Collision detection works for hotlinked IFC module elements too.AND MORE PRODUCTIVITY FEATURES !!