ARCHICAD 22 delivers design tool improvements and introduces enhanced design workflow processes. These represent significant performance improvements and productivity enhancements to its core design processes as well as to multidisciplinary collaborative workflows.


Facade Desig

ARCHICAD's remastered Façade Design workflow enables architects to design, develop and detail hierarchical curtain wall systems with great freedom using modular patterns. The design happens with a natural graphical input in the most natural design environment in 3D or 2D elevations, while ARCHICAD ensures the curtain wall system is structurally correct and adheres to local requirements for documenting and listing.

 


Faster & smoother 2D navigation

ARCHICAD 22 introduces significant performance improvements, focusing on a smooth and truly responsive 2D panning and zooming navigation experience for projects of any size.

Parametric Custom Profiles

ARCHICAD 22’s Parametric Custom Profiles combines the power of parametric design with the freedom of graphical profile creation. Read less…

Create more intelligent Profiles for Walls, Beams and Columns, by defining parametric edges in the Profile Editor. This will allow offset individual or multiple edges centrally for the Profile Attribute or at the instance level - either graphically or via element settings.

Thanks to so-called "Custom Geometry Modifiers," architects can use one Profile to describe several different custom wall, column and beam geometries. By adjusting the dimensions of the Parametric Custom Profile’s skins, the same Profile can be fit into several different details in the project. The height of the layers of composite structures, for example, can now be adjusted individually.

 

Expression Based Properties

ARCHICAD 22 allows you to use logical expressions to derive new properties and property values that depend on the element’s own parameters. This new function greatly enriches the information -- or “I” component -- of BIM. Its automatic workflow lets you define any calculation rule as an element property value and update it automatically, without time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry.

The results can be used in ARCHICAD for tagging or filtering elements, and presented in any graphical, tabular or model output, governed by mathematical, logical and text handling operations – like the functions found in standard spreadsheet programs. Property values containing a valid URL will become a live URL hyperlink in the Interactive Schedule, providing quick access to any connected website or online data.

The property value definition is based on user-defined expressions, composed using simple data fields. Create Element Properties using numeric, text or even Boolean data, then use these properties to tag or filter elements and present them in any graphical, tabular or model output.

 
Productivity and Workflow EnhancementsARCHICAD 22 brings several productivity improvements, providing easier and more intuitive building design, faster and more precise construction documentation, more accurate schedules and cost estimation

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  • Import and Export ARCHICAD Element Properties via IFC
  • Rhino–Grasshopper–ARCHICAD Toolset
  • High-Resolution Support on Windows 10
  • Stair and Railing Enhancements
  • Automatic Element Reservation in Teamwork

The GRAPHISOFT BIMx is a professional BIM project viewer featuring BIMx Hyper-model, a unique technology for integrated 2D & 3D building project navigation. BIMx Hyper-models offer extremely smooth handling and outstanding performance even for projects with complex/large 3D building models and excessive 2D documentation.

BIMcloud allows a BIM workflow on any network, hardware or software configuration, connecting teams and projects of any size or setup.

The GRAPHISOFT MEP Modeler™ is an Add-On to ARCHICAD®. Firms using ARCHICAD can use the MEP Modeler to create and edit 3D model-based MEP networks (ductwork, pipework and cabling) and coordinate them within the ARCHICAD Virtual Building. The MEP Modeler uses a familiar interface and tools integrated right in the ARCHICAD environment.


TWINMOTION

The simplest, fastest and most innovative cross-platform virtualization, 3D immersion and VR exploration solution on the market.

 
 

Get your amazing presentations ready in no time ! 

Twinmotion 2018 has been developed for architectural, construction, urban planning and landscaping professionals, regardless of the size and complexity of their project, their equipment, their computer skills or their modeler.

Twinmotion 2018 is the new generation of rendering / presentation programs, Easy to use, Fast, and powerful.

It is everything you need to create your professional renderings in house, link it directly to your favorite 3D Modeling program and start getting, High end rendered images, panoramas, videos, and 360 Videos! 

Connect it to a VR set, and your project is ready to be explored in VR . 


Direct synchronization with ARCHICAD® and Autodesk Revit®

 With a single click, you get the geometries of the 3D model, all the BIM information of the architectural objects with their organization and hierarchy. First in its class worldwide!

ARCHICAD to Twinmotion

Revit to Twinmotion

Geolocalization

No other software in the world allows you to place your project within the context of its environment on OpenStreetMap!

Real-time control with intuitive slider

Landscape

Several types of land to edit, sculpt, paint and add vegetation…at your convenience.

Seasons and weather

Sun, clouds, fog, rain, snow, wind…your choices and their effects on your project are visible in real-time.

Vegetation

Flowers, grass and customizable trees respond to the wind and adapt to the seasons.

 

Travel and movement

Just as you add one character or a crowd, a car or several lanes of vehicles, you can define their routes, direction or speed and activate their movement.

 

The new, physically correct Artlantis 6 rendering engine, with its legendary simplicity, allows you to create visualizations of an incomparable beauty and quality. 

 

Physical engine

To create stunning images, Artlantis 6 now includes its own built-in physical engine, emphasizing physical rendering quality, precision, material accuracy, and energy conservation.

 

White Balance

White Balance allows you to adjust the dominant color of a scene to the ambient lighting. Simply set this new parameter to automatic color mode or select a reference color, which will be recognized as white in the 3D scene.

 

Ambient occlusion

This new option in Artlantis allows users to display a global ambient occlusion to create virtual shadows in small areas where natural light doesn’t go. It brings more depth and relief to both interior and exterior scenes.

 

 

White model

During calculation, white model rendering changes all surfaces to white except for those that are transparent. Lights maintain their color for sophisticated environments.

 

Laser Projection

With a simple click on the reference plane in the preview window, you set the position and orientation of the projection of the laser. A red line projected 360 in the model allows you to automatically position the objects or textures.