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.
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
Custom Graphical Label
- 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