Archicad 27 – What’s New
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“When it comes to Archicad 27 features, I have to say this
is the best I’ve seen come out since version 22“
– Rex Maximilian, Archicad Mentor
- Essential math functions are always at your fingertips with the new, intelligent Archicad Tracker. Develop your design ideas faster and without the need for an external calculator.
FAST MODELING WITH DISTANCE GUIDES
- Position your model elements quickly and more comfortably on the floor plan. Distance Guides delivers a long-awaited, innovative capability – actively position building elements thanks to an intuitive use of numerical and graphical input of dimensions.
INTEGRATED DESIGN OPTIONS
- Find the best design alternative faster with the new Archicad 27 Design Options solution. Evaluate and share design alternatives quickly and efficiently thanks to an optimized workflow dedicated to evolving design variations – regardless of the size or scale of the project.
- Find what you need in seconds! Expanded Search capabilities speed up working with long lists, including Views, Graphic Override Combinations and Rules, Library textures, Layouts, and Drawings.
GRAPHIC OVERRIDE ORGANIZATION
- Unleash the full potential of the Graphic Overrides – manage rules and combinations faster and more easily thanks to better organization and the new Search function.
MODERN GDL EDITOR
- Whether you create your own parametric objects or develop commercial object libraries, you’re going to love the new GDL Editor! Better navigation thanks to syntax highlights, shortcuts for editing commands, and last – but not least – dark mode to reduce eye strain.
IMPROVED PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- Stay organized and work more efficiently thanks to extended capabilities for more attributes types, faster workflows, and greater consistency.
STREAMLINED ARCHICAD – ENSCAPE CONNECTION
- Create real-time visualizations more comfortably with the revamped Archicad – Enscape connection.
NATIVE AR AND VR CONNECTION
- Engage your clients with a high-impact AR/VR design experience for faster buy-in. Archicad’s native support for importing and exporting industry-standard FBX files to Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) applications makes it easy.
OPEN RENDERING WORKFLOW
- Choose your preferred visualization solution and impress your clients with high-impact images and videos. Archicad delivers versatile and flexible toolsets for professional architectural visualization through the freedom of choice to use other professional visualization solutions like Enscape, Twinmotion, Lumion, Nvidia Omniverse, 5D Render, Cinema4D, and many more.
ACCURATE SUN POSITIONING IN BIMX
- Involve your clients in important design decisions. With Accurate Sun Positioning in BIMx, you can make the most of natural light and optimize your design for the environment.
DESIGN REVIEW MARKUP & ISSUE CREATION IN BIMX
- Send Markups using Teamwork message coordinated with BIMcloud or with BCH issues which can be imported to Archicad or other BCF readers. When Issue is imported click to highlight elements that are linked to an issue.
EFFICIENT CHANGE MANAGEMENT
- Stay in the loop about the latest design changes thanks to the Model Compare tool, developed for design teams with extensive change management requirements. The new dialog displays a comprehensive and detailed list of changes.
RENEWED MEP MODELER
- Give your MEP modeling workflow a boost! Graphisoft MEP Modeler 2.0 is here with a streamlined modeling technology and an updated user interface. Connect your Archicad BIM project to the preferred MEP modeling calculation used by MEP engineers to help them stay focused on their work.
STRUCTURAL WORKFLOW ENHANCEMENTS
- Refine your structurel-analytical model for accurate structural calculations! Archicad 27 enables architects to streamline the design workflow with structural engineers The new manual adjustment feature helps to achieve a continuous structural-analytical model on complex projects and enables both teams to reduce inconsistencies and speed up design collaboration.
INDUSTRY STANDARD CERTIFICATION
- Enjoy next-level OPEN BIM collaboration with IFC4! Archicad 27 is equipped with the IFC4 file import and export certification issued by the international buildingSMART organization. This ensures consistency and efficiency in data exchange across disciplines and other solutions.
RFA AND RVT GEOMETRY EXCHANGE WITH REVIT 2024
- Enjoy Streamlined Collaboration between Archicad 27 and Revit 2024! Exchange model geometry using RVT file format between the two applications, and Import RFA based families directly into Archicad for further use as GDL objects.
IFC MODEL EXCHANGE WITH ARCHICAD FOR REVIT 2024
- Improve your IFC-based model collaboration with Revit 2024 users! The IFC Model Exchange tool for Revit 2024 optimizes Revit models for exchange with Archicad 27 users.
INTERACTIVE SCHEDULES FORMATTING
- Publish your project calculations, lists, and schedules with the required formatting and visual appearance directly from Archicad!
- Interactive element schedules let you extract and list the right data from the BIM project.
- Now, interactive schedules are enhanced with improved formatting capabilities and provide more control over the visual look of your reports.
INTELLIGENT AND INTERACTIVE 2D LABELS IN BIMX
- Markers and Hyperlinks can now be turned ON / OFF in the BIMx settings.
- When displayed in BIMx you can click an interactive label to view Element Information and an associated preview image.
- Labels can be linked to Doors, Windows and other objects in BIMx.
User Group Review of Archicad 27
We reviewed the upcoming release in our June Nor Cal / PNW Virtual User Group. Watch the video to learn more about what’s new.
Have a question about Archicad 27. Send us a message or call us at 800-522-0554.