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From the outset, Archicad was developed specifically to address the architect’s desire for great design without compromising on practical needs. Archicad’s innovative BIM solution helps you win more business while letting you concentrate on your core skill – creating inspiring designs.
Archicad is Architecture First
Archicad was designed for architects by architects and provides an ease of use workflow that is natural for design. Used by architects, designers and builders throughout the world, this BIM software provides you with a native building information modeling platform designed to help professional architects create realistic digital representations of their vision. Combining ease of use with advanced modeling capabilities, this application can integrate the architecture process, from the initial concept and sketch to documentation and detail.
Algorithmic Design & BIM
The bi-directional Rhino-Grasshopper-Archicad connection enables designers to create free-form, algorithmic designs with the most widely-used and robust tools available, and translate them into BIM. This live connection provides a versatile workflow that can be used in multiple design scenarios at any stage of the design process.
Work, Edit, Think in 3D
All creative work and design documentation happens in 3D, so you can make design decisions and see the results in a project’s real, 3D environment.
Archicad offers you the most innovative tools available in the architectural software market. In addition to basic tools such as Curtain Walls and Skylights, architects and designers will appreciate the vast array of advanced tools such as Shell, Morph, and Mesh tools.
One, Central Model
Designers work on a single building model to create, document, and construct their ideas — changes are fast and automatic. Since data is stored in a central place in a BIM model, any modification to the building design will automatically replicate in each view such as floor plans, sections, and elevation.
Documentation Made Easy
Automatically updated, one-click documentation makes even the most tedious tasks fast and easy. Archicad helps not only in creating the documentation faster, but also provides stringent quality assurance by automatic coordination of the different views.
The multi-award winning BIMx makes 2d and 3d presentations directly from Archicad possible on mobile devices and on the Internet. Thanks to BIMcloud, a real-time collaboration workflow between the design studio, the client, and the construction site your ARCHICAD model is a powerful interactive tool. The free BIMx application is available for both Android or iOS mobile devices, enable an interactive and immersive way to explore the design project.
Graphisoft is a founder of the OPEN BIM approach to collaborative design, construction, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Archicad uses the IFC import and export functionality and is internationally recognized as the BIM solution providing the most comprehensive solution for Open BIM.