Using ArchiCAD 17, You will discover the advantages of architectural design in 3D space, and enjoy the incredible freedom in the work. Based on the deep knowledge of architectural process, the Information model of the building ArchiCAD fully simulates the construction of real buildings. At the decision of any task: from planning cities and from well-developed parts; from functional investigations to complex structures - specialized tools ArchiCAD always accessible and easy to use, giving You total creative freedom.
In ArchiCAD, you create the Informational 3D Model of the Building, on the basis of which automatically generates all the necessary documents and images. Project becomes life and develops on the screen simultaneously with the work of Your thoughts, allowing you to concentrate on his work. Information modeling a building is the most natural and intuitive approach to the design process, and thanks to the clarity of 3D representations of projects, the customers will be impressed with Your creativity.
New version 17:
BIM details. ArchiCAD 17 offers the best solutions, from all present on the market today, aimed at the process of creating the working documentation on the basis of BIM. These solutions considerably simplify the process of modeling and design, even at a very high level of detail of the project. Implemented in ArchiCAD through work with Information model of the building allows its use on all design stages. Support is completely new technologies that make use of Construction materials with priority connections, details display and physical properties as well as automatically creating intersections allow to rise to a fundamentally new level of development of design documentation.
3D-design. ArchiCAD 17 contains a large number of innovations and improvements to 3d design, including: Greater number of parameters and characteristics of the items created MORPH toolis included in catalogues and specifications, dynamic 3D Plane cross-sections that provide opportunities to additional control when modeling in 3D space ArchiCAD. Activate an application BIMx in the installation package allows users to provide their customers with access to their projects in the interactive form.
Open BIM. The company GRAPHISOFT continues to develop Open BIM using best-in-class solutions interop for architects and engineers. Using intelligent BIM processes, errors arising from the interaction between the major CAD can be reduced virtually to zero before the beginning of the construction phase. ArchiCAD 17 still offers a simplification of the BIM process, including through integration with BIMobject.com from the use of the full application BIMx, and thanks to the fully integrated LEED-compatible solution EcoDesigner STAR.
Energy efficiency assessment. Improvements were made and sold in ArchiCAD technology energy Efficiency Assessment, now supports many of thermal blocks. This allows users to analyze designs in full compliance with applicable standards, and makes ArchiCAD most BIM solution of all available on the market today.
The performance. ArchiCAD 17 contains a revolutionary decisions based on the use of multithreaded computations and aimed at improving the processing speed in the production of large models. Advanced technology Background data processing provides quick generation of the parts of any complexity. Optimized use of multi-core processors provides a significant increase in performance when working with complex models. Improved Main graphics engine that can achieve a smooth 3D navigation when you work with models of any size.
Familiarity with the tool MORPH. In ArchiCAD a new tool called MORPH (MORPH) and purposed for modeling.
Components MORPH tool. Objects created by the MORPH tool consist of three components: node (top), line and surface.
Create a polygon object MORPH. The first method of constructing the object MORPH polygon. With it, you can build a closed loop - actually MORPH face.
Create a polygon 3D object MORPH. Polygon is not tied to a single plane - any node can occupy space in any position, thus creating a spatial range.
Creation of the rectangle, arc and closed MORPH elements. In General there are four types of build MORPH elements: rectangle and rotated rectangle to create direct elements, the center and radius and point on the curve to create curvilinear elements.
Create 3D box of MORPH elements. The method of constructing Box creates a solid object. The first two points set the base of the box, and the third - height.
Creating rounded MORPH elements. And the third method of building - fillet. Built in three steps, you first need to set profile.
The choice of the sub-items. Each MORPH element has sub-elements that can be identified for further work. Choice of several sub-items. You can choose several subitems immediately.
Delete sub-elements of MORPH. At any moment a dedicated sub-MORPH, you can delete, edit, thus the structure of MORPH object.
Working with edges and surfaces. The existing MORPH item you can add new geometry - face, surface or solid object.
Configuring the exaltation of MORPH. As with any other 3D object, MORPH object, you can set the elevation - this parameter is called the base height.
Display MORPH items on the plan. On plan MORPH element appears as a 3D projection - as well as complex roof or shell.
Configuring coatings of MORPH element. In the preferences dialog MORPH element, you can set the base material of the cover, which then applies to all edges of the object.
Configure methods split edges of the MORPH elements. Any face MORPH element has three modes that affect the principles of formation of surfaces and their display.
Change textures edges of the MORPH elements. By default, the method of applying the texture to MORPH object - box. But you can set your application method for each face - up to the spherical overlay.
Change the origin and direction of texture MORPH element. Each face MORPH element, you can set your own initial distribution point textures and its rotation angle.
Moving a node MORPH body. Any node MORPH element, you can move freely in space, changing the overall structure of volume and sticking to the other nodes, the edges of objects.
ArchiCAD significantly changes the capabilities of the average user, allowing you to use third-party BIM components in their projects. In conjunction with the cloud base this new modeling features in ArchiCAD allow architects to create, search for, upload and download new BIM-components for use in their projects. Fully integrated in ArchiCAD web portal is a single Clearinghouse BIM components between users. BIMcomponents.com also provides a centralized place for accommodation for all GDL objects, making them available to all users ArchiCAD, when they need it. In the construction industry, everything is constantly changing: every day new materials, designs, ideas and technology. We can say that the components of the building is one of the most actively developing regions in BIM construction industry. Technology GDL used in ArchiCAD, is a powerful professional tool for the creation of highly intelligent parametric elements. However, not all users are ready to create their GDL objects. They are addressed to fundamental changes in ArchiCAD! Any user can now not only simulate your object in volume, but also to pay created BIM-component into a single cloud-based database of objects. For newly added object starts a unique description by which other users through keywords can instantly find not only the object, but dozens of similar. Then it only remains to find the necessary for your BIM project elements and load them with one click of the mouse. Unique, that all the described operations are carried out in the framework of ArchiCAD - the program provides a full set of tools for creating, finding, loading and unloading facilities directly from the window Objects! In addition, all spread BIM objects can be found on special web-portal BIMcomponents.com that provides for self-organization of the user community ArchiCAD necessary tools: comments, ratings objects, update etc. Thus, the new technology BIM compo