Graphisoft’s flagship product, ARCHICAD, is an object oriented and fully integrated BIM solution for architecture and the building industry.
ARCHICAD’s tried and tested Virtual Building™ concept stores all the information about your project in a central database where you quickly and efficiently produce plans, sections, elevations, construction details, schedules and building management information.
“Fun and addictive piece of software, designed specifically for architects. It is like playing with Lego that is impossible to put down. Five times as quick as 2D CAD software (you build plans, elevations, sections and 3D at the same time) and very quick to learn and easy to use unlike other 3D softwares, designed for all disciplines. An essential design tool for all architects in the 21st century, would highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about Architecture.”
Dora Bennett , Associate Director Brouard Architects
Priority based connections with intelligent building materials automatically provide structurally correct sections and details, allowing the model to stay live in the later phases of the project.
Virtual Building Concept
The Virtual Building concept stores all project information in a central database. Coordinated drawings and documentation are quickly and efficiently produced from the building model, increasing productivity by up to 40% over 2D drawing systems.
Scheduling features supporting conceptual design and mass modelling give valuable feedback during early design stages.
Working with existing buildings
ARCHICAD incorporates renovation, refurbishment and retrofit workflows, producing demolition plans and construction drawings in a single click, as well as point cloud data import.
Document and communicate element information including location, ID numbers, cost, quantities and specifications. Element properties can be tagged against any element and imported directly from spreadsheets. These properties can be used to search within the project, be used in conjunction with graphic overrides, and be exported into schedules, IFC files and viewed on mobile devices with BIMx for Android and iOS.
3D documents and sketch rendering options offer a wide variety of outputs to communicate throughout the design process.
The integration of CineRender, the rendering engine from Cinema 4D, offers high quality photo-realistic images in a single click.
There are numerous licence options for ARCHICAD, including perpetual licence purchase, fixed-term, rental and subscription. The cost per seat will depend on the number of licences required overall and the multi-licence discount applied. Licencing works on a concurrent basis, therefore you are free to install the software on as many machines as required.
GRAPHISOFT have developed ARCHICAD Solo to simplify the implementation and affordability of model based design for individuals. Studios that require multiple seats will be better off with the full version offering Teamwork, Cinema 4D rendering, network licencing and BIMcloud capability.
For more information, please contact us on +44 (0) 121 447 7747 or by using the contact form opposite.