GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solution provider for architects and designers, has announced ARCHICAD 23, the latest version of its award-winning BIM software solution. ARCHICAD 23 vastly improves perceived performance of essential processes.

ARCHICAD 23 sets new benchmarks in BIM software responsiveness and improves interoperability with enhanced modelling capabilities.

ARCHICAD 23 Preview

To coincide with the announcement and launch of ARCHICAD 23 have run a ‘lunch and learn webinar’ as an online preview for this latest release. See below for a recording of the webinar.

Upgrade Calculator

In addition, our upgrade calculator has been updated listing all the new features and enhancements of ARCHICAD 23 in a user friendly format. Simply use the slider bar to identify the additional features/functions since your current version.

ARCHICAD 23 Performance improvements

Experience faster opening of projects, faster IFC import-export, smaller file sizes and instant switching between tabs. The rebuilding time of model views has also been reduced, as ARCHICAD rebuilds only the changed elements, not the entire contents of the view.

TAC23 Start uphe new Startup Dialog displays the most recent projects; multiple projects can also be opened with one click. Start your work in an instant, without any interrupting messages. Tab previews help activate the desired design views and prevent accidental display of unwanted tabs.

ARCHICAD 23 offers an uninterrupted flow starting from launching the software, accessing project data and navigating one’s way through the Building Information Model. This is achieved through a combination of raw performance optimisation, streamlined workflows and reduced file size.

The new version delivers an even more responsive BIM performance by increasing the speed of everyday editing and design processes, ensuring uninterrupted routines for the most frequently used tasks. The brand-new Opening Tool and the advanced Column and Beam tools further increase modeling accuracy, enabling fast editing which is streamlined.

“Everyday tasks such as firing up your software and switching between projects or views in a specific project may end up being the very roadblocks to achieving the flow, which is the ideal state for architectural design,  We removed these roadblocks, putting the architect more firmly in the driver’s seat, with the software responding to the way architects think and work. ARCHICAD 23’s increased responsiveness is truly remarkable!”

Re-engineered Column and Beam tools

ARCHICAD 23 enables architects to model fast and accurate construction details and quantity estimations for reinforced concrete, complex steel, timber, and composite beams. Complex columns and curved, haunched and castellated beams can now be customised to meet graphic and representation standards. Beams and columns can be displayed using various projected and symbolic views and cover fills.

ARCHICAD 23 Re-engineered Column and Beam tools

Voids, Niches and Recesses

ARCHICAD 23 introduces a new Opening Tool dedicated to modeling and coordinating project design voids, niches and recesses — as horizontal, vertical or slanted openings across elements, element groups or even across stories.

Such openings are important for project coordination as they are equally relevant for architects, engineers and consultants, and must be documented by both architects and engineers. Openings can be modelled, scheduled and documented using intuitive tools, and shared using IFC.

ARCHICAD 23 Connection

Renewed Solibri connection

The ARCHICAD-Solibri connection provides fast and automated code and constructability checking. The updated add-on automatically detects and sends only those elements that are changed in the ARCHICAD model, resulting in faster round-trip collaboration. BCF based issue reporting was introduced to this workflow, enabling designers to assign the detected issues or solve them later on.

ARCHICAD 23 BCF Connection

Enhanced dRofus connection

ARCHICAD 23 allows architects to capture and organise client planning requirements and use these to validate and propose design alternatives. The dRofus database enables designers to collect and handle planning rules and design data with ease, even when working on large and complex projects, like hospitals, airports and universities. Thanks to the live connection between dRofus and ARCHICAD, users can quickly check their design proposal against client requirements; the connection also allows clients to review the design process without using ARCHICAD.

ARCHICAD 23 File format support

ARCHICAD 23 supports the import of Bentley MicroStation’s native-, DGN v8 file format. DGN files are typically provided to architects by civil engineers, surveyors, and municipalities and contain information about the building site’s surroundings, roads, and utilities. In many cases, the 3D survey models of factories are also made available to architects as DGN files. ARCHICAD 23 fully supports IFC4 Reference View (its new entity and geometry representation types), and has received official buildingSMART certification for IFC4 Reference View Export.

Our upgrade calculator lists all the new features and enhancements of ARCHICAD 23 in a user friendly format. Simply use the slider bar to list additional features/functions since ARCHICAD 10.

The ARCHICAD 23 Teamwork UKI version will be officially launched in Q3 2019. For further information on upgrades, perpetual licences, fixed term agreements, rental and subscription please contact our offices Birmingham 0121 447 7747 or London 020 7734 1837 or email our sales team