ArchiCAD 18

by GRAPHISOFT

ArchiCAD 18 offers a streamlined workflow solution, keeping architects in the creative design flow with as little disruption as possible. ArchiCAD 18 delivers innovations making the BIM workflow smoother, including the CINEMA 4D rendering engine deve

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Specifications

General

Product Name
ArchiCAD 18
Manufacturer
GRAPHISOFT
Manufactured
Hungary

Product Type

Software
Cad and rendering

Product description

ArchiCAD 18 offers a streamlined workflow solution, keeping architects in the creative design flow with as little disruption as possible. ArchiCAD 18 delivers innovations making the BIM workflow smoother, including the CINEMA 4D rendering engine developed by MAXON. High-end photo- rendering capabilities previously found only in professional visualization applications are now available right inside the BIM tool.


World Class Rendering The integration of CineRender, MAXON’s world-class CINEMA 4D rendering engine into ArchiCAD 18, brings high quality, photo-realistic rendering images closer to a much wider range of designers. One-button “photo-shot” option, extensive surface material catalogs, C4D connection, live preview and background processor support make the rendering workflow a smooth, uninterrupted process.


BIM Collaboration Format ArchiCAD 18 continues to deliver several IFC- related improvements including professional scheme-driven data management and data mapping, and high-quality (certified) export processes. In addition, to support highly iterative coordination with engineers and consultants, ArchiCAD 18 introduces full BCF support. The BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) is an open file format that allows the addition of textual comments and screen- shots on top of the IFC model layer for better communication between the coordinating parties. ArchiCAD 18 integrates BCF information natively into the BIM model in the form of ArchiCAD Mark-Up entries. As a result, ArchiCAD joins major BIM applications (including model checker, structural and MEP engineering software) that support the BCF format.


Enhanced PDF Support ArchiCAD offers smooth, PDF-based workflow and improved PDF-based data exchange by introducing BIM-related intelligence and data hierarchy into Adobe’s Portable Document Format. PDF-A archive format support, attribute conversion, advanced handling of layers and drawing elements make PDF a true collaborative data format.


Revision Management ArchiCAD 18 offers a new, fully-integrated Revision Management workflow solution. Document changes to the building model are automatically tracked and managed throughout the entire project cycle.