BUDAPEST, May 2, 2018 – GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects and designers, has announced the release of ARCHICAD 22, the latest version of its award-winning BIM software solution. ARCHICAD 22 improves the architectural design and documentation workflow for building façades. In addition, ARCHICAD 22 introduces significant improvements to its construction modeling, information management and 2D performance.
"Design is what architects love most about their work. ARCHICAD 22’s revamped Curtain Wall tool makes designing building façades a true graphical experience for architects with its modular pattern editor," said Peter Temesvari, Director of Product Management at GRAPHISOFT. "The most powerful thing about our new Façade Design workflow is that it covers the entire design workflow from concept through design development to documentation supporting local standards – all 100% BIM."
What’s new in ARCHICAD 22
ARCHICAD's remastered Façade Design workflow provides a flexible design environment for architects to create external or internal façades using modular structures and hierarchical, easily customizable patterns. Both traditional and algorithmic workflows are supported, thanks to the improved ARCHICAD-Grasshopper Connection.
The enhanced Profile Editor makes it easy to create intelligent profiles for columns, beams and walls and control the shapes and sizes of their cross sections via BIM parameters. The brand-new Expression Defined Properties vastly improve ARCHICAD’s capabilities to manage the “I” in BIM. GRAPHISOFT’s patent pending Machine Learning (ML) algorithm adjusts 2D navigation to each project’s content and results in a very smooth and responsive navigation.
ARCHICAD 22 also includes Maxon's latest (R19) CineRender engine, providing stereoscopic or 360° spherical renderings; a better Teamwork experience due to faster element reservation; and improved quality and precision when exporting building component information from composite skins and complex profiles - using OPEN BIM standards.
In addition to the features highlighted above, ARCHICAD 22 delivers many other performance and functional enhancements. For more information about ARCHICAD 22, and to sign up for the online streaming of ARCHICAD 22’s world premiere, please visit www.graphisoft.com/archicad.