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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Archicad 16 - Just Released - Real Revit Competitor Now?!?! #Archicad #Revit #BIM


ArchiCAD 16 – BIM Components at Your Fingertips

ArchiCAD 16 introduces a comprehensive ecosystem of solutions to ease the creation, sharing, and finding of custom BIM Components. Built-in Energy Evaluation turns ArchiCAD 16 into the “greenest” BIM solution available on the market today.
ArchiCAD 16 FlyerArchiCAD 16 Brochure
General ArchiCAD BrochureArchiCAD 16 Feature Comparison
designCustom objects, components, and structures require a tool with extraordinary modeling flexibility. ArchiCAD 16 introduces direct modeling capabilities into the native BIM environment with its brand new MORPH™ tool. MORPH allows element creation with any custom geometry in an intuitive graphical way, featuring popular modeling techniques. MORPH elements can be created from scratch simply or by converting any existing ArchiCAD BIM element. The MORPH tool is an optimal solution for creating custom BIM components, custom structures, and custom elements of the built environment as well as custom-designed building interiors.
bimcomponentsBuilding components is one of the most dynamically developing segments of the BIM industry. ArchiCAD 16 fundamentally changes the possibilities the average user has to obtain custom BIM Components for their BIM projects. ArchiCAD’s new modeling capabilities, connected with the cloud-based BIM Component database allow users to create, search, upload, and download custom BIM components of their choice. The fully-integrated web portal makes sharing BIM components a core community function. BIMcomponents.com also provides a central “marketplace” for all GDL objects to directly reach ArchiCAD users when they need those objects the most.
SustainabilityIn today’s environment, sustainability is an imperative for all building projects. The main decisions influencing a building’s sustainability features are made by the architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to innovate in “green” as well, uniquely offering the best workflow for sustainable design, integrated in its BIM authoring tool. The built-in Energy Evaluation functionality of ArchiCAD 16 is similar to the former standalone EcoDesigner™ product, but is based on entirely new technology which allows architects to perform reliable dynamic energy evaluation of their BIM model within ArchiCAD, relying on BIM geometry analysis and accurate hour-by-hour online weather data of the building’s location.
Productivity and WorkflowTogether with ArchiCAD 16, GRAPHISOFT also delivers important workflow and productivity updates. These include an upgraded BIM Server™, Cloud-integrated model sharing service for BIMx users with an active maintenance contract, enhanced Library, and advanced Teamwork backup options for even greater data safety. ArchiCAD’s improved IFC handling skills with the management of a wide range of IFC data and DXF/DWG data exchange make Open BIM a perfect solution when consultants or other involved parties use different software. New features also affect ArchiCAD's 3D editing workflows and performance.
"Based on my interpretation ArchiCAD 16 is one of the most exciting versions - ever. The overall modelling capabilities: tools and work environment, seem to support our workflow from early design, to a detailed, documenting level. (...) Congratulations, guys, you did it - AGAIN!"
Tony Krepler, MBMO, Sydney, Australia

ArchiCAD 16 – BIM Components at Your Fingertips

ArchiCAD 16 introduces a comprehensive ecosystem of solutions to ease the creation, sharing, and finding of custom BIM Components. Built-in Energy Evaluation turns ArchiCAD 16 into the “greenest” BIM solution available on the market today.
ArchiCAD 16 FlyerArchiCAD 16 Brochure
General ArchiCAD BrochureArchiCAD 16 Feature Comparison


designCustom objects, components, and structures require a tool with extraordinary modeling flexibility. ArchiCAD 16 introduces direct modeling capabilities into the native BIM environment with its brand new MORPH™ tool. MORPH allows element creation with any custom geometry in an intuitive graphical way, featuring popular modeling techniques. MORPH elements can be created from scratch simply or by converting any existing ArchiCAD BIM element. The MORPH tool is an optimal solution for creating custom BIM components, custom structures, and custom elements of the built environment as well as custom-designed building interiors.



bimcomponentsBuilding components is one of the most dynamically developing segments of the BIM industry. ArchiCAD 16 fundamentally changes the possibilities the average user has to obtain custom BIM Components for their BIM projects. ArchiCAD’s new modeling capabilities, connected with the cloud-based BIM Component database allow users to create, search, upload, and download custom BIM components of their choice. The fully-integrated web portal makes sharing BIM components a core community function. BIMcomponents.com also provides a central “marketplace” for all GDL objects to directly reach ArchiCAD users when they need those objects the most.



SustainabilityIn today’s environment, sustainability is an imperative for all building projects. The main decisions influencing a building’s sustainability features are made by the architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to innovate in “green” as well, uniquely offering the best workflow for sustainable design, integrated in its BIM authoring tool. The built-in Energy Evaluation functionality of ArchiCAD 16 is similar to the former standalone EcoDesigner™ product, but is based on entirely new technology which allows architects to perform reliable dynamic energy evaluation of their BIM model within ArchiCAD, relying on BIM geometry analysis and accurate hour-by-hour online weather data of the building’s location.



Productivity and WorkflowTogether with ArchiCAD 16, GRAPHISOFT also delivers important workflow and productivity updates. These include an upgraded BIM Server™, Cloud-integrated model sharing service for BIMx users with an active maintenance contract, enhanced Library, and advanced Teamwork backup options for even greater data safety. ArchiCAD’s improved IFC handling skills with the management of a wide range of IFC data and DXF/DWG data exchange make Open BIM a perfect solution when consultants or other involved parties use different software. New features also affect ArchiCAD's 3D editing workflows and performance.



"Based on my interpretation ArchiCAD 16 is one of the most exciting versions - ever. The overall modelling capabilities: tools and work environment, seem to support our workflow from early design, to a detailed, documenting level. (...) Congratulations, guys, you did it - AGAIN!"
Tony Krepler, MBMO, Sydney, Australia


MORPH Tool – Redefining Modeling Freedom for BIM

ArchiCAD 16 introduces direct modeling capabilities into the native BIM environment with its brand new MORPH™ tool. MORPH allows element creation with any custom geometry in an intuitive graphical way, featuring popular modeling techniques, like Push & Pull. 
MORPH Concept
The MORPH tool has no geometric limitation; every edge, point and surface can be moved and shaped freely and textures can be fine-tuned on every surface. There is no need for GDL programming or for importing special shapes from other 3D programs. MORPH elements are full-fledged ArchiCAD components that appear in all ArchiCAD views and lists and can be classified for structural or MEP export, making this new tool a complete solution for creating custom shapes of any type. Transform any existing object, element or element group into a MORPH element, then save/re-save it as a GDL Object of any type or use it as an editable MORPH. Any 3D element type can be transformed into a full-fledged MORPH element with freely editable faces, edges, points, and listable parameters.

BIMcomponents.com – Cloud-search for BIM Components

ArchiCAD 16 fundamentally changes the possibilities the average user has to obtain custom BIM Components for their BIM projects. ArchiCAD’s new modeling capabilities, connected with the cloud-based BIM Component database allow users to create, search, upload, and download custom BIM components of their choice. The fully-integrated web portal makes sharing BIM components a core community function. BIMcomponents.com also provides a central “marketplace” for all GDL objects to directly reach ArchiCAD users when they need those objects the most.
BIM Components Concept
This cloud-based ArchiCAD-integrated community database collects and provides direct access to tens of thousands of GDL elements in one place. The easily searchable collection continually grows with users', GDL developers' and manufacturers' new elements. BIMcomponents.com helps you obtain trustworthy 3D or 2D elements in the form of parametric GDL objects by bringing the elements directly into your ArchiCAD project library with easy embed and drag & drop methods. Seek community opinion and share your custom objects with a click, widening the available selection. Built-in quality filters, user evaluations, and recommendations result in a high overall object quality.

SUSTAINABILITY – Industry-first Fully BIM-integrated Energy Evaluation

GRAPHISOFT continues to innovate in “green”, uniquely offering the best workflow for sustainable design, integrated in its BIM authoring tool. The built-in Energy Evaluation functionality of ArchiCAD 16 is based on entirely new technology, which allows architects to perform reliable dynamic energy evaluation of their BIM model within ArchiCAD, relying on BIM geometry analysis and accurate hour-by-hour online weather data of the building’s location.

Energy Evaluation

Creating a Building Model for Energy Evaluation
Creating a Building Model for Energy Evaluation
ArchiCAD's Energy Evaluation functionality offers an easy-to use workflow for performing dynamic building energy calculations on projects of any size.
General Modeling Conventions
General Modeling Conventions
It is recommended to keep in mind a couple of modeling conventions and practices when creating a building model for energy evaluation. In this clip we will present the most important modeling guidelines and conventions.
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