Innovation has been a key differentiator for ARCHICAD since the beginning. ARCHICAD 21 introduces the highly-anticipated Stair Tool, featuring GRAPHISOFT’s patent-pending Predictive Design™ technology. ARCHICAD 21 delivers a number of other, important functional improvements in the fields of visualization, OPEN BIM, performance and productivity making this version one of the strongest in GRAPHISOFT’s history.
Designing stairs is one of the most complex tasks in architecture. ARCHICAD 21’s new Stair Tool offers the most optimal stair designs to choose from in the context of the specific building.
Complex yet configurable railing systems can be created that are associated with Stairs, Slabs, Walls, Roofs or Meshes.
ARCHICAD 21’s integrated CineRender – based on MAXON’s Cinema 4D v18 rendering engine – offers architects high quality, photo-realistic rendering in the BIM context.
An ARCHICAD design model can be described as a central BIM database that stores all project data and makes it accessible to any project stakeholder.
External IFC model content created by consultants – such as Structural or MEP engineers – can be placed as hotlinks into ARCHICAD 21 design projects as protected reference content.
With the evolution of BIM as the de facto workflow, architects increasingly receive consultant information in a BIM format.