An improved Integrated Design workflow and enhanced collaboration between project stakeholders make Archicad an even stronger tool for uniting architects and engineers in a shared model.
Archicad connects architects and engineers in a shared BIMcloud environment — powered by advanced collaboration and communication workflows — to deliver integrated design. Seamless and transparent information exchange builds trust among team members, eliminates model duplication, and redundant work between architects and engineers.
Work as one Team!
Model anything. Model everything.
Create the BIM model of the entire building with Archicad 24’s powerful toolkit. Integrate the structural model and the architectural model in one shared design hub, resulting in a powerful, collaborative environment. Archicad tools now integrate the Structural Analytical Model.
Built-in MEP modeler
Built-in MEP design tools further extend the integrated design approach of Archicad 24. As of this version, MEP Modeler is a core part of the software. Access intelligent MEP equipment inside the architectural model. Integrate MEP systems correctly in the BIM model without the need for a federated approach.
Pre-defined bend radius and improved routing dialog leads to a faster, more intuitive MEP routing workflow.
Share and explore your ideas
Explore ideas and design alternatives, leaving no stone unturned. Model and submit ideas for review by your team. When accepted, they’ll immediately become part of the project.
Object creation made easy
Create your own objects with the node-based visual PARAM-O tool without the need for GDL programming knowledge. Model anything from interior details to urban landscapes with parametric capabilities. Create parametric BIM elements with ease — the possibilities are endless!
Lights out for eye strain
Reduce eye strain in low-light conditions by switching to Dark Mode on macOS. Archicad will adapt its appearance with carefully re-designed icons and interface colors to be easier on your eyes in low-light conditions.
Design better buildings
Build better buildings
Archicad 24 puts architects and structural engineers on the same page with an integrated structural analytical model in the BIM model. Keep architects and engineers in sync, save time and costs with a collision-free, one model strategy and a bi-directional workflow.
Build better buildings thanks to better material mapping, automatic profile mapping, and ready-to-use translators that result in a more intuitive analytical model exchange and an improved bi-directional workflow.
Built-in physical and analytical model checking
Increase the reliability and accuracy of your model with the help of built-in physical and analytical model checking and a seamless, bi-directional workflow between Archicad 24 and the analysis application — saving you time and money on the job site.
One shared model
Save time, avoid mistakes, and minimize the risk of data loss thanks to efficient project management between architects and engineers based on a shared model and design hub — built to OPEN BIM standards. Strengthen team performance and design better buildings through solutions powered by streamlined data management processes.
Enjoy a fully integrated design workflow based on OPEN BIM thanks to Model Compare’s compatibility with IFC Structural Analytical Models.
Save time with instant quality control of your project without exporting and importing the model. Sort and track issues thanks to full compatibility with Archicad 24’s new Issue Manager.
Easy, effortless communication
Stay in the loop
Detect and visualize the changes between models and revisions in a more intuitive way thanks to smart change monitoring and real-time notifications.
Change management made easy
With multiple stakeholders on each project, the job of following, understanding, and adapting ongoing design changes is a significant task. Archicad introduces Model Compare. Compare two 3D models or versions, and visualize and filter the differences between them.
Keep track of design changes accurately and even evaluate design variants to get to the best possible design. Assign openings to issues thanks to more accurate change detection.
Track and change
Resolve issues faster and reduce the risk of unsolved issues thanks to clear organization and real-time notifications of BIM model changes. Integrate issues from third parties based on compatibility with industry standard issue management solutions.
Review issue history faster and highlight the changes thanks to better issue management and sorting.
Always in sync
Upload and refresh content in the model regardless of each team members’ location thanks to our fast and simple publishing workflow and BIMcloud. Save time, avoid mistakes and share files with confidence, knowing everything’s up-to-date. Real-time access to the shared model throughout the design process means all team members are in sync at all times.
Direct information exchange with Revit
Exchange information with Revit directly “out-of-the-box.” Import and export elements with their precise geometry and parameters (as non-editable content) from Revit (RVT) files for coordination and model referencing purposes.
Access RVT files locally or via BIMcloud, using Hotlink or Publish functions.
Simple project submission
Publish projects from Archicad to shared online locations with ease thanks to a streamlined submission process. There’s no need to stay glued to the screen to watch for the publishing to finish, or additional manual uploads. Archicad takes care of it all.
Connect to industry-leading CDE solutions such as Aconex via buildingSMART-defined “open” protocols.
IFC Model Exchange with Archicad for Revit 2021
Enjoy smoother collaboration with Revit users thanks to improved IFC export and import.
Focus on your Design, not the paperwork
Automate your workflows
Using higher-level programming languages like Python, create automation scripts in Archicad, and complete command chains from outside. Access general element, property information and element listing information, and modify these and other Archicad element classifications as necessary.
Smarter information exchange
Exchange data with consultants outside of the model environment in a smart, efficient way: option set properties are now exported to Excel, guaranteeing accurate and high-quality information input into your BIM model.
New and updated surface materials
Is it real or is it rendered? Create high-end visualizations quickly and easily with new and updated surfaces in the Additional Surface Catalog*. 500+ surface materials, including new wallpaper and realistic metal surfaces, result in stunning photo-realistic renderings.
Bring your interiors to life
Add life to your 2D and 3D views for a more contemporary look and feel. Furnish your scenes with brand-new objects from the updated library quickly and easily, thanks to an improved design workflow.
No project is too big
Present projects of any size right on your mobile device thanks to the brand-new BIMx 3D engine. Get the full experience of BIMx on your desktop, too!
Stunning real-time renderings
Create high-end visualizations with the Archicad-Twinmotion Direct Link while working on your BIM project, for informed design decisions and compelling client presentations. And Twinmotion 2020 is free for Archicad 24 users*!
Create custom, 3D interactive solutions in Unreal Engine 4 on both Windows and macOS with the new Datasmith Exporter.
*Available for subscription users only. Please contact your local reseller for terms and conditions.