Best-In-Class BIM Workflow
ArchiCAD 14 delivers a wide array of productivity improvements focusing on the most requested global and local customer wishes. Enriched details to modeling construction elements, better 3D visualization, enhanced 2D drafting, improved handling of libraries and library parts, and refined user interactions are all included in the impressive list of productivity improvements. The results are faster and more polished design and documentation workflows with improved communication capabilities both with clients and consultants, making ArchiCAD 14 the premier BIM solution for architects worldwide.
Shadows in Open GL 3D View
ArchiCAD 14 greatly improves in-model visualization with shadow casting in 3D OpenGL views. Live 3D views of the BIM model in addition to being work-views also become a standard basis for communicating the design intent with clients.
Extended Options for Doors & Windows
ArchiCAD 14 offers users increased control over model-based sections and details of doors and windows. An extended set of Reveal and Wall Closure setting options make creation of refined details a fully automatic process.
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Model-based annotation is key to an effective BIM workflow. Custom prefixes & suffixes added to associative dimensions - while keeping their real measured values - can boost documentation productivity by an order of magnitude.
Improved Handling of Schedules
ArchiCAD 14 introduces standard spreadsheet editing techniques to improve productivity in Schedule and Index windows. Quantity take-offs can now be exported to Excel with graphical information included for WYSIWYG results.
Direct Import of Site-Survey Data
Site survey data coming directly from theodolites can now be imported into ArchiCAD with a single click. XYZ coordinates automatically convert into an ArchiCAD Mesh element providing an accurate 3D model of the environment.
ArchiCAD 14 delivers improvements to speed in various operations depending on project size and complexity. In addition to faster IFC model import/export, interactive element schedule updates, and library handling, the GRAPHISOFT BIM Server takes full advantage of 64-bit computing on the Mac OS X platform.
Open Design Collaboration
ArchiCAD 14 introduces workflow solutions that help bridge the different requirements for BIM models between architects and the various engineering disciplines of the AEC industry. Model mapping, element classification, IFC reference model version tracking and change management support help the coordination between architects and engineers become a smooth and automatic process. ArchiCAD 14 also moves forward with developments to its revolutionary BIM Server based Teamwork solution, further optimizing the management of design teams working on shared BIM projects.
Refined Model Mapping
Building Element Classification extends ArchiCAD construction element data by adding new properties such as "IFC Element Type," and "Structural Function" to provide the foundation for model mapping with engineering BIM models.
Model-based IFC Reference Model Version Tracking
For best-in-class coordination workflow with Engineers, ArchiCAD 14 allows architects to compare IFC model versions and to import only differences, displaying design changes with color codes in the architectural model context.
Direct Link to Structural and MEP Applications
IFC translators optimized for exporting model data to various structural and MEP applications - including Revit Structure and Revit MEP - offer best-in-class coordination workflow with leading engineering solutions worldwide.
ArchiCAD, TEKLA Structures: Complete Workflow Integration
ArchiCAD 14 bridges the different requirements for BIM models between architects and engineers regardless of the name and version of the application they prefer working with. ArchiCAD 14's "Open BIM" approach greatly broadens designers' options for real Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
Streamlined Autodesk AutoCAD 2010 DWG I/O
Despite increased reliance on model-based workflows, architects still need to coordinate their designs with engineers using traditional 2D workflows. ArchiCAD 14 introduces streamlined DWG/DXF 2010 Import-Export and support for DWG formats used by all Autocad® 2010-based applications.
Next Generation Teamwork
ArchiCAD 13 introduced the GRAPHISOFT BIM Server – a first of its kind solution for model based team collaboration. ArchiCAD 14 also moves forward with developments to its revolutionary BIM Server based Teamwork solution, further optimizing the management of design teams working on shared BIM projects. All Teamwork functionality is free of charge and available out-of-the-box!
Teamwork "Pack & Go"
Teamwork "Pack & Go" enables designers to take Teamwork projects anywhere as a transportable data package. Additional work can be done without the need for physical access to the BIM Server from any remote computer.
BIM Server Performance Monitor
The BIM Server performance monitor function provides project leaders and CAD/BIM managers with powerful management tools to get all the information necessary for the decisions required for an optimal Teamwork project workflow.
Teamwork "Solo" Mode
Teamwork "solo" mode helps solo practitioners utilize the full potential of the powerful BIM Server infrastructure on solo projects as well as provides a significantly streamlined workflow for project leaders at the early phases of large team projects.