The ArchiCAD is an architectural Building Information Modeling (BIM) CAD software enabling the architects to design, develop detail hierarchical curtain wall systems with great freedom using modular patterns. The design happens with a natural graphical input in the most natural design environment in 3D or 2D elevations, while ArchiCAD ensures the curtain wall system is structurally correct and adheres to local requirements for documenting and listing.
ArchiCAD allows users to use logical expressions to derive new properties and property values that depend on the element’s own parameters. This new function greatly enriches the information of BIM. Its automatic workflow lets you define any calculation rule as an element property value and update it automatically, without time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry.
The results can be used in ArchiCAD for tagging or filtering elements, and presented in any graphical, tabular or model output, governed by mathematical, logical and text handling operations like the functions found in standard spreadsheet programs. Property values containing a valid URL will become a live URL hyperlink in the Interactive Schedule, providing quick access to any connected website or online data.
ArchiCAD can be used to import and export DWG, DXF and IFC and BCF files among others
Graphisoft is an active member of BuildingSMART (formerly the International Alliance for Interoperability, IAI), an industry organization that publishes standards for file and data interoperability for built environment software. Graphisoft was one of the founders of the Open BIM concept, which supports 3D BIM data exchange between the different design disciplines on open-source platforms. ARCHICAD can also export the 3D model and its corresponding 2D drawings to BIMx format which can be viewed on a number of desktop and mobile platforms with native BIMx viewers.
Downloading the ArchiCAD 3D tutorial manual mobile App will allow the users to work with either a 2D or 3D representation on the screen. Two-dimensional drawings can be exported at any time, even though the model in the program’s database always stores data in three dimensions. Plans, elevations, and sections are generated from the three-dimensional virtual building model and are constantly updated if the user ‘rebuilds’ the view. Detail drawings are based on enlarged portions of the model, with 2D detail added in. more than tutorial inside please download this app.