GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects and designers, announced today the latest version of its industry-leading BIM software solution. ARCHICAD 20 features a number of important functional improvements that put the emphasis on the “I” in BIM, increasing the value for both ARCHICAD users and external stakeholders alike. Its brand new, “flat-design” graphical UI sets the new version apart from run-of-the-mill BIM tools.
Displaying the information in BIM
Sharing the information in BIMLen Lye Centre | Patterson Associates Architects | Photo © Patrick Reynolds
Graphical FavoritesBrand new Graphical Favorites provide excellent visual feedback about saved element settings with automatically-generated, colored 2D or 3D thumbnail previews — available instantly for every Tool.
Fast, organized access
Project standardizationLen Lye Centre | Patterson Associates Architects | Photo © Sam Hartnett
BIM VisualizationARCHICAD 20 brings project visualization to the next level by updating the CineRender Engine and enabling more accurate handling of “free-form” (Non-Uniform Rational Basis Splines) shapes.
Non-uniform splines (NURBS)Len Lye Centre | Patterson Associates Architects | Photo © Patrick Reynolds
Fresh look at BIMThe fully-refreshed user interface maximizes working area; the clean and modern tool and command icons look sharp. Tab-based navigation keeps you where the action is: right in front of you.