GRAPHISOFT has announced the latest release of its flagship BIM authoring software, ARCHICAD 23. The new release of the award-winning BIM software promises vastly improved performance of essential processes and industry-leading responsiveness for a BIM authoring platform.
New in ARCHICAD 23
The 23rd major release of ARCHICAD lays emphasis on performance improvements to a BIM application that is widely considered the fastest BIM application in the architecture market already due to its extensive utilization of multithreaded code and background processing technologies.
New in version 23, users will find further optimization leading to absolute raw performance gains, streamlined workflows, and reduced file sizes. It means faster boot times for loading the application and projects within it.
“Everyday tasks such as firing up your software and switching between projects or views in a specific project may end up being the very roadblocks to achieving the flow, which is the ideal state for architectural design,” says Peter Temesvari, Director, Product Management, GRAPHISOFT. “We removed these roadblocks, putting the architect more firmly in the driver’s seat, with the software responding to the way architects think and work. ARCHICAD 23’s increased responsiveness is truly remarkable.”
Other key features in the new ARCHICAD 23:
- Re-engineered Column and Beam tools — these tools have been completely redone to allow architects to create faster and more accurate details and quantity estimates for reinforced concrete, complex steel, timber, and composite beams and columns, including geometrically complex forms of these elements.
- Void, Niches, and Recesses — a brand new Opening tool dedicated to model and coordinate project design voids, recesses, and niches—as horizontal, vertical or slanted openings across elements, element groups or even across stories. Such openings can be modeled, scheduled, and documented using intuitive tools and shared using open IFC standards.
- Renewed Solibri connection — ARCHICAD 23 enables seamless code and constructability checking at any stage of the design. The updated add-on automatically detects and sends only those elements in the BIM that are changed, resulting in a faster round-trip collaboration.
- Enhanced dRofus connection — this allows architects to capture and organize client planning requirements and use these to validate and propose design alternatives. The dRofus database enables designers to collect and handle planning rules and design data with ease, even when working on large and complex projects, like hospitals, airports, and universities.
- Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD live connection — the new Grasshopper Deconstruct Component can be used to extract ARCHICAD element surface data as a design reference. With the help of this function, changes to the core design scheme in BIM will automatically update all linked design details generated via design algorithms in Grasshopper.
To learn more about ARCHICAD 23, readers can sign-up for the online streaming of ARCHICAD 23’s world premiere on 4 June 2019 at www.graphisoft.com/archicad