ArchiCAD 17 — BIM Lives in the Details
ArchiCAD 17 contains significant enhancements and additions that simplify the modeling and documentation of buildings even when the model contains an unprecedented level of detail. ArchiCAD’s end-to-end BIM workflow allows the model to stay live till the very end of the project.
Priority Based Connections
— Structurally Correct Details out of the Box
Priority Based Connections, together with Intelligent Building Materials, automatically provide structurally correct sections and details.Read more...
Industry-first Background Processing
— Large/Complex Models to Stay Responsive
To further enhance productivity, ArchiCAD 17 takes the next revolutionary step in multi-core processing to support the creation and manipulation of large complex models with industry-first Background Processing Support for faster generation of complex model details.Read more...
Extended IFC Model View Definitions
— OPEN BIM to Support National Standards
ArchiCAD 17 supports Coordination View 2.0 and expands capabilities for defining new IFC data such as Concept Design BIM 2010 (required by GSA (US), Statsbygg (Norway), Senate Properties (Finland), FM Handover (required by COBie), and others. This includes currency unit export, calendar date type IFC properties and IfcSystems Assignment Support for system type elements such as MEP systems.Read more...
— Open Interface to External BIM Component Providers
Direct access to an extensive collection of Manufacturer Content on BIMobject.com offers users a comprehensive range of intelligent BIM components available both in ArchiCAD 17 and on BIMcomponents.com.Read more...
— Integrated Design, Visualization and Analysis Workflow
Improved MORPH Tool and Real-time 3D Cutting Planes give extra control of ArchiCAD’s 3D modeling environment. Inclusion of fully functional BIMx in every installation enables users to share BIM projects with their clients in the form of interactive BIM project environments; further improved Energy Evaluation supporting multiple thermal zones allows users to evaluate their designs with standard compliant technology.Read more...
"The Automatic Model-based Junctions are an awesome addition to ArchiCAD 17. I love that they will improve quantity take-offs AND make my drawings—especially sections and 3D Documents—much more beautiful." Jared Banks, AIA, Shoegnome, LLC
"The New Features of ArchiCAD 17 will dramatically improve our productivity and documentation co-ordination processes. The standout features are the introduction of Building Materials, Junction and editable 3D Cutting Planes, these features reduce the effort required to obtain clean, accurate drawing output. From this release I can see that Graphisoft Development are working towards the same goal of producing documentation without the need for any 2D intervention." Nathan Hildebrandt, Associate, Fulton Trotter Architects, Australia
"In ArchiCAD 17 we can Copy 3D elements in Section and Elevation! We can now use the multiply function in the pet palette to layout rafter tails and other repetitive 3D elements right in a section or elevation." Jared Banks, AIA, Shoegnome, LLC
"The difference that this release will make to our workflow is similar to Teamwork 2 in ArchiCAD 13" Nathan Hildebrandt, Associate, Fulton Trotter Architects, Australia