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ARCHICAD Feature Comparison

ARCHICAD® 19
New Features Comparison
ARCHICAD 19
ARCHICAD 18
ARCHICAD 17
ARCHICAD 16
ARCHICAD 15
ARCHICAD 14
BIM Modeling
Doors/Windows Fit to Slanted and Complex Wall Surfaces + + + + + +
Complex Multi-story Elements + + + + + +
Reshaping Elements in Any View + + + + + +
Curved/Profiled/Complex Walls and Columns + + + + + +
Slab/Roof Edge Custom Settings + + + + + +
Use Any Number of Layers in Composite Elements + + + + + +
Shell Tool + + + + +
Multi-Plane Roof + + + + +
Model Element Connections Management + + + + +
Morph Tool + + + +
Solid Morph Operations and Object Smoothing + + + +
Link Element Heights to Stories, Adjust Walls to Slab Core + + +
Core-Based Reference Planes for Walls and Slabs + + +
Curved Beam + + +
Anchor Door/Window Reveal to Wall Core + + +
Priority-Based Junctions + + +
Edit Multiple Elements Simultaneously + +
Air Gaps in Composite Structures: Correct Display and Handling + +
Building Materials: Expanded Properties and Tags + +
Surface Painter +
Visualization / 3D Exploration
3D Zones Geometry Fit to Complex Elements + + + + + +
Virtual Tracing - Reference Layer among all Views, Layouts + + + + + +
Partial Structure Display by Load-Bearing Classification + + + + + +
Context Sensitive Smart Cursor + + + + + +
3D Editing Plane + + + + +
3D Feedback with Working Plane, 3D Guide Lines + + + + +
Snap to Surface in 3D Window + + + +
Move and Elevate in One Step + + + +
Display Story Info on Guide Lines + + +
Easily Editable Real-Time 3D Cutting Planes + + +
MAXON® CineRender Engine for Professional Visualisation + +
Physical Rendering Engine and Cameras; Grass; White Model Effect + +
IES Light Support + +
Modeless 'One-click' Rendering Palette with Preset Scenes + +
Instant / Smart / Temporary Snap Guides in 2D and 3D +
Permanent Guide Lines in 2D and 3D +
Expanded Surface Catalog +
Documentation
3D Document: Dimensioned and Annotated 3D Views + + + + + +
PDF Export + + + + + +
Interactive Schedules, Export to Excel + + + + + +
Layout Book + + + + +
Convert Surveyor’s Data into ARCHICAD Mesh + + + + +
Renovation Feature, Element-level Statusing + + + +
Import Site Survey Geometry as Morphs + + +
PDF/A Publishing Support for Archiving + +
Export ARCHICAD Model to STL (Stereolithography) Format + +
Integrated Connections with Google Earth, SketchUp + +
BIMx Hyper-models: Viewable 3D in BIMx Desktop Viewer + +
Revision Management - Publishing Issue History + +
Automatic Pointers for Easy-To-Read Dimensions +
Easy Customization of Dimensions and Dimension Texts +
Automatic Dimensioning of Story Level Lines +
Add Multiple Labels to an Element/ Easy Label Placement and Editing +
Publish to PDF with WYSIWYG Layers from Layout +
List Skin / Component Area in Interactive Schedule +
Schedule of Finishes +
Control Element Info when Publishing a BIMx Hyper-model +
Productivity / Project Management / Performance
Virtual Trace References as Underlay in Any View or Layout + + + + + +
Support for 3D Connexion Space Navigator Device + + + + + +
License Borrowing + + + + + +
Native 64-bit ARCHICAD on Windows OS + + + + + +
Native 64-bit ARCHICAD on MacOS + + + + +
Assign Thermal Properties to ARCHICAD Fills + + + +
Easily Share/Access Objects via the BIM Components Portal + + + +
Integrated Building Energy Evaluation + + + +
Multiple Thermal Blocks, Building Systems, Operation Profiles + + +
Building Materials incl. Surface, Priority, Thermal Property, etc. + + +
Background Processing Support, Optimization of Multi-core CPUs + + +
Revision Management – All-Round Model-Based Change Tracking + +
CineRender Runs in the Background using Multiple Cores + +
New Background Processing for Nearly Instant Model Views +
Optimized OpenGL Engine for Smoother, Faster Navigation +
Unified Window Mode on Mac +
Tab-based Navigation +
Communication / Integrate with Engineering
XREF Layers Arranged Separated from other Layers + + + + + +
Standard Steel Profile Database + + + + + +
Element Classification by Type, Structural Function and Position + + + + +
Predefined IFC Export/Import Settings (IFC Translation Setup) + + + + +
Support of 2D Annotation Elements in IFC Model Import/Export + + + + +
"Detect IFC Model Changes" Function + + + + +
IFC Data Integrated as Native ARCHICAD Data + + + +
Merge ARCHICAD Model to IFC Model Function + + + +
"IFC Scheme Setup" Function + + +
"Classification Reference", "Space Occupant" and "Actor" IFC Entities + + +
Rules for Automated IFC Classification and Property Definition + + +
Access to IFC Data for ODBC Driver and ARCHICAD API + + +
Certified Export of IFC 2x3 Coordination View v2.0 + +
Support of IFC 2x3 Basic FM Handover MVD (COBie) + +
"IFC System" and "IFC Time Series Schedule" IFC Entities + +
Multilevel Hierarchy of IFC Assignments + +
Support for IFC Type Product, System and Time Series Schedule + +
Site or Building Context Element Definition + +
IFC Format Supported in Publisher + +
PDF-Based Data Exchange – Optimized Export, with Layers + +
Flexible Editing of Placed PDF Drawings + +
Mark-Up in 3D; Screenshots + +
BIM Collaboration Format (BCF)-Based Data Exchange + +
Scheme-Driven IFC Data Management and Export + +
ARCHICAD Parameter and Quantity Mapping to IFC Data + +
Export All ARCHICAD BIM Parameters as IFC data + +
Display Tags and Categories data (incl. IFC data) in ARCHICAD Labels + +
Certified Import and Export of IFC 2x3 Coordination View v2.0 + +
Export Geometries that Participate in Collision Detection + +
Export Composite/Complex Objects Exploded into Parts + +
DWG 2014/2013 Support + +
Displaying Point Clouds +
Update Properties with Imported IFC Properties (Update with IFC Model) +
Export IFC Data to BIMx +
IFC Data Mapping for 3rd Party Developers (API) +
Library
Library Container Files (.lcf) - File Storage Format + + + + + +
Embed Objects into Project + + + + + +
Embed Only Necessary Library Objects + + + + + +
Library Migration, Library Management + + + + + +
Search Function to Find Library Parts in All Active Libraries + + + +
Enhanced Interface and Listing for RoofMaker + + +
Dimension Label Includes Element's Elevation Data + + +
Comprehensive Pre-Built CineRender Surface Library + +
Surface Management; Import and Export of CineRender Surfaces + +
Simplified Door / Window UI +
New and Improved Label Types +
Teamwork / BIM Server
BIM Server - Model Based Team Collaboration + + + + + +
Delta-Server® for Fast and Safe Data Exchange in Teamwork + + + + + +
BIM Server® Performance Monitor, Control Over Client-Server + + + + + +
64-bit BIM Server on Windows and MacOS + + + + + +
Portability and Remote Access + + + + + +
BIM Project Backups to Restore BIM Server-related Data + + + +
PLN Format Backups to Quickly Recover Data in ARCHICAD + + + +
Browser-Based Server and User/Role Management + +
Multiple BIM Servers with Single Entry-Point + +
Team Messaging with Views + +
BIMcloud Manager + +
BIMcloud Control Icon: Single Entry Point for Server Management +
Network Diagnostic Tool +