Graphisoft releases Archicad 21



BIM software developer GRAPHISOFT has announced the release of ARCHICAD 21 and with it a number of new, highly anticipated tools.

The star upgrade in the ARCHICAD 21 release is undoubtedly the package’s new stair and railing tools. As any drafter or architect knows, designing stairs is fraught with challenges. Not only do strict building standards complicate stair design, but iterations of a building’s structure mean there’s a tremendous amount of tedious reworking of the stair design each time a project is modified. In ARCHICAD 21, this has all changed. According to GRAPHISOFT, drafters will now have access to automated stair design tools that work in the background to create an optimal stair configuration that’s building specific. All users need to do now is create a polyline to guide the direction of the stairs and wait for the ARCHICAD stair algorithm to offer up stair design options. Once a stair design has been chosen, an associated railing can be added with a simple single-click operation that completes the climbing feature.





“Intuitiveness has been a key differentiator for ARCHICAD since the beginning. Our next-gen Stair Tool provides a creative, productive and enjoyable user experience,” said Peter Temesvari, director of Product Management at GRAPHISOFT. “ARCHICAD 21’s Stair Tool does the heavy lifting in the background—making sure the architect’s stair design complies with relevant global and local design standards.”

Beyond the time-saving stair tool, ARCHICAD 21 also features an upgraded CineRender engine, which can be used to create photorealistic images of building interiors and exteriors.

Element classification has also been enhanced in the new package as any ARCHICAD model can now be described as central BIM database t

hat contains all project data. This new, flexible method for classification makes it possible to support and share any element of a national or corporate standard, making it easier for various partners and suppliers to interact with a design.

To learn more about the myriad improvements added to ARCHICAD 21, visit GRAPHISOFT.

Source: ENGINEERING.com
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