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What’s new in Archicad 25?

Collaborate

Design

Visualize

Document

Collaborate

A magnificent building is the product of collaboration between designers, architects, engineers, and constructors. We are dedicated to encouraging open cooperation. More than 40 export and import formats are supported by Archicad, including classics like DWG, PDF, and XLS, as well as modern OPEN BIM standards like IFC and BCF. The latter are industry standards that are not dependent on the manufacturer.

New Native Survey Point

Using Archicad 25’s native Survey Point, you may streamline your coordination procedures. In all Open BIM processes, the Survey Point simplifies and centralizes the processing of real-world coordinates. IFC and BCF file interchange are supported by Survey Point, as well as improved compatibility with traditional (e.g. DWG) file formats.

Easy Migration from Revit to Archicad

The RFA & RVT geometry exchange capability allows you to reuse prior project files while moving from Revit to Archicad. Archicad 25 comes pre-installed, and Autodesk Revit 2021 is supported.

Interoperability with Revit

Revit MEP software allows for better collaboration with engineers.

Archicad now has support for Revit file types up to 2021. Create MEP equipment from Revit Family files by importing RFA as a native Archicad Object. Hotlink a 3D RVT model and export a 3D model as Revit 3D geometry. When you hotlink a Revit file, Archicad now handles Revit’s Discipline filter, so what you see in Revit is what you receive in Archicad.

Solibri Connection Improvements

Solibri is the industry’s most used code and constructability checker. The Archicad-Solibri Connection add-on, which is free for all users, saves time and eliminates mistakes in roundtrips. You may now pick Solibri’s current Selection Basket items in Archicad and view them in the same camera position as before.

Easy Migration from Revit to Archicad

The RFA & RVT geometry exchange capability allows you to reuse prior project files while moving from Revit to Archicad. Archicad 25 comes pre-installed, and Autodesk Revit 2021 is supported.

Interoperability with Revit

Revit MEP software allows for better collaboration with engineers.

Archicad now has support for Revit file types up to 2021. Create MEP equipment from Revit Family files by importing RFA as a native Archicad Object. Hotlink a 3D RVT model and export a 3D model as Revit 3D geometry. When you hotlink a Revit file, Archicad now handles Revit’s Discipline filter, so what you see in Revit is what you receive in Archicad.

Solibri Connection Improvements

Solibri is the industry’s most used code and constructability checker. The Archicad-Solibri Connection add-on, which is free for all users, saves time and eliminates mistakes in roundtrips. You may now pick Solibri’s current Selection Basket items in Archicad and view them in the same camera position as before.

Generation Rules Enhancements

Structural engineers can use Generation Rules to save doing a lot of manual effort on the structural analytical model. Archicad 25 now has a few new features (such as Improvements of Offset Adjustments and Connection Range, Eliminating Overlapping Parts of 2D Members, and Streamlined Structural Supports.)

New Handling of Structural Loads

Collaborate with structural engineers without having to worry about losing data. Engineers contribute information to the model throughout the roundtrip, like as loads and load-related data, using their chosen structural analysis tools. Archicad 25 appropriately shows loads and load data when accessing the engineer’s SAF model. Loads and load-related information, such as load cases and load combinations, may be seen and managed. In the Archicad model, structural engineers may also alter or add additional loads.

Automatic Export Mapping of Manufactured Profiles

When sharing data with structural engineers, save time and effort. Archicad 25 now automatically maps structural components to manufactured profiles when exporting them as part of SAF-based data sharing, using a standard or customised database.

Generation Rules Enhancements

Structural engineers can use Generation Rules to save doing a lot of manual effort on the structural analytical model. Archicad 25 now has a few new features (such as Improvements of Offset Adjustments and Connection Range, Eliminating Overlapping Parts of 2D Members, and Streamlined Structural Supports.)

New Handling of Structural Loads

Collaborate with structural engineers without having to worry about losing data. Engineers contribute information to the model throughout the roundtrip, like as loads and load-related data, using their chosen structural analysis tools. Archicad 25 appropriately shows loads and load data when accessing the engineer’s SAF model. Loads and load-related information, such as load cases and load combinations, may be seen and managed. In the Archicad model, structural engineers may also alter or add additional loads.

Automatic Export Mapping of Manufactured Profiles

When sharing data with structural engineers, save time and effort. Archicad 25 now automatically maps structural components to manufactured profiles when exporting them as part of SAF-based data sharing, using a standard or customised database.

Design

The devil is in the details when it comes to great designs. Archicad 25 makes work easier in a variety of modest ways to help you succeed, providing a considerable gain in convenience, accuracy, and efficiency.

New Residential and Commercial Furniture

The default Archicad collection now includes 39 new contemporary furniture and decorating components, totalling over 1,300 parametric objects, including new modular kitchen cabinets, couch beds, fabric hangers, curtains, coat racks, tables, chairs, mattresses, and grills.

Quick Shift Between 2D/3D Views

You’re working in 3D but want to make a 2D adjustment to a component? Simply select the element and open it in any other view. It’s just as simple to transition from 2D to 3D.

Polygonal Openings

Make use of more accurate quantity estimations. Create holes of any shape that precisely match your MEP parts with custom-shaped polygonal wall openings, resulting in more accurate numbers.

Rhino 6 and 7 Connection Improvements

Import and export Rhino 6 and Rhino 7 files to take use of the industry’s most powerful free-form organic design tools, then continue the design development and documentation process in Archicad.

Polygonal Openings

Make use of more accurate quantity estimations. Create holes of any shape that precisely match your MEP parts with custom-shaped polygonal wall openings, resulting in more accurate numbers.

Rhino 6 and 7 Connection Improvements

Import and export Rhino 6 and Rhino 7 files to take use of the industry’s most powerful free-form organic design tools, then continue the design development and documentation process in Archicad.

Stair Tool Improvements

New Along Chord Stair Construction Geometry Method

Define the length of stair walking lines that meet certain local requirements. The Along Arc geometry approach is still functional.

New Tread Symmetry Combinations for all Winder Types

Turning Point – Asymmetric Going is a new stair winder option now available. Easily define and adjust unique stairs that adhere to your architectural purpose.

New Stair Landing Control

The extra landing length can now be spread evenly between the landing start and the landing end. When an existing staircase needs to be converted to a new design environment, this is a good option.

New Along Chord Stair Construction Geometry Method

Define the length of stair walking lines that meet certain local requirements. The Along Arc geometry approach is still functional.

New Tread Symmetry Combinations for all Winder Types

Turning Point – Asymmetric Going is a new stair winder option now available. Easily define and adjust unique stairs that adhere to your architectural purpose.

New Stair Landing Control

The extra landing length can now be spread evenly between the landing start and the landing end. When an existing staircase needs to be converted to a new design environment, this is a good option.

Visualize

More than just making professional designs is what architecture is all about. It’s all about communicating intent and the way space and volume interact. Archicad 25 includes a number of enhancements that will help you create more expressive designs.

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Display of Surface Textures in Sections and Elevation Views

Describe your design in as much detail as possible. Without the need for additional editing software, you can see your surface textures in section and elevation views in Archicad.

Realistic Soft-Shadow and Cover Fill Option on Textures

Accurate, creative elements should be included in your design. In section and elevation views, use soft shadows to lend contours and depth to your surfaces. Use the pattern fill of your choice to overlay textures. Your client will have a clearer vision of the model, and you will have a speedier approval time.

Native Metal Graphics Technology for Mac Users

3D rendering on the Mac is now faster than it has ever been. Metal, Apple’s new graphics API, has replaced Open GL in Archicad. Metal provides near-direct access to the graphics processing unit, which allows for speedier rendering.

Realistic Soft-Shadow and Cover Fill Option on Textures

Accurate, creative elements should be included in your design. In section and elevation views, use soft shadows to lend contours and depth to your surfaces. Use the pattern fill of your choice to overlay textures. Your client will have a clearer vision of the model, and you will have a speedier approval time.

Native Metal Graphics Technology for Mac Users

3D rendering on the Mac is now faster than it has ever been. Metal, Apple’s new graphics API, has replaced Open GL in Archicad. Metal provides near-direct access to the graphics processing unit, which allows for speedier rendering.

Document

Keep up with the competition with error-free paperwork that follows your design and conforms with local requirements and standards.

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New Graphic Override Options

You’ll have more options when it comes to communicating your design. Custom RGB colour for both Surface and Fill Background Pen overrides, surface transparency, and off/on display of contours on cut and uncut surfaces in model views are all new features in Graphic Overrides.

* A future Archicad 25 version will include Surface Transparency control and a Surface RGB colour picker.

New Labeling Option for MEP Elements

Display MEP-related information automatically for a more efficient MEP documentation procedure.

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Install Archicad

Installing Archicad on numerous computers can be done in one of two ways: separately on each machine (Standard Installation) or via the specialised Network Installation process.

Standard Installation

Install stand-alone Archicad on your computer.

Network Installation

Install Archicad across a network of PCs.