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What’s new in Archicad 26?

Design

Visualize

Collaborate

Document

Archicad 26 System Requirements

Discover what’s new

Get familiar with how Archicad 26, BIMx, and BIMcloud enhancements help you design, visualize, collaborate, and document more efficiently.

With powerful improvements to automated design, documentation, and collaboration workflows, and professional out-of-the-box visualization solutions, Archicad 26 lets you focus on what you do best: design great buildings.

Design

Spend less time on project management and more time on design — Archicad 26 helps your team stay organized and files streamlined even as the size and complexity of projects continue to grow.

Discover Attribute Management

Archicad’s advanced attribute management keeps busy architecture offices streamlined by organizing projects accurately.

Faster Project Navigation

No more endless scrolling! Quickly and easily find specific items with the new Navigator Search for faster navigation inside of a project.

Enhanced Surface Overrides

Faster modeling and documentation of openings with fewer workarounds thanks to greater control over openings’ surfaces and enhanced Graphic Override options.

Customized Kitchen Cabinetry

First introduced with Archicad 25, now you can quickly and easily customize the look and style of kitchen cabinetry while still meeting local and company standards and requirements — all without manual workarounds.

Improved 2D Editing

Based on user feedback, the efficient and user-friendly 2D editing enhancement in Archicad 26 saves time and helps maintain consistency among interactions when using Radial Stretch of circles and ellipses.

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Radial Sketch

Smart Object Creation with Library Part Maker

Develop your own parametric object library without scripting! Create doors, windows, and other parametric objects easily with graphical editing methods. The Library Part Maker tool makes object creation a breeze.

Available for Graphisoft Forward and SSA subscribers only.

Visualize

Faster client approvals — Create stunning visualizations quickly and easily thanks to professional out-of-the-box solutions, modern textures and furniture, and powerful BIMx web and desktop viewer updates.

Additional Surface Catalogue

New Professional Textures

Engaging, modern visualizations make client approvals fast and easy thanks to the fresh content added to the Additional Surface Catalog.

Available for Graphisoft Forward and SSA subscribers only.

Archicad 26 introduces powerful 3D model export with a simpler, more informative Publisher workflow and easier control over texture size to optimize file size, and export time. In addition, BIMx Web Viewer and BIMx Desktop Viewer have a new, more realistic visualization with on-the-fly rendering, reflecting project orientation and Camera View Cone in the 3D model.

Optimized Archicad export and enhanced BIMx web and desktop viewers

Collaborate

Archicad 26 brings improved structural analytical model workflows and usability enhancements for faster, smoother interoperability between architects and structural engineers.

Structural Workflows

Watch the video to learn how collaboration between structural engineers and architects is critical to the success of building projects.

Automatic Live Load generation

Faster, automated interoperability between architects and structural engineers in Archicad 26 saves time and increases access to detailed information in the model.

Live Loads

Faster Export to FRILO

Faster, automated interoperability between architects and structural engineers in Archicad 26 saves time and increases access to detailed information in the model.

Frilo Expert

SAF Translator Enhancements

Smoother, faster information exchange between Archicad and Structural Analysis applications with the touch of a button keeps architects and structural engineers in sync and on track.

SAF

Support for Multi-Segmented Columns and Beams

Get more accurate Structural Analysis calculations with multi-profiled analytical elements that better describe complex segments.

Multi segemnt beam

BIMcloud Enhancements

No project is too big for BIMcloud, now with an increased file capacity of up to 100K + files. Improvements to security and control over file version history make BIMcloud your best project team collaboration tool.

BIM cloud

Accurate Building Energy Evaluations

New in Archicad 26 — Get reliable, out-of-the-box energy and CO2 building material data for accurate building lifecycle analysis and sustainability reports.

Energy Evaluation

Document

Archicad 26 introduces faster, more accurate documentation with fewer manual workarounds thanks to powerful enhancements to the documentation workflow.

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Import

New Autotext for Master Layout

Save time and reduce errors with faster, more accurate documentation thanks to new autotexts in automated layouts.

Graphic Override Enhancements

Quickly create Graphic Override combinations — Archicad 26 makes it easy to find and add multiple rules to combinations at once without unnecessary scrolling.

Level Dimensions Updates

Another time saver — Documentation is fast and easy when you use the information already available in the model in different ways.

PDF Import Enhancements

Save time by spending less time on repetitive tasks — Import multiple pages from a PDF with just one click.

See what’s new in action

Archicad 26, BIMx, and BIMcloud in action to help you design, visualize, collaborate, and document more efficiently.

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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.