Graphisoft has announced the release of Archicad 25, the latest version of its proprietary BIM (Building Information Modelling) software.
Enhancements to design, visualisation, documentation, and collaboration capabilities are a direct response to user feedback, which Graphisoft – the BIM software solution developer for architecture – says makes Archicad 25 the most user-driven version to date.
Latest enhancements supposedly respond to user feedback with design, visualisation, documentation, and collaboration improvements.
Archicad, BIMx, and BIMcloud, have all received upgrades.
Featuring algorithmic design workflows and large model support, automated documentation, one-click publishing, photorealistic rendering, and analysis, Graphisoft says the latest version of Archicad lets architects focus on designing “great” buildings.
Archicad 25 also features improved usability, navigation, and accurate quantity take-offs.
Further, the new version includes enhancements to documentation, quantity and cost estimations, and new labelling options for Zones and MEP elements.
Archicad supports more than 40 export and import formats, including DWG, PDF, and XLS as well as the OPEN BIM formats IFC and BCF.
Commenting on the release, Derek Banocy, AIA associate principal, said: “In an ever-changing world, cox graae + spack architects recognizes it’s critical to utilize innovative technologies that enhance our ability to communicate seamlessly with our clients, our consultants, and our project builders as well as the sub-contractor and fabricator communities.
“From IFC file exchange for consultant coordination to 3D design of complex geometries, Archicad was essential to the entire team to deliver the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
“Put simply, it would have been impossible to visualise, design, and construct this innovative design without the collaborative team process ingrained in our office culture.”
Shesh Gorur, vice-president for Product Success at Graphisoft, added: “As we work with architects around the world, their comments and concerns often lead to improvements and enhancements that make Archicad better with each version and update.
“Archicad 25 is no different – our clients will experience the continuous innovations we put into each new version.”
Image: Duke Ellington School of the Arts by cox graae and spack architects, created using Archicad 25. Image credit: Chris Ambridge