A great building is the result of designers, architects, engineers, and contractors all working together. To facilitate open collaboration, Archicad supports more than 40 export and import formats, including DWG, PDF, XLS, and SAF, as well as the manufacturer-independent and industry-standards IFC and BCF.
Native Survey Point
Streamline your coordination workflows thanks to the Native Survey Point in Archicad 25. Set and lock your project’s survey point and use it to coordinate with stakeholders — regardless of the software they’re using. Survey Point supports IFC and BCF file exchange and offers better interoperability with conventional file formats, like DWG.
Interoperability with Revit
Better collaboration with engineers using Revit MEP software
Support for Revit file formats up to 2021 is now built in to Archicad. Import RFA as a native Archicad Object and create MEP equipment from Revit Family files. Export a 3D model as Revit 3D geometry and hotlink a 3D RVT model. Archicad now handles Revit’s Discipline filter, so when you hotlink a Revit file, what you see in Revit is what you get in Archicad.
Easy migration from Revit to Archicad
Re-use previous project files when migrating from Revit to Archicad, thanks to the RFA & RVT geometry exchange functionality. Available out-of-the-box with Archicad 25, with support for Autodesk Revit 2021.
Solibri connection improvements
Solibri is the industry leading code- and constructability checking application. Save time and eliminate the errors in roundtrips thanks to the Archicad-Solibri Connection add-on, free for all users. With the latest improvement, you can select Solibri’s current Selection Basket items in Archicad and view them in the same camera position.
Better IFC export, less effort, more information
Exchange model geometry and data easily thanks to the improved IFC export process, which now automatically distinguishes between Openings and Geometric Holes, supports Geometric Holes in Shells, and identifies components by their Building Materials even for composites and complex profiles.
Collaboration with consultants just got easier
Populate your model with information by importing Excel sheets from your consultant into Archicad. Available as a Technology Preview, now even Hotlink Modules are supported!
Generation Rules enhancements
Generation Rules help the structural engineers to avoid heavy manual work on Structural Analytical model. Archicad 25 now comes with a few novelties (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 data loss. During roundtrip engineers add information to the model, such as loads and loads-related data on their preferred structural analysis tools. When opening the engineer’s SAF model, Archicad 25 correctly displays loads and load data. View and manage loads and load-related information, such as load cases and load combinations. Structural engineers can also adjust or add new loads in the Archicad model.
Exchange structural models between Archicad and FRILO with a simple click — and no risk of sharing outdated information. Select an element (or the entire model) and click on Open in FRILO to analyze your Structural Analytical Model.
New residential and commercial furniture
39 new contemporary furnishings – modular kitchen cabinets, sofas, clothes hangers, curtains, coat racks, tables, chairs, mattresses, and grills — are now part of the default Archicad library, totaling over 1,300 parametric objects.
Quick shift between 2D/3D views
Get accurate quantity estimates with customizable polygonal openings that will fit your MEP elements exactly.
Rhino 6 and 7 connection improvements
Leverage the power of the industry-leading free-form organic design tool, then switch to Archicad to continue the design development and documentation processes.
New Along Chord stair construction geometry method
Comply with specific local standards when defining the length of stairs’ walking lines thanks to a new calculation algorithm. The existing Along Arc geometry method is still available and can be used with either algorithm.
New tread symmetry combinations for all winder types
Quickly and easily define and edit custom stairs that follow your design intent thanks to a new stair winder option called Turning Point — Asymmetric Going.
New Stair Landing control
High quality models with Archicad
In addition to checking for duplicate and fully overlapping elements, Archicad can now check for partially overlapping model elements as well. Deliver models with full confidence using this Technology Preview feature!
Translate your conceptual designs into compelling presentations thanks to Archicad’s powerful architectural visualization tools. Bring your models to life, inspire the audience, and invite stakeholders to immerse themselves in your designs.
Display of surface textures in sections and elevation views
Realistic soft-shadow and cover fill option on textures
Present your design with accurate, artistic details. Use soft shadows to add contours and depth to your surfaces in section and elevation views. Overlay textures with the pattern fill of your choice. Your client gets a better picture of the model, and you benefit from faster approval.
Native Metal graphics technology for Mac users
3D rendering on Mac is faster than ever. Archicad now uses Metal, Apple’s new graphics API, replacing Open GL. Metal has near-direct access to the graphics processing unit, resulting in faster rendering speeds.
Redshift rendering engine out of the box
Introducing Redshift by Maxon for Archicad 25. Available as a Technology Preview for Archicad 25 SSA/Forward subscribers, the world’s first fully GPU-accelerated biased rendering engine has been built to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering. Redshift offers a suite of powerful features tailored to support creative individuals and practices of every size.
Get the right balance between rendering quality and speed!
Control the level of grass texture detail to achieve high quality renders for close-ups or reduce it for faster landscape renders.
Zones in section and elevation views
Document zone-specific data on project views automatically and precisely with the new Zone Labels — without manual work arounds.
More precise cost estimations in component lists
Deliver cost estimations with greater accuracy thanks to enhancements in component listing and calculation methods. Calculate components’ “conditional” area and volume, in addition to net and gross values. Set up rules and conditions to fit specific local requirements to ignore openings, as necessary.
More control over schedule format
Customize your element schedules quickly and easily thanks to a flexible and consistent format. List, unify, add, or quantify even non-identical cells when merging them.
New Graphic Override options
Highlight any element with custom colors or contours. New controls in Graphic Overrides include custom RGB colors for both Surface and Fill Background Pen overrides; surface transparency; and on/off display of contours on cut and uncut surfaces in model views.
New Labeling option for MEP elements
Automatically display MEP-related information for a smoother MEP documentation workflow.
Dimensions just got smarter
Enjoy more reactive dimensions that cleverly adjust their placement according to the visibility of the objects’ node they reference. When nodes are invisible, the dimension changes to the center of the object and reverts when the node is visible again.
More options, more information
Enhance your quantity take-offs with new schedulable parameters for more thorough documentation. Quantify the top, bottom, or side gross surface area of your project elements automatically.
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Table of Contents
- 1 Collaborate
- 2 Structural Analytical Model Improvements
- 3 Design
- 4 Stair Tool Improvements
- 5 Visualize
- 6 Document
- 7 Reques A Quote