ARCHICAD 19 is now faster than ever! No more waiting for views to load. GRAPHISOFT has extended its robust 64-bit and multi-processing technologies with background processing – an industry first for BIM. So ARCHICAD now offers lightning-fast response times and this turbo-charged update to ARCHICAD makes it the undisputed speed leader in the BIM business.
Improved Work Environment – The new Tab Bar for multiple viewpoints allows speedier switching among Floor Plans, Sections, Elevations, and 3D windows.
Permanent Guidelines – Brand new Guide Lines, Snap Guides and Snap Points provide permanent graphical support for accurate element creation and editing.
Interactive 3D Surface Painter – Intuitive, ‘drag-and-drop’ building model surface editing in 3D provides instant, visual feedback. ARCHICAD 19’s new Surface Painter enables designers to change model surfaces in the 3D window with a single click using a floating palette called Surface Editor.
Smoother, faster 3D navigation with OpenGL – ARCHICAD 19 uses a fully-optimized OpenGL engine ensuring smoother, faster 3D navigation, even when working with extremely large building models.
Predictive Background Processing (Patent pending) – ARCHICAD 19 takes advantage of unused computer capacity by anticipating potential future user actions and preparing for them in the background. This greatly increases the overall responsiveness of the application, so it feels more agile with projects of any type or size. The dramatic difference between GRAPHISOFT’s next-gen technology and standard BIM software can be best witnessed when returning to one’s previous BIM software without background processing.
Leading the Way in OPEN BIM – ARCHICAD 19 allows users to import the IFC model exactly as it looked in the original application in which it was created. Collision detection now works with all imported IFC MEP elements as well. Improved collision detection performance makes ARCHICAD 19 a unique BIM authoring tool with full-fledged interdisciplinary coordination capabilities.
Further productivity improvements – ARCHICAD 19 makes many time-consuming tasks easier than ever: