Version: 21.0 Build 3005
Released: Jun 17th, 2017
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: http://www.graphisoft.com/archicad/
Innovation has been a key differentiator for ARCHICAD since the beginning. ARCHICAD 21 introduces the highly-anticipated Stair Tool, featuring GRAPHISOFT’s patent-pending Predictive Design™ technology. ARCHICAD 21 delivers a number of other, important functional improvements in the fields of visualization, OPEN BIM, performance and productivity making this version one of the strongest in GRAPHISOFT’s history.
Designing stairs is one of the most complex tasks in architecture. ARCHICAD 21’s new Stair Tool offers the most optimal stair designs to choose from in the context of the specific building.
Complex yet configurable railing systems can be created that are associated with Stairs, Slabs, Walls, Roofs or Meshes
ARCHICAD 21’s integrated CineRender - based on MAXON’s Cinema 4D v18 rendering engine - offers architects high quality, photo-realistic rendering in the BIM context.
An ARCHICAD design model can be described as a central BIM database that stores all project data and makes it accessible to any project stakeholder.
External IFC model content created by consultants - such as Structural or MEP engineers - can be placed as hotlinks into ARCHICAD 21 design projects as protected reference content.
With the evolution of BIM as the de facto workflow, architects increasingly receive consultant information in a BIM format.
Touch Bar support for the Apple MacBook Pro
The Touch Bar is a Multi-Touch enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for instant access to essential tools, right when you need them. By using the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, architects can easily access the most relevant ARCHICAD controls and commands with ease.
Auto-Text with parameters
Auto-Text can now access element specific parameters and properties and also lets the users to create custom labels.
What's new in ArchiCAD 21.0 Build 3005
June 17th, 2017
・Introduces the highly-anticipated Stair Tool, featuring GRAPHISOFT’s patent-pending Predictive Design technology. ARCHICAD 21 delivers a number of other, important functional improvements in the fields of visualization, OPEN BIM, performance and productivity making this version one of the strongest in GRAPHISOFT’s history.
・Handling of Dashed Polylines at corners has been improved — now corners are displayed with proper dashes regardless of where the polyline starts or ends. Corners will display correct endings, even after stretching.
・Smart Parameter Transfer allowsltering of parameter types to be transferred between elements. You can even name, save and re-use previously con gured parameter transfer sets.
・New Distribute Along Path command allows fast placement of similar elements along polygons - such as lamps adjacent to a road. Use the new Random Placement option to scatter trees over an area.
・Improved Section and Elevation Depth Control and editing options and enhanced Range features help architects tone-tune the position and determine the exact range of sections and elevations.