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ARCHICAD User Group: ARCHICAD 23—New Features Overview

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The next version of ARCHICAD has been announced!

That means architects can look forward to speeding up everyday tasks such as powering up the software, switching between projects or views in a specific project. Performance enhancements to collaboration plow through common roadblocks to achieving a creative flow paving the way for unencumbered architectural design. The changes you’ll see in this version of ARCHICAD put you squarely in the driver’s seat, fueled by a software that nimbly responds to the way you think and work.

At this event you will also have the opportunity to see some of new features of ARCHICAD 23 and upcoming integrations such as:

Performance Improvements:
This version boasts raw performance optimization, streamlined workflows and reduced file sizes – just a few of the ways ARCHICAD 23 puts a special emphasis on making an architect’s daily tasks flow in an uninterrupted way. Goodbye lag time – hello creative juice flow!

Re-engineered Column and Beam Tools:
ARCHICAD 23 enables architects to quickly model accurate construction details and create quantity estimations for reinforced concrete, complex steel, timber, and composite beams and columns. Complex columns and curved, haunched and castellated beams can now be modeled and documented to meet graphic and representation standards. Beams and columns can be displayed using various projected and symbolic views and cover fills.

Voids, Niches, and Recesses:
The new Opening tool in ARCHICAD is dedicated to model and coordinate project design voids, recesses and niches — as horizontal, vertical or slanted openings across elements, element groups or even across stories. Such openings are important for project coordination as they are equally relevant for architects, engineers and consultants and must be documented by architects and by engineers. Openings can be modeled, scheduled, and documented using intuitive tools, and shared using open IFC standards.

Renewed Solibri connection:
ARCHICAD 23 enables seamless code and constructability checking at any stage of the design. The updated add-on automatically detects and sends only those elements that are changed in the ARCHICAD model, resulting in faster round-trip collaboration.

Enhanced dRofus connection:
ARCHICAD 23 allows architects to capture and organize client planning requirements and use these to validate and propose design alternatives. The dRofus database enables designers to collect and handle planning rules and design data with ease, even when working on large and complex projects, like hospitals, airports and universities.

Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD live connection:
The new Grasshopper Deconstruct Component can be used to extract ARCHICAD element surface data as a design reference. With the help of this function, changes to the core design scheme in BIM will automatically update all linked design details generated via design algorithms in Grasshopper.

Our user group is open to all and a place to, exchange ideas, ask questions, and share accomplishments with other professionals in our industry. We present projects, share tips-and-tricks, and provide the opportunity to network with other ARCHICAD users.

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