GRAPHISOFT announced the latest release of its BIM authoring software, ARCHICAD 23. This new release features performance and response improvements, plus some intriguing new Grasshopper-based technology integration.
Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD live connection —The new Grasshopper Deconstruct Component can be used to extract ARCHICAD element surfaces 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.
Other new key features in the ARCHICAD 23 include:
- Re-engineered Column and Beam tools—These tools have been completely redone to create faster and more accurate details and quantity estimates for reinforced concrete, complex steel, timber, and composite beams and columns, including geometrically complex forms of these elements.
- Void, Niches, and Recesses—A brand new Opening tool dedicated to model and coordinate project design voids, recesses, and niches.
- Renewed Solibri connection—ARCHICAD 23 enables seamless code and construction checking at any stage of the design. The updated add-on automatically detects and sends only those elements in the BIM that are changed, resulting in a faster round-trip collaboration.
- Enhanced dRofus connection—Capture and organize client planning requirements and use these to validate and propose design alternatives.
More details of ARCHICAD 23.