Archicad 16 Releases Integrated Energy Modeller in Latest BIM Tool

Archicad 16 Releases Integrated Energy Modeller in Latest BIM Tool

Date: 15.05.2012

ArchiCAD® 16 released on 2nd on May, the latest version of its premium BIM design software for architects. ArchiCAD 16 introduces a comprehensive ecosystem of solutions to ease the creation, sharing, and finding of custom BIM Components. Built-in Energy Evaluation turns ArchiCAD 16 into the "greenest" BIM solution available on the market today.

"Building projects - by their nature - contain numerous custom building components and structures that may require modeling capabilities beyond the standard BIM tools," said László Vértesi, VP of Products at GRAPHISOFT. "ArchiCAD 16 introduces direct modeling capabilities and cloud-integration to help users create and find the custom objects, components, and structures they need to make their BIM models complete," he continued.

SUSTAINABILITY - Industry-first Fully BIM-integrated Energy Evaluation

In today's environment, sustainability is an imperative for all building projects. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the main decisions influencing a building's sustainability features are made by the architects and not by the building systems engineers. GRAPHISOFT continues to innovate in "green" as well, uniquely offering the best workflow for sustainable design, integrated in its BIM authoring tool. The built-in Energy Evaluation functionality of ArchiCAD 16 is similar to the former standalone EcoDesigner™ product, but is based on entirely new technology (e.g. zone-boundary based building model geometry analysis, analytic weather data input option, etc.). This technology allows architects to perform reliable dynamic energy evaluation of their BIM model within ArchiCAD, relying on BIM geometry analysis and accurate hour-by-hour online weather data of the building's location.

Together with ArchiCAD 16, GRAPHISOFT also delivers important workflow and productivity updates to its growing portfolio of solutions. These include an upgraded BIM Server™, Cloud-integrated model sharing service for BIMx users with an active maintenance contract, and support for the IFC 2x3 Coordination View Version 2.0 for facilitating OPEN BIM. ArchiCAD 16 will be released in Australia late July 2012, with shipment to customers beginning in the last week of July 2012. For more information about ArchiCAD 16, please visit: For a live demonstration of ArchiCAD 16, please register for the upcoming "BIM Components at Your Fingertips" webinar on June 19, 2012.

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