Software : GRAPHISOFT : ArchiCAD

GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD

Version
(as of 6/11/2015)
19
Platforms
LicenseCommercial
CategoryGraphics

Software Overview

Main Features

  • 2D drawing tools
  • 3D modeling interface
  • Architectural rendering capabilities
  • Document management tool
  • BIM Server real-time collaboration environment

GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD is an architectural CAD program for Windows and OS X. It is one of the leading building information modeling (BIM) tools available.

ArchiCAD can import and export a variety of CAD formats, such as DWG, IFC, and DXF, along with its own proprietary formats. The application provides many tools for designing structures, including 2D drawing tools, a 3D modeling interface, architectural rendering capabilities, and a document management tool with a data storage server. ArchiCAD also allows you to add functionality to the application through free and commercial extensions.

The application provides useful collaboration features for team members to work together. GRAPHISOFT's BIM Server is a real-time collaboration environment and the BIMcloud, which allows BIM workflows to be accessible on any software, hardware, or network configuration.

ArchiCAD is mainly used for designing and engineering buildings, urban areas, interiors, and other structural environments. It gives you a large amount of features for BIM, 3D visualizations, project management, working with teams, and engineering integration. GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD is a great BIM CAD tool that architects will find useful.

▶ Primary file extension

.PLN – ArchiCAD Project File

▶ Other file extensions used by GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD 19

Supported File Types
.BPNArchiCAD Project Backup File
.DWGAutoCAD Drawing Database File
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.IFCIndustry Foundation Classes File
.LCFArchiCAD Library Container File
.MDEArchiCAD Educational Version Module File
.MODArchiCAD Module
.PLAArchiCAD Project Archive
.PRWArtlantis Shader Preview File

Updated: June 11, 2015