Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
2024 Technology Preview Program

2024 Technology Preview Program:
Master powerful new features and shape the latest BIM-enabled innovations

Collaboration with other software

Read articles about model- and data exchange with 3rd party solutions: Revit, Solibri, dRofus, Bluebeam, structural analysis solutions, and IFC, BCF and DXF/DWG based exchange, etc.


Automatic Live Load Generation

Table of Content Zones can be used for much moreDerive imposed loadsWhich zones generate live loads?1. Check the architectural model2. Check Zone Classifications3. Check Load CategoriesAdjust Load Categories inside ArchicadAdjust Load Categories outs...

EmokeCsikos_0-1653068947878.png EmokeCsikos_1-1653068947883.png EmokeCsikos_2-1653068947885.png EmokeCsikos_3-1653068947888.png

MEP Frequently Asked Questions

Note: MEP Modeler add-on has become an integrated design tool in Archicad 24. See more in Enhancements of the Built-in MEP Modeler. This article describes how to use the add-on in Archicad 23 and earlier. How do I edit MEP elements in Archicad withou...

wp-content_uploads_2010_08_locked-1024x726.png wp-content_uploads_2010_08_MEP-Preferences-2.png wp-content_uploads_2010_08_MEP-Preferences-3.png wp-content_uploads_2010_08_reserve-MEP-license.png

Faster Export to FRILO

Frequently exporting SAF files to FRILO can be time consuming Structural engineers who use FRILO are currently spending quite some time exporting SAF files by selecting a save location and setting the path for export each time, which interrupts the w...

MoaazHassan_0-1653304653486.png MoaazHassan_1-1653304653488.png MoaazHassan_2-1653304653489.png MoaazHassan_3-1653304653492.png

SAF Translator Improvements

Adjusting SAF Translator settings Currently, structural engineers can create and adjust structural analytical models in Archicad and eventually export them to the structural analysis software via SAF translators. However, in earlier versions of Archi...

MoaazHassan_0-1653306242486.png MoaazHassan_1-1653306242492.png MoaazHassan_2-1653306242497.png MoaazHassan_3-1653306242499.png

Seamless Collaboration with MEP Engineers

The Opening Tool now enables precise quantity estimations by offering the possibility to create polygonal openings in any 2D or 3D views - the Magic wand functionality can be used in the process as well. A new MEP label is also available, besides the...

wp-content_uploads_2021_05_Screenshot-2021-05-27-at-14.58.17.png wp-content_uploads_2021_05_Screenshot-2021-05-27-at-14.58.51.png wp-content_uploads_2021_05_Screenshot-2021-05-27-at-15.00.22.png wp-content_uploads_2021_05_Screenshot-2021-05-20-at-15.53.42-1.png

Native Archicad Survey Point

In the project, the stakeholders work on models, which are created with different applications. Synchronizing and defining location data on the individual object level is time consuming and may result in inconsistent element placement when exchanging...

wp-content_uploads_2021_06_Native-survey-2.png wp-content_uploads_2021_06_Toolbar.png

Structural Analytical Model Exchange

Archicad can share the structural analytical model with any external finite element analysis software that supports open-source file formats optimised for this purpose, such as: Structural Analysis Format (SAF) IFC Structural Analysis View (IFC SAV) ...

wp-content_uploads_2020_07_analytical-openbim-2-NEW-1.png wp-content_uploads_2020_07_SAF_Translator_Export.jpg wp-content_uploads_2020_07_SAF_Translator_Import.jpg

Integrated Structural Analytical Model

The integrated structural analytical model within Archicad helps architects and structural engineers achieve real collaborative teamwork. This capability is available as of Archicad 24. While architects design with the help of physical models (BIM), ...

wp-content_uploads_2020_07_IntegratedSAM.png wp-content_uploads_2020_04_Physical-Model-with-Integrated-Structural-Analytical-Model.png wp-content_uploads_2020_07_analytical-openbim-2-NEW.png wp-content_uploads_2020_04_Integrated-analytical-model-generated-within-the-defined-physical-model.png

IFC Workflow Between ARCHICAD and Revit MEP

Follow the steps below when collaborating with someone using Revit MEP. ARCHICAD 15 and Revit MEP 2012 were used in the examples below but the process remains the same for current versions of ARCHICAD. 1) Set Element Parameters Open the selection set...

wp-content_uploads_archicadwiki_ifc-revitmep--1.png wp-content_uploads_archicadwiki_ifc-revitmep--2.png wp-content_uploads_archicadwiki_ifc-revitmep--3.png wp-content_uploads_archicadwiki_ifc-revitmep--4.png
automata Graphisoft