Archicad 22 was announced on May 2, 2018. Archicad 22 is focused on improving the architectural design and documentation workflow for building façades. In addition, it introduces significant improvements to its construction modeling, information management, and 2D performance.
Archicad’s remastered Façade Design workflow provides a flexible design environment for architects to create external or internal façades and elevations using modular structures and hierarchical, easily customizable patterns while ensuring adherence to local requirements for documenting and listing.
Archicad 22’s Parametric Profile Editor combines the power of parametric design with the freedom of graphical profile creation.
Archicad 22 allows you to use logical expressions to derive new properties and property values that depend on the element’s own parameters. This new function greatly enriches the information – or “I” component – of BIM. Its automatic workflow lets you define any calculation rule as an element property value and update it automatically, without time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry.
Archicad 22 introduces significant performance improvements, focusing on a smooth and truly responsive 2D panning and zooming navigation experience for projects of any size.
Archicad 22 brings several productivity improvements, providing easier and more intuitive building design, faster and more precise construction documentation, more accurate schedules and cost estimation.
Select any combination of drawing primitives (lines, arcs, polylines), plus Text Blocks (including Element-related Autotexts), then save and use them as a Label.
Archicad 22 has improved the quality and precision of exported Component and Material information to IFC2x3 and IFC4. This is important to create schedules, calculations and cost estimates based on data related to Building Materials, individual Composite Skins, and Complex Profile parts.
The new "De-Constructor" function enables you to use a reversed data workflow and channel Archicad element data to the Rhino-Grasshopper platform. As a result, architects can perform design optimization and validation using the vast set of Grasshopper and Rhino extensions.
The representation of fine details of the Archicad icons, lines, texts and other graphic user interface elements now produce a much sharper look. Ultra-high – 4K and 5K – resolution monitor screens offer much sharper display of details.
Archicad 21’s flagship feature has been improved based on feedback from architects. The new Stair and Rail enhancements allow you to visualize and use Stair Headroom for collision detection. Stair 2D documentation improvements help maintain country-specific representation standards. New developments for sloped Railings and Railing Panels allow more accurate modeling.
It only takes a fraction of a second to reserve elements in Teamwork, even in the case of large element selection sets. This new feature is available only with a GRAPHISOFT BIMcloud User License.