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Archicad Keeps Getting Better! - Archicad 24 Update 2

Emoke Csikos
Graphisoft
Graphisoft

By releasing new features and enhancements with every Archicad update, our users will experience continuous improvement throughout the year.

Read this article to learn what new features and functionality improvements are available in Archicad 24 Update 2 (build 4007) and learn about the independently downloadable add-ons that have been updated for Archicad 24.

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What's new in Archicad 24 Update 2?

Feature increments, and quality and stability improvements further enhance collaboration between project stakeholders and improve the integrated design workflow introduced with Archicad 24.


Issue Management and Model Comparison Improvements

Better issue management and sorting with custom defined type tag that works with BCF too. Review the issue history faster, as Archicad will only highlight the changes. 

More accurate change management: Model Compare recognizes modified openings. Assign openings to issues if needed.

To learn more about the improvements of issue management and model changes, read this article.


Structural Analytical Model Improvements

Improved, more intuitive analytical model exchange: better material mapping, automatic mapping of manufactured cross section profiles at import and ready-to-use translators available to download.

Interoperability with Structural Analysis Format

Full integrated design workflow via IFC Structural Analytical View: Model Compare works with IFC Structural Analytical Models.

To learn more about the improvements related to the integrated structural analytical model, read this article.


MEP Modeler Improvements

Faster and more intuitive MEP routing workflow by predefined bend radius and improved routing dialog.

To learn more about the improvements in MEP Modeler, read this article.


Archicad User Feedback

To help us make Archicad work even better for you, we have introduced a new survey feature.
To learn more about it, read this article.


Updated Add-ons for Archicad 24

A smooth connection to third-party applications ensures an uninterrupted and efficient workflow.

Datasmith Exporter for Archicad

Transfer your model directly to Unreal Engine 4 with the new Datasmith Exporter add-on to create custom 3D-based interactive solutions. Available on macOS and Windows as well.

Create custom, 3D interactive solutions in Unreal Engine 4 on both Windows and macOS with the new Datasmith Exporter.

Download the add-on.

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With the Datasmith Exporter plugin, you can transfer your Archicad content (geometry, materials, lights, cameras) directly into Unreal Engine, used for creating 3D-based interactive custom solutions. The exported file can be read by any version of Unreal Engine 4. 

Archicad-Solibri Connection for Archicad 24

Save time with instant quality control of your project without exporting and importing the model. Sort and track issues thanks to full compatibility with Archicad 24’s new Issue Manager.

Download the add-on.

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Now available as a commercial-quality solution, upgrading the technology preview version released for Archicad 23. 

The Archicad-Solibri Connection add-on provides fast and automated code- and constructability checking. The updated add-on automatically detects and sends only changed elements of the Archicad model, resulting in faster round-trip collaboration.  

BCF-based issue reporting was introduced to this workflow, enabling designers to assign the detected issues or solve them later. 

This add-on allows fast BIM updates and use of Solibri while working in a real-time design scenario. You no longer need to save the files and upload them between programs. Simply design, check and amend as needed. 

New in this version:  

  • Fully aligned with Archicad 24's Issue Manager functionality 
  • Compatible with BCF 2.1 
  • Improved feedback and information on Solibri Connection palette.  

The Archicad-Solibri Connection for Archicad 24 add-on is localized to all Archicad language versions. It works with Archicad Solo, but is not available with Archicad START Edition.

Benefits for users:

  • Users will be able to transfer IFC-based data between Archicad and Solibri much faster.
  • They can reach the desired quality of the model easily.
  • They can continuously synchronize the changes and check the status of the model regularly.
  • They can import BCF-based issues and distribute them amongst other Archicad users.

Read more about this topic in the following articles:

RFA and RVT Geometry Exchange Add-on for Archicad 24

Access and use a wide range of manufacturer's content in your project. Direct information exchange with Revit provides fast collaboration and referencing workflow. 

Dowload the add-on.

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Users can import and export elements with their precise geometry and parameters (as non-editable content) from Revit (RVT) files for coordination and model referencing purposes. RVT files can be accessed locally or via BIMcloud, using Hotlink or Publish functions.

Learn more about the add-on and its benefits for users from this article:
Model exchange with Autodesk Revit®

IFC Model Exchange with Archicad for Revit 2021

Collaborate better with stakeholders using Revit. Improved quality IFC export and import in Revit.

Download the add-in.

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IFC Model Exchange with Archicad is a free add-in for Autodesk Revit. The add-in improves the IFC model-based and bi-directional data exchange between GRAPHISOFT Archicad and Autodesk Revit.

IFC Model Exchange with Archicad add-in has three functions:

  • “Improved IFC Import” imports IFC models to Revit using extra features that improve the interpretation of architectural models;
  • “Link IFC” merges IFC models into the current Revit project as a non-editable reference;
  • “Export to Archicad” exports Revit model elements in IFC files that are specially enhanced for use in GRAPHISOFT Archicad.

BIMx Lab on Android

The first public release of BIMx Lab is already accessible in Google Play Store.

BIMx Lab app delivers the next-generation 3D engine for BIMx, GRAPHISOFT's mobile BIM communication tool. This technology preview app aims to eliminate the BIM model size limit, prevalent on mobile devices, and collect user feedback for fine-tuning the technology for all BIMx apps.
You can access productivity functions in BIMx Lab that are available otherwise only in the paid BIMx Pro version. All of those are free in BIMx Lab for a while, as we are planning to maintain BIMx and BIMx Lab apps side by side until BIMx Lab will deliver at least the same stability and quality. Then the new BIMx Lab engine will be merged into BIMx.
Please start using it and send your comments/suggestions to bimx@graphisoft.com.


List of Issues Solved in This Update

Archicad updates always improve the quality of the software by implementing fixes for previously known issues.
You can find the List of Improvements here.


About the Previous Update

Archicad 24 Update 1 (build 3022) delivered a number of fixes and improvements.
You can download the installer of the update from GRAPHISOFT's Downloads site.
You can find the list of improvements here.

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