Graphisoft® has released Archicad 26, the latest version of its award-winning BIM software.
Szervita Square Building | DVM Group, dvmgroup.com, Hungary
Save time and reduce the risk of errors while you focus on your design — even on large and complex projects. Easier and more intuitive navigation and management of attributes through a structured hierarchy.
No more endless scrolling! Quickly and easily find specific items with the new Navigator Search for faster navigation inside of a project.
Search in the Navigator
Faster modeling and documentation of openings with fewer workarounds thanks to greater control over openings' surfaces and enhanced Graphic Override options.
Opening Tool - Surface Overrides
Develop your own parametric object library without scripting! Create doors, windows, and other parametric objects easily with graphical editing methods. The Library Part Maker tool makes object creation a breeze.
Available for Graphisoft Forward and SSA subscribers only.
First introduced with Archicad 25, now you can quickly and easily customize the look and style of kitchen cabinetry while still meeting local and company standards and requirements — all without manual workarounds.
Based on user feedback, the efficient and user-friendly 2D editing enhancement in Archicad 26 saves time and helps maintain consistency among interactions when using Radial Stretch of circles and ellipses.
Create a Copy When Stretching Circles
During certain workflows, it is necessary to model space volumes using the Morph Tool. Space volumes can now also be derived from morphs and translated to IfcSpace entities on the IFC output.
Morphs Exported as IfcSpace
Engaging, modern visualizations make client approvals fast and easy thanks to the fresh content added to the Additional Surface Catalog.
Available for Graphisoft Forward and SSA subscribers only.
One Love House | Sarco Architects, Costa Rica
Renewed Additional Surface Catalog
Archicad 26 introduces powerful 3D model export with a simpler, more informative Publisher workflow and easier control over texture size to optimize file size and export time. Create more realistic visualizations with on-the-fly rendering, reflecting project orientation and Camera View Cone in the 3D model thanks to updates to BIMx Web Viewer and BIMx Desktop Viewer.
S - Life Express, Istanbul | Adnan Kazmaoğlu Architects, Turkey
When it comes to finding the best visualization tool for your needs, Graphisoft offers freedom of choice. In addition to the built-in high-end rendering engines Cineware and Redshift, you can also work with a wide variety of external rendering solutions, including Twinmotion from Epic Games and Enscape.
Enscape is a real-time rendering plugin that integrates smoothly with Archicad, giving you an uninterrupted design and visualization workflow.
Get more out of your Graphisoft Forward subscription by taking advantage of a special offer. Sign up for a two-year Enscape subscription and get the first year free!
If you are already a Graphisoft Forward subscriber, visit this webpage and follow the purchase and installation steps.
Collaboration between structural engineers and architects has become critical to the success of building projects that are being developed at extraordinary speed by today’s standards. Graphisoft enables structural engineers and architects to seamlessly exchange information regardless of the software solutions used.
Faster, automated interoperability between architects and structural engineers in Archicad 26 saves time and increases access to detailed information in the model.
Automatic Live Load Generation
Save time when working with the new Archicad - FRILO one-click direct export feature.
Faster Export to FRILO
Smoother, faster information exchange between Archicad and Structural Analysis applications with the touch of a button keeps architects and structural engineers in sync and on track.
SAF Translator Improvements
Get more accurate Structural Analysis calculations with multi-profiled analytical elements that better describe complex segments.
Support of Multi-Segmented Columns and Beams
No project is too big for BIMcloud, now with an increased file capacity of up to 100K+ files. Improvements to security and control over file version history make BIMcloud your best project team collaboration tool.
New in Archicad 26 — Get reliable, out-of-the-box energy and CO2 building material data for
accurate building lifecycle analysis and sustainability reports.
Currently available for select localized versions of Archicad 26.
Export your IFC models to include information about the properties and functions of complex Archicad elements' components. Thanks to Archicad's enhanced IFC export capabilities, your models will be more informative, better meeting the information needs of the receiving party.
Export Component-Level Data to IFC
Save time by quickly and easily setting a clear graphical representation of the slope data of your MEP elements.
Representation of MEP Element Slope Direction
New Autotext for Master Layouts
Save time and reduce errors with faster, more accurate documentation thanks to new autotexts in automated layouts.
Graphic Override Enhancements
Quickly create Graphic Override combinations — Archicad 26 makes it easy to find and add multiple rules to combinations at once without unnecessary scrolling.
Level Dimensions Updates
Another time saver — Documentation is fast and easy when you use the information already available in the model in different ways.
Improvements of the Level Dimension Tool
Save time by spending less time on repetitive tasks — Import multiple pages from a PDF with just one click.
Improved PDF import
Apart from the feature developments listed above, you’ll also find many additional changes and fixes throughout the Archicad interface.
Additional Improvements in Archicad 26
Archicad is available on both Windows and macOS. Data exchange between the two platforms is fully supported through compatible file formats and collaboration methods such as Teamwork, so they can be used even in mixed environments.
As with every new Archicad release, we tested how some graphics cards perform with smaller and larger projects in Archicad. The description of the test environment and the results can be found here:
Graphics Cards' Performance Review with 3D Navigation in Archicad 26
Hardware recommendations and a summary of the above-mentioned information can be found here:
The file types processed by both Archicad and BIMcloud are listed here:
Import/Export File Formats in Archicad
The article describes the import and export possibilities and the supported versions of the file formats created by Graphisoft products or third-party applications.
Go to the Downloads page on graphisoft.com to download
Everything you need to know about Archicad installation (install, add or repair, network installation, uninstall, etc.) can be found here.
If you face any issues during the installation or start-up of Archicad, this article will help you determine the possible cause and guide you to solutions:
Archicad 26 Install and Startup Troubleshooting Guide
Archicad 26 can be activated using one of several license types. Read more about Archicad license types here.
The Archicad 26 User Guide is filled with useful information about every tool, feature, and function. Take a look!