on 2022-07-1403:00 PM - edited on 2023-05-1502:41 PM by Noemi Balogh
The Additional Surface Catalog needed an update
Our users’ essential wish was to update the Additional Surface Catalog. The previous catalog did not fully support the new rendering capabilities within Archicad with the default settings, which required more manual workarounds. In addition, the surfaces in the catalog were not always suited to follow the latest residential and commercial design trends.
Fresh, contemporary surfaces for realistic renders
The Additional Surface Catalog is one of the many benefits offered to our Graphisoft Forward and SSA customers. The Additional Surface Catalog, containing several hundreds of surfaces, has been completely renewed with Archicad 26.
It works the same way as before: you load the Additional Surface Catalog into your active project libraries and import the necessary surfaces into the attribute set.
To read the detailed workflow description and download the catalog, go to this article.
The Additional Surface Catalog for Archicad 26 is entirely new. This is what you need to know about it:
The catalog includes both new surfaces and modernized versions of surfaces already included in the previous versions, keeping up with the industry's latest rendering and outdoor visualization workflows and trends. The overall number of surfaces has increased significantly.
The new catalog is fully compatible with Archicad’s built-in rendering engine, Cineware, which means less manual setup to achieve the desired results.
The previous and the new catalogs are not compatible; thus, we recommend loading both the previous and the new catalogs when working on migrated projects.
We recommend starting new projects with the new catalog loaded.
Create high-quality visualizations
Use the renewed surface catalog to create better and modern visualizations of your design intent for faster approval from your clients.
Learn about all the new visualization features of Archicad 26: