The all new power packed ArchiCAD 11.0
ArchiCAD, although the software was not new to me. but when I started looking foran alternative to popular drafting software being used in most of the offices in India.I came across the new version of it! then ArchiCAD 9.0.The concept itself was killer,
software by Architects, for Architects
, soundssomething like fundamental on which Indian democracy is based. Isn’t it!Parametric software, allows your entire focus on design and takes up all the pains of co-coordinating between different drawings.Architects, have always believed in the concept of “
visualizing a building as awhole”
, but it was not seen happening during the process of design in their offices,may be a limitation with available software.ArchiCAD was here to solve this issue.
It’s a BIM, Building InformationModelling.
The main concern of Graphisoft is to allow Architects’ to
“focus on design”
, ratherthan tweaking around 2D drawings! or fighting day and night with contractors andengineers for solving the conflicts.And soon followed version 10 and now version 11.0.As compared to version 9.0 there has been tremendous development in thesoftware, majorly its interface, which has become more intuitive. Architects,although, willing to migrate to this new technology, were not able to devote time forlearn this new software. But I found, many features that I loved in that popularsoftware, are now also available with ArchiCAD 10. Say for instance “polar tracking”,which saved lot of my drafting time; with ArchiCAD 10 it came as improvedsnapping,
“The power of snap”
. Tracker and guidelines are some more featureswhich made drafting experiences easy for Architects.So if you have not upgraded to ArchiCAD 10 from 9.0, don’t do it. Its time for jumping to version 11.0 and if you have still not invested in the new power packcalled ArchiCAD, keep waiting till the prices reach the sky. I would like to remind youabout the pricing issue also, price of ArchiCAD in India is almost 30% of its actualprice in the international market. Still thinking? Keep reading this article, you fill findmore reasons for migrating to ArchiCAD.
So what’s new in ArchiCAD 11.00?
To quickly summarize we have a small list of new powerful features:1.
Virtual Trace / Visual Compare2.
Line work and fill consolidation5.
Quality documentationSo how does it help Architects, isn’t that the question in your mind? I will try toanswer it, let’s begin with Virtual Trace!