Product News: Software
BIM Software targets small architectural firms.
Press Release Summary:
January 23, 2014 - With ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014, architects can create any type of Virtual Building™ model and produce architectural documentation, such as floor plans, sections/elevations, 3D views, and details for project. Program offers full access to ArchiCAD's 3D modeling capabilities including Shell tool, MORPH™ tool, priority-based Junctions, and GDL objects. IFC, DWG, and DXF file exchange capabilities enable full, model-based and hybrid coordination workflow with consultants.
Original Press Release
GRAPHISOFT North America Releases ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014
Press release date: January 16, 2014
ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014 is a full-fledged BIM solution with critical features most smaller practices need. Architects can take advantage of a full BIM toolset and create any type of Virtual Building(TM) model and architectural documentation (floor plans, sections/elevations, 3D views, details).
"ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014 offers small firms, big software at a low price point. STAR(T) was already a huge value but with the addition of the MORPH and Shell tools, STAR(T) Edition 2014 is pretty much in a class of its own at this price point," said Steve Benford, managing director, GRAPHISOFT North America.
The feature set in STAR(T) 2014 includes all the necessary tools to create a BIM that is data-rich and able to produce all floor plans, sections/elevations, 3D views and details for a project. Advanced modeling tools such as the Shell tool, MORPH and priority-based connections are also included within STAR(T) 2014. Serving as a base for the latest ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014, ArchiCAD 17's robust, well-tested engine satisfies the needs of a smaller practice. Therefore, ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition has most of the feature set, content and benefits of ArchiCAD 17, including:
-- All the tools necessary to create the Building Information Model from which the architectural documentation (floor plans, sections/elevations, 3D views, details) as well as the bill of materials can be derived;
-- Full access to ArchiCAD's 3D modeling capabilities including the Shell tool, the MORPH(TM) tool, the priority-based Junctions and GDL objects (up to version 17);
-- Latest IFC, DWG and DXF file exchange capabilities to enable full, model-based and hybrid coordination workflow with consultants.
GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIM Server(TM), the world's first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner(TM), the world's first fully BIM-integrated "GREEN" design solution and BIMx®, the world's leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007.