ArchiCAD gives users the ability to create great architecture and increase productivity. From day one, ArchiCAD has been designed by architects for architects, and over the years it has gradually become more and more refined to allow its users to better: Focus on design, Manage change, Evaluate design alternatives, Collaborate, Coordinate.
ArchiCAD offers a different approach to your workflow process which gives you more control over your design, while maintaining accuracy and efficiency in documentation. While you raise walls lay floors, add doors and windows, build stairs and construct roofs this Building Information Authoring Tool creates a central database of 3D model data. From this you can extract all the information needed to completely describe your design complete plans, sections and elevations, architectural and construction details, Bills of Quantities window/door/finish schedules, renderings, animations and virtual reality scenes. That means while you're designing, ArchiCAD is creating all the project documentation so there's little repetitive and tedious drafting work. And unlike designing in 2D software, the Virtual Building approach also means that you can make changes at any time maintaining the integrity of your documents, without risking costly errors or costing you productivity.
ArchiCAD 13 revolutionizes BIM collaboration with its active BIM server based next-generation Teamwork solution. ArchiCAD 13 also delivers mission critical productivity improvements to further polish its best-in-class BIM design and documentation workflow. ArchiCAD 13 introduces the GRAPHISOFT BIM Server a first of its kind solution for model based team collaboration. Industry-first Delta Server technology reduces network traffic to a minimum for instant and reliable data-exchange both within the office and over the Internet.