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Welcome to ARCHICAD 22

ARCHICAD 22 delivers design tool improvements and enhanced design workflows. Look for significant performance and productivity improvements to its core design processes as well as to multidisciplinary collaborative workflows.

ARCHICAD’s remastered Facade Design workflow provides a flexible design environment for architects to create external or internal facades and elevations using modular structures and hierarchical, easily customizable patterns. Both traditional and algorithmic workflows are supported, thanks to the improved ARCHICAD-Grasshopper Connection.

Parametric Profiles make it easy to create parametric edges for column, beam and wall profiles, so you can offset and control edges at the attribute and at the element level. Version 22 include Maxon’s latest (R19) CineRender engine, providing stereoscopic or 360-degree spherical renderings. ARCHICAD 22 introduces significant performance improvements; smooth and responsive navigation; a
better Teamwork experience due to faster element reservation; and improved quality and precision when exporting building component information from composite skins and complex profiles - using OPEN BIM standards.

Façade Design Remastered

ARCHICAD’s remastered Façade Design workflow enables architects to design, develop and detail hierarchical curtain wall systems, while ensuring adherence to local requirements for documenting and listing. Complex curtain wall systems may be designed by drawing schemes with modular patterns first; and then continue by defining frames and mullions to host fully customizable panels. Create precise vertical and horizontal junctions automatically, and finish by selecting from a wide set of louvres and other accessories.

Any documentation standard can be met, thanks to the customizable, scale-sensitive representation at any level of detail. Element schedules provide very accurate lists of all details of the created frames, mullions and even accessories.


Both traditional and algorithmic workflows are supported, thanks to the improved ARCHICADGrasshopper Connection tool. Designers can use any set of 2D lines to start assembling Curtain Wall Patterns on the Grasshopper Canvas and manage all sub-elements, then create astonishing facades in ARCHICAD using algorithmic design definitions.

Productivity Enhancements

Here are some highlights of the design, documentation and collaboration workflow improvements in ARCHICAD 22!

Import and Export ARCHICAD Element Properties via IFC

ARCHICAD 22 has improved the quality and precision of exported Component and Material information to IFC2x3 and IFC4. This is important to create schedules, calculations and cost estimates based on data related to Building Materials, individual Composite Skins, and Complex Profile parts.


Rhino–Grasshopper–ARCHICAD Toolset


The new “De-Constructor” function enables to use a reversed data workflow and channel ARCHICAD element data to the Rhino-Grasshopper platform. As a result, architects can perform design optimization and validation using the vast set of Grasshopper and Rhino extensions.


High-Resolution Support on Windows 10

The representation of fine details of the ARCHICAD icons, lines, texts and other graphic user interface elements are now produce a much sharper look. Ultra-high – 4K and 5K – resolution monitor screens offer much sharper display of details.


Stair and Railing Enhancements

The flagship feature of ARCHICAD 21 has been further enhanced based on the feedback of architect. The new Stair and Rail enhancements enables to visualize and use Stair Headroom for collision detection. Stair 2D documentation enhancements helps to keep country-specific representation standards. Sloped Railings and Rail Panels developments enables more accurate modeling.


Automatic Element Reservation in Teamwork

Now it only takes fragments of a second to reserve elements in Teamwork, even in case of very large element selection sets. Please note that this new feature is only available with a GRAPHISOFT BIMcloud User License.


Custom Graphical Label

Select any combination of drawing primitives (lines, arcs, polylines), plus Text Blocks (including Element-related Autotexts), then save and use them as a Label.

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