updated 07:45 pm EDT, Wed September 1, 2004
Graphisoft ArchiCAD 9
, its Virtual Building solutions technology, will ship in mid-September. ArchiCAD 9 delivers new functions and a simpler interface designed to help design buildings--from initial design concept to realization, in a single model. The software's new features and capabilities include a new palette layout; docking palettes; a customizable Tool Box; intelligent area-based selection; an enhanced library search; improved context-sensitive editing tools; better support for Adobe PDF file output; drag & drop support for AutoCAD DWG files; and a new sophisticated NCS compliant grid-based drawing numbering system. The International, German and US editions will be available in mid-September, while most localized versions will be shipped by the end of the year.