updated 03:05 pm EST, Mon October 31, 2005
SketchUp for ArchiCAD
Graphisoft today released a for ArchiCAD, its virtual building solution. The integration of SketchUp with ArchiCAD allows architects and principals to focus on creativity at the earliest concept phase of new projects, and can be automatically imported into ArchiCAD for further development. Sketch concepts formed in SketchUp can be incorporated into the intelligent Virtual Building environment, where detail can be easily added, and data interoperability can open the model to a range of other applications. Feasibility studies of volume and materials can be performed at the sketch phase, linking the building data to the SketchUp faces in ArchiCAD to support the design brief. The SketchUp add-on is provided as a free download.