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Graphisoft to ship ArchiCAD 11 in mid-May

updated 12:10 pm EDT, Mon May 7, 2007

ArchiCAD 11 due in mid-May

Graphisoft has announced that it will ship ArchiCAD 11 in mid-May, the latest release of its virtual building modeling solution. The update offers improvements in coordination, control, and virtual building functionality to enhance design, collaboration, and drawing generation. Virtual trace allows live coordination among all model views, drawing views, and layouts. Visual compare extends the functionality of virtual trace by enabling users to find differences between model and drawing views in the ArchiCAD work environment as well as drawings imported from external consultants. The International, German, and U.S. editions of ArchiCAD 11 are due to ship in mid-May, while localized versions are scheduled to ship shortly afterward (pricing and system requirements were unavailable).

Control

Control improvements include a worksheet tool to provide a dedicated environment for editing 2D drawings generated from models, as well as intelligent markers to provide a unified logic for creating cross-references between traditional architectural views.

Virtual Building

Curved slanted walls are designed to increase modeling freedom, and interior elevations enable users to create un-folded interior model views of complex rooms. Auto-placement rules allow users to place interior elevations of a room on a layout in an organized fashion with a single drag-and-drop operation.

Multi-story hotlink modules allow users to more efficiently create and maintain multi-story building parts such as staircases, mechanical engineering shafts, or entire building units. Updates on multi-story buildings are also significantly faster, according to Graphisoft.

The update features DWG 2007 as well as Google 3D Warehouse support, enabling users to download 3D models from the Google 3D Warehouse for use in projets and publish designed to the Warehouse while enabling the model to be displayed in Google Earth.




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  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Featuritis rules the day

    ...while they have dropped their own 2d pmk drawing file editing support in v10 making all legacy access difficult, there is no current dining room table in the object library, slabs still can only have one edge material without a workaround (brick stair interiors anyone?), all the past keyboard shortcuts were changed making many requiring 3 keys instead of 2 for laptop users, sketchup import for every platform EXCEPT the Intel Mac - there are still so many fundamental issues with the basics of this software that I don't give a flying hoot about Google Earth imports - fix v10 please & don't ask me for another frickin' PENNY until you do...

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