GRAPHISOFT®, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, announced today that ArchiCAD® 16’s global rollout process has begun. In addition, the company unveiled its BIMComponents.com GDL objects portal, a cloud-based database that allows users to create, search, upload, and download custom BIM components of their choice.
The release of ArchiCAD 16 delivers key functionality to end users including the brand new MORPH™ tool, an optimal solution for creating custom BIM components, custom structures, and custom elements of the built environment, as well as custom-designed building interiors. Built-in Energy Evaluation allows architects working with ArchiCAD 16 to perform reliable dynamic energy evaluations of their BIM model within ArchiCAD, using BIM geometry analysis and accurate, hour-by-hour online weather data of the building’s location. BIMComponents.com, a cloud-based, ArchiCAD-integrated community database, allows users to create, search, upload, and download custom BIM components of their choice directly within their native BIM application.
Shipping started with the International, US and German versions – the first three of 26 local versions that will reach the market by the end of Q3 2012. For more information about ArchiCAD 16 please visit: http://www.graphisoft.com/products/archicad/