ARCHICAD Start Edition

THE BEST OF BIM

... For the smallest architectural studios

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ARCHICAD START EDITION

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ARCHICAD Start Edition is a version of ARCHICAD targeted very small architectural studios with 1-2 employees who require a strong BIM program with free modelling tools and IFC exchange.

With ARCHICAD Start Edition you get almost everything you would expect of a modern BIM program. Very few things are missing in ARCHICAD Start Edition compared to the full version of ARCHICAD. This includes Curtain Wall (glass facades), Hotlinked Modules (act a little like Blocks in AutoCAD), (TeamWork/BIM Server (collaboration in the same file), CineRender/Sketch Render (visualisation), energy calculation and BIMx (BIM viewer for iOS and Android). On the other hand, the price for ARCHICAD Start Edition is significantly lower than the full version. However, as many buyers in time want to upgrade to a full version of ARCHICAD, you only pay for the difference in price the first three years after purchasing ARCHICAD Start Edition. Read about the differences between the versions here >>

ARCHICAD Start Edition is sold without a service agreement, so any support and upgrades must be purchased as a supplement.

With ARCHICAD Start Edition you can still easily build a complete BIM project from DWG underlay or on top of fellow consultant’s IFC models. The project is built in 2D and 3D with layer structure and a built-in library of more than 2,000 objects is included. The drawing material for the entire project can be set up in layouts, along with large extracts and inventories. The overall project can be delivered as 2D drawings in PDF format and a 3D model in IFC format.

ARCHICAD Start Edition is in no way a case of compromising on BIM – on the contrary, it is a case of harvesting the lowest hanging fruits with a good BIM workflow.

PERFECT PDFs

What you see is what you get. PDF files from ARCHICAD Start Edition contain only the layers that are switched on, while layers can later be turned on/off in the recipient’s PDF viewer.

SPEED

You won’t get faster BIM! ARCHICAD Start Edition utilises all the power of your computer with support for e.g. 64 bit and multi-processors, optimised OpenGL and background processing.

NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE WORLD

Architecture must be experienced in perspective! Even large and complex 3D models can be turned and rotated smoothly in perspective, so that the building can be created as you experience it.

GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE

Menus that have things where you expect them to be. Tabs for different views such as plan, section, elevation, perspective and quantity. Full-screen view on Mac gives you more space to draw.

Read more about ARCHICAD START Edition on their international product page

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Download free ARCHICAD demo version, 30 days “trial version”, student license or for your educational institution.

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