ArchiCAD demonstrates an innovative approach to architectural design: the architect designs the project, while the app automatically builds the document package. While you build the walls, place the slabs, make the windows and doors, the app generates a common database of 3D models of the building.
When you start it first of all, notice a rather unusual interface with a lot of different functions. For people who are not close with the graphics editors and previously with similar programs they have not worked, at first you will have to suffer to understand all the functions of the program.
The work area, located in the center, gives the opportunity to consider the projected object simultaneously from different sides, which are attached to the corresponding windows with a list of various functions. Above and to the left are the key features which allow you to edit graphics of different kinds, outlines and with any objects. On the right is the command line, where you can watch the progress of all the applied commands, and in case of particular need to edit them.
The application allows you to make heavy in the design of objects from nothing. In this case, a large database containing all the information and standards according to state standards, increases the speed of work. Also, thanks to Archikad, the construction becomes much more reliable.
In addition, it is possible to visually arrange both internal objects of the building and external. One of the useful features is the creation of signatures and markings, which can be transferred to a separate document during long work. This makes the process more convenient, especially during the formation of technical justification. In addition, it is possible to print individual sections of drawings without affecting the integrity of the overall full document.
The main features include the following functions:
It is now difficult to imagine the work in design without special programs. Moreover, such programs have become much easier and more intuitive to learn, even for someone who is not familiar with graphic editors. Let the first time you will not be so easy to understand the full range of possibilities of Archicad, but once you understand it, you will realize how much easier and faster it will make your work.