ARCHICAD START Edition New Features - Stair Tool
Designing stairs is one of the most complex tasks in architecture. ARCHICAD 21’s new Stair Tool evaluates thousands of design options and offers the most optimal stair designs to choose from in the context of the specific building. By doing the heavy lifting in the background — making sure the stair complies with global and local design standards — this tool turns what is usually a painful task into something fun.
ARCHICAD START Edition New Features - 3D Styles
New 3D Styles allow you to save 3D window settings and include them in your views. Changes to 3D Styles will automatically be applied to any views that use them.
ARCHICAD START Edition New Features - Building Materials and Custom Profiles to GDL Elements
Building Material and Profile (created in Profile Manager) attributes now can be used in the GDL elements. So, in those library parts where these parameters are available, users can assign Building Material and/or Profile attributes instead of just a combination of Surfaces, Fills and pre-defined geometry. Also, Building Material quantities or used Profile types can be labelled and scheduled from such library parts.
ARCHICAD START Edition New Features - Element Classification Management
ARCHICAD START Edition 2018 introduces a flexible way to classify elements and spaces for better support of national or company standards and for unprecedented interoperability between project stakeholders. Classifications for construction elements or zones can be handled in a centralized way within the scope of the project using the new Classification Manager function.
ARCHICAD START Edition New Features - Smart Parameter Transfer
New Element Transfer Settings can be saved into sets and are now used, not just by Favorites, but also by Parameter Transfer (Inject) to allow modification of only certain element parameters, available on-the-fly directly during inject or when applying favorites.
ARCHICAD START Edition New Features - Distribute Along Path
This new command allows fast placement of similar elements along polygons - such as lamps adjacent to a road. Use the new Random Placement option to scatter trees over an area.
ARCHICAD START Edition New Features - Improved Section and Elevation Depth Control
These improved controls, editing options and enhanced Range features help architects to fine-tune the position and determine the exact range of sections and elevations.