BOSTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAPHISOFT, the global leader in Virtual Building™ solutions, today announced the North American version of ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2011, the latest release of its entry-level Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution.
The new ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2011 is based on GRAPHISOFT's ArchiCAD 14 Virtual Building technology, but with a feature set and price tailored to meet the needs of small architectural practices, home builders, and building contractors. ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2011 enables customers to create a virtual building model and efficiently manage and share all of the project's data. The software is also able to automatically produce all of a project's documentation on demand. Significant new features in the 2011 Edition include:
- Partial Structure Display
- Oriented Views
- Shadows in Open GL
- Refined management of Object Libraries
- Dimension Text prefix/suffix
- Improved handling of Schedules
- Extended options for Doors & Windows
- Direct import of site-survey data
- MEP support
- Streamlined AutoCAD 2010 I/O
- Performance optimizations
"At GRAPHISOFT, we see the value of BIM for anyone involved in the building design and construction process. Whether you're a small architectural firm or a large firm, GRAPHISOFT offers software to support your needs," said Steve Benford, managing director, GRAPHISOFT North America. "ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2011 is a great investment for start-ups and smaller organizations looking for a powerful BIM solution at a lower price point."
ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2011 will be available later this month for less than $2,000. To contact a reseller in your area for more information, please visit our website.
GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as the revolutionary GRAPHISOFT BIM Server™, the world's first real-time BIM collaboration environment, and the GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner™, the world's first fully integrated building energy modeling application. GRAPHISOFT's innovative solutions have fundamentally changed the way architects around the world design and collaborate.