BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAPHISOFT North America today announces the release ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014 BIM software in the North American market. Shipping of ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014 is anticipated to begin in early February.
ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014 is a full-fledged BIM solution with critical features most smaller practices need. Architects can take advantage of a full BIM toolset and create any type of Virtual Building™ model and architectural documentation (floor plans, sections/elevations, 3D views, details).
"ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014 offers small firms, big software at a low price point. STAR(T) was already a huge value but with the addition of the MORPH and Shell tools, STAR(T) Edition 2014 is pretty much in a class of its own at this price point," said Steve Benford, managing director, GRAPHISOFT North America.
The feature set in STAR(T) 2014 includes all the necessary tools to create a BIM that is data-rich and able to produce all floor plans, sections/elevations, 3D views and details for a project. Advanced modeling tools such as the Shell tool, MORPH and priority-based connections are also included within STAR(T) 2014. Serving as a base for the latest ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014, ArchiCAD 17's robust, well-tested engine satisfies the needs of a smaller practice. Therefore, ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition has most of the feature set, content and benefits of ArchiCAD 17, including:
- All the tools necessary to create the Building Information Model from which the architectural documentation (floor plans, sections/elevations, 3D views, details) as well as the bill of materials can be derived;
- Full access to ArchiCAD's 3D modeling capabilities including the Shell tool, the MORPH™ tool, the priority-based Junctions and GDL objects (up to version 17);
- Latest IFC, DWG and DXF file exchange capabilities to enable full, model-based and hybrid coordination workflow with consultants.
GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIM Server™, the world's first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner™, the world's first fully BIM-integrated "GREEN" design solution and BIMx®, the world's leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007.