Visualization
tools

Best visualization tools that are compatible with BIM solutions.

Redshift

Introducing Redshift by Maxon for Archicad 25. Available as a Technology Preview for SSA and Forward subscribers in Archicad 25 Update 2, the world's first fully GPU-accelerated biased rendering engine has been built to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering. Redshift offers a suite of powerful features tailored to support creative individuals and practices of every size.

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Twinmotion

Award-winning Twinmotion is a real-time 3D immersion software that produces high-quality images, panoramas and standard or 360° VR videos in seconds. Developed for architecture, construction, urban planning and landscaping professionals, Twinmotion combines an intuitive icon-driven interface with the power of Unreal Engine by Epic Games. Twinmotion is extremely easy to learn and use, regardless of the size and complexity of the project, the materials, the user’s IT knowledge or their preferred BIM modeler. Direct synchronization with Archicad allows users to move from the BIM model to a VR experience in only three clicks.

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Lumion

Immediately set up a live, real-time visualization between Archicad and Lumion. Change the Archicad model’s shape and you’ll see these changes taking place, in real-time, in Lumion’s breathtaking, lifelike environment.

As you continue modeling in Archicad, you can simultaneously view your project in Lumion surrounded by an immersive, fully featured landscape (mountains, water, grass). Beautiful materials make the design 'pop', while photo-realistic lighting suddenly heightens your sense of environment, realism, and depth.

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Enscape

Enscape is a great 3D rendering software for Archicad. By using Enscape, users will be able to experience their projects as if they were already built with photorealistic renders and 3D walkthroughs. 

Enscape’s real-time rendering plugin integrates smoothly with Archicad so as not to disrupt the design workflow. A great tool for creating an Archicad render, they can then be used for client presentations and internal design processes.

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Presentation
tools

Best presentation tools that allow you to create a stunning presentation for your clients.

BIMx

Bridge the gap between the design studio and the construction site with award-winning BIMx, the most popular presentation and coordination app for all project stakeholders.  BIMx features the ‘BIM Hyper-model’ – a game-like navigation tool that helps even non-professionals easily explore the building model and understand project deliverables. Real-time model cut-throughs, in-context measuring and project markups in the model context make BIMx your best on-site BIM companion.

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Additional BIM Solutions

Find more Archicad Templates and Materials made by GRAPHISOFT partners.

BIM6x

At BIM6x, we enjoy working with clients all over the intermountain West and beyond, providing solutions, services, templates and fun educational events to help them increase their productivity and profitability! Everything they do leads to creating buildings better.

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Archivista

At ARCHVISTA we empower architects and design professionals to be creative and productive by supporting their successful transition to a 3D workflow. Our variety of online and in-person training, along with template development, implementation programs, and add-on products, provides a foundation for helping customers from Northern California, the Pacific Northwest and beyond, adapt and thrive.

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Objects Resources

Use the additional libraries for your project in Archicad when you need them, without limitations!

BIM Components

There are thousands of generic and manufacturer-specific objects available with the cloud-based BIMcomponents.com database.Architects and designers can share, upload, and download their objects, and members can discuss and rate the content of the portal. Free membership is available for everyone.

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BIM Object

bimobject.com is a global marketplace for the construction industry.

They provide design inspiration and digital product information to the world's architects and engineers, while giving building product manufacturers a better way to reach, influence, and understand them.

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Model Port

Not only can users import, edit and change settings for a wide variety of objects such as OBJ, FBX and DAE, but now we’ve extended these capabilities to importing Archicad elements and objects. This means after you import a Revit, SketchUp or IFC object using Archicad’s built-in importer, you can then use ModelPort to…

  • Manage Archicad objects created by Revit,  SketchUp or IFC imports

  • Clean up and manage Morphs converted from imported objects

  • Create objects from model elements such as Walls, Slabs, Roofs, Beams, etc.

  • Add textures to any imported surface

  • Delete selected meshes in the ModelPort Editor

  • Reduce polygon count & file size of Archicad objects created from RVT/SKP/IFC models

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Archicad Add-ons

Enhance your Archicad with the best Add-ons.

Goodies

Goodies are free Add-Ons developed by GRAPHISOFT to provide Archicad with specific abilities and features. Previously several Add-ons were needed to be installed separately, but now it's one Archicad Goodies Suite! It works on both systems: Mac and PC, for 14 – 25 versions.

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Archicad-Rhino-Grasshopper Toolset

Designers have various options to connect Archicad’s professional BIM work environment with the modeling power of Rhino and Grasshopper. This Toolset contains several Add-ons that will help you to connect Archicad with Rhino-Grasshopper: Grasshopper – Archicad Live Connection, Rhinoceros Import/Export Add-ons, Rhinoceros – GDL Converter.

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