ArchiCAD 18AECbytes Archived Article (June 25, 2014)

This product review takes a detailed look at the new version of Graphisoft's popular BIM application, ArchiCAD, which features dramatically improved built-in visualization with a brand new rendering engine, CineRender from Maxon. It also looks the additional improvements for modeling, documentation, collaboration, and interoperability in ArchiCAD 18, including multi-element editing, automated revision management, improved handling of PDF files, expanded IFC capabilities for better interoperability, and full BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) support.

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Lachmi Khemlani is the founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology. She can be reached at

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