As virtual modeling skills become an assumption in the market, students developing their careers need the best, most up-to-date and work-relevant tool to train with. Archicad is now FREE for architectural students worldwide. This is the full, latest version of Archicad - the building design tool you're likely to confront in your first workplace and thereafter.
Archicad 10 is the most powerful ever Virtual Building design software. It gives you more control over your design, while maintaining accuracy and efficiency in documentation. While you raise walls, lay floors, add doors and windows, build stairs and construct roofs this Building Information Modeling tool creates a central database of 3D model data. From this you can extract all the information needed to completely describe your design - complete plans, sections and elevations, architectural and construction details, bills of material, window/door/finish schedules, renderings, animations and virtual reality scenes. That means while you're designing, ArchiCAD is creating all the project documentation so there's little repetitive and tedious drafting work. And unlike designing in 2D software, the Virtual Building approach also means that you can make changes at any time maintaining the integrity of your documents, without risking costly errors or costing you productivity.
And - being open-standards and developed by architects for architects - it integrates with MaxonForm for you visionary organic models, and SketchUp for your simple conceptual 3D drawings.
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