Design Freedom

Design anything. Design everything

With Archicad, your designs will never be constrained by geometry. Elevate your designs with the use of our free-form tools. Model your project at any level — from conceptual volume model to a full Building Information Model.

Create the BIM model of the entire building with Archicad 24’s powerful toolkit. Integrate the structural model and the architectural model in one shared design hub, resulting in a powerful, collaborative environment. Archicad tools now integrate the Structural Analytical Model.

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Model at any level of detail

Start with a basic element and add details as your design evolves. Use tools that represent real building elements — like Walls, Beams, and Slabs — that make modeling as easy as drawing a line in a CAD application. 

Share and explore your ideas

Explore ideas and design alternatives, leaving no stone unturned. Model and submit ideas for review by your team. When accepted, they’ll immediately become part of the project.


Lights out for eye strain

Reduce eye strain in low-light conditions by switching to Dark Mode on macOS. Archicad will adapt its appearance with carefully re-designed icons and interface colors to be easier on your eyes in low-light conditions.

Design complex elements

Take advantage of the flexible modeling systems that come with Archicad. Intuitive modeling tools like the Curtain Wall and Stair Tool provide a creative, productive, and enjoyable design experience.


Built-in MEP modeler

Built-in MEP design tools further extend the integrated design approach of Archicad 24. As of this version, MEP Modeler is a core part of the software. Access intelligent MEP equipment inside the architectural model. Integrate MEP systems correctly in the BIM model without the need for a federated approach.

Pre-defined bend radius and improved routing dialog leads to a faster, more intuitive MEP routing workflow.

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Speak your client’s language

Easily manage the functional requirements derived from the building program for maximum compliance with the client’s needs even on large and complex buildings — like hospitals and airports — with the Archicad-dRofus connection tool.

Made your design smarter

Unleash your creativity with the leading building information modeling software developed by architects just like you.  Algorithmic design tools and large model support let you do what you do best: design great buildings. Leverage the strengths of three unique design environments — ArchicadGrasshopper, and Rhino — to create forms and shapes that otherwise would be nearly impossible!  This ‘live’ bi-directional connection pairs Archicad with the industry’s leading algorithmic design tools in a smooth, professional workflow. Explore design variations and create and fine-tune building details and structures using algorithms without exchanging files.


Create your own objects

Create your own objects with the node-based visual PARAM-O tool without the need for GDL programming knowledge. Model anything from interior details to urban landscapes with parametric capabilities. Create parametric BIM elements with ease — the possibilities are endless!


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Stay in the creative flow

Stay in the creative flow with Archicad’s adaptive and customizable user interface. Design in both 2D and 3D model views with a toolkit that includes a smart cursor, selected elements and tools, context-based editing, and input options. Feel at home instantly with the familiar terminology and functionality that you’ve come to expect from a CAD application: favorites and layers to support your design process; building stories and tools that reflect real-life structures and construction.