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ArchiCAD 19 – The Definitive Guide by Adam Rendek, Scott H. MacKenzie

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Preface

Your whole experience of creating an architectural design and conveying that design via construction documents can be a fun, challenging, aggravating, or an enlightening experience. Many factors come into play to determine the success of your project, such as the people involved and the established procedures used, but the design tools you use in the process can greatly affect your success.

Graphisoft introduced their true 3D design software for a personal computer at the Hanover Fair in Germany back in 1984. By 1986, the program was named ArchiCAD (Version 2.0) for the Apple Macintosh operating system. The first Windows version of ArchiCAD was released in 1993 for Version 4.16. Since then, ArchiCAD has been available for both the Macintosh ...

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