Archicad for Linux

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Archicad is a model-based CAD program for architects that works according to the building data modeling method and saves project information such as floor plans, sections, elevations, evaluations and room books in one file.

In the event of changes to the model, all relevant data such as the number of components and the calculated costs are automatically adjusted.

Using the software is made particularly easy by using various tools, such as the integrated libraries.

In these, the user can choose from many predefined objects, such as windows, doors and furnishings, and the properties of the components can even be changed at a later point in time.

In addition, you only need to create a 3D model once and the associated floor plans, sections and elevations are automatically generated at the push of a button.

To do this, Archicad intelligently accesses unused processor resources and thus ensures uninterrupted work.

Of course, this software has some other features that I could mention in this post.

However, I would like to point out one thing that I particularly liked.

Namely the possibility to access your model with all the plans with BIMx.

Even large, complex and detailed models from Archicad can be opened with BIMx on iOS and Android devices.

Picture 1 – Virtual walkthrough (BIMx) by

In addition, the user can visit the projects virtually and thus give a better impression of the finished model.

However, this program can currently only be used on Windows and macOS systems.

So that Archicad can now also be used on a wide variety of Linux distributions, I have created a project for this program on my GitHub channel and will offer the opportunity to support me in my work in the future.

If you want to know more about the Archicad for Linux project or have any other questions, just post them in the comments below so other readers can benefit too!

Thank you for reading and have a nice day!

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