The new Morph Tool, introduced in ArchiCAD 16, the Shell Tool, OPEN collaboration with IFC import/export, Profiled and Slanted Walls/Columns/Beams, the full range of the sophisticated 2D and 3D editing enhancements – and many more – make ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2013 the ideal tool of a broad user community. The full features set makes the STAR(T) Edition 2013 workflow a very smooth one from the very first mass study to the final documentation.
The Morph Tool introduces direct modeling capabilities into the native BIM environment, allowing element creation with any custom geometry in an intuitive graphical way, featuring popular modeling techniques, like Push & Pull.
Access the cloud-based BIM component database right from ArchiCAD Start Edition 2013. Create, share, upload and download custom BIM elements instantly and find library parts both locally and on the portal by searching for keywords.
From the simplest barrel vaults to the most sophisticated rib vaults, the architect has always aspired to combine durability, utility and beauty. The Shell tool supports the broadest spectrum of architectural shapes and forms found in both classical and modern architecture.
ArchiCAD Start Edition 2013 supports the import/export and data structure of the IFC standard. The Open BIM workflow supported by the IFC protocol enables collaboration between architects and engineers regardless of their discipline or the name and version of their application.
Create and save a wide variety of extruded forms for quick conceptual design or highly detailed composite structures that connect based on priority. Assign custom materials, define core and finish components for a greatly functional workflow.
Profiled/Slanted Walls, Columns and Beams
Walls, Columns and Beams can now have complex geometry that is easily achieved with the help of the Profile Manager. Open a whole new array of possibilities in design and documentation using the slant property of the Wall and Column tool.
Place External Drawings
Link PDF, DWG/DXF or Image files in your project and handle them dynamically with ArchiCAD Start Edition 2013.
3D Editing Enhancements
Handy improvements in 3D editing take the guesswork out of 3D modeling input. Place, or move and elevate objects anywhere in one move. 3D feedback makes the split and rotate commands easy to use. Advanced editing plane handling and a series of new “smart cursor” variants make precise input even easier.