Archicad START Edition 2022
With Archicad Start Edition 2022, you have all the necessary tools to create a BIM that is data-rich and able to produce all floor plans, sections, elevations, 3D views and details for a project.
+ Harness the full power of the Archicad BIM workflow.
+ Stay in the creative design flow with the least possible interruptions.
+ Keep your design model “alive” until the end of the project design documentation phase.
+ Gain intelligent, model-based data exchange with other disciplines.
+ Get all the features you need, then upgrade as your requirements grow.
The new released versions of Archicad 26 and Start Edition 2022 bring more streamlined navigation and graphic override improvements. It is easier to track changes and model compare. Both systems offer native survey point, object settings elevation and 3D previews free rotate and the ability to hide contours in model views of cut and uncut parts of elements.
Both systems feature improvements to stairs including new tread symmetry combinations, landing control and stair construction geometry. Get life-like interiors including modular kitchen cabinets with any 2D or 3D view of polygonal openings.
A core difference is that Start Edition does not have support for Rhino 6 and 7. It also is more limited in its support for Open BIM. Archicad 26 offers the following features which are not present in the Start Edition.
Archicad 26 Open BIM
+ RFA and RVT Geometry Exchange
+ Archicad Solibri Connection
+ Automatic Export Mapping of Manufactured Profiles
+ Support for all released SAF Versions
+ Create Structural Supports – streamlined input
+ Connection Range Improvements
Feature Type Available on
PARAM-O Improvements Add-On Export Building Material Classifications as IFC Classification References Collaboration Archicad Survey Point Supported in RVT Workflow Collaboration Zones to appear on Section/Elevation/Interior Elevations Documentation Schedules: control Merge Uniform Items per fields on a more granular level Documentation Label Zones with auto-text and/or GDL based Labels, just like other Elements Documentation Support for Rhino 6 and 7 Modeling Create Polygonal Openings in any 2D or 3D view Modeling Stair Improvements – New tread symmetry combinations for all winder types – New Stair Landing control – New “Along Chord” stair construction geometry method Modeling Modular Kitchen Cabinets Modeling Life-Like Interiors Modeling Support for All Released SAF Versions Open BIM Load Handling in Structural Analytical Model Open BIM Automatic Export Mapping of Manufactured Profiles Open BIM Custom Alignment of Replacement Profile (1D Members) Open BIM New Offset Adjustments/2D Cutback Improvement Open BIM Connection Range Improvements Open BIM Create Structural Supports – Streamlined Input Open BIM RFA and RVT Geometry Exchange Open BIM Archicad – Solibri Connection Open BIM Surface Based Fills Visualization Updated Surface and Fill Settings – Realistic soft shadow and cover fill option on top of textures Visualization Surface Textures on S/E/IE Viewpoints Visualization Native Metal graphics technology replacing Open GL on macOS Visualization Redshift by Maxon rendering engine – faster, GPU-based rendering Visualization Navigation Improvements Workflow Native Survey Point Workflow Track Changes and Model Compare improvements Workflow Object Settings Elevation and 3D Previews free rotate Workflow Updated Line popup Workflow New transparency control for custom RGB Surfaces overrides Workflow Option to hide contours in model views of Cut and Uncut parts of elements Workflow Update properties in hotlink modules Workflow Graphic Override Workflow Additional Graphic Override Improvements WorkflowNew command to check for the overlap of linear elements – Partial overlap check on linear elements: line, polyline, arc, wall, beam, column Workflow