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Graphisoft Ships ArchiCAD 8Latest release gets new drafting tools
ArchiCAD 8 includes new, customizable tools for detailing and drafting. For 2D work, the program now includes a Detail Tool. For 3D work, it includes new solid operations based on Boolean geometry. It also implements OpenGL in a 3D window for viewing instant results.
Other new features include:
- An element info palette;
- Zero depth section;
- Close/distant section elements;
- Customizable section/elevation markers;
- A PDF printer driver;
- Localized libraries;
- Real-time pan and zoom;
- A customizable sketch renderer;
- Individual texture positioning;
- Reference levels;
- Interactive element schedule.
Graphisoft also says the new version gains a streamlined interface and and faster navigation. ArchiCAD 8 supports Macintosh and Windows. Pricing varies. For more information, visit http://www.graphisoft.com.
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