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Recommended Video Cards for ARCHICAD 17

Improvements in ArchiCAD 17 The latest 3D OpenGL related improvements: The Real-time 3D Cutting Planes Separation of OpenGL 3D window from Internal Engine to some extent OpenGL Vertex Buffer Object (VBO) improvements- performance improvement on mac which…

What is OpenGL?

OpenGL is a fast display method for 2D / 3D-like elements developed by Silicon_Graphics . It is optimized for fast interactive navigation among 3D polygons in a fancy and fast way. This makes it especially suited for professional CAD programs. More info…

Recommended Video Cards for ARCHICAD 13

Improvements in ArchiCAD 13 Improved OpenGL Display for Smooth Edges in 3D. Sharp contour lines and improved shading colors in 3D views using OpenGL will enhance the quality of every 3D drawing, reducing the necessity to fine tune the images in 3rd party…

Recommended Video Cards for ARCHICAD 16

  Improvements in ArchiCAD 16 The latest 3D editing OpenGL improvements include realtime shaded feedback for morph editing, surface snap rectangle feedback to the cursor and rotation feedback for 3D (and 2D floorplan as well). Antialiasing is applied…

Recommended Video Cards for ARCHICAD 15

Improvements in ArchiCAD 15 3D Line elimination is implemented in 3D window. This is used in case of overlapping lines, by removing the unnecessary. This worked in internal engine prior ArciCAD 15, from now on it is available with the OpenGL engine as…

Open GL Options

This dialog box is available from the Settings button in 3D Styles if you have chosen Open GL as your 3D engine.   Check the boxes of the effects you want to use when generating 3D images with the OpenGL Engine: Headlight: Controls the light coming from the direction of the ...

Recommended Video Cards for ARCHICAD 14

Improvements in ArchiCAD 14 Shadow casting in OpenGL will allow you to view near-rendering quality models in the 3D window, real-time. General Video card requirements for ArchiCAD 14 PC: Open GL and DirectX 9 compatible graphic card with 256 MB or more…

Print Picture

This dialog box appears if you issue the Print command while the 3D Window is active, using the OpenGL Engine.   This printing function treats the entire contents of the 3D window as a single image. Consequently, the only available controls are: Printer: This field displays the ...

3D Styles

A 3D Style is a collection of settings (3D Engine, shading, background, etc.) that determine model display in the 3D Window. The 3D Style is saved with View Settings. Every time you edit a 3D Style, all views using that 3D Style are updated instantly. Note: To set 3D Window Size, use the ...

3D Engines

3D Engines are built-in configurations which control the generation of the 3D model in ARCHICAD. By default, two engines are offered: •Vectorial Engine •OpenGL Engine To choose an engine, go to View > 3D View Options > 3D Styles.   The choice of engine affects ...