Create structural designs in wood and steel using ArchiFrame (an ARCHICAD extension).
Transform an architectural drawing into a structure with realistic rendering and control the design right down to each individual plank. The ArchiFrame add-on transforms ARCHICAD into a complete design tool for wooden structures so that architects and engineers can collaborate in a single synced ARCHICAD file.
ArchiFrame can build the structural framework for walls, frames, column/beam structures, intermediate floors, and roof structures.
ArchiFrame makes it possible to infinitely reshape wooden planks and beams. Duplicate, rotate, and output wooden elements to CNC and manufacture quickly and easily with less errors.
Efficient BIM workflow takes you from the architect’s computer straight to the production line and helps you scale the manufacture of prefabricated elements.
ArchiFrame offers you the best of both worlds: work off an architectural model (removing the need for expensive remodeling), or simply create a complete wood structure like a traditional timber home from scratch.
As well as timber new builds, ArchiFrame is suitable for renovation, refurbishment,and retrofit building projects. It works alongside your existing ARCHICAD program and is the wood framing tool of choice for any kind of wooden building anywhere.
ARCHICAD has plenty of powerful tools like TeamWork™, multiple import and export options, and the ability to overlay MEP engineering over a structural model for collision checking