ArchiCAD is an architectural, BIM capable design software developed by Graphisoft and available on both Mac and Windows systems.
For a more comprehensive description see the product documentation or their wikipedia article
ArchiCAD has traditionally been an advocate of interoperability and a proponent of the OpenBIM concept when it aligns with their commercial interests.
They have typically been quick to achieve BuildingSMART_International certification for Industry_Foundation_Classes_(IFC) import and export. ArchiCAD have developed custom export tools for exporting from other software to IFC format better suited to ArchiCAD import. buildingSMART Denmark have written an IFC Export Guide for Revit and ArchiCAD
- Category:Graphisoft_Archicad includes information on correct setup of ArchiCAD for IFC export.
- A libre software alternative is FreeCAD
- A libre software alternative is BlenderBIM Add-on
- A proprietary competitor is Autodesk Revit