Graphisoft reveals AI visualiser for Archicad

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Graphisoft has introduced an AI Visualiser for Archicad. Powered by the well-known AI-driven image generation tool Stable Diffusion, the visualiser creates detailed 3D visualisations during the early design stages for architecture and interior design.

Archicad AI Visualizer is integrated into Archicad, so no additional purchase is necessary. Users create a simple concept model in Archicad. Then, using text prompts or a few descriptive words, like ‘a modern office with wood surfaces’, users can generate any number of refined design variations – without creating detailed models for each. The visualiser produces design alternatives in the early design phase by adding details, context, and ideas to the original concept.

The prompts and results are optimised for architectural and interior design workflows. Intellectual property rights are fully protected thanks to the local storage of source images on users’ computers. Users can specify image sizes, vary the number of iterations to speed up image generation, and edit the prompt strength for more precise results.

Archicad AI Visualizer is available to all architects and interior designers interested in exploring AI-powered architectural visualisation and providing feedback on their experience.

Márton Kiss, vice-president of product success at Graphisoft, said: “The buzz around AI has shaken up the tech industry as a whole, with the promise of enabling increased creativity. We want this tool to be tested in the real world by real users where they need it most – early in the design process when exploring designs and communicating with clients.”

The AI Visualizer will be available for Nemetschek Group brands Allplan and Vectorworks in the coming months.

Zsolt Kerecsen, vice-president of software success at Graphisoft, added: “With many new projects underway, Graphisoft customers can expect to leverage additional AI-enabled solutions to do what they do best – design great buildings.”

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