ArCADia Architecture contains

  • ArCADia Architecture 9
  • Arcadia Landscape Architecture 1
  • IFC RVT 2

ArCADia Architecture 9

New approach to CAD drawing. Object drawing, rapid creation of architectural documentation. Intended for architects and all who shape and create building forms.

ArCADia-ARCHITECTURE contains specialized architectural functions and options to accelerate the creation of documentation, including: automatic cross-sections, automatic dimensioning or lists creation. Thanks to the BIM technology used, the designer creating the architectural design automatically receives a digital model of the building. Because to that, the design process can be controlled on the interactive 3D preview at all times.

This module expands the capabilities of the ArCADia BIM program with advanced functions, which means that part of the building modelling options are available in the ArCADia BIM Plus program.

Advanced features of the ArCADia-ARCHITECTURE module:


The insertion of arch, single- and multilayer walls.

The possibility to transform a 2D drawing created from polylines or lines into the plan of single- or multilayer walls, virtual walls or a foundation plan.


 The insertion of windows of various shapes (circular, triangular, with an arch, etc.) including the possibility of setting horizontal and vertical divisions and defining the visibility of windowsills or cutting the opening itself in a wall in the shape of a special window.

The insertion of single and double arched doors, including additional side or top lighting, revolving, sliding, swinging, and evacuation doors/emergency exit doors.


  • The insertion of any floor/ceiling by indicating its shape.
  • Entering openings in the ceiling automatically or by hand.
  • The insertion of a floor on the ground in rooms of the lowest level.


  • The creation of a spiral staircase inserted with or without a construction pillar.
  • The insertion of single ramps or ramps with a landing.


  • Inserting multispan roofs with full editing capabilities (changes to pitched or monopitched roofs, changes in knee wall height and inclination for each roof slope separately). 
  • The insertion of windows and openings in the roof.
  • The insertion of dormer roofs (dormer windows).
  • The insertion of a timber structure from the R3D3-Rama 3D program (roof slopes exported to R3D3-Rama 3D are structurally calculated, while the roof framework is returned to ArCADia-ARCHITECTURE).
  • The insertion of roof hatches.
  • Automatic or manual insertion of roof gutters.
  • The insertion of drain pipes which automatically detect the gutter and the level of the terrain.
  • Automatic or manual insertion of ridge tiles.
  • The insertion of chimney cowls, ventilation cowls and fume cowls.
  • The insertion of snow guards: snow fences, snow crushers and stoppers.
  • The possibility to define the type of a roof before inserting.
  • The possibility to insert a solar collector on the roof.


  • The automatic creation of a cross-section by indicating the cut line of a building, including the possibility to define elements visible in the cross-section.
  • Defining a stepped cross-section with any number of folds.
  • The automatic insertion of ring beams, locating them above the load-carrying layer of a wall (with set types of wall layers) in the floor void.
  • Lintels visible in the cross-section are automatically inserted with the window and door joinery.
  • The cross-section can be automatically or manually refreshed to accelerate the work on the design.
  • Views can be exploded, maintaining element groups and support for the Project Manager.
  • The possibility of showing a cross-section of 3D objects. The option is turned off by default, which can be changed from the Project Manager window after switching on the light bulb.


  • The automatic dimensioning of the entire floor plan by selecting dimensioning lines (total external, external for protruding elements, rooms and walls, windows and frames, as well as openings).
  • The assignment of dimensioning to objects, which enables automatic modification after each edit.
  • The angular and radial dimensioning of walls.
  • Dimensioning that indicates arch wall lengths.
  • The possibility to insert a spot height in the floor plan and cross-section.
  • The possibility to insert an element description (roof, floor, wall) both in the plan and cross-section. Full modification of the elements of the list, adding and subtracting materials and changes to the existing materials.
  • Automatic description of the structure of the roof truss, element numbering with the cross-sectional size and length of the element shown.


  • Automatically created lists of timber from the roof construction inserted in the R3D3-Rama 3D program.
  • Area and cubic capacity count. 
  • The list of roof surfaces, roof accessories, roof materials. The list of materials used in the design of ArCADia BIM system objects. 
  • An inserted bar elements list (defined in the design, and imported from the R3D3-Rama 3D).
  • Lists of suspended ceiling elements, separately for the rack, panels and hangers.


  • Defining materials for each element in its properties.
  • Simple or advanced rendering, including the possibility to define all necessary settings (lighting type and position, shadow softening, etc.).
  • The new rendering method for outdoors and indoors (Photon mapping).
  • The possibility of rendering in different views: daylight and night-time views.
  • The rendering window is independent of the ArCADia-ARCHITECTURE program, which makes it possible to continue working on a design, as the visualisation is calculated.
  • Multi-rendering, which is recording the views from predefined cameras.
  • Saving of the building view with rendering as a single scene or from selected cameras as defined in the program.
  • Daylight analysis with a date and time setting, thereby rendering a scene on the days that interest us.

ArCADia Landscape Architecture Module

The ArCADia – LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE is an industry-specific module of the ArCADia BIM system, based on the technology BIM (Building Information Modelling) extending basic functions related with the design of the building surroundings. Module expands the functionality of the ArCADia-ARCHITECTURE program, it gives the option for inserting water reservoirs, garden ponds and swimming pools into the project. The program provides also other conveniences related to building design. Using the functions of the ArCADia-LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE module, you can indicate the plot area by fencing it off, and insert on its terrain areas which will become sidewalks, paths or flowerbeds, the option for inserting plants completes the whole process. At this stage, the program does not contain a complex base of plants, but there are the basic types in it that are sufficient to create the concept of the building’s surroundings. The program also generates a list of used plants.
 An important addition to the ArCADia-LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE module is the additional library of 3D LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE objects. It contains 236 high-quality 3D objects, useful in designing the surroundings of single-family and multi-family units, areas of urban neighborhoods and urban space in general.

This module expands the capabilities of the ArCADia BIM program with advanced functions, which means that part of the building modelling options are available in the ArCADia BIM program:

Advanced features of the ArCADia-LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE module:


  • Topography of the terrain created with lines and spot heights can be modified by point or area.
  • Sidewalks, paths, lawns or flowerbeds can be inserted in accordance with the terrain topography or its modification.


  • Plants are divided into three basic types, with possibility of changing them into 2D objects or choose model from the 3D object library.


  • Ground surface openings of any shape surrounded by vertical edges and a horizontal surface of the bottom of the ground.


  • The plot area can be defined by the script construction of the fence. Possibility to modify particular parts of the fence or create own layouts.


  • Water reservoirs of any shape with a set modification by area or point.  


  • Swimming pools of any shape inserted above the ground or in the ground.


  • A list of the plants and areas used, divided into groups and element types. The list of fence lengths with information about the post number and the infill scheme.


IFC file import introduced as an independent model to any project

ArCADia-IFC RVT, in the new version of the ArCADia BIM system, changes the approach to IFC file reading by importing them without any conversion. This allows the model to be loaded more precisely together with all the data of any object for creating each building.

Any number of IFC files can be loaded into ArCADia BIM and can coexist with the systems models in the project. The models are independent, but still, when all data on objects is transferred, they are subject to verification of designs with collision options and finding, e.g., intersections between structure elements and different installations, regardless of whether they are imported as an IFC model or created with ArCADia system options.

This module expands the capabilities of the ArCADia BIM program with advanced functions, which means that part of the building modelling options are available in the ArCADia BIM program:

Advanced features of the ArCADia-IFC RVT module

  • Import of RVT and RFA files from Revit.
  • Import of IFC files entered as an independent model into any project. The module allows you to import files to any project (new or existing ArCADia model structure) and to open several IFC models into one project.
  • Possibility to modify the model position in the project space (moving the X, Y layout and changing the height position).
  • Quick access in the properties window to all parameters of IFC objects saved in the source program.
  • Coexistence of the models: IFC / RVT and those from the ArCADia system in one project. Possibility to check, at the design stage, for collisions between all or specified objects in the project.
  • Save the project using the Project Package with all IFC / RVT models entered into the project.