AI engine generates ‘high-quality’ images from simple concept model
Graphisoft has introduced Archicad AI Visualizer, an AI-driven image generation tool powered by Stable Diffusion. The software is designed to create detailed 3D visualisations during the early design stages via a simple user interface optimised for architecture and interior design.
To get started with Archicad AI Visualizer, users need a valid Archicad 27 license and Nvidia GPUs or Apple Silicon chips.
Users create a simple concept model in Archicad, then, using text prompts or a few descriptive words, like ‘a modern office with wood surfaces,’ generate any number of refined design variations — without creating detailed models for each. The tool produces design alternatives in the early design phase by adding details, context, and ideas to the original concept.
Prompts and results are optimized for architectural and interior design workflows. According to Graphisoft, 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, edit the prompt strength for more precise results, and much more.
“The buzz around AI breakthroughs has shaken up the tech industry as a whole, with the promise of enabling increased creativity,” said Márton Kiss, vice president of product success at Graphisoft. “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 also be available for other Nemetschek Group brands Allplan and Vectorworks in the coming months.