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ARCHLine.XP Studio and Professional version features

2D Design Tools 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Point, Line, Construction Line, Multi-Line, Parallel Line, Perpendicular Line, Polygon, Polyline, Arcs, Spline, Circles, Ellipses Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Raster Image Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported
Dimensions- Angular, Baseline, Continuous, Incremental, Leader, Radius, Diameter, Parallel, Quick, Rotated, Elevation, Arc-Length, Wall, Door, Window Dimensions, Aligned 3D, Length 3D, Area, Associative, Non-Associative Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Text, Multiline text Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Hatch Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Group Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Offset Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Chamfer, Fillet, Align Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Object Trim, Extend, Split, Break, Stretch Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Transform: Move, Duplicate, Rotate, Scale, Mirroring, Array Copy Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Boolean Add, Subtract, Intersect profiles Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
2D Measurements - Angle, Area, Coordinates, Distance Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Snaps - Center, Endpoint, Intersection, Mid-point, Nearest on Facet, Nearest on Graphic, Quadrant, Tangent to an Arc, Tangent Snap, Vertex, Hotspot, Orthogonal, Work plane, Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Layer management up to 1024 layers Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Layer management up to 32768 layers Supported Supported Supported Improved            
Layer groups Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Layer walk Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New      
Line type, line weight support Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Raster Image Calibration Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Draw Order Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Hand sketch drawing Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Detailed view Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Xref Manager Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) Removed Removed Removed Removed Supported Supported Supported Supported New  
Revision Cloud Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New  
Symbol at line end point Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Replacement of 2D groups – all at once Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
High resolution image copy and paste max. 4096x4096 pixels Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Image Import from Google Earth Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New      
Adding Photos and Comments Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New        


Architectural Design Tools 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Floor plan management Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Horizontal Floor plan management Supported Supported Supported Supported New          
Separate Building management Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Wall, Oblique walls Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Walls on DWG drawing Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New        
Door/Window Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Door/Window - external and / or internal frame Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New  
Custom Door /Window design Supported Supported Supported Improved Improved New Supported Supported Supported Supported
Curtain wall Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Openings in the Curtain wall Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Improved New  
Roof Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Roof Structure Supported Supported Supported Improved Improved Supported Improved Supported Improved Supported
Dormer roof Supported Supported Supported Improved Improved Supported New      
Roof Tiling with solid 3D tiles Supported Supported Supported Improved New          
Roof survey Supported Supported Supported New            
Gutter and downspout Supported Supported Supported New            
Balustrade Improved Improved Improved Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Stair Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Terrain, plateau, road Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Terrain – zone Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported
Terrain Import from Google Earth Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New      
Column, Beam, Plinth Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Slab, Sloped slab, foundation Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Object Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Space and zone management Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Room Survey Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Quantity Take-Off Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Architectural scale Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Drawing Comparison Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Insert 3D model in photographic background Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported
Survey – Photogrammetry, Perspective image -> Frontal image Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Find edges – raster to vector Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Structural items Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New  
Quick balustrade Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New  
Section 2D/3D, separate section view Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported
Image based section Supported Supported Supported Supported New          
Parking Removed Removed Removed Removed Removed Supported Supported Supported New  
Truss Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Concept 3D - Building volume control Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Object by photo Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New      
Free-form surface tool Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New      
Light sources: halogen, LED, linear, neon Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New      
External louvres Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New        
Import/export ARCHLine.XP environment Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New        
Import/export ARCHLine.XP object libraries Supported Supported Supported New            
Ceiling Supported New                
Google Maps integration Supported New                
Connected height for wall slab, column, beam Supported New                
BIM support New                  
Shared parameters New                  
Wall framing New                  
Arched Beams New                  
Column and Beam with parametric recess and cutouts New                  
Ramp with cross section profile New                  


Interior Design Tools 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Curtain Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Roman blind Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New      
Table cloth Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New      
Venetian and Vertical blind Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New      
Picture on wall Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Tiling Improved Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Modeling wardrobes, drawers, cabinets Supported Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported New      
Modeling worktop Supported Supported Supported Supported New          
Sanitary Ware Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New      
Virtual Staging Improved Improved Supported Supported Supported New        
Sockets and switches Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported New        
Wall elevation view Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New        
Room Maker Supported Improved Supported Supported New          
Pre-defined Rooms Supported Supported Supported Supported New          
Showroom Improved Improved Supported Supported New          
Mood Board Supported Supported Supported Supported New          
Modeling Soft Furniture Supported Supported Supported New            
Furniture Assembler Supported Supported Supported New            
Awning and Parasol Supported Supported Supported New            
Moulding Supported Supported Supported New            
Kitchen design tools (Corpus, Front panel) Supported Supported New              
Lighting with groups of lamps Supported Supported New              
Tiling Set Supported Supported New              
3D shape Supported New                
Recess or niche in wall New                  
Recess or niche in slab New                  


3D Design Tools 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Solid Modeling: Box, Cylinder, Sphere, Hemisphere, Cone, Prism, Wedge, Cylinder, Polygonal Prism, Torus, Doughnut Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Surface, and mesh modeling Supported Supported Improved Improved Supported Supported New      
Extrudes & Sweeps Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
3D Booleans, Drill Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Group in 3D Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Workspace Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
3D extension of line nature elements with thickness Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Solar access survey Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Loft Supported Supported Supported New            
Smart Object Parts Supported Supported Supported New            
Material Virtual categories - Category manager Supported Supported Supported New            
Hidden Line Removal – Improved performance Supported Supported Supported New            


Interface 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Import: 3DS - 3D Studio, DWG, DXF, OBJ, JPG, BMP, PNG Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Import: SKP – Sketchup version 7 Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Improved New  
Import: SKP – Sketchup version 8 Supported Supported Supported Supported New          
Import object directly from 3D Warehouse Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Import:  DWG - AutoCAD 2013 Supported Supported Supported New            
Import:  PDF as raster image Supported Supported Supported New            
Export: PDF, 3DS , SKP, DWG, DXF, DWF, OBJ, ATL, C4D, EMF, WRL - VRML Worlds Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Export:  DWG - AutoCAD 2007 Native Format, Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New  
Export:  DWG - AutoCAD 2010 Native Format, Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New        
Export:  Thea Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New        
Export:  Autodesk FBX Supported Supported Supported New            
Export:  Indigo Supported Supported Supported New            
Import: KMZ Supported New                
Import: SKP - Sketchup version 2015 Supported New                
Import: IFC 2x3 New                  
Export: IFC 2x3 New                  


Visuals 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
OpenGL Support Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Removed Supported Supported
DirectX Support Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Rendering physically accurate materials such as glass, mirrors, and polished or reflective surfaces with ray tracing, RPC support Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported
Rendering - Sketch Removed Removed Removed Removed Removed Removed Removed Removed New  
Rendering with post-processes Supported Supported New              
Animation fly-through, Shadow analysis, Virtual reality Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Construction Animation Removed Removed Removed Removed Removed Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Walk and Fly Improved Improved Improved Improved Supported Supported Supported New    
Group-work Supported Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Materials-  Import bitmaps, pre-defined material libraries, edit and create own materials. Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Context sensitive menus Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Camera Views: Top, Bottom, Back, Right, Parallel, Perspective Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Undo/redo Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Construction Grid Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Keyboard Shortcuts Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Command Alias Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Command Line with sensitive keywords Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported
Property Manager Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New  
Set management Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported
Context Sensitive Markers Supported Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Drawing recovery manager Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New    
Quick view toolbar Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported New    
Navigation bar Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported Supported New      
Design Center, Search Engine Improved Supported Improved Supported Supported New        
Project Navigator Supported Supported Supported Supported New          
64-bit and multi-core processor support Supported Supported Supported New            
Screen menu board Supported Supported Supported New            
Multi-touch screen support Supported Supported New              
Texture management with apparent materials Supported Supported New              
Phong shading Supported Supported New              
New Render Engine (REDWAY3D) New                  
Transparent surfaces Supported New                
Shadow Animation New                  
Real time mirroring and soft shadows in 3D views New                  
Bump mapping in 3D views New                  


Publishing 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Print Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Print Queue Supported Supported Supported Supported New          
Publish in PDF Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Publish in PDF-A Supported Supported Supported New            
Plot Layout management Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Plot Layout – editable details Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New Supported Supported
Line weights Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Video Tutorial (Internet) Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
3DTV module Removed Removed Removed Removed Supported Supported Supported New    
Snapshot Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported New      
ARCHLine View Supported Supported Supported Supported New          
Animation Supported Supported Supported Improved Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
ARCHLine Reader Supported Supported New              
3D printing support New                  


Operating System Support 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP4) Removed Removed Removed Removed Removed Removed Removed Removed Supported Supported
Windows XP Home Edition Removed Removed Removed Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows XP Professional (SP3) Edition Removed Removed Removed Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows Vista Home Edition Removed Removed Removed Removed Supported Supported Supported Supported New  
Windows Vista Enterprise or more Removed Removed Removed Removed Supported Supported Supported Supported New  
Windows 7 Supported Supported Supported Supported New          
Windows 8 Supported Supported Supported New            
MAC OS X v10.x with Parallels Desktop or  VMware Fusion Supported Supported Supported Supported New          
Windows 10 Supported New                

 

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