mACT 20

Our ARCHICAD 20 framework (mACT) is designed to make your life easier: it organises, automates and completes what you got out of the box when you bought ARCHICAD.

mACT 20 organises and automates ARCHICAD. It is a framework for developing your office standards and provides a documented workflow designed to industry best-practice.

Buy mACT

Purchase mACT 20 and get a free upgrade to mACT 21.

Designed by professionals with a wealth of practical experience, mACT’s features will save you time, whether you’re new to ARCHICAD or a seasoned user.

Toolbar

New mACT Toolbar: The Work Environment includes a new mACT Toolbar which organises most used commands by topic in drop down menus.

Pen Sets

Consultant Specific Pen Sets: Get a clear distinction between your model and external drawings placed on stories by overriding their pen set with the associated mACT reference trade pen sets.

Revision & Transmittal

New Revision & Transmittal: As an alternative to ArchiCAD’s revision system, the mACT system integrates a manual transmittal, autotext and publisher setups to add revision code to published files. Easily manage revisions via included layout schedule.

Graphic Overrides

New Feature: mACT includes Graphic Overrides for such purposes as:
  • council coding of materials
  • overrides based on mACT Zone Properties, such as re-colour based on meeting requirements for sun access or cross ventilation
  • re-colour cut fill based on Fire Resistance Level

CADSwift library

Bonus: mACT includes a bonus subscription to the CADSwift library. Built from custom-coded GDL objects, the CADSwift library is highly detailed for all levels of documentation. The library complements mACT perfectly, automating many documentation processes and includes annotation tools, joinery, vehicle paths, balustrades and other time-savers.

Get Started

Bonus: a select subscription to our Field Guides is also included in your purchase to help you get the most out of ARCHICAD and mACT.

Install mACT on all your office’s workstations for just $599.00.

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Libraries

mACT comes the following custom libraries:

  • mACT Library 20: contains many useful additions to the default ARCHICAD Library, such as construction documentation symbols, 2D furniture & complete furniture layouts, trees and landscaping
  • mACT Australian Standards: contains a selection of Australian Standards library parts for parking and circulation space
  • Cadswift AAA Library: made available by cadswift, for more info visit cadswift.com.au

Work environment

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mACT comes with Work Environment presets for various screen sizes, incorporating a rationalised and extended list of Shortcuts for most used Tools and Commands.

Organisation

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To facilitate your workflow mACT includes a fully organised and automated Organiser: the View Map, Layout Book and Publisher are pre-populated according to the typical project stages and packages.

View map

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Predefined View Map folder structure for each project phase and drawing type within that phase. Individual views are already defined for common drawing types such as General Plans, Sections, Elevations, Ceiling Plans, Structural Plans, etc.

Titleblock

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mACT includes a standard Presentation and Documentation Titleblock (A3 – A0 with folding marks) accompanied by a traditional Transmittal.

Drawings

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Pre-defined Drawing types such as sections, elevations and details are placed ready to be adjusted to suit individual projects and quickly generate a base drawing set.

Drawing numbering

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The mACT drawing numbering system is based on USNCS / AIA, thus providing an easily scalable system to accommodate projects of all sizes as well as integration with most Autodesk-based consultants.

Revision system

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A simple but straightforward approach to Revision management, by appending Number / Character directly to the Sheet Number.

Industry standards

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mACT is based on industry standards to facilitate collaboration with external parties and future-proof the template and your projects. It incorporates both Australian and International standards where applicable.

OmniClass zone names

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mACT’s Zone Categories are based on the OmniCLASS system, which is indefinitely scalable and ensures compliance with international Standards.

Layer structure

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To maximise the potential of the 3d / virtual building model mACT contains a comprehensive layer list that is organised around NATSPEC categories.

Layer combinations

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mACT comes with a complete range of preset Layer Combinations categorised along the USNCS / AIA Drawing Numbering System, which can easily be adjusted to suit Projects of all sizes.

Favorites

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Favorites illustrate common element settings and form the basis for the development of specific office standards to guarantee continuity.

Pen sets

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A variety of pen sets is included in mACT enabling full control over the graphical output at all scales.

Pen-by-function system

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mACT’s pen-by-function system allows fine grain control over all Elements graphic representation. This also facilitates identification of various elements whilst modelling, e.g. all structural elements are displayed in shades of red vs. interior elements in shades of brown.

Composites

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A robust system of composites which change appearance of composites across the various views and drawing types.

Building materials

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mACT includes a comprehensive list of Building Materials, coordinated with corresponding Surfaces and Fills.

Model View Options

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mACT includes our enhanced Model View Options sub-menu which facilitates your control of object, label and zone display based on project phases.

The mACT MVO’s for example also enable global adjustments of specific Label sizes and the optional display of a placement guide / help overlay for various library parts.

Reference materials

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mACT features a built in structure for easy access to frequently used reference materials, such as hardware specification, NATSPEC or even your complete office BIM manual.

BIMx Reference project

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Please note the BIMx Example Project is available in two versions: as simple BIMx 3D model and as BIMx Hypermodel, i.e. including referenced example drawings. They are both provided for free, to get them simply add to cart and proceed through checkout – you will not be charged.

To view the BIMx model you can either use BIMx on your Computer or iOS device – please note the BIMx Hypermodel requires an In-App Purchase to unlock the drawings.

ArchiCAD Reference project

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mACT features a reference project demonstrating best practices and various drafting and modelling techniques which can be used for training purposes.

why do I need mACT?

mACT has been continually developed and improved since 2006. We build upon ARCHICAD’s improvements, incorporate our users’ feedback and prove it against our own experiences in a live project environment.

mACT’s value far outweighs its price, and is a small investment into the productivity of your office.

Never needed a template

Gain flexibility by having any person in your office join a project and immediately know their way around…

Save time with the automated mACT setup, facilitating file structure and setup, integrated setup for office standards.

Gain certainty that when it’s crunch time there’s less room for error and less need for users to spend time inventing their own settings. With less potential for errors there will be more certainty that what rolls out of the printer will conform to your standards.

New to ARCHICAD

Where to begin? Being new to ARCHICAD and having to set up a file for drawing can be a very daunting task indeed…

Using our framework simplifies the interaction with the software, it gives you a starting point to develop your office standards and a documented workflow designed to industry standards and designed by people with a wealth of practical experience.

Experienced ARCHICAD User

Developing something good takes time and experience…

Usually the person in the office with the most experience also has the least amount of time at their disposal or indeed has the most valuable time.

Using our framework leaves you with only needing to put the dots on the “i”’s in order to personalise and adapt your copy of mACT to your office standards.