We already wrote about Plants that you can download for free and about tools that you can use to create vegetation, but that's not all! If you have an Archicad project where more detailed plans are needed, this article is for you!
Detailed plants for Archicad by ArchiRADAR
System: Win / MAC
Archicad version: 16+
ArchiRADAR develops many things and on their website you can find not only plants, but small furniture collection, 3D railings and even 3D scenes for Archicad's CineRender.
Talking about plants, they have 2 types of elements( HI-RES and 2D-3D) and many times more species of trees and bushes than Plant Designer by Eptar. If some species are missing and you really need it – you can contact them and request it: email@example.com.
What can you set up?
You can set up both 2D and 3D representations: 2D symbol and its Pens, season, flowers (if there's any) and its color.
HI-RES plants by ArchiRADAR
Language: EN / IT / FR / ES
2D symbol: 7
3D detail level: –
Symbolic view in elevation: –
Format: Single Tree / Bundle
Price: €9.00 / €39.00
These plants are specifically made to be used for very realistic renderings inside Archicad due to the high detail of the model 3D and textures; they are also compatible with CineRender providing bumping and reflection channels. These plants are 3D models that can be scaled in 3D. These plants don’t have a symbolic view in elevation.
2D-3D plants by ArchiRADAR
Language: EN / IT / FR / ES / DE / HU / JA / PL / PT / TR / AR / SV / FI / EL / NO / DA
2D symbol: 10 + 4 realistic
3D detail level: Yes
Symbolic view in elevation: Yes
Parametric Plants are 3D models always different one another generated from a GDL algorithm; they have a lower level of detail with a low number of polygons; these plants have a symbolic model for elevation; these plants are better to be used for drawings, but also for conceptual rendering and BIMX.
How to install Plants from ArchiRADAR?
There are 2 ways: add to the standard Archicad Linked Library folder or add to the Linked Library in Library Manager. In the first case, these objects would be added to each new project that uses the standard Archicad library. In the second case, you will add objects only to the file where you need them.
Here you can find recommendations for Using Libraries.
Add to the Standard Archicad Library:
MAC: Program\GRAPHISOFT\ARCHICAD26\ARCHICAD Library 26 Win: C:\Program Files\GRAPHISOFT\ARCHICAD 26\EPTAR Library\Plant Designer *26 is the number of the version.
Add to the Library in Library Manager:
File > Libraries and Objects > Library Manager > Add
Where to download?
The ArchiRADAR's Plants are available for purchase on ArchiRADAR's website: