ArchiCAD BIM Engine
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August 18th, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
What’s in It for Me?
Building information modeling (BIM) is now the technique of choice for the building design and construction industry. Firms and solo practitioners looking for a competitive edge need to fully commit to adopting and implementing BIM technologies and workflows.
Learn how you can reap these and many other benefits of using ARCHICAD:
#1. Leveraging the Power of BIM & Streamlined Workflows
Register for this webinar. After you participate, we’re confident you’ll adore ARCHICAD.
July 17th, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
Thanks to a new learning partnership between GRAPHISOFT North America and Black Spectacles you can sign up to learn ARCHICAD 20!
Subscribe and Save!
ARCHICAD for Beginners is a four-and-a-half-hour course that teaches the basics of ARCHICAD 20. For a limited time, the course is available to new subscribers of Black Spectacles at their site with a 10% discount. Use code ARCHICAD10 to activate the offer.
Supporting New Users
Our commitment to supporting new users is unwavering. We want to accelerate implementation of our powerful BIM tool for newcomers. We see it as a win-win for current and future architects and designers.
Beginning with simple navigation instruction, the course works through the software in a methodical manner that is easy to follow. Within the first module, users learn how to draw walls, add stories, and place objects, columns & beams. Upon completion, course students gain familiarity with documentation in ARCHICAD, as well as how to place labels, identify sections & elevations, and incorporate external file formats.
Led by Josh Bone, architect and former BIM specialist recognized for expertise in technology integration the easy to follow course shows how to create detailed 3D models quickly and efficiently.
July 15th, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
A new presentation video has been uploaded to the ARCHICAD YouTube Channel.
Settle in and Learn OPEN BIM Basics
Granted, this isn’t a quickie. Rather, you can really get some useful knowledge during the 40-minute, practical OPEN BIM workflow presentation video. It explains how to use OPEN BIM in your practice, and also illustrates the benefits that OPEN BIM provides for architects and engineers.
You’ll see demonstrations of the following topics:
June 27th, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
Abracadabra? Maybe not, but now ARCHICAD’s Magic Wand can now be used to create stairs. In ARCHICAD 21 it is possible to use the magic wand to create the stair’s baseline based on the geometry of existing elements.
June 17th, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
Are you doing stairs the way we do stairs? Stairs need railings, and ARCHICAD 21 coordinates railings with complex stairs via one click. Our “Predictive Design” technology fuels this amazing advancement of our popular BIM tool too.
Want to learn more? There’s a webinar for that! Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Whether you’re already using ARCHICAD, just kicking the tires, or simply want to see the most innovative developments in BIM technology today, then this webinar is a must-see event! We’re going to show you some of ARCHICAD 21’s most incredible new features, including:
The Stair Tool:
ARCHICAD 21 evaluates thousands of options and offers the most optimal stair design choices within the context of the specific building you’re working on. Featuring GRAPHISOFT’s patent‑pending Predictive Design™ technology, the Stair Tool turns what is usually a painful task into something truly fun—so fun, we even remodeled some stair classics such as the Great Wall of China The Bauhaus Stairs of Budapest and Robson Square Vancouver to prove it!
The Railing Tool:
now you can create complex, associative railings for Stairs, Slabs, Walls, Roofs, or Meshes. The configurable Railing Pattern Editor offers unique railing patterns specific to each design project. Railings can be created with a single click based on predefined rules and standards.
Faster, More Realistic Rendering:
based on the latest MAXON Cinema 4D rendering engine, ARCHICAD 21 offers you high-quality, photo-realistic rendering right within the BIM environment, now with Light Mapping and Secondary GI methods.
June 16th, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
The global roll-out process has begun!
ARCHICAD 21 which features the highly-anticipated Stair Tool, based on GRAPHISOFT’s patent-pending Predictive Design™ technology is on its way to users of the International, German and Austrian versions.
Users of the US version take note, that version begins shipping on June 19.
French, UK/Ireland and Italian versions begin shipping shortly thereafter – the first seven of 28 local versions. The rest of the localized language versions will be released on a continual basis.
May 3rd, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
GRAPHISOFT announced the upcoming release of ARCHICAD 21. Users will be able to step up their BIM thanks to the inclusion of a new and intuitive Stair Tool, featuring GRAPHISOFT’s patent-pending Predictive Design™ technology.
Building intuitive functionality into ARCHICAD has always differentiated it from other BIM solutions in the industry. The next-gen Stair Tool found in ARCHICAD 21 provides a creative, productive and enjoyable user experience — the reason why architects love ARCHICAD. ARCHICAD 21’s Stair Tool does the heavy lifting in the background – making sure the architect’s stair design complies with relevant global and local design standards – turning what is usually a painful task into something fun.
April 24th, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
Virtual Reality in Focus
We at GRAPHISOFT North America are super excited to bring our award-winning app, BIMx with new virtual reality (VR) capabilities via Google Cardboard to the AIA Conference on Architecture. During the course of the conference, we expect to give away more than 300 viewers to help demonstrate the simplicity and communication power of ARCHICAD BIM models in VR.
You may already know that ARCHICAD outputs the most amazing, fully detailed models. Wait until you see that enhanced with the power of BIMx and Google Cardboard! It is a fun and affordable way to bring VR to your clients, share with project team members and wow your stakeholders on projects of any size.
Our customers are going to get a sneak preview of the most wanted, intuitive and in-demand features coming in the next version of our BIM software at our annual Customer Appreciation Breakfast. If you want to join us; please RSVP ASAP
March 28th, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
Fun AND Informative
March 27th, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
The Design In Action: Build initiative is moving along nicely. Earlier this month the students presented their design boards, at CUA.
DC Council member David Grosso sat in on the presentation to see the project. He was joined by a board member from Common Good Urban Farm. Photos supplied courtesy of KUBE Architecture.