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You only need a minute…

Friday, December 20th, 2013

…and that’s 14 minutes less than that lizard asks you to spend checking out car insurance rates…


We’re only asking for about 60 seconds – to see why BIMx Docs is a valuable app that can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars throughout a project timeline.

Imagine what you can save in a year’s worth of designs, changes and re-works!

Put your full BIM documentation in the hands of clients and contractors.

In addition, BIMx Docs lets you share those changes in the cloud with your clients and contractors – whether they use it on an iPad or an iOS device.


ArchiCAD Creates True Collaboration Between Architect and Structural Engineer

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Note from the editor:

This post was first published on the GRAPHISOFT blog “BIM Engine by ArchiCAD” shortly after the conclusion of the inaugural GRAPHISOFT BIM Conference 2013. It highlights the versatility of the software, its many applications and ability to create a truly collaborative, efficient workflow for architects and structural engineers. Definitely worth a read and absolutely worth a reprint.

Those Structural Engineers Using ArchiCAD Showed Up in San Diego

BIM Engine has featured the structural engineering firm Riverstone Structural Concepts before. Mary interviewed Patrick, the owner of this ArchiCAD using engineering firm, for a previous post. If you’re not familiar with Riverstone Structural Concepts, you might want to start by reading that post then returning here. (more…)

ArchiCAD: The Hammer Three-Peat!

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

ArchiCAD 17 is BIM Product of the Year

For the third year in a row, ArchiCAD 17 from GRAPHISOFT has won the Construction Computing Awards – BIM Product of the Year. ArchiCAD has dominated the BIM Product of the Year category for the past three years, overtaking competitors, Autodesk BIM360 Glue (2013) Nemetschek Vectorworks (2012) and Autodesk Revit Architecture (2011).

Adrian Girling, GRAPHISOFT UK, with the 2013 BIM Product of the Year Award

Adrian Girling, GRAPHISOFT UK, with the 2013 BIM Product of the Year Award


BIM Lives in the Details – Answers!

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

You’ve seen part one – now challenge yourself to guess how many steps you’ll need to finish the whole documentation of the building in the same manner, fully model-based.

The answer may surprise you.


BIM Lives In The Details

BIM Lives in the Details – Let’s Test That

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

When GRAPHISOFT launched ArchiCAD 17 – we came up with the concept of Hard Core BIM and a series of videos. The idea was to show you the basics of how to benefit the most from the revolutionary tools found in this version. The whole series can be found on our YouTube channel

BIM Lives In The Details

Since you’re here, though, why not test your BIM knowledge with this quick video quiz about how many steps are needed to create a single detail that is fully model-based? It will take only a few minutes.

What was your answer? Were you close? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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