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ArchiCAD: The Hammer Three-Peat!

December 3rd, 2013 by Mary Moscarello

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

These awards – given by Construction Computing – nicknamed, “The Hammers”, celebrate and showcase technology, tools and solutions that support effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes. For 8 years now, the Construction Computing Awards event has become a place where members of the industry gather to network and exchange ideas while having fun.
This year the winners of the 2013 awards were announced at The Hotel Russell in London. An audience of more than 200 supporting guests were there to watch the results announced. Winners were chosen via an a reader online poll and judging panel’s deliberations.

BIMx is Two-Time Winner of Mobile Technology of the Year

The revolutionary mobile app, BIMx by GRAPHISOFT has again received the award for Mobile Technology of the Year. BIMx won the Hammer award for Mobile Technology two years running.

Ben Wallbank, GRAPHISOFT UK, with the 2013 Mobile Technology of the Year Award

Ben Wallbank, GRAPHISOFT UK, with the 2013 Mobile Technology of the Year Award

BIMx, has been in use since 2011 and it has been recognized as a revolutionary, game-changing app. As a presentation tool, it is unmatched in its ability to help architects communicate design intent and provide understanding to clients – even those with limited experience or exposure to architectural concepts.

GRAPHISOFT recently expanded the capabilities of BIMx – with BIMx Docs to high acclaim.

Though the app has been available for about a month and a half, ArchiCAD users are already seeing its benefits on the job site.

“In my first use of BIMx docs, I presented a very complex subsurface parking structure on a job site,” said Joseph Vance of Brooklyn-based Joseph Vance Architects. “Engineers, fabricators and erectors were there. Not only were they blown away by what they’d seen – in just a few minutes they all understood a complicated situation everyone had been wringing their hands over for days. Once they were able to fully understand the conditions, they came up with a solution in 15 minutes.”

BIMx Docs offers lightning fast navigation within and across large layout books. Even if you are only working with 2D drawings, BIMx Docs offers unbeatable performance based on Map app technology.

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