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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.
January 21st, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
Distinguished Keynote Speakers Announced
Renowned keynote speakers take center stage at this year’s North America BIM Conference, being held March 22-24 in Las Vegas.
This year’s pair of keynote speakers highlights a commitment to innovation as well as creating architecture rich in individual personality, local context, and highly social experiences. They are Kai-Uwe Bergmann partner of internationally-lauded architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group and Marc Kushner, co-founder and CEO of online showcase and industry resource Architizer. The two live and breathe at the intersection of architecture and technology, where GRAPHISOFT lives, breathes and thrives as well.
A Value for Visionaries
GRAPHISOFT’s clients are visionaries, innovators, and industry leaders demanding cutting-edge technology and tools that help them build and design physical spaces.
Presentations from ARCHICAD “Power Users” and GRAPHISOFT experts help conference attendees explore ARCHICAD to push the limits of design and empowers them to use building information modeling in disruptive ways. To serve these attendees, GRAPHISOFT has compiled a unique course line up that provides the ultimate BIM learning and networking experience. Our flagship event, now in its third year, welcomes users from around the world to the only conference in North America that is 100% ARCHICAD.
January 10th, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
Volumes 1 & 2 of the ARCHICAD 20 Training Series have been updated. Located at the Help Center and at graphisoft.com, Volume 1- The ARCHICAD BIM Concept and Volume 2- Conceptual Design are now available.
The manual’s illustrations now show improvements made to the new user interface.
All video clips demonstrate the software’s new user interface as well.
November 23rd, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
It is NOT too late! You can still sign up and save on the only conference that’s 100% ARCHICAD!
Early Bird Savings Discount Extended to December 17th
The GRAPHISOFT BIM 2017 North America User Conference is happening March 22nd – 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada
What can you expect?
GRAPHISOFT has brought together top-notch professionals, industry experts, and trendsetters who use ARCHICAD every day from across North America. They will be the ones presenting their tips and tricks during the GRAPHISOFT BIM 2017 North America User Conference. The conference provides you with an opportunity to engage with these industry experts in a relaxed yet informative setting. We know that these useful discussions will improve your day-to-day use of ARCHICAD.
What can you gain?
November 21st, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
You have come to know and trust BIMx, our award-winning BIM project presentation application, for bringing your ARCHICAD Building Information Model to mobile devices. Now you can use it with Google CardboardTM, a practical alternative to Virtual Reality headsets. This addition of virtual reality (VR) technology enhances the eye-catching presentations and brings VR to more people in a fun and easy way.
BIMx and BIMx PRO with Google Cardboard functionality furthers the ability of ARCHICAD firms to blow their customers away with design ideas. Their models truly come alive during BIMx presentations. VR capacity significantly raises that wow factor.
BIMx users worldwide have requested the addition of virtual reality capability to BIMx. This enhanced functionality provides architectural and interior design firms an impressive way to share their detailed models. Users can look around from pre-defined positions and enable a free walking mode with custom speed options.