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Training on ARCHICAD via Black Spectacles

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Thanks to a new learning partnership between GRAPHISOFT North America and Black Spectacles you can sign up to learn ARCHICAD 20!

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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.

 

Watch and Learn – OPEN BIM Basics

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

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:

  • Model preparation and element classification

  • Graphic overrides

  • IFC export basics and exporting via publisher sets

  • IFC import basics

  • Detecting IFC model Changes

  • BCF messaging

  • Collision detection basics

  • Using BIMx for Collaboration

Magic Wand Wizardry

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

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.

Sign up for the ARCHICAD 21 Live Webinar

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

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.

Register for ARCHICAD 21 Webinar

ARCHICAD 21 Now Shipping

Friday, June 16th, 2017

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.

It is not too late to learn about ARCHICAD 21, you can visit our site – and watch the video clip below to get a taste of the simple and intuitive stair tool.
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Get Ready to Step Up Your BIM with ARCHICAD 21

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

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.

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AIA Conference on Architecture 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017

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.

Coming Attractions

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
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A Brief Look Back at the #2017BIMCON

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Third time’s a charm – and then some!

GRAPHISOFT BIM Conference
GRAPHISOFT North America has now hosted three user conferences – this year was our second time around in Las Vegas. To put it simply, we had a blast hosting what was our largest number of attendees thus far. We’d like to share some of this year’s highlights and photos from the event that capture the energy and scope of the learning and networking that went on last week in Las Vegas.

Fun AND Informative

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Design in Action: Build

Monday, March 27th, 2017

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.
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Keynote Speakers Announced for GRAPHISOFT User Conference

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

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.

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