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Take BIMx with You

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Go Mobile in Five

This five-minute video clip explains how easy it is to explore BIMx Hyper-models on mobile devices. Using the latest, multi-award winning BIMx and BIMx PRO apps on any Apple iOS or Google Android mobile device, brings a unique technology to any project. With integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation, BIMx helps bridge the gap between the design studio and the construction site.

SketchUp to ARCHICAD Webinar August 24

Friday, August 18th, 2017

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
#2. Designing Naturally in 3D
#3. Fast, Accurate, Automated Construction Documents
#4. Improving Communication
#5. Having More Fun Designing

Register for this webinar. After you participate, we’re confident you’ll adore ARCHICAD.

We’ll cover:

  • How to harness the power of BIM for even the smallest of projects and embrace the process as you implement a BIM workflow
  • The tool similarities between SketchUp and ARCHICAD and how easy the transition can be within your work methodology
  • How to import SketchUp and DWG into ARCHICAD to develop your projects into smart building information models and crank out amazing construction documentation.

 

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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Announcing Virtual Reality Enabled BIMx with Google Cardboard

Monday, November 21st, 2016

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.

cardboardbimx-presslores-07-montageBIMx 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.
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ARCHICAD and its “I” in BIM Powers IFC for Abramson Tieger Architects

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Trevor Abramson, FAIA, and Douglas Teiger, AIA, lead California-based Abramson Teiger Architects (ATA) and its team of dynamic architects and designers.  With over 200 built projects across North America, ATA’s passion for excellence has been recognized with over thirty design awards.  Their multi-faceted practice, initially focusing on single-family residences, now encompasses ecclesiastical commissions, educational facilities, creative offices, retail developments, and varied commercial buildings.  The firm seeks to balance practical needs and dramatic artistic expression while treating each project as an exercise in collaboration.

ATA has been using BIM on larger scale projects of late.  Specifically, the firm used the software on PLATFORM, a 220,000 SF mixed-use complex, and on a 92,000 square foot retail and creative office development, both located in the Culver City neighborhood of Los Angeles.

ALL ARCHICAD ALL THE TIME

Winning with Open BIM

ATA begins the majority of their projects in ARCHICAD, especially the larger ones. Often, the firm encounters situations where a client requires construction documents created in Revit. Even in those cases, they choose to first work in ARCHICAD because they feel it is a better tool for conceptual design work, rendering, working with steel and most importantly, IFC and model coordination.
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Look-in Event at Galbraith Carnahan Architects’ New Offices

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

This Sunday, June 28 from 2-4 Galbraith Carnahan Architects (GCA) invites you to tour their new office space.

The team recently relocated to East Tosa, drawn to its vibrant community and fun events that the neighborhood hosts throughout the year. The move quickly provided early return on the “fun events” element – with the Tour of America’s Dairyland – East Tosa Gran Prix bike race on June 28th.

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GCA’s new office happens to be located along the race route – which provided the firm a wonderful opportunity to play host to the cycling enthusiasts in the area. They invite you and your family to visit the new space up for a “look-in”. Expect race-themed snacks and beverages between the of 2pm and 4pm on Sunday, June 28th. Grab a beer, watch the cyclists, and see our new digs.

The new offices are located at:

6528 W North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Kindly RSVP

Tools and Technology for Architects During #AIAChat This Week!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Hey Tweeples! Mark your calendars for an exciting AIA Twitter Chat – set for May 6th (2-3PM Eastern), a week before the AIA Convention in Atlanta. During this Twitter Chat, AIA Member Laura Teagarden will focus the discussion on “Tools and Technology for Architects.”

As the sponsor of the AIA Tweet Up, we at GRAPHISOFT North America invite you to participate in this Twitter Chat to flex your Twitter muscles, get yourself in gear for the convention and get into some meaningful discussion about what types of tools assist you, the architect, in your day to day. This is your opportunity to jump into the conversation and provide your opinion, feedback, ask questions and maybe even meet some new Twitter Users.

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ARCHICAD, the Ideal Software for Cal Poly Students

Monday, April 20th, 2015

California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) has added BIM as a required course in their curriculum. All students who wish to graduate with a degree in Construction Management must take the course over two quarters. Instructor, Elbert Speidel works to provide comprehensive exposure to the various types of software in the industry today.

“Part of the strategy in being able to teach them BIM is giving them an opportunity to see what is out there. We aren’t exclusively teaching one type of software, since that does not reflect how firms operate. Each firm has its preference and for that reason, there is no one BIM software exclusive to the market.”

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Recapping the 2015 GRAPHISOFT North America BIM Conference

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The post below first appeared on the GRAPHISOFT North America blog, BIM Engine by ArchiCAD. Written by Jared Banks, AIA, aka Shoegnome, the following essay will provide you, dear reader, with an up close view and thorough review of the 2015 GRAPHISOFT North America BIM Conference. Having been there, I can attest to Jared’s experience, the validity of his assertion about how the event has changed and what attendees gained by being there.

ArchiCAD users share a passion for what they do that is perhaps unmatched elsewhere in the industry. They will spend all day in an educational session learning about ways to capitalize on the power of the software to grow their business, take a break for lunch, during which they’ll continue sharing ideas and experiences on the same subject, go back into another classroom environment for more information, break and talk about the software, lather, rinse, repeat until the sun goes down…

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AIA|DC Chooses ArchiCAD for Event Design

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

AIA|DC has made a commitment to use ArchiCAD as a way to manage its exhibition designs at the District Architecture Center in Washington, DC. Its upcoming exhibition, reVISION::Thinking Big, New Projects in Washington DC, was produced using ArchiCAD18 and opens April 15th.

The exhibition highlights five phased, mixed-use projects, each in various stages of completion: design, development review, or under construction. Organized by AIA|DC and curated by Mary Konsoulis, The Yards, The Wharf, Burnham Place at Union Station, Capitol Crossing, and McMillan are conveyed around three themes—reconnecting to the water, building above barriers, and repurposing public works—and the exhibition examines the theories and context behind each project’s design, as well as the complexity inherent in projects of such vision and scope.

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