Archive for the ‘BIMx PRO’ Category
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
By Design bonus material is now ready for your viewing pleasure.
Visit our By Design page to learn more about Laney LA, Inc. Hear from the founder of LA’s hottest residential architecture firm as he opens up about his dreams, challenges and the lessons he’s learning from Hollywood.
In this insider look, you’ll learn how he fused his passion for creative work with an approach to design that puts his clients in the driver’s seat.
Get a look at how ARCHICAD supports Laney’s teams of emerging professional to use their unique talent and the latest technology to earn an expanded role at the client table.
See all the By Design videos here
Monday, October 16th, 2017
Webinar: Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality
Thank you for registering for our October 4, 2017, Design Immersion Webinar!
If you attended the live webinar, you can revisit key points in the video and share it with other team members. If you registered but could not attend, please watch the recording at your convenience.
Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming more comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. We invite you to join this presentation to learn how mobile and virtual reality (VR) technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.
- Reviews technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
- Examines popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
- Discovers through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
- Explores how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming more comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Googlle Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
On October 4 at 3pm ET/12pm PT we’ll dive deep to help you learn how well ARCHICAD works within these powerful technologies. Your ARCHICAD model provides the basis for some pretty amazing visuals. When you go mobile with BIMx and share your design in the virtual space with VR, the power of those visuals is amplified.
Secure your spot in this important webinar and Register today
Make Mobile and VR Work for You
We invite you to join this presentation on Monday, Oct. 4th to learn how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.
This webinar will transform your presentations and use of VR.
Earn 1 AIA CES LU:
- Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
- Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
- Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
- Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.
Register for this important webinar today!
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.
Saturday, August 26th, 2017
McInturff Architects pushes the use of ARCHICAD to its furthest point. On a recent residential project, Christopher Boyd, principal of the firm describes how the software helped his team design what would become a 10K SF beach house in just nine months. Building restrictions in the area forbid construction during summer months, which limited his team to having a third of the time typically needed for a project of that size. For added difficulty, McInturff found themselves working with brand new partners this time around.
“We get reminders of how powerful our software choice is from time to time,” explained Boyd. “This project was no exception. Usually you need 18-24 months to get a house of this size and complexity built. I knew we needed to produce a set of drawings that would help a contractor who was unfamiliar with our work. Knowing that we’d be developing drawings as construction began, spending minimal time fixing them was a must. Enter BIMx.”
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Toronto-based, Discovery Dream Homes, creates custom log and timber frame homes using ARCHICAD. At any given time, some 40 projects are in progress – all managed and built in ARCHICAD.
A model home just outside the city shows potential clients what Discovery Dream Homes can create – but the team relies heavily on creating 3D presentations in ARCHICAD and shares them via the award-winning presentation app, BIMx.
“We use BIMx for every project we do. It had a profound impact on our presentation style from the moment it was introduced to us,” explained Shawn Hunter. “When people are trying to decide whether to hire us or not, BIMx tips the scales in our favor every time.”
Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Fayetteville, AR based firm, David McKee Architects has a long and unique history using ARCHICAD to design high-end custom residential homes. In addition to those types of projects, David and his team recently completed a preliminary design for a project at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks in the Fay Jones architectural style.
“The Botanical garden project is still in the very preliminary design phase, we are excited about seeing the project through and possibly earning a LEED certification.”
Though only recently upgrading the ARCHICAD 19, the firm has been producing outstanding work, winning an AIA award for design in an earlier version of ARCHICAD. Since upgrading, the team has noticed an improvement in visualization and detailing in the model.
“The biggest difference between then and now has to do with how we were using it in our workflow. We still hand draw in the office, but overall, the way we tackle a project changed. In the previous version, we were using ARCHICAD to draft, and were modeling with fewer details than we do now. In the current version of ARCHICAD we fully visualize the project when we meet with our clients.”
Now that they are modeling the houses completely in ARCHICAD, David McKee Architects enhance their visualization process with BIMx for presentations.
“With BIMx our clients come to our office, connect their iPad and walk through the design. It has been a huge help in communicating design intent. The walkthrough is a great tool to go beyond 2D drawings to get design ideas across to the client. In our experience it is not unusual for us to go thru 3 or 4 design iterations, but those rounds of changes are no big deal, because with the ARCHICAD model, we jump right into construction documents.”