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Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Wait is Over—Sign Up Today for the Only Conference that’s 100% ARCHICAD!


The GRAPHISOFT BIM 2017 North America User Conference, March 22nd – 24th, Las Vegas

Once again, GRAPHISOFT is bringing together top-notch professionals, industry experts, and trendsetters who use ARCHICAD every day from across North America. At the GRAPHISOFT BIM 2017 North America User Conference, you will get the opportunity to engage in informative and useful discussions that will improve the day-to-day use of ARCHICAD. The courses help you earn up to 15 AIA CES credits as you learn from inspiring keynote speakers and experienced instructors.

The 2017 BIM Conference has something for everyone! New ARCHICAD users and seasoned veterans will benefit from the concise, powerful BIM software learning experience.  We know you’ll come away from the conference prepared and pumped to put those new ARCHICAD skills into practice right away.

It is a networking event unlike any other – because you are surrounded by like-minded, passionate ARCHICAD users. It is so unique and powerful that this year, we’re introducing a group discount to encourage you to bring your whole crew! Any groups of three or more registering together from the same firm can take an additional $50 off the registration price, PER PERSON. Yep, you read that right!

Learn More & Register

Still not convinced? Check out a video that shares what past BIM Conference attendees have to say about the value of the event!

Registration includes your education sessions, reception, party events, and meals.

Register before November 15th to take advantage of Early Bird savings of $100 per person!



Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

GRAPHISOFT reseller, ARCHVISTA, has developed a way for architects, designers and home builders to brush up on their skills. This cutting-edge learning technology and virtual in-person training at affordable pricing, is known as LEARNVIRTUAL.

The online learning platform focuses on ARCHICAD In-Practice. Featuring online case study presentations by seasoned professionals sharing their practical insights and courses taught by experienced coaches, LEARNVIRTUAL also provides hundreds of OnDemand Courses that teach the fundamentals of ARCHICAD.


Thomas M. Simmons, creator of LEARNVIRTUAL says giving practical, one-on-one instruction served as motivation for the program’s creation.

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.


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.

Landon Bone Baker Architects Wins AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Congratulations to the team at Chicago-based Landon Bone Baker Architects on their recent 2016 AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award!

The ARCHICAD firm has been recognized for their work on the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC) in the “Creating Community Connection” category. This vacant housing project has become an important arts and culture hub in Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood.

DA+HC represents what is possible when public, private and non-profit sectors work together to give new life to an area of the city that had been ignored.The vacant 1980s Chicago Housing Authority project is now a vital arts and culture hub in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood. Existing abandoned buildings became the framework for a community-focused and artist-led creative incubator.


Making Dreams a Reality with ARCHICAD

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Settlers Ridge ExtToronto-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.”


ARCHICAD 20 Now Shipping

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

The wait is over!

GRAPHISOFT® announced that ARCHICAD® 20’s global rollout process has begun.

Shipping started last week with the International, US, UK/Ireland, German, and Austrian versions, followed by the French version on July 4 – the first six of 28 local versions.  The rest of the localized language versions will be released on a continual basis.  BIMcloud will also be released in parallel with the localized versions of ARCHICAD 20.

ARCHICAD 20 features a brand new, flat-design graphical UI that sets the new version apart from run-of-the-mill BIM tools. Underneath the surface, a number of important functional improvements put the emphasis on the “I” in BIM. Click here for more information about ARCHICAD 20.


Hello Philadelphia!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

All About AIA 2016

GRAPHISOFT will be exhibiting at this year’s National AIA Convention in booth 2439. We can’t wait to see you! The AIA Convention  is THE architecture and design event of the year. Each year thousands of architects, designers, business leaders, industry reps, and others from around the world gather to gain knowledge, make contacts, and re-energize their creative process.

Get ahead of the CompetitionAC20_Splash_Screen

The new release of ARCHICAD 20 contains a number of important functional improvements that put the emphasis on the “I” in BIM — all of which increase the value for both ARCHICAD users and external stakeholders alike. Its brand new, “flat-design” graphical UI sets the new version apart from run-of-the-mill BIM tools.

Our main reason for making ARCHICAD is you – your success is our success and it means everything to us. Get to know the newest version of ARCHICAD. We enhanced the way ARCHICAD 20 stores, manages and shares information. We also developed a fresh new interface for ARCHICAD 20. Our ongoing investment in ARCHICAD is just one of many reasons why it continues to deliver great value and stand out as one of the best solutions for the industry.The new information applied to your best practices for will help you and your firm outpace others for projects.


ARCHICAD 20 Announced

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

A Fresh Look at BIM

GRAPHISOFT announced the latest version of its industry-leading BIM software solution – ARCHICAD 20 today. This version features a number of important functional improvements that put the emphasis on the “I” in BIM, increasing the value for both ARCHICAD users and external stakeholders alike. Its brand new, “flat-design” graphical UI sets the new version apart from run-of-the-mill BIM tools.

“The true potential of BIM is that it can hold all the necessary information for designing, constructing and operating buildings,” said Peter Temesvari, Director of Product Management at GRAPHISOFT. “A significant part of this information is non-geometrical data. ARCHICAD 20 offers powerful workflows to manage, visualize and exchange such information with any stakeholder participating in the design and construction process.”

What’s new in ARCHICAD 20AC20_Splash_Screen

Enhanced Information Management

Storing: ARCHICAD 20 helps architects and designers to utilize their Building Information Model as the central storage place for all project information. They can even easily store and maintain design information that was not created using CAD or BIM tools, like Excel spreadsheets.

Displaying: ARCHICAD 20 takes that well-structured information and helps architects use it efficiently. Smart filters and a brand new graphical override help designers to freely change the representation of any 2D and 3D views of elements with similar properties. The result? A number of workflows that make communication, coordination and model checking much more efficient.

Sharing: ARCHICAD 20 leads BIM applications again in fully supporting the IFC 4 open-source standard. IFC 4 supports new coordination workflows (Design Transfer View and Reference View) and provides great help when coordinating with other disciplines. Information sharing via purpose-made tools such as BIMx or generic tools such as Excel enables a much wider target group to get involved and use the wealth of information stored in BIM.


More Reasons to Attend Phil-AIA-delphia 2016

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Let the Learning Begin

As AIA attendees know well, the main reason for going to AIA in the first place are the number of opportunities to learn something new. Learning units and helpful workshops remmain the primary draw for convention attendance, and for good reason. Where else can one person expose him or herself to such a provocative lineup of celebrity speakers, informative seminars, and worthwhile workshops? The AIA Convention in Philadelphia will deliver all that and more.


ARCHICAD on the Agenda

We have assembled an impressive lineup of speakers who will lead sessions during AIA that will expand your knowledge base about BIM, Design, Mobile Technology and ways to increase profits and enhance your firm’s success.


First up, chronologically speaking – noted New York-based architect, Joe Vance leads a session called The Next Generation Design Experience on Thursday, 5/19 at 10:45 in the morning. As BIM adoption rates increase – there are still firms making the transition that are still feeling the strain of an inefficient workflow. Either they are using multiple programs or duplicating work or both. Vance will address these issues and offer his insight on how setting a refined BIM standard is an essential part of an efficient and profitable firm. Learn how the principal of a NY firm abandoned these clunky methods to create custom models in a fraction of the time.

BeFunky CollageThink you have to have a big team to make BIM work for you? Think again. An impressive panel of four ARCHICAD Power Users have an intriguing discussion planned for Friday afternoon. BIM Power Users and the Small Firm – 5/20 at 3:30 tackles ways for small firms to leverage the power of BIM to create high-quality projects within a small team. This session is for you if you want to learn how you can utilize the power of BIM to increase client engagement at the beginning of projects, expand the range of services your firm offers by increasing communication on custom residential and other small projects and literally redefine the way your firm manages workload. The panel of sole practitioners and small firm owners will even share insight into ways you can support your firm’s marketing strategy at every phase by taking advantage of BIM.


Get in on the Competition – Get a Jump Start too!

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Now that you’ve registered for GRAPHISOFT’s 2016 Student Competition, you are one step closer to the cash prizes! If you haven’t signed up for the competition, there’s no time to lose—there are only a few weeks left to submit your design.



Don’t have time to sit through hours of tutorials to learn ARCHICAD? Let us help you get jump started! We are offering two online webinars (April 5th and April 26th) hosted by our best ARCHICAD gurus where we’ll go over the basics and answer your specific questions.


Designing an amazing ARCHICAD project not only provides fame and fortune to the winners, but all who participate get to add another unique design to their portfolios! That’s important because firms across the country are ready to hire graduates with ARCHICAD know-how.

Stand out from the crowd. Add ARCHICAD to your list of skills and open more doors towards landing the perfect job!

Register here!


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