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Deadline Extended — Sign Up AND Save

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

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?

Depending on how many courses you take, you can earn up to 15 AIA CES credits by listening to and learning from inspiring keynote speakers and experienced instructors. We have set this year’s BIM Conference up so that it 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.

Extended Deadline –> Register before December 17th to take advantage of Early Bird savings of $100 per person!


 

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.

For a full demonstration of the new VR capability added to BIMx, please visit – Using Google Cardboard with BIMx on Android and iPhone

With this update, BIMx users on iPads and Android tablets can use the Multitasking and Split View features, using two apps side-by-side. URL-based data exchange between BIMx and other apps offers a smooth user experience.

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The update also enables selection of more than one element from an inbound hyperlink, facilitating easy data access on construction sites and with facility management. BIMx offers a feature for locating building components in the Virtual Building easily, which greatly helps with checking and marking up these elements on site. To access BIM elements in the 3D model quickly, insert these hyperlinks into any website, a Facilities Management database or into a product catalog application.

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Friday, October 21st, 2016

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

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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!


 

Learn ARCHICAD with LEARNVIRTUAL

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.

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

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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