ArchiCAD BIM Engine
Mary Moscarello has two decades of experience in the field of broadcasting and communications. She has served major broadcast news and cable networks in the New York market as a writer, producer and assignment editor. She has a strong journalism background in management of public relations and … More »
January 10th, 2017 by Mary Moscarello
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.
November 23rd, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
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?
November 21st, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
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.
October 21st, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
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.
September 20th, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
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.
September 2nd, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
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.
August 18th, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
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.
July 28th, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
The power of the podcast is well-documented. At their origination, podcasts – or “audio blogging” as the practice was first named – were a handy way to share information, though at first they did not enjoy widespread adoption. So much has changed since the. By the year 2004, broadband internet access and portable audio devices helped podcasts transition from those early days, through a trendy buzz word type of category to the distribution method it is today. Currently more than 115-thousand English-speaking podcasts exist, contributing to an ever louder online volume.
The Archispeak Podcast is one podcast I’d recommend checking out. The trio of hosts; Evan Troxel, Neal Pann, and Cormac Phalen get together regularly to have casual conversations about all things architecture. What I like about their style is they celebrate the triumphs and highlight successes AND are unafraid to point out failures or situations where they think the proverbial bar was missed.
July 15th, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
You want an example of a firm using ARCHICAD that is successfully taking on multiple large projects?
Look no further than Seattle-based, Rutledge Maul Architects (RMA). This award-winning powerhouse firm has been churning out projects in ARCHICAD since the early 90’s. One of the keys to their success has been leveraging small teams on large projects nimbly and efficiently. RMA performs feasibility and site-selection analysis, as well as master planning for commercial, multifamily, residential, and institutional facilities. One look at the RMA project portfolio and you’ll see a range of upscale corporate buildings to custom homes with a wide range of budgets and architectural taste.
July 13th, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
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.”