Posts Tagged ‘ArchiCAD’
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.
- 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.
Monday, July 17th, 2017
Thanks to a new learning partnership between GRAPHISOFT North America and Black Spectacles you can sign up to learn ARCHICAD 20!
Subscribe and Save!
ARCHICAD for Beginners is a four-and-a-half-hour course that teaches the basics of ARCHICAD 20. For a limited time, the course is available to new subscribers of Black Spectacles at their site with a 10% discount. Use code ARCHICAD10 to activate the offer.
Supporting New Users
Our commitment to supporting new users is unwavering. We want to accelerate implementation of our powerful BIM tool for newcomers. We see it as a win-win for current and future architects and designers.
Beginning with simple navigation instruction, the course works through the software in a methodical manner that is easy to follow. Within the first module, users learn how to draw walls, add stories, and place objects, columns & beams. Upon completion, course students gain familiarity with documentation in ARCHICAD, as well as how to place labels, identify sections & elevations, and incorporate external file formats.
Led by Josh Bone, architect and former BIM specialist recognized for expertise in technology integration the easy to follow course shows how to create detailed 3D models quickly and efficiently.
Saturday, July 15th, 2017
A new presentation video has been uploaded to the ARCHICAD YouTube Channel.
Settle in and Learn OPEN BIM Basics
Granted, this isn’t a quickie. Rather, you can really get some useful knowledge during the 40-minute, practical OPEN BIM workflow presentation video. It explains how to use OPEN BIM in your practice, and also illustrates the benefits that OPEN BIM provides for architects and engineers.
You’ll see demonstrations of the following topics:
Model preparation and element classification
IFC export basics and exporting via publisher sets
IFC import basics
Detecting IFC model Changes
Collision detection basics
Using BIMx for Collaboration
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Abracadabra? Maybe not, but now ARCHICAD’s Magic Wand can now be used to create stairs. In ARCHICAD 21 it is possible to use the magic wand to create the stair’s baseline based on the geometry of existing elements.
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.
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.
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.
NOT FAMILIAR WITH ARCHICAD BIM SOFTWARE?
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.
YOUR CHANCE FOR FAME AND FORTUNE—AND PERHAPS A FULL-TIME GIG!
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!
Thursday, December 10th, 2015
Seattle, WA-based CAST Architecture leveraged ARCHICAD in a big way on a new classroom building at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (RBUFW) in Seattle’s South End. The 30-acre site is a former planting orchard and nursery space. Originally on the outer edges of the city, the neighborhood is and among the densest and most diverse in the region. Using ARCHICAD as a tool for design and documentation, the team at CAST is working with the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation and Seattle Tilth, to create a center for sustainable urban agriculture in the middle of the city.
Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Making the Switch to ARCHICAD
More than a year ago here on the blog, we profiled Cheikh Sylla of Tampa, FL-based Sylla International and his decision to adopt ARCHICAD over another BIM software he had been using for quite some time. Since then he has been busy, putting his skills and ARCHICAD to the test. At the start of 2015 Sylla evaluated his decision candidly, honestly sharing his experience for his readers and other architects considering a similar change.
Was it Worth it?
Rather than rehash his thorough overview of what the impact of the change has been, I thought it wise to discuss how he’s using the software on an actual project. Sylla is in the design phase of creating a nearly six thousand square foot home that features a pool in a flood zone of Miami, Florida. Sylla is using ARCHICAD 18 to create the design through to construction documents that and at press time was nearing the point of submitting the plans to the city for review.
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.”