The series continues! The next episode finds us in the classroom -- more or less. A satisfied customer or client is a key factor on any project, independent of project size or quality. ArchiCAD 17 is here to help you overcome delivery obstacles in all phases of the design process. From starting a concept design to construction-detailed documentation sets, we've got you covered :) Read on...
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The technology company was a significant influence on GRAPHISOFT too. Right from the beginning, we were proud to develop ArchiCAD on Macintosh computers. Indeed, Apple helped GRAPHISOFT create ArchiCAD. “Apple’s support included cash and computers at a time when GRAPHISOFT was a small company with limited resources, working within the economic and political confines of what was, at the time, communist Hungary,” Gabor Bojar said. Read on...
GRAPHISOFT Reaches the Final of Prestigious European Business Awards, Named 100 Ruban d’Honneur Recipient
BUDAPEST, January 14, 2014 – GRAPHISOFT SE, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has qualified for the third and final round of the 2013/2014 European Business Awards, in the Infosys Business of the Year category. GRAPHISOFT and other finalists were chosen from a group of 375 National Champions. The winner of the Awards will be determined by an esteemed panel of judges with results to be announced in May.
ArchiCAD is taught in thousands of schools worldwide, better preparing students for the professional challenges that await them after graduation. Watch the video to learn how GRAPHISOFT Australia and the University of New South Wales have pioneered collaborative BIM education with ArchiCAD and OPEN BIM.
A panel of experts weigh in on what they think about GRAPHISOFT BIMx, Bentley Systems Passport and Autodesk BIM 360 Field/BIM 360 Glue. Andrew Fisher, BIM applications specialist at DPR Construction, says that "ArchiCAD has long had the ability to quickly section your model to the parts you care about. GRAPHISOFT has translated that well into the mobile platform."
Have you ever calculated how much time you spend printing out your documents? — This was the question on the ArchiCAD Facebook Page next to our new video, Save with BIMx docs. One of our fans gave the following answer:
In production home building the practice has been to print a set for each trade, in commercial building the contractor makes the trade pay for the set but in home building the contractor tends to pay for the sets. So if the contractor pays for a set for each trade that bids on the project and there are 50 trades and 2 bidders per trade = 100 sets of prints and if the cost of the set is $75 each set. Then the cost for bidding sets is $7500. Then prints are made for construction 50 sets, and everytime there is a revision set - let's say there are 3 revisions typically = 200 sets created for construction and 100 sets created for bidding = 300 total. So by the end of the project the builder could have spent close to $22,500.00. Finally if the builder has multiple projects per year, let's say - 10 projects - then that would $225,000.00 in printing per year. IF you think about it for a second you realize that the bidders are usually somewhat the same - so you could buy, say 70 Ipads($600 each with extra storage) for $42,000.00 and save $183,000 per year. The builder could hire someone to manage this process for much less than, $183k - effectively making the contractor excel past their competitors. Makes a compelling case... Printing on paper is only going to be for unique situations.
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Printing project documentation is not only expensive, it's bad for the environment, too. During the holidays, stop for a minute and think about whether there's a better way to get things done. Watch our short (1 minute) video about a potential solution.
House at Cuil Bay — BIMx success story
Architect: John Gilbert Architects
Project: Residential house at Cuil bay, Scotland