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Obayashi Adopts GRAPHISOFT BIMx for Mobile Access to BIM Projects

May 29, 2014 1:40 am

TOKYO/BUDAPEST, May 28, 2014 – GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, announced today that a large-scale purchase agreement has been finalized between GRAPHISOFT and Obayashi Corporation; the agreement will equip more than 4,000 Obayashi staff with GRAPHISOFT BIMx Docs. Obayashi Corporation will adopt BIMx to make the award-winning BIM project presentation app available to thousands of field technicians, further ensuring on-site construction quality and management efficiency. As a result of this agreement, Obayashi will be authorized to install and use GRAPHISOFT BIMx Docs on all Obayashi-owned tablet computers in Japan.  This agreement is yet another step... Read More

We go BIG — Case Study

May 19, 2014 8:30 am

BIG has taken BIG steps in implementing ArchiCAD as their main BIM tool in their Copenhagen office. Jakob Andreassen, the firm's BIM manager, tells us why they chose ArchiCAD over Revit moving forward.
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Architosh reports on the latest features of ArchiCAD 18

May 9, 2014 7:40 am

“BIM innovation has been shifting from adding new features to introducing innovative new workflows — this is exactly what ArchiCAD 18 offers end-users,” said László Vértesi, Vice President of Product Development at GRAPHISOFT. “With ArchiCAD 18, we pinpointed the most important user requests related to workflow issues with the clear goal of providing our users with solutions that keep them in the creative design flow with as little disruption as possible.”
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ArchiCAD 18 announced

May 6, 2014 6:03 am

GRAPHISOFT announces ArchiCAD 18. Our 30th anniversary edition, ArchiCAD 18 offers a streamlined workflow solution, keeping architects in the state of the creative design flow with as little disruption as possible. The integration of CineRender, MAXON’s world-class CINEMA 4D rendering engine into ArchiCAD 18, brings high quality, photo-realistic rendering images closer to a much wider range of designers. Other enhancements include BIMcloud integration, full BIM Collaboration Format support, and fully-integrated Revision Management workflows.
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Why Sylla International Switched to ArchiCAD

May 2, 2014 7:13 am

"For 18 years we have been using Bentley MicroStation and Bentley Architecture for our CAD and BIM programs but decided to switch to Graphisoft Archicad. This decision was not made lightly, because it meant throwing out of the window 18 years of experience and knowledge of Bentley programs with which we designed many buildings both large and small, and then start learning a new program. Read on...

Wilson Architects celebrates 130 Years.

April 29, 2014 3:52 am

One of GRAPHISOFT’s long standing customers, Wilson Architects, celebrates 130 Years. In this video, Hamilton Wilson traces back the influences that have shaped the firm’s approach to design, and discusses how the blurred boundaries of the interior and the exterior can have a profound effect on people and benefit the long term life of a building. Watch the video

AECBytes: BIM Cloud

April 23, 2014 8:26 am

"Towards the end of last month, I attended Graphisoft’s launch of its new BIMcloud service in Tokyo, Japan. Graphisoft chose to have this event in Tokyo because many of the leading design and construction firms in Japan have standardized on ArchiCAD as their BIM solution. These include Nikken Sekkei, a 2,500 person architecture, engineering, planning, and construction management firm with over 20,000 projects in 40 countries; Kajima Corporation, a global construction firm with over 9000 employees worldwide; Obayashi Corporation, also a global construction firm with over 9,200 employees, which provides additional construction related services such as engineering and urban development; and the somewhat smaller Maeda Corporation with 3,700 employees, which is focused on building construction, civil engineering, and design/build projects. All of these firms have a long history in the AEC industry going back to at least over a 100 years, with Kajima Corporation being founded as early as 1840; they are also leading global AEC firms, with a particularly strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region. It is to Graphisoft’s credit that it has succeeded in establishing ArchiCAD as the dominant BIM application in these firms. As such, Tokyo seemed the perfect setting for the launch of its new BIMcloud service, guaranteed of a warm reception by Japanese AEC firms, many of which were able to attend the launch event in person."
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Architosh: Visiting Nikken Sekkei and Discussing BIM and GRAPHISOFT

April 23, 2014 8:22 am

A few weeks ago GRAPHISOFT of Hungary held an invite-only press event in Tokyo, Japan, to roll out its new BIMcloud technology and product offering. BIMcloud® is now available, starting in Japan. A significant part of that event was the communication to its gathered press that the company had made significant partnerships with leading AEC firms in Japan, including world ranked, 4th largest architecture firm Nikken Sekkei.
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