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Celebrating Australian Architecture

October 16, 2014 6:25 am

With the arrival of ArchiCAD’s 30th Birthday, GRAPHISOFT Australia share a collection of architectural designs from some of its longest standing customers.Read on…

Nemetschek AG acquires US software provider Bluebeam

October 8, 2014 5:51 am

GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has announced that its parent company, Nemetschek AG, will acquire 100% of Bluebeam Software Inc., headquartered in Pasadena, California. Read on…

ArchiCAD 18: Join the IFC COBie flow

September 30, 2014 3:03 am

Rob Jackson, Associate Director at Bond Bryan Architects (UK), weighs in on IFC Data Mapping in ArchiCAD 18. According to Rob, "This is real BIM!" Given the move toward the UK Government target of achieving 'Level 2 BIM' by 2016, creating, managing, and checking data efficiently is imperative. In this post, you'll learn not only how mapping works, but why it's needed in the first place. Read on…

Blog post about IFC Mapping

September 24, 2014 5:43 am

In a previous post, Nathan Hildebrandt of Fulton Trotter Architects listed IFC Mapping as his top feature in ArchiCAD 18. IFC Mapping enables users to manipulate the data that is native in ArchiCAD and use it in an almost infinite number of ways either internally in ArchiCAD as part of data representation or to export customized data to OPEN BIM IFC. In this post, Nathan demonstrates the greater potential of the feature and relevance it can have to all users. According to Nathan, IFC Mapping will significantly improve your coordination capability between your model and the notes / schedules you want to associate with it. Read on…

One of the world’s largest general contractors depends on ArchiCAD

September 23, 2014 4:05 am

Kajima Corporation of Japan is among the top ten general contractors worldwide. Since 1996, they have relied on ArchiCAD to carry out global projects at the highest levels of quality and precision. Kazumi Yajima, Director of BIM & Productivity Improvement, shared with us how they enhanced their work with ArchiCAD and Teamwork by developing their own cloud system last year, known as Global BIM. They have now started to use BIMcloud within that system. Watch the interview…

Ahead in the Cloud

September 23, 2014 4:03 am

GRAPHISOFT's BIMcloud gets a head start in BIM collaboration via the cloud thanks to its tried and tested BIM Server utility. David Chadwick reports. Read on…

An Eight Year Old Guess about ArchiCAD 18

September 23, 2014 3:57 am

Take a moment when you get to the end of this post and read Miguel’s thoughts from 2006. He paints a very evocative vision of the future of our industry. And while his dream of ArchiCAD 18 (written on a computer that only had ArchiCAD 10 installed) obviously didn’t arrive in 2014, it offers some great clues of the present and future. Read on…