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AEC poll shows Nemetschek Group ahead in German-speaking countries

Architosh reports that a recent German-based AEC magazine poll has published software usage data for AEC professionals, largely architects, which shows Nemetschek Group companies dominating US giant Autodesk. "In the 3D Software category, leading Nemetschek brands ARCHICAD and Vectorworks easily outpaced Autodesk brands Revit, AutoCAD, and 3D Studio Max. More than 300 architects and planners in fields ranging from building construction and scenography to interior design and landscape architecture participated in the poll."

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GRAPHISOFT Hosts IFC Technical Conference in Budapest

September 29, 2016 |IFC Press Release Conference

GRAPHISOFT recently hosted the Implementation Support Group (ISG) fall meeting, September 15-16 in Budapest, Hungary. GRAPHISOFT has been developing IFC standards since 1997 as a pioneer in IFC implementation. The ISG is responsible for supporting the implementation and certification activities for buildingSMART’s open standards, primarily centered around Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF), enabling the exchange of BIM data among different software products.
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JUUL I FROST build on ARCHICAD and Solibri strengths

Watch this video to learn how Danish firm JUUL | FROST Architects leverages the strengths of both Solibri and ARCHICAD to ensure a smooth workflow throughout the design and construction of a major project.

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Architects Head Back to School with LEARNVIRTUAL – A Hybrid–Learning Platform Focused on ARCHICAD In-Practice

September 19, 2016 |Learning Press Release

Oakland, CA, September 19, 2016 - ARCHVISTA, the premier GRAPHISOFT reseller and BIM technology consultant serving Northern California, has developed a better way for architects, designers and home builders to brush up on more than software. Introducing LEARNVIRTUAL, a new online learning platform. With a laser sharp focus on ARCHICAD In-Practice, LEARNVIRTUAL features online case study presentations by seasoned professionals sharing their practical insights, and offers virtual courses taught by experienced coaches. LEARNVIRTUAL also provides hundreds of OnDemand Courses that teach the fundamentals of ARCHICAD.
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Live webinar: BIM Data Access Anywhere with BIMx

September 15, 2016 |Seminar BIMx Press Release

Join us on September 20 for a live webinar featuring Ernesto Minnucci from MINNUCCI ASSOCIATI. Ernesto will present some of their firm’s recent projects, including the Pietrarsa Railway Museum and the Naples Central Station, where MINNUCCI ASSOCIATI made extensive use of BIMx for client communications. BIMx also provided them the digital tool they needed to manage the entire lifecycle of the buildings. In this live presentation, we will also highlight all the latest BIMx and BIMx PRO features that were released this summer. Finally, we will take a sneak peek into new BIMx features that will be released later this fall! The webinar is free but space is limited. Register today for any 1 of the 3 English-language events or the Italian-language event.
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The Architizer A+ Awards for BIMx have arrived and they're gorgeous!

September 15, 2016 |BIMx Press Release Award Video BIMx PRO

BIMx fans may recall that GRAPHISOFT's award-winning mobile BIM communication tool won the 2016 Architizer A+ Award in the Mobile Apps category last spring. BIMx won both the professional Jury Award and the Popular Choice Award by ranking highest in user votes in the mobile app category. A Gala was held in New York honoring the winners, but the hand-sculpted awards were just received a few days ago. Thanks, again, to the jury and the public for voting for BIMx.

We had some fun with the big reveal.


Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection update

September 13, 2016 |ARCHICAD Rhino Grasshopper

The latest update to the Live Connection tool ensures better communication between Rhino/Grasshopper and ARCHICAD, while offering additional features for ARCHICAD 20 users:

  • The Grasshopper-ARCHICAD 18 and ARCHICAD 19 Live Connection v1.5 plugins ensure a more stable live connection between the applications.
  • The Grasshopper-ARCHICAD 20 Live Connection v1.6 plugin provides all the functionality included in the v1.5 version; it also ensures that the new ARCHICAD 20 element properties are now accessible in Grasshopper.
  • The development of the Mac version of the Live Connection plugin for ARCHICAD 20 is in progress and the beta version will be available soon.

Please visit the download page to download and install the new plugins!

Review: GRAPHISOFT is arguably ahead on technology

August 29, 2016 |

"With GRAPHISOFT still in firm command of it's key rival in BIM in the areas of performance and platform flexibility, and with BIMx dominating the industry with both awards and actual usage, the company seems to have been able to utilize the past year for focusing on what will be necessary in the future of practice in BIM," says Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA, LEED AP, and editor of Architosh.

Read this in-depth analysis of how GRAPHISOFT is positioning itself for the future by partnering with the most dominant algorithmic design software company and creating a meta-data infrastructure with a flexible graphical super-system -- to help visibly put that data to work.

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Solibri and GRAPHISOFT collaborate to drive BIM adoption in Germany and Austria

August 24, 2016 |Collaboration GRAPHISOFT Solibri

Solibri and GRAPHISOFT have announced that they will work together to make BIM a reality on all key projects in Germany and Austria. The recent acquisition of Solibri by Nemetschek allows the two companies to leverage shared synergies of the Nemetschek network. Combining ARCHICAD, Solibri Model Checker and the bi-directional link between these two products offers customers cutting edge solutions to their BIM workflows.
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Delivering COBie in ARCHICAD

August 24, 2016 |ARCHICAD Collaboration Book COBie

Bill East, the inventor of COBie, and Robert Jackson, the renowned ARCHICAD expert, have written a book explaining how to deliver and check quality COBie data during design. Learn where to create ARCHICAD templates to streamline COBie production and coordinate the work of multiple designers. Readers can download simulated contract drawings, models, and export files for a small college dormitory, free of charge, and compare their work with the examples provided.

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