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BIMx is a top time-saving app for architects

The Architects' Journal recently released a list of what it considers the top 6 time-saving apps for architects, and GRAPHISOFT's BIMx made the list. Included were various topics from generating floor plans to mapping sun paths – award-winning BIMx was chosen as the best app to present and discover the building design in a unique and interactive way on a mobile device.

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Explore BIMx in this latest video from GRAPHISOFT

Multi-award winning BIMx is a unique technology for integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation that helps bridge the gap between the design studio and the construction site. GRAPHISOFT's recently published “Explore BIMx Hyper-models on mobile devices” video explains the basics of using the latest BIMx and BIMx PRO apps on any Apple iOS or Google Android mobile device.

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Designing Stairs with ARCHICAD

We went behind the scenes to talk to the engineers who designed ARCHICAD's new Stair and Railing tools. Learn why GRAPHISOFT moved forward with the biggest project since Teamwork, and what challenges needed to be overcome in order to make the architects' dream a reality.

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GRAPHISOFT Wins Gold Stevie Award for ARCHICAD 21 Marketing Campaign

August 10, 2017 |Award ARCHICAD 21 Stevie Marketing

GRAPHISOFT’S marketing campaign for ARCHICAD 21 was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Marketing Campaign of the Year-Software category in the 14th Annual International Business Awards today.
The latest version of ARCHICAD introduced the highly-anticipated Stair Tool, featuring GRAPHISOFT’s patent-pending Predictive Design™ technology. The award-winning marketing campaign focused on this innovative breakthrough in stair and railing design. This is the second Stevie Award for marketing GRAPHISOFT has won, having previously taken home a Bronze Stevie Award for its launch of ARCHICAD 19 in 2015.

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The world needs more spiral staircases

ARCHICAD 21's iconic signature building is Sydney University's new Charles Perkins Centre. The firm behind the Charles Perkins Centre, fjmt, is a multidisciplinary design studio and one of the region’s foremost and awarded architecture and urban design practices. Now owning 97 ARCHICAD licenses, fjmt was at the forefront of the industry in Australia, introducing desktop CAD and PDF workflows in the 1990s. A project the size of the Charles Perkins Centre comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities.

Read on to learn how Teamwork made working with ARCHICAD very effective, especially under the pressing schedule of the fast-tracked design and construction process.

Photo: ©Keira Yang Zhang

"Lights! Camera! Action!"

GRAPHISOFT held a film competition for the partners attending the annual International Partner Conference in Cannes. This fun call-to-action sparked levels of creativity that went way beyond our expectations. The films are so outstanding that we've decided to upload them to ARCHICAD's YouTube channel for public viewing.
So, grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show!

The use of ARCHICAD in structural engineering

Valladares Pagliotti & Asociados, VPA, has developed more than 800 projects in structural engineering. The firm uses ARCHICAD to design and complete their work. In this GRAPHISOFT case study, we spoke with Enzo Valladares Pagliotti, Managing Partner, Civil Structural Engineer, about VPA's philosophy and unique workflow.

Read on to learn how ARCHICAD contributes to the success of this structural engineering firm based in Chile.

Photo: Hotel Tierra Patagonia
Architect: Cazú Zegers
Associate Architects: Roberto Benavente, Rodrigo Ferrer
Photo: © Pía Vergara

GRAPHISOFT North America, Black Spectacles Announce Learning Partnership

Thanks to a new learning partnership between GRAPHISOFT North America and Black Spectacles, you can sign up to learn ARCHICAD 20! 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.
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Abvent of France wins GRAPHISOFT film competition

June 28, 2017 |ARCHICAD IPC Cannes Abvent

In the spirit of Cannes, GRAPHISOFT held a film competition for the partners attending the annual International Partner Conference in the historic city in April. Two of the films, both submitted by Abvent, GRAPHISOFT's distributor partner in France since 1986, were the big favorites. The Evolution of the Architect's Desktop takes a very simple concept and shows ARCHICAD's presence in architects' day-to-day lives over the course of the past 30+ years. 30 years-20 ARCHICAD is an incredibly creative look at 30 years' worth of ARCHICAD product boxes. Congratulations to Abvent for their outstanding efforts!

GRAPHISOFT KCC 2017 coffee break interviews

GRAPHISOFT's Key Client Conference held in Kyoto, Japan in May gathered architecture's best and brightest to discuss the future of BIM and to witness the world premiere of ARCHICAD 21. We caught up with some of the participants during the coffee breaks to ask them what they found to be the most important take-away from the global event.

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