GRAPHISOFT introduces BIMx Web Viewer
GRAPHISOFT has unveiled the browser-based version of BIMx, making ARCHICAD content navigable as an additional service of the BIMx Model Transfer site. The BIMx Web Viewer lets users and their clients access the full content of a Hyper-model, including 3D models, documentation and any BIM data without having to install an application or browser plug-in. Users can navigate directly in their browser window on both PC and Mac. Active SSA (Software Service Agreement) holders can easily embed BIMx Web Viewer in their own website to present their company’s portfolio to clients and prospects in a unique way.
Nikken Sekkei and GRAPHISOFT Extend Strategic Partnership
Nikken Sekkei and GRAPHISOFT have reached an agreement to continue and extend their strategic partnership for the promotion of BIM from 2018 to 2022 – originally launched in 2013 – with a special focus on developing next-generation BIM workflows. The first phase of the partnership resulted in an array of additional and improved functionality of ARCHICAD. In the next phase, the partnership will expand into a jointly-developed, next-generation BIM workflow that utilizes the entire GRAPHISOFT product ecosystem.
ARCHICAD Subscription Option Available in U.S. and Canada
GRAPHISOFT has announced the extension of licensing options available for ARCHICAD, its industry-leading BIM software solution. Buyers can now choose between perpetual licensing and flexible monthly or annual terms. “Offering choice and freedom to our customers with these flexible licensing and purchasing options strengthens a firm’s ability to manage risk and be in control of their business decisions,” says Campbell Yule, GRAPHISOFT’s Global Business Development Director.
COA credits BIMx with bridging communication gap
With offices in Cape Town and Durban, Craft of Architecture is a design-focused architectural firm that believes in craft filtering down to the last degree; from concept to final product. By their own admission, the leap to ARCHICAD has improved communications between the offices and the building sites, saving time and money in the process.
Long-time ARCHICAD user wins 2018 Pritzker Prize
GRAPHISOFT is proud to announce that Professor Balkrishna Doshi of India has been awarded the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The international prize, which is awarded each year to a living architect(s) for significant achievement, was established by the Pritzker family of Chicago through their Hyatt Foundation in 1979. It is granted annually and is often referred to as “architecture’s Nobel” and “the profession’s highest honor.”
“We are thrilled that Balkrishna Doshi has been recognized for his unique approach to architecture over the years,” said Viktor Várkonyi, GRAPHISOFT CEO. “He is a true inspiration to ARCHICAD users everywhere."
Photo: Balkrishna Doshi (photo courtesy of VSF)
GRAPHISOFT spearheads Irish construction industry move with new partnership
As the Irish Government sets out its strategy for Building Information Modelling (BIM) to be used in the design, construction and operation of all public building projects, BIM software developer GRAPHISOFT is boosting its presence in the country with the announcement of a new channel partnership.
ARCHICAD user wins 2018 Women in Architecture's "Architect of the Year" Award
GRAPHISOFT is proud to announce that The Architectural Review and The Architects' Journal have named Sandra Barclay 2018's "Architect of the Year" for her work on Peru's Museo de Sitio de Paracas, designed by ARCHICAD client Barclay & Crousse. The museum was built on the ruins of its predecessor, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 2007. The judges lauded the building's simplicity and strength in a challenging context. "The architects responded to the lack of context with a design that is both robust and simple, yet powerful, and even its man-made imperfection adds value to the building."
Image source: Jean Pierre Crousse
Solibri-ARCHICAD 21 link provides 'Best in Class' quality assurance for ARCHICAD users
ARCHICAD users can now fully benefit from the latest update of Solibri’s unique software extension that provides a live link between ARCHICAD and Solibri Model Checker (SMC). The software allows exchange of both complete BIM models and partial updates in a real-time design scenario. In addition to the highly reliable “offline” IFC model exchange, this “live” link enables real-time information exchange.
Image source: Solibri Model Checker site
BIMx now supports Apple iPhone X Super Retina display!
GRAPHISOFT’s award-winning BIMx elegantly supports the extended, full screen iPhone X, without cropping the screen’s contents. Hyper-models fill every pixel of the screen, ensuring a stunning presentation experience. In addition, all BIMx controls have been adjusted to support Apple’s newly-introduced gestures. Together, BIMx and iPhone X offer the ultimate design presentation experience on a handheld device.
Ikeda Architecture uses BIM for interior design
Specialized in façade and interior design, Ikeda Architecture is based in Yokohama, Japan. The firm launched a full-scale BIM operation in 2015 and started working with ARCHICAD. This case study focuses on Ikeda Architecture's latest renovation project, "Itoya," one of the largest stationary stores in Japan, and how they applied BIM in the design and development of the interiors.
”G. Itoya” 3rd floor | Photo: Toshihide Kajihara