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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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ARCHICAD 21’s global rollout process has begun

June 15, 2017 |ARCHICAD 21 shipping

GRAPHISOFT announced today that ARCHICAD® 21’s global rollout process has begun. The latest version of ARCHICAD features the highly-anticipated Stair Tool, based on GRAPHISOFT’s patent-pending Predictive Design™ technology.

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AECbytes reports on GRAPHISOFT KCC 2017

For the past few years, GRAPHISOFT has been hosting an annual invitation-only event that brings together its key clients across the world. Called the Key Client Conference (KCC), the 2017 event was held a couple of weeks ago in Kyoto, Japan, and the opportunity to attend it enabled me to get a much better understanding of the use of GRAPHISOFT's products at a global level rather than primarily in North America where I am based.
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New stair design system in ARCHICAD 21 relies on Predictive Design technology

The positive reviews of ARCHICAD 21, featuring the highly-anticipated Stair Tool, keep rolling in. CAD journalist and editor Ralph Grabowski attended GRAPHISOFT's recent Key Client Conference in Kyoto, Japan, where he had the opportunity to see first hand how the latest version stacks up against expectations in the AEC industry.

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BIM is changing the world

Eugenio Fontan of Hong Kong-based Enzyme Architects offers his thoughts on the recent KCC 2017 in Kyoto. In addition to learning about ARCHICAD 21's new features, his takeaways focused on what could be learned from other ARCHICAD users in their day-to-day practices. "LWK from Hong Kong was the surprise of the year. William Cheung showcased how in his office, after less than one year implementing ARCHICAD they were able to submit their projects to the Building Department of Hong Kong for approval fulfilling all Graphic and Calculation requirements. We already knew that it is not hard for ARCHICAD users…But was LWK who proved it in real projects."

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CEO Viktor Varkonyi outlines GRAPHISOFT future, offers glimpse of Nemetschek Group Strategy

GRAPHISOFT held its annual Key Client Conference in Kyoto, Japan last week, drawing architects from around the world. CEO Viktor Varkonyi's keynote address kicked off the two-day event with an overview of the company's global growth story; a nod to GRAPHISOFT's operations in Japan; and, most importantly, a look at GRAPHISOFT's future in three key points. Read on for Architosh's reporting and analysis of the address.

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A change of heart

U.K.-based Lime Architecture went from BIM skeptic to enthusiast in just two years after trying and sticking with ARCHICAD. According to founder and director Andrew Evans, “We used to think, ‘By the time we’ve surveyed and modelled the building in 3D, surely we could have drawn it and issued it in 2D in half the time?’” But in July 2015, the need to upgrade the firm’s computers prompted Evans and his team to reconsider its architectural design software options, too. “Once we realized we preferred ARCHICAD, we spent the next four months putting the free trial version to the test. I’d say we were producing the basics within a month of using the software." Following the trial, Evans bought three ARCHICAD licenses. “Now we’re at the point where we can model a whole building in 3D from a point cloud survey. It just goes to show what you can achieve with ARCHICAD in a relatively short period of time.”

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GRAPHISOFT's KCC 2017 in Kyoto draws architecture's best and brightest

GRAPHISOFT has wrapped up a successful Key Client Conference in Kyoto that was host to architecture's very best representatives from around the world. In addition to a number of practical presentations by GRAPHISOFT leaders, developers, and invited guests, clients were treated to a presentation by Johnathan Redman, Principal of FJMT (Australia), which designed ARCHICAD 21's signature building, the Charles Perkins Centre. Over 300 participants were also on hand to witness the Worldwide Premiere of ARCHICAD 21 in a 1.5 hour presentation that is now available for viewing.

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