Watch the ARCHICAD 23 world premiere from Las Vegas
“Working with BIM concurrently between disciplines makes us even stronger…”
Ko Isogimi, Executive Officer, Architectural Design Department and Document Design Center Principal at Nikken Sekkei in Tokyo, Japan, spoke with us at the 2019 Key Client Conference about their projects. During his 30 years with Nikken Sekkei, Isogimi worked on a wide range of large projects, including airports, factories and research centers. Employing more than two thousand architects and engineers, Nikken Sekkei is a large general design office. Isogimi believes that working with BIM concurrently between disciplines makes them even stronger.
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High marks for the #graphisoftLEARN BIM Manager Certification Workshop
One of the most advanced BIM certification workshops in Europe was jointly organized by GRAPHISOFT SE and its distributor and exclusive training center in Spain (SIMBIM® Solutions), from November 25 to 29 in Barcelona. Twenty-one enthusiastic BIM experts arrived from 10 countries to attend the second international #graphisoftLEARN BIM Manager Certification Workshop dedicated to end-users. During this one-week intense certification workshop, presenters and participants exchanged ideas and experiences on project-based and organizational-based BIM implementation and compliance based on local and international standards.
BIM practitioners vote ARCHICAD ‘BIM Product of the Year’ Ninth Year in a Row
GRAPHISOFT has announced that ARCHICAD 23 has won the prestigious BIM Product of the Year award at the 14th annual Construction Computing Magazine Awards in the United Kingdom. This is the ninth year in a row that ARCHICAD has been honored with the top BIM product award. GRAPHISOFT also won Mobile Technology of the Year for BIMx, its award-winning presentation app.
“Using BIM tools is the way of the future…”
Schumetta McLendon, owner and founder of Schumetta Inc. in Malibu, California, spoke with us at the 2019 Key Client Conference about their projects. Schumetta Inc. works specifically on high-end residential projects in Malibu, as well as affordable housing in Pennsylvania. An ARCHICAD user for 13 years, McLendon believes it is an intuitive and powerful tool, especially when she needs to visually present design ideas very quickly.
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ARCHICAD connection with BLUEBEAM Revu & dRofus at BIMTECNIA 2019
Don’t miss out on BIMTECNIA 2019 in Valladolid, Spain, December 11-12, where you’ll learn practical tips and tricks on how BIM can help your digital workflow. SIMBIM Solutions will offer hands-on experience on multiple digitalization technology for the AEC industry through three pioneering software solutions from the Nemetschek group: ARCHICAD, BLUEBEAM Revu, and dRofus. Join this 2-day event to learn how these software solutions can help you move to a paperless workflow, fast and accurate communication, and data management.
The BIMVA award ceremony will take place on December 11, where BLUEBEAM Silver Partner SIMBIM is sponsoring the second prize. BIMTECNIA workshops will take place on December 12, where SIMBIM will host two practical workshops from 12:30 to 18:30 about software solutions that are engineered for workflow efficiency.
PDC Engineering wins 2019 buildingSMART International Award
The Queen's Wharf project, an outstanding example of an IFC-based Open BIM workflow by PDC Engineering, recently won the buildingSMART International Award in the Design category. GRAPHISOFT has been supporting PDC Engineering, as well as one of the lead designers of the project, Cottee Parker, to manage the connection between ARCHICAD and other software, including Nemetschek’s dRofus and Solibri.
Click to see the project’s finalist presentation here.
INSPIRELI Award winners announced
Sponsored by GRAPHISOFT, an impressive 1,038 competitors with 887 projects in four categories participated in the world's largest student architectural design competition. In addition to awards for Architectural design, Interior design and Urban planning, the 4th INSPIRELI Awards focused on a special category: the chance to design the Czech Republic's embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Students from 38 countries submitted a total of 281 projects in this category alone. The winners of the embassy design competition are Jana Hájková and Kristína Boháčová from Slovakia. ARCHICAD licenses were awarded to all category winners.
Click to see the winning projects
ARCHICAD 23 improves the quality of designs: AECbytes review
In this AECbytes review, Lachmi Khemlani dives deep into the latest features that make ARCHICAD 23 a game-changer in the BIM business. "I was especially impressed with how robust, expansive, and well-thought-out the new features were—showing evidence of a concerted effort by the development team to think through a new feature and explore all possible uses and ramifications of it."
GRAPHISOFT Webinar: Introducing the Twinmotion-ARCHICAD Direct Link
Award-winning Twinmotion is a real-time 3D immersion software that produces high-quality images, panoramas and standard or 360° VR videos in seconds. Developed for architecture, construction, urban planning and landscaping professionals, Twinmotion boasts an intuitive icon-driven interface. Twinmotion is extremely easy to learn and use, regardless of the size and complexity of the project, the materials, the user's IT knowledge or their preferred BIM modeler. Direct synchronization with ARCHICAD allows users to move from the BIM model to a VR experience in only three clicks! With the live connection, both the ARCHICAD and Twinmotion model are synchronized in real-time, enabling architects to edit the model and make design decisions on-the-fly, while all changes made in the ARCHICAD model are subject to an automated update process inside Twinmotion.
Join us on October 22 for a live workflow demo of the Twinmotion-ARCHICAD Direct Link, highlighting the award-winning features in this game-changing visualization software. There are three English-language events to choose from.