ARCHICAD — Grasshopper Live Connection Training Videos
GRAPHISOFT is pleased to announce that Part One of the ARCHICAD – Grasshopper Live Connection training video series is now available. Learn how to design Algorithmic Property Settings, Document Components, Window, Door, Slab, Wall, Curtain Wall, Shell, Roof, Object, Element, Column, Beam, Zone, and Mesh, using the live connection tool. Please feel free to embed and share these videos!
GRAPHISOFT Spain distributor named to bSI Professional Certification Program advisory panel
GRAPHISOFT distributor and head of the GRAPHISOFT training and certification center in Spain, Mohsen S. Far, director of SIMBIM, an advocate for open BIM workflows, education, and implementation, has been named a member of the international advisory panel of the buildingSMART Professional Certification Program Committee. This certification program has been developed over the last three years through a collaboration of experts from around the world, with contributions by representatives of 7 buildingSMART Chapters and peer reviews of the international advisory panel. The program exists to support training organizations in delivering standardized and internationally-recognized training content as the global benchmark for open BIM training.
For more information about the buildingSMART Professional Certification Program, please visit the program structure.
ARCHICAD-designed projects win MIPIM Awards
The MIPIM (International Market of Real Estate Professionals) Awards, which took place in Cannes from March 12-15, has awarded 12 exemplary international projects. Among the winners, two buildings were designed with ARCHICAD by prestigious architectural offices. The Future Park project by Bond Bryan Architects took home the award for Best Future Megaproject; in the architect’s words, it will be “the most important cultural and energy-saving attraction in the United Kingdom to be built in the 21st century.” The Best Shopping Center award went to the Hirakata T-site project by Takenaka Corporation, which is one of the largest AEC companies in Japan.
GRAPHISOFT to deliver keynote at BIM World Paris
Growing year-by-year, BIM World Paris will take place in a larger venue this year, at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, from April 2-3. This international BIM conference series, hosting the biggest names in the AEC industry, greets over 10,000 visitors every year. Nemetschek brands will be represented during the event, where GRAPHISOFT Global Marketing Vice President Akos Pfemeter will give a keynote speech entitled “From Interdisciplinary Coordination to Multidisciplinary BIM Collaboration in Real-time.” ARCHICAD power user, Jorge Beneitez Gardeazabal, will present a case study about the award-winning Loop Linear City project in Ylong, China, designed by Enzyme in collaboration with Takenaka Corporation.
GRAPHISOFT will be represented at BIM World by Abvent, our exclusive distributor of ARCHICAD in France. Visitors will have the chance to visit Abvent’s booth and collect information about ARCHICAD, BIMcloud, and BIMx.
GRAPHISOFT names Huw Roberts as incoming Chief Executive Officer
Capitalizing on a strong growth trajectory spanning the past decade, GRAPHISOFT today announced the appointment of Huw Roberts as its incoming Chief Executive Officer. The leadership change at GRAPHISOFT is part of a stronger strategic focus on customers and markets by its parent company, the Nemetschek Group. The new Planning & Design Division, to which GRAPHISOFT belongs, is led by Viktor Várkonyi, GRAPHISOFT’s former CEO. Várkonyi also serves as an Executive Board Member at the Nemetschek Group.
GRAPHISOFT and SIMBIM Solutions to support European BIM Summit
GRAPHISOFT and SIMBIM Solutions (GRAPHISOFT’s distributor in Spain), will be the strategic software partners of the European BIM Summit, which will take place in Barcelona, April 11-12. A joint collaboration between BIM Academy, buildingSMART Spain, and the Building Engineers Association of Barcelona, this annual international conference will host approximately 700 participants with 20+ key speakers. This year, the event will focus on the Nordic BIM experience and OPEN BIM, while GRAPHISOFT and ARCHICAD will be represented by four key speakers.
Russian “BIM PROJECT 2018” student competition winners share their secrets to success
The “BIM PROJECT 2018” student competition, with the participation of 72 student projects, was successfully completed at the end of 2018. The competition for the best projects using building information modeling technologies aims to support architectural and construction universities in the education of future professionals. The criteria for selecting the finalists was the level of architectural and graphic presentation, as well as the effective use of GRAPHISOFT BIM tools, based on the principles of building information modeling. The jury paid close attention to the quality and detail of the competing digital models.
The organizer of the competition, GRAPHISOFT Russia, recently interviewed the three winners. The interviews and winning projects can be viewed here.
Two international BIM competitions are now open!
The goal of the buildingSMART International OPEN BIM Awards is to recognize OPEN BIM in two main categories: industry projects (design, construction or operations phases) and research projects (professional or student). There are 5 awards in each of the two main categories and 3 finalists for a total of 15 finalists. The three finalists for each award will be invited to present their projects at the International Standards Summit in Beijing, China October 29-November 1, 2019. Submission registrations will be accepted through April 12, 2019.
As part of IBEW 2019, the International Transdisciplinary Building Design Competition is accepting submissions from student teams of 3-8 people to compete for valuable prizes. The competition invites students to submit design solutions for a sustainable mixed-used building in a natural environment of Coney Island by involving all disciplines in a coherent manner. The deadline for registration is June 11, 2019.
ARCHICAD's IFC4 Reference View Export Certification: All systems go!
All certification test files have been passed by ARCHICAD for automatic checks of the IFC4 Reference View Export certification process (supervised by buildingSMART). The image shows one example of the results of all the tests passed. The IFC4 Reference View targets all workflows that are based on reference models.
INSPIRELI AWARDS: The world’s largest architectural student contest is now open!
Based in the Czech Republic, the INSPIRELI AWARDS is the world’s largest architectural student contest. This year, ARCHICAD is the main software partner of the global contest, which awaits the projects of students of architecture, urban planning/landscape and interior design. The contest brings together students and professionals, enabling new talents to tell their stories and raise awareness about their own world view, before they get a chance to build it. Furthermore, submitted projects in the architecture category will also compete to design the Czech Republic’s Embassy in Addis Ababa, which will be built.
The final ceremony of the INSPIRELI AWARDS will be held during the 2020 UIA World Congress of Architects in Rio de Janeiro; the winner of the Grand Prize will be awarded an ARCHICAD 22 license.