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“Archicad-Twinmotion Direct Link is like a happy marriage!”

Brisbane-based Elevation Architecture has been using Archicad since version 6.5, and they’ve been “stuck with the best architectural software on the market” since then. Recently, they started using Archicad-Twinmotion Direct Link to transform their BIM models into an immersive VR experience for their clients.

Business owner Greg Adsett says: “It’s a terrific value-add with a two-fold benefit. First, we gain a deeper insight into the project ourselves – even though we’re utilizing 3D within Archicad all the time, Twinmotion allows us to go in and experience everything more fully, so we can ‘feel’ the space. From a design perspective, that’s great.”

Read the case study prepared by Central Innovation…

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Case Study: Restoring Croatia’s Church of St. Martin with the help of Archicad and BIMx

June 6, 2020 |BIMx BIM Case Studies

Foretić Architects recently worked on the restoration and renovation of the Church of St. Martin, located in the small town of Martin Breg, Prozorje/ Dugo Selo, Croatia. State-of-the-art Building Information Modeling software, Archicad and BIMx, were used to combine old and new 3D models of the church. The first step of the restoration project is a virtual walk and an exploration of the 3D model with a thematic booklet.

The ruins of the church are a protected cultural monument, listed in the Republic of Croatia’s Registry of Cultural Property. The goal of the project is to revitalize the entire area from a tourism point of view.

Read the Case Study here.

Case Study: “Exploring Archicad: Algorithms and Parameters with GDL Coding”

Architect and BIM Manager Pavlo Menshykh explains how to use algorithms and parameters with GDL coding in Archicad to create terrain objects, animated objects, different geometry options, and heightmaps, and shows how functions can be written in programming language.

Explore Archicad from another point of view — read the Case Study here.

GRAPHISOFT announces Building Together digital event

June 2, 2020 |GRAPHISOFT

A lot of exciting things are happening at GRAPHISOFT! Join us online July 8 and 9 as we showcase how GRAPHISOFT is changing the way architects and engineers work together through disruptive BIM workflows. Hear from an engaging lineup of GRAPHISOFT leaders and industry experts on how we empower teams to create great architecture! Learn why the architects who designed the world’s second tallest building chose Archicad!

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ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION WORKFLOW WITH TWINMOTION

May 26, 2020 |ARCHICAD Twinmotion webinar

Free webinar! Architectural visualization workflow with Twinmotion

Interested in architectural visualization? Want to see a live demo of the Twinmotion-ARCHICAD connection? Join us for a free webinar on May 27 highlighting the features and capabilities of the latest version of award-winning Twinmotion 2020. This beginner-level webinar is recommended for designers, BIM managers and company leaders.

Learn how to prepare your ARCHICAD model data for Twinmotion, how to use the ARCHICAD-Twinmotion Direct Link, how to apply materials, lighting and foliage to a scene and more!

ARCHICAD users with active SSA (maintenance contract) are invited to download Twinmotion 2020 free of charge.

The webinar is free, but registration is required.

Two times to choose from!

May 27 at 9 AM (CEST)

May 27 at 4 PM (CEST)

Spanish-language ARCHICAD BIM Manager Certification Training (June 8-August 10, 2020)

May 18, 2020 |BIM Manager Training

Following the high interest in our online BIM Manager Training Program, we are pleased to inform Spanish-speaking ARCHICAD users about the launch of the same program in Spanish. Our Spanish online BIM Manager course is now open for registration and runs from June 8 through August 10, 2020. This 10-week online program covers all the skills necessary for ARCHICAD BIM Manager Certification. Join this program to learn about and get certified in topics related to BIM-based office management, template creation and BIM project coordination.

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Fighting the Pandemic with Architecture: Emergency Modules in Argentina

May 18, 2020 |ARCHICAD BIMx

A group of SMEs in Argentina (Barza, Idero, Grupo TRG, Miyagui and Patio Desarrollos SA) have launched a campaign to donate emergency modules to hospitals and other healthcare facilities for people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each 93 m2 high quality medical “Emergency Module” hosts 10 beds and serve as patient reception spaces to rapidly increase the capacity for initial care and orientation, and allow the addition of beds for patients who do not need respirators. Once the crisis is over, the modules can be reused as classrooms or primary care rooms in underprivileged neighborhoods. The expandable and transportable modules were designed to operate with minimal energy consumption.

The project design and documentation was done by IDERO Arquitectura of Argentina, using ARCHICAD and BIMx, with the integration of the structural model made in Tekla Structures; the modules can be built in about 38 hours.

Watch the video here and view the project details here (in Spanish).

You asked, we delivered!

Our 10-week BIM Manager Online Training Program filled up fast! Due to popular demand, we're starting the next course on May 26. Now's your chance to aim high and become a Certified ARCHICAD BIM Manager! We'll cover BIM Office Management, ARCHICAD Template Creation, and BIM Project Coordination. Space is limited!

For more information, please visit here.

Attention, students! Show us your BIM skills for a chance to win valuable prizes!

May 7, 2020 |Competition BIM

GRAPHISOFT has launched the BIM PROJECT Competition, a global contest for architecture students worldwide. Three categories to choose from! The deadline for submitting your project is June 30, 2020.

Visit here for details!

Singapore Case Study: Wholistic Design Solutions by Goy Architects, with ARCHICAD

Goy Architects are committed to presenting their clients with wholistic design solutions — regardless of the project — from architecture to interior design and furnishings. They believe it’s key to visually update their clients during the design process for feedback. This way, the architects are able to sync or fully achieve the client’s design goals and requirements.

Goy Architects recently won Lookbox Design Awards in several categories with their “Shizukokoro” and “The Heng House” projects.

Read the case study about these winning projects here…

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