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ARCHICAD's IFC4 Reference View Export Certification: All systems go!

February 6, 2019 |

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.


buildingSMART International Standards Summit will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany

February 5, 2019 |Germany buildingSMART

The international BIM community will meet for the buildingSMART International Standards Summit and the 17th buildingSMART User Day of buildingSMART Germany at the Hilton Hotel in Düsseldorf, March 25-29, 2019. The event, where GRAPHISOFT is a platinum sponsor, will include important keynote lectures, discussions and working meetings on the standards and services of buildingSMART, international and German practice reports and, last but not least, two top-class evening events with the international and German buildingSMART community.

Tickets and program details are now available on the event’s web site.


Switzerland: land of chocolate, trains and OPEN BIM

January 31, 2019 |

Switzerland is one of the smaller markets in Europe, but one of the strongest in BIM adoption. The open BIM FORUM initiative recently held in Lucerne in the German-speaking part of the country (5 million people — less than the Berlin Metro area) clearly proved how strong and vivid its AEC community is: the two-day event designed to attract thousands of AEC professionals — all speaking Switzerdütsch, the local German dialect, was a huge success.

Thank you,, for the very professional initiative!

Hong Kong 2019: Year of BIM

January 31, 2019 |HKCIC

The Hong Kong Construction Industry Council (HKCIC) has named 2019 the 'Year of BIM.' Various activities, including the development of BIM standards for statutory submissions; and launching a BIM portal for conferences, forums, seminars, BIM competitions, etc., all with the aim of drawing industry attention to and encouraging collaboration on the adoption of BIM technology. To reinforce the message, CIC has won the support of major government bodies and industry associations. As a proud sponsor of this initiative, GRAPHISOFT is present not just on the advertisements, but in the systems, resources and development of core competencies developed for this important undertaking.

Vilalta Architects video of Lideta Mercado in Addis Ababa, designed with ARCHICAD

ARCHICAD user Vilalta Architects produced a short film about their project, Lideta Mercado, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the concept is a combination of a traditional market and shopping mall and was completed last year. The video, focusing on the architectural details of the project as well as the impressions of its users, was presented at the TEDxEixampleSalon event in Barcelona. As active users of ARCHICAD, Vilalta Architects take part in GRAPHISOFT BIM trainings and receive continuous support from SIMBIM Solutions, GRAPHISOFT’s distributor and exclusive training center in Spain.

Watch the video of Lideta Mercado.

Leaders in Architecture MENA Summit will be held in Dubai

BIMES and GRAPHISOFT are proud to be among the sponsors of the Leaders in Architecture MENA Summit, which will be held in Dubai, March 27-28, 2019. Leaders in Architecture MENA Summit is the largest and most prestigious platform dedicated to promoting and advancing architecture across the Middle East and North Africa. Bringing together the most prominent decision makers from around the world, the summit provides a unique opportunity to learn from and get inspired by leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside architecture, set future goals and appreciate breathtaking and daring architecture.

Asia’s First VR/AR Event for Architecture and Culture will be held in Singapore

GRAPHISOFT is proud to co-sponsor Immersive Architecture (IM Arch) Asia, Asia’s First Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for Architecture and Culture, which will be held in Singapore, January 17-19, 2019. The conference will host architecture, design, real estate and cultural heritage professionals during three days of workshops, presentations and networking on the latest technologies and innovations of virtual and mixed reality.

BIM in Practice

January 4, 2019 |BIM BIM in Practice

Following on from the sell-out conference in September, 'BIM in Practice' returns to Dublin with new speakers. This free event will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at The Westbury.

The event will cover a mixture of BIM-related topics including how architects can get ‘easy wins’ when rolling out a BIM workflow -- from the practicalities of collaboration to the more artistic and design-led aspects of modeling.

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Be an architect of the digital future! Registration is open for the Winter Open BIM Academy (WOBA)

In 2019, our partner, BIM POINT, is organizing the Winter Open BIM Academy (WOBA), a continuation of their previous ARCHICAD Winter Schools. Architects, designers and engineers attending WOBA March 10-17, 2019 in Tarvisio, Italy will enjoy a rich program of BIM-related workshops during the conference, as well as the chance to ski in one of the most picturesque Alpine ski resorts. GRAPHISOFT will again be present to provide specialized workshops around ARCHICAD, such as OPEN BIM workflows, dRofus integration, Rhino/Grasshopper workflow and a sneak peek at ARCHICAD 23!

Registration is now open for this international event.

Book your stay by January 31, 2019 and get a 100 € early bird discount!

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