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APR Global Future Design Awards: Winning Projects Designed with ARCHICAD!

S&AA Schweitzer Architects of France has won the „APR (Architecture Press Release) Global Future Design Awards” in the Education Category, with their architectural school project in Rwanda.

The other award-winning architectural practices that are ARCHICAD users are as follows:

APR’s next competition, Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2019, is now open for registration.

GRAPHISOFT announces #graphisoftLEARN Master Classes

Advanced ARCHICAD enthusiasts, BIM managers and design team leaders are invited to attend GRAPHISOFT's first global learning event for end-users, happening October 3-4, in Budapest. Expert users and GRAPHISOFT trainers will teach master classes in BIM management, collaboration, algorithmic and data-driven design, and BIM data delivery. Attendees will also receive an in-depth look at ARCHICAD 23. The two-day event will offer plenary sessions and workshops designed to deepen users' knowledge of ARCHICAD.

For more information and to sign up, please visit learn.graphisoft.com

Habitation: Reinventing housing for the urban age

June 13, 2019 |The B1M

GRAPHISOFT is a proud partner in a powerful new documentary that explores innovative solutions to the housing crisis facing one of the world's largest cities. Developed in association with The B1M, the film investigates the work of three London-based architecture practices developing schemes on the front line of the city’s housing challenge – Alma-nac, Mae and Waugh Thistleton.

The documentary was recently screened to a 200-strong crowd at London’s iconic Regent Street Cinema.

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IFC4 Certification of ARCHICAD ensures top quality data exchange with engineers

June 7, 2019 |OPEN BIM IFC

GRAPHISOFT has announced an important milestone in its support for OPEN BIM, being among the first to receive IFC4 Reference View Export Certification (Architectural Reference Exchange). IFC4 Reference View facilitates high quality coordination workflows for the design disciplines: architecture, structural engineering and building services. This latest certification will ensure that GRAPHISOFT customers will benefit from top quality data exchange with engineers.

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GRAPHISOFT and Epic Games announce co-marketing agreement to bring next-gen real-time rendering solution to AEC customers

GRAPHISOFT and Epic Games, developer of Unreal Engine, are announcing a collaboration to provide ARCHICAD 23 customers with free access to a future version of Epic’s new visualization solution, based on the recently acquired Twinmotion, that will incorporate state-of-the-art real-time rendering technology. “Real-time rendering indeed is a next big thing in photorealistic visualization,” says Huw Roberts, GRAPHISOFT’s CEO. “To bring this cutting-edge technology to the AEC space we couldn’t find a better partner than Epic Games! ARCHICAD 23 customers will benefit from an unparalleled immersive experience when creating and sharing their architectural designs.”

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ARCHICAD 23 World Premiere — watch the replay!

June 5, 2019 |ARCHICAD KCC ARCHICAD 23

GRAPHISOFT launched ARCHICAD 23 at the 2019 Key Client Conference currently underway in Las Vegas, USA. The latest version of GRAPHISOFT’s award-winning BIM software improves the architectural design and documentation workflow for its Column and Beam tools, introduces the new Opening tool for better project coordination, and vastly improves performance in terms of uninterrupted workflows and faster response times.

If you missed the live stream, now's your chance to catch up and watch the replay!

GRAPHISOFT teams with AEC professionals at 3D Data Hack Dublin

May 29, 2019 |IFC 3D Data Hack Dublin

Organized by Dublin City Council (via the Smart Docklands Program) and the Grangegorman Development Agency, the 3D Data Hack Dublin took place at Autodesk's Dublin office, May 10-12, 2019. The goal of the event was to investigate how publicly-available asset data that is created by the mandated Level 2 BIM process could be used as open data for the “Public Good.”

Team GRAPHISOFT focused on Urban Planning & Construction and demonstrated that the technology to provide various benefits to those who interact with any area of a city is already available utilizing BIMx. The competition work was based on various input data formats that were provided to the participants beforehand: a 3D model of the Dublin Docklands Strategic Development Zone in .fbx and .max file formats and specific building models in IFC.

Team GRAPHISOFT successfully hacked the data and brought everything together in ARCHICAD’s masterplan model, embedding regulatory information and links to external data sources that are publicly available, such as social, environmental and facilities information, local event websites, etc. The ARCHICAD model was then exported to a BIMx file that could be accessed by anyone from a mobile device. The team included Jaime Ingram from NetZero Buildings; Stuart Clark from Constructive Thinking Studio Ltd.; Shane Brodie and Ed Burke from BIM & Scan Ltd.; Bernard Voortman from Cummins & Voortman Ltd.; and Rob Kalocay and Tamás Erős from GRAPHISOFT.

Tailor-made ARCHICAD BIM training is the key to this firm’s success

Aurore Deheneffe, associate architect and manager of the prestigious architecture firm, STEINMETZDEMEYER, a 40-seat multidisciplinary firm based in Luxembourg using ARCHICAD since 2013, explained in an interview given in the special BIM edition of a local construction magazine, that the continuous development of their BIM know-how is the key factor to their increased productivity with ARCHICAD. They have regular consultations with their local distributor, Modena, and have been following a training program that Modena provides them as a service for many years. “Our co-workers are very satisfied with the training, especially because these are tailor-made and hands-on,” the manager emphasizes.

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ARCHICAD 23 – BIM in an instant!

May 14, 2019 |ARCHICAD 23

GRAPHISOFT has announced the release of ARCHICAD 23, the latest version of its award-winning BIM software solution. ARCHICAD 23 vastly improves perceived performance of essential processes such as software startup, file opening, working in multi-project environments and switching between different views of the BIM project. The brand-new Opening, Column and Beam tools increase modeling accuracy and interoperability with engineering disciplines.

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EDUBIM project to be part of 2019 Barcelona Building Construmat Award

The EDUBIM Academy project that is implementing GRAPHISOFT global training and certification (GRAPHISOFT BIM Classes), has been selected to compete in the Building Construmat Awards with other international projects in the Innovative Services category. The purpose of the award is to recognize and promote the projects and initiatives that represent and generate added value in the construction sector. This year's awards will recognize technical excellence and the ability to find solutions to the new challenges facing the sector in terms of design quality, innovation, and environmental, economic and social sustainability.

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