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Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2017

Does Vectorworks Architect 2017 match up to the tremendous volume of new innovations in last year’s upgrade? In this in-depth product review, architect John Helm takes a look at all the new features and improvements.

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Event News: Nordic BIM Academy Launches in Copenhagen 2016

Worldclass BIM event set to take center stage in Copenhagen in November—Nordic BIM Academy Copenhagen 2016

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Ouellette Talks—Ambitious Routes Abound for Expanding openBIM Mission

Can the openBIM Movement accelerate? Can the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) certification process expand to help that happen? Acknowledging that there are often many routes to success, these are some of the questions Jeffrey Ouellette, buildingSMART International’s new ISG Chair addresses in discussing how critical open standards are to the entire global building industry.

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Jeffrey Ouellette of Vectorworks, Inc., named buildingSMART International’s Implementation Support Group Chair

The buildingSMART International chairmanship offers platform for advocation of open data buildings standards in the whole AEC industry via initiatives like OpenBIM and IFC.

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Solibri of Helsinki joins buildingSMART International

Solibri joins industry standards group buildingSMART on Open BIM push aligning values across the BIM transforming AECO industry worldwide.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks introduces new BCF Importer and other BIM Interoperability Enhancements

Nemetschek Vectorworks Service Pack 3 adds two big new BIM interoperability standards plus key improvements to the rest of the software.

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GRAPHISOFT partners with buildingSMART Korea to foster national BIM standards

Open BIM gains further adherents and supporters in Graphisoft and buildingSMART Korea partnership. The new understanding will lead to national BIM standards for Korea that are Open BIM based and support the mutual goals of all stakeholders in the AECO space

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Product Review: Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014

In this product review Architosh looks at the new Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014, with a particular emphasis on its new BIM worthy features in open schema support and IFC 2×3 export options.

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GRAPHISOFT’s ArchiCAD 17 scores 100 Percent in the COBie Design and Construction Documents Challenge

ArchiCAD 17 reaches Perfect Score for COBie Challenge

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Vectorworks 2014 Software achieves IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import Certification

Vectorworks Architect 2014 joins an elite group of BIM software that has achieved both Import and Export Certification for the latest IFC standards

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Graphisoft ArchiCAD receives IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import Certification

Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD becomes first BIM program to obtain both Import and Export IFC Coordination View 2.0 Certification

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Nemetschek Vectorworks 2013 achieves IFC 2×3 Coordination View 2.0

Nemetschek Vectorworks achieves latest IFC 2×3 Coordination View 2.0 standard

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Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD receives IFC Certification 2.0, Passes COBie Design Challenge Also

Graphisoft has announced some important milestones for its support of the Open BIM Movement and IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)

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Scia Engineer first structural BIM to obtain IFC 2×3 V2 certification

Scia Engineer passes latest IFC 2×3 V2 BIM Standards

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Architects to gain skills they need at BIM Camp

Architects can gain invaluable skills at BIM Camp and up to 4 AIA/CES

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