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Tidbits: ArchiCAD, Vectorworks and other news

Tidbits: Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on an excellent example of what is possible in ArchiCAD 13 with the latest ArchitectsJURY competition, plus some exciting Vectorworks news and two interesting Onuma BIMStorm events to register to online.


ArchiCAD News

ArchiCAD powered the design for a dynamic new museum in Odessa, Ukraine, which is the winner of the 2009 Fall ArchitectsJURY competition. Sivak Dmitriy, a student at the Odessa State Academy of Building and Architecture, designed the winning project in ArchiCAD.

Silvak Dmitriy's wins Fall ArchitectureJURY competition with this design for a modern art museum in Odessa. The entire design was created and modeled in Graphisoft's ArchiCAD 13 without any additional plugins or add-ons. (image courtesy of ArchitectsJURY Competition website: )

The designer’s intention was to create a museum “using expressive, dynamic, modern forms to emphasize its role, and to create a new destination for visitors to the city.” The project was created without add-ons or plugins, which, according to Dmitriy, “shows how flexible ArchiCAD is. For the more difficult parts, I used ArchiCAD’s Mesh tool and Solid Element Operations.”

To learn more about Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD go here:

To learn more about the winning competition visit this link.

Vectorworks News

The LaiserinLetter has featured a major article on Vectorworks Architect (VWA) as “Designer’s BIM” and talks about the changing realities of BIM in the industry and how Vectorworks Architect can play a staring role in helping industry players adapt and adopt to calls and pressures in the industry for Building Information Modeling.

Nemetschek North America will be present at COFES in April 15-18. The major invite only CAD event is a who’s who of industry action.

Vancouver’s Winter Games are over but not for PWL Partnerships Landscape Architects, Inc. who continue to work on with Vancouver’s Southeast False Creek (SEFC) neighborhood.

The architecture firm The Narrow Gate has been featured in the Boston Globe. The firm is a Vectorworks user and is committed to serving a higher purpose through design.

Lifecycle BIM and Cloud Computing Seminar: Onuma System 2010

The BIMStorm folks will be hosting two BIM events online starting March 23, 2010 and then on March 26, 2010. They are:

  • Webinar 1 – Onuma System 2010 – March 23, Tuesday, 12 am EST, USA. Details: Will share new functionality and information with latest system and upcoming additions: updated user interface, Onuma to SketchUp, live links to Google Maps, Onuma to COBIE2 and more. To learn more signup here.
  • Webinar 2 – Plan Haiti BIMStorm – March 26, 1pm EST. To learn more sign-up here.

To learn more about Onuma go here:

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