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Graphisoft to acquire Abvent’s French and Swiss Archicad business units

Abvent’s Archicad business units joining Graphisoft will bring key benefits to architects and engineers in two of Europe’s key AEC markets.

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Graphisoft’s Near-Term Future—2022 Launch Event Details

Architosh dives into Graphisoft’s shared Future Road Map and Adaptive Hybrid Framework—including notes on BIM performance leadership, IFC technologies, Apple Silicon, and DDScad.

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Archicad user wins architecture’s highest honor

Diébédo Francis Kéré, Kéré Architects, is 2022 Pritzker Prize winner

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Archicad Users Gain New State-of-the-Art Community Platform

The Graphisoft Community has gained a new state-of-the-art online resource—merging, upgrading, and providing modern search and more.

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Building Together Event — Hear From World’s Leading Experts on Multiple AEC Topics

Building Together 2021 by Graphisoft will bring global thought leaders on topics such as sustainability to future architects and more.

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Apple’s future Mac Pro with Apple Silicon to sport 32-cores

Apple plans for next round of Apple Silicon (Mac chips) revealed in several Bloomberg reports today—up to 32-core Mac chip in Mac Pro.

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Small Film — GRAPHISOFT joins Architects’ “Build The Vote” initiative

Build The Vote is an initiative created and executed by acclaimed architects and supported by GRAPHISOFT to help encourage citizens to recognize the importance of voting in this election.

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Nemetschek Integrated Design—A Paradigm Shift for AECO

Nemetschek challenges the status quo with new Integrated Design BIM workflows, streamlining workflows between architects and engineers.

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Building Together Digital Event—Features World’s 2nd Tallest Structure

We take a look into themes shown in the upcoming Graphisoft Building Together digital global event and tie-in some analysis and commentary from what we heard a year ago at Graphisoft’s last major event in the US.

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GRAPHISOFT Announces ‘Building Together’ Digital Event

GRAPHISOFT has announced with fairly short notice a global digital event titled Building Together. It will prominently feature a discussion of the world’s second tallest building designed with ARCHICAD.

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GRAPHISOFT expands BIMcloud as a Service to Global Availability—Free 60 Day Emergency Access

ARCHICAD users working from home can use BIMcloud as a Service to effectively work together as an integrated team regardless of project size or location of team members.

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Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf project wins prestigious buildingSMART International Award for Best Design

In an outstanding display of IFC collaboration and Open BIM teamwork, PDC (a division of DBM Vircon) has won first prize in the design category at the recent 2019 buildingSMART International Awards.  The award recognized PDC’s Digital Engineering team for its pioneering and innovative efforts on the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf project in Brisbane, Australia.

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AIA: Revolutionary Software for Architects and Planners—Debuted in Vegas!

Digital Blue Foam’s automated workflow uses web data to inform generative design and links to BIM software to reduce time for design study by 50-98%.

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GRAPHISOFT Names Huw Roberts as Incoming Chief Executive Officer

The former Bentley executive Huw Roberts will lead the company’s next strategic growth phase as the next GRAPHISOFT CEO.

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GRAPHISOFT and SIMBIM Solutions to support European BIM Summit Next Month

The European BIM Summit takes places in April 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. GRAPHISOFT and its distributor in Spain (SIMBIM Solutions) will be supporting the event.

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ARCHICAD wins Germany’s “Architect’s Darling” Award—This Year’s Gold Winner

In 2018 more than 2,100 architects voted for their favorite out of 6 architecture programs. ARCHICAD was rated highest in all the categories.

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ARCHICAD User Wins Prestigious buildingSMART International Award

Italy-based Minnucci Associati has won a buildingSMART International Award for their work on Naples Central Station. The awards honors excellence in use of bSI and Open BIM standards and tools.

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Noted ARCHICAD-Based Architect to Present to New York City Revit User Group

This exciting webinar news came to us late but we want to make sure readers are very aware of this exciting learning opportunity to hear Alex Hughes of KURV talk about his unique and powerful design to BIM workflow.

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GRAPHISOFT’S “By Design” Series Receives Multiple Awards for Excellence

GRAPHISOFT’s original digital content series “By Design, Season 1” has been recognized for Highest Social Media Engagement by Architectural Record, receiving the Gold Award for Best Branded Content Series from the Summit International Awards (SIA) and another Gold Award for Marketing Effectiveness from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA).

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GRAPHISOFT Introduces ARCHICAD 22—Built for Facade Design Masters

A newly revamped Curtain Wall tool provides powerful capabilities for facade design masters using either traditional or algorithmic-based design methodology. In addition, GRAPHISOFT intros new patent-pending Machine Learning algorithms to speed up BIM.

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Japan’s Nikken Sekkei and GRAPHISOFT Extend Strategic Partnership

Nikken Sekkei and GRAPHISOFT have reached an agreement to extend their strategic partnership for the promotion of BIM from 2018 to 2022 — with a special focus on developing next-generation BIM workflows.

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Event News: New ARCHICAD Courses Online

There are numerous ARCHICAD courses online happening throughout the spring heading into the summer. Earn AIA credits on these courses and more.

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2018 Pritzker Prize Winner, Prof. Balkrishna Doshi—A Longtime ARCHICAD User

GRAPHISOFT congratulates one of its long-time users, architect and professor Balkrishna Doshi, of India, for his 2018 Pritzker Prize Honor.

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Event: ARCHICAD Collaboration with Revit

GRAPHISOFT has an upcoming event in March focused on ARCHICAD and Revit together for the ultimate in Open BIM collaboration training. Learn how to utilize three technologies in Open BIM workflows between two of the leading BIM authoring platforms in AEC.

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Event: Learn the ARCHICAD to Grasshopper-Rhino Connection in March

Learn Grasshopper and Rhino and how it can power ARCHICAD in this AIA-credited online learning course by GRAPHISOFT.

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French Mac Developer Releases New ‘bim.aero’ for the AEC Industry

New BIM software from France aims to simplify the building design process by allowing architects and designers to use whatever modeling software they want up-front and then segue gracefully into IFC2x3 BIM compliant models which can then be pushed to the main BIM tools.

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Webinar: SPACIALISTS offers course on ARCHICAD to Unreal Engine Workflow

A new online course teaches you how to take your ARCHICAD BIM models into the Unreal Gaming engine environment.

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Gaming Tech Takes Over—SPACIALISTS Touts Its Unreal Engine Viz Pipeline

As game engines continue to evolve as full-fledged complete 3D development environments, their ability to simplify complex development challenges across platforms means more professional 3D pros will begin to take advantage of them.

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Event: ARCHICAD BIM Manager Course

Learn what it takes to become an ARCHICAD BIM Manager in this online course.

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INSIDER: Kai-Uwe Bergmann—Talks About BIG’s Influence, Tools and Work with Audi and Google

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is the most game-changing internationally celebrated architecture practice in existence, but even hearing about their work with Audi was still shocking. In this interview, Kai-Uwe Bergmann gives us a special insider view of how their firms thinks—about practice…project opportunities and the architectural industry.

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INSIDER: Architectural Craftsmanship in the Age of BIM—Johnathan Redman Discusses FJMT Australia

An award-winning multi-national design practice disproves common assumptions, showing that BIM when combined with niche ideas about materiality and advanced digital simulation, conspire towards large works of architecture with cultural significance and lasting beauty.

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INSIDER: A Brief Tour of ARCHICAD Add-Ons

In this brief article we look at a few ARCHICAD “Add-On” applications, some you may not have heard of before. The good news is the world of apps that extend and enrich the ARCHICAD universe keeps on growing.

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GRAPHISOFT Announces ‘ARCHICAD-To-Bluebeam Revu’ Connectivity

GRAPHISOFT establishes its first key link between its leading BIM software solution for architects and designers and Bluebeam Revu, the market-leading collaboration software used by big construction firms in the United States and abroad.

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INDEX 04: 5 Best Native Mac CAD Apps

The best Mac CAD applications offer more than just a great CAD solution. On the macOS platform they need to reach for their “mac-ness” and translate Apple’s ethos and user-interface design standards into a coherent CAD experience.

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INDEX 03: ARCHICAD Workflows and Add-Ons

ARCHICAD is the original BIM application and arguably the market leader for BIM innovation for the global architectural community. The veteran BIM application has more than 50 third-party Add-On applications that powerfully extend what ARCHICAD can do.

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BIM6x Announces Revit Families and Revit Geometry Exchange Add-on for ARCHICAD

ARCHICAD users will get direct import and export of Revit families and files via new plugin from BIM6x.

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BIM Product of the Year—ARCHICAD Wins Again, Seven Years Running at Hammers Awards

AEC industry pros in the UK market deem ARCHICAD the BIM Product of the Year, seven years running.

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GRAPHISOFT Premieres New “By Design” Series—ARCHICAD Exemplars Tell All

GRAPHISOFT premieres new By Design film series.

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Boston User Group and CAD Reseller News—ArchiCAD and Twinmotion

Boston’s local CAD industry has a good ARCHICAD 21 focused User Group Meeting in July while July is also the summer of savings month by Cambridge’s CADGarage.

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GRAPHISOFT North America Partners with Black Spectacles Online Learning Resource

Black Spectacles is well known for its architecture industry online learning courses. Now GRAPHISOFT has partnered with them to provide new ARCHICAD training for the North American market.

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Interview—Patrick May Talks About His Journey with ARCHICAD and GDL Scripting

Creating bespoke solutions as part of yours or your firm’s toolkit goes part and parcel these days with staying competitive in the world of architecture. But these skills—scripting and even programming—are very left brain for the traditionally right-brained world of creatives.

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2017 BIMCON: Day 2 Recap: More Learning and Marc Kushner Keynote

Architosh’s Day 2 summary from the 2017 BIMCON event in Vegas. In this post, we discuss more learning sessions and recap Marc Kushner’s closing keynote talk.

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2017 BIMCON—Day 1 Recap: Bjarke Ingels Group Keynote, Sessions Talk and More

Architosh attended GRAPHISOFT’s 2017 biennial BIMCOM event this year in Vegas. Here is our Day 1 summary with tons of details, tidbits, and tool talk for the ARCHICAD and even non-ARCHICAD AEC professional.

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Event News: More Details Emerge on GRAPHISOFT User Conference Coming to Las Vegas

Details on GRAPHISOFT’s big annual BIM conference in Las Vegas are shared. This not-to-be-missed event is aimed at all ARCHICAD and BIM users, from Canada to Mexico and beyond.

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New Version of ARCHICAD CONNECTION for Autodesk Revit Adds Version 2017 Support

ARCHICAD and Revit interoperability advances due to new updated ‘add-in’ software for Autodesk Revit.

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ARCHICAD 20—A Deep Dive Into Its Best New Features

In this feature article Architosh takes a deeper look at the three big new features in ARCHICAD 20. Part insights, part step-by-step we dive deep into many aspects of graphic overrides, the Property Manager and what the new UI brings to UX.

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GRAPHISOFT Announces Keynote Speakers For Its North American User Conference

Flagship event for Graphisoft in North America will bring together renowned keynote speakers and a powerful BIM technology course line up, offering unique learning experiences and networking opportunities for attendees.

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ArchiCAD Users Get ‘Best in Class’ Integration with Solibri—New Integration

Now it is possible to utilize Solibri Model Checker (SMC) in a faster, near real-time way with the popular BIM application ArchiCAD.

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French Government BIM Awards Winners—Abvent Dominates Wins

French software company, Abvent, has dominated the first annual Digital Transition Plan for Buildings Awards held in Paris, France on 29 November 2016.

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GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD 20 Wins Digital Building Transition Award in France

GRAPHISOFT takes home top honors in French building industry awards program.

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GRAPHISOFT’s Native BIM Formats Are Now Accepted for Architectural Building Submission in Singapore

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has recently launched the Code of Practice (CoP) for BIM e-submissions and voluntary submission of architectural plans in native BIM formats, which includes GRAPHISOFT’s .PLA file format.

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Six Years Running—ArchiCAD Wins ‘BIM Product of the Year’ Again

GRAPHISOFT has again took top prize in the BIM Product of the Year category at The Hammers.

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AIA California Council Partners with GRAPHISOFT for BIM

The AIA in California has partnered with GRAPHISOFT to help increase Return-on-Investment for its members helping them with transitions to BIM workflows.

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GRAPHISOFT North America Announces ARCHICAD Student Certification

GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has announced the development of an online ARCHICAD certification test.

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In German EU Countries—Nemetschek Jumps Ahead of Autodesk Says Poll

A leading German-based AEC magazine focused on competitions for tenders has published software usage data for AEC professionals, largely architects, which shows Nemetschek Group companies dominating US giant Autodesk.

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Architects Head Back to School with LEARNVIRTUAL—Hybrid Learning Platform Focused on ArchiCAD In Practice

ARCHVISTA Announces LEARNVIRTUAL—Cutting Edge Learning Technology and Virtual In-Person Training at Affordable Pricing.

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Arguably Ahead on Technology—GRAPHISOFT Aims For The Future of Practice

By partnering with the most dominant algorithmic design software company and creating a meta-data infrastructure with a flexible graphical super-system—to help visibly put that data to work—the Hungarian BIM software maker is positioning itself for the future.

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Grasshopper-ArchiCAD Workflow Competition Winners Announced

Graphisoft, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software maker for architects and designers has announced the winners of its Grasshopper-ArchiCAD Workflow Competition.

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GRAPHISOFT announces winners of Inaugural ArchiCAD Student Design Competition

ArchiCAD Student Design Competition Winners Announced. Graphisoft North American partnered with Kitchen & Associates and AIA West Jersey.

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Nemetschek Forms US Strategic Base—Learn What Comes Next

The Germany, Munich-based, Nemetschek Group is flourishing, driving the strongest growth in the AECO software industry after a string of brilliant software acquisitions. But all of this success has largely been driven without the benefit of a full-time, directed strategy group. Now the AECO software multinational—the smallest of the Big 4 global AECO software companies —is setting up a global strategy group in Washington, DC.

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