Vennesla Library – ArchiCAD 16 Signature Project

One might recognise this building from the side of new ArchiCAD 16 pack. The release of ArchiCAD version 16 coincided with the opening of the new Vennesla cultural centre designed by Helen & Hard Architects – a modern monumental building and a community meeting place in one. The project won the wood building prize in 2011 and the State construction prize in 2012, and it has been widely discussed in architectural periodicals in Norway and abroad. Wood is used innovatively... Read More

Open BIM: The Next Chapter – New IFC Developments in ArchiCAD 16

The Open BIM movement – initiated by Graphisoft, Tekla and buildingSMART – is making inroads around the world. As part of this movement, GRAPHISOFT has again developed outstanding new technologies for its users who cooperate with other disciplines. This article summarizes ArchiCAD 16’s most important new features that support IFC-based model sharing. As we know, IFC data are an integral part of the ArchiCAD database and can be accessed, as native attributes and properties,... Read More

ArchiCAD 16 – three wishes granted

The latest incarnation of ArchiCAD – version 16 – is an instance of revolution and evolution. Graphisoft have introduced several new and beefed up a few of the old functions. The new features in ArchiCAD 16 may be grouped under three themes: the freeform Morph tool, improved IFC handling skills and EcoDesigner integration. All these are very much cutting-edge stuff. ArchiCAD 16 provides support for ‘wow’ architecture, Open BIM and the crusade against climate change alike. ArchiCAD... Read More