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

More Graphisoft webinars coming!

Graphisoft continues delivering brilliant webinars: next webinar will be on 25th september. This webinar concentrates on how Archiform 3D used BIMx in the  designing of Porsche Tower. Porsche Tower is very extravagant building that will be built to Miami, USA. The tower has very unique approach to car parking. See NBC’s video about Porsche Tower here. Enroll to the webinar from Graphisoft’s website. They broadcast webinar for several time zones and in two different... Read More

BIMx Brings ArchiCAD Models to Desktop, iPad & iPhone

Graphisoft has adapted its Virtual Building Explorer (VBEG) program to be compatible with mobile devices, and at the same time it has been renamed BIMx. i.e. BIM Explorer. In addition to sending files, BIM models can now be shared via new routes where the platform is Facebook and a cloud server. CAD software producers are currently competing to devise solutions that make it possible to view CAD information models on mobile devices. Smart phones and tablets are suitable presentation... Read More

Last issue of 2011 is out now!

We are proud to tell that we have just published this year’s last ArchiMAG issue. Magazines has been posted and should reach readers in the near future. In this issue we have several articles about working on BIM projects over the internet and how to take designs on the road. We have Graphisoft’s CEO Viktor Várkonyi’s article about BIM in the cloud, which is followed by an article about BIMx – Graphisoft’s answer to working on tablet devices. Furthermore,... Read More

ArchiCAD 15

A year has rolled by and Graphisoft has succeeded in keeping up its annual release cycle. If ArchiCAD 14 was more about minor improvements and fixes to legacy features, ArchiCAD 15 has a number of new things to offer. ArchiCAD 15 is about Wow architecture, BIM collaboration and renovation – three of the hottest trends in current architecture. ArchiCAD 15 introduces two new design concepts. As the existing number of concepts is already high, you may ask why offer more. The reason... Read More

Latest ArchiMAG issue is out now!

We are proud to tell that yet another issue of ArchiMAG is being published. This magazine has some very exciting case studies around the world from countries like Iraq, Sweden and Japan. The magazine is full of helpful tutorials too. In this magazine readers get tips for working with Photoshop, GDL objects and 3D PDF files. Furthermore, we are especially proud to publish Graphisoft’s product manager Ákos Rechtorisz’s article about ArchiCAD and its IFC development.... Read More

Super-low Energy Building Design with BIM

40% of global raw material consumption, as well as carbon pollution, is related to the building industry. As the conductors of building activity, it is the architects’ responsibility to design more energy-efficient buildings. Building Energy Design Tasks The European Union Directive 2010, 31 on the energy performance of buildings defines the future building energy design tasks of architects, in addition to their existing responsibilities. First of all, they must provide correct... Read More

New ArchiCAD 15 – Broaden Your DESIGN Horizons

ArchiCAD 15 A new ArchiCAD 15 has been announced yesterday by Graphisoft. This new version has three main characteristics: ENRICHED ARCHITECTURAL FORMS The evolution of forms has always walked hand-in-hand with the evolution of structures. From the simplest barrel vaults to the most sophisticated rib vaults, the architect has always aspired to combine durability, utility and beauty (Vitruvius). These very principles can be seen in the finest examples of modern architecture as... Read More

ArchiMAG issue 1/2011

ArchiMAG issue 1/2011 The first issue of the year is out! By now, the new ArchiMAG issue should have reached all of our readers. The new issue 1/2011 is full of interesting articles. The ”hot topic” of this issue is a new Graphisoft EcoDesigner, which is introduced in the magazine by Miklós Sved, who is one of the software developers of EcoDesigner. The article gives great insight into the new EcoDesigner version and illustrates the use of EcoDesigner with a Hadlow Gollege... Read More

Omega IAT receives award for the first project designed with ArchiCAD

Omega IAT's winning project ©Omega IAT In August this year Architect Asgeir Damman of Omega IAT’s branch in Stord, Norway, received an award in the Europe & Africa Poverty Awards 2010 for a housing project at Stord. Damman designed the project in the summer of 2009 and it is currently under construction in Ådland. The project will be completed by the end of the year and consists of seven houses and an apartment building. The project is specifically adapted to the... Read More