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

ArchiCAD & IFC – Achieving 3D-based Interoperability

Open BIM and IFC The goal of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is to create a comprehensive building model that can be effectively applied throughout the entire lifecycle of the building (including design, construction, maintenance) by all the participants – architects, engineers, builders and owners – in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC). BIM contains significantly more data than traditional, two-dimensional drawings. This additional information... 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