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GRAPHISOFT announces Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection V2.0

December 14, 2017 |

GRAPHISOFT® today announced a significant update to the Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection. GRAPHISOFT’s industry-first, bi-directional “live” connection allows Rhino and Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software (ARCHICAD) on both the Windows and Mac operating systems. Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connections allow architects to leverage the strengths of the three design environments, filling a gap in the design process between early stage design and Building Information Modeling (BIM). The latest update of GRAPHISOFT’s Grasshopper-ARCHICAD live connection opens a new level of intelligent workflows between the two design environments (algorithmic design and BIM).

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GRAPHISOFT Announces ARCHICAD – Bluebeam Revu Connectivity

December 12, 2017 |ARCHICAD Bluebeam Revu

GRAPHISOFT today announced a new connection between ARCHICAD 21 and Bluebeam Revu, significantly improving collaboration among architects, engineers and other project stakeholders. The capability will enable any markup created in Revu to be imported as a native ARCHICAD markup entry, automatically appearing in the correct location on the design model without manual intervention, and significantly speeding up the processing of RFIs and RFCs. ARCHICAD 21 is the first BIM authoring tool that supports complete round-trip workflows between architects and project stakeholders who are reviewing the published documentation with Bluebeam Revu.

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GRAPHISOFT-sponsored Team Sapienza in 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East finals

GRAPHISOFT is a proud sponsor of Team Sapienza representing Sapienza University in Rome in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East finals; the team is one of 21 teams chosen for this honor. Created by the initiative of the US Department of Energy in 2002, the Solar Decathlon is an International biennial architectural, design, planning, engineering and communication competition. It aims to develop innovation and transfer of knowledge and research in the field of renewable energy and sustainable architecture, strongly contributing to the dissemination of industrialized, solar and sustainable housing.

Watch this video to learn more about how Team Sapienza worked with ARCHICAD to make it to the finals!

Creating holistic architecture requires a sense of perspective

"For architects, digital tools reignite the joy of seeing their work being built." This is how Charles Bessard links his company’s embrace of the latest digital tools with the basic satisfaction architects get when they see their projects realized. BESSARDs' Studio takes pride in being a small studio, since it allows them to control the entire architectural process. BIM generates a crucial overview for the holistic approach of this architectural firm. Learn how BIM and ARCHICAD have become an integral part of the firm's workflow.

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OPEN BIM healthcare design by LINK arkitektur

In this detailed case study, learn how one of Scandinavia's leading architecture firms used ARCHICAD to tackle the task of rebuilding and expanding Stockholm Southern Hospital. The project included renovation and extension of existing buildings, demolition of some older buildings and the addition of new ones to the site. In total, the project expanded to 70,000 m2 (754,000 square feet) in 13 buildings with 3,000 rooms. LINK arkitektur's meticulous and patient-focused architecture resulted in the building design receiving Miljöbyggnad Silver certification from the Swedish Green Building Council.

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ARCHICAD is UK's 'BIM Product of the Year' Seven Years Running

GRAPHISOFT has announced that ARCHICAD 21 has won the prestigious BIM Product of the Year award at the twelfth annual Construction Computing Magazine Awards in the United Kingdom. This is the seventh year in a row that ARCHICAD has been honored with the top BIM product award. Affectionately known as 'The Hammers', the Construction Computing Awards are nominated and voted for by industry-wide professionals and real users to recognize innovative solutions that are actively deployed and in use today. As one of the few awards covering the use of IT in design and construction, the awards are known for reflecting actual users' experiences with products for delivering projects.

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ARCHICAD power user, Andrew Patterson, is New Zealand's 2017 Gold Medal winner

"Over the course of three decades, Andrew Patterson has forged a reputation as a confident designer of striking buildings with great presence. His practice's portfolio is replete with distinctive projects. Patterson buildings do not just assert their difference against the designs of the architect's peers; they are also highly differentiated from each other." ARCHICAD users will know him best as the visionary behind the ARCHICAD 20 signature building, the Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Congratulations to Andrew Patterson, for winning the New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal!

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GRAPHISOFT introduces direct Hyper-model upload to BIMx Model Transfer service

GRAPHISOFT has unveiled a new option to share ARCHICAD content by uploading a previously exported BIMx Hyper-model file to storage space on the BIMx Model Transfer service. Upload a file by choosing it in the file open dialog or just drag & drop it to the target folder. Users can review their new Hyper-model before sharing it, offering a flexible way to disseminate BIMx models at a later date. Also, the name of the person who uploaded or last updated a Hyper-model will also be displayed on the Hyper-model's download page, making it easier to track the Hyper-model changes in the storage space.

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How Nikken Sekkei uses ARCHICAD to drive design

"While the typical approach is to treat BIM software as simply the latest means for documenting design, Japanese architecture firm Nikken Sekkei is channeling the latest capabilities of ARCHICAD — the dominant BIM software in Japan, as well as Central and Eastern Europe — to develop an entirely new design process." Learn how Nikken Sekkei uses a data-driven, tech-oriented approach to not only enhance the quality of their designs, but also to apply design thinking to architectural practice.

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Kawasaki Toshiba Building | Nikken Sekkei | Photo: Harunori Noda [Gankosha]

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