BIM-GIS workflow announced
HONG KONG, May 4, 2018 – Mr. Peter Koncz, Sales Manager for Hong Kong & Macau at GRAPHISOFT Asia has revealed the BIMx-VGIS add-on, result of a joint partnership started in 2015 with local partner Global Virtual Design and Construction. The BIMx-VGIS add-on enables the integration of GIS utilities data into the ARCHICAD BIM environment and allows bi-directional workflow between the mobile BIMx viewer app and VHSmart, GVDC's cloud based facility management system.
BIM for Large Design Firms
We have interviewd Mr William Cheung, director at LWK, about their successful implementation of BIM with ARCHICAD and how it is used for the early desing stage or to comply with the stringent plan submission regulations of Hong Kong.
LWK & Partners is a multinational architectural practice with over 800 staff, providing architectural services through its offices in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, Chongqing, Macau and Philippines.
BIM empowering SME Architecture
Enzyme is a Hong Kong based power user of ARCHICAD, who are specialised in architecture and BIM consultancy. Watch the cinematic style introduction made by our GRAPHISOFT colleagues in Hong Kong.
The Best of the Best: ARCHICAD users among this year's Architizer A+Award winners
The results are in and the winners of the 2018 Architizer A+Awards have been announced. In addition to the professional jury of 400 luminaries and thought leaders, over 400,000 public votes were cast from more than 100 countries and territories, with entries from over 100 nations, for a total of 196 winners. As the world's largest program focused on promoting and celebrating the year's best architecture, it's no surprise that ARCHICAD users took home multiple honors. The A+Awards shortlists , special mention and winners' circle includes these outstanding ARCHICAD users (in alphabetical order): Aedas, Bates Masi + Architects, BEHF Architects, Bernardes Arquitetura, CHROFI, Dan Brunn Architecture, ENOTA, fjmt, Gerber Architekten, Group GSA, Christophe Gulizzi with Auer Weber, HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro, Huf Haus, Nikken Sekkei, OPA, Oppenheim Architecture, Patrick Schweitzer et Associés Architectes, Perkins+Will, Inc, RA\\ Rebelo de Andrade, Reiulf Ramstad Architects, SkB Architects, SPF:architects and many more...
Photo: Arena Pays d’Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France | Architects: Christophe Gulizzi with Auer Weber | Photo: ©Lisa Ricciotti
A 130 year-old story: the architectural survey of the Hungarian State Opera House
CÉH Inc. of Budapest, Hungary was tasked with the enormous job of measuring and modeling the Hungarian State Opera House as a precursor for the renovation and management of the historic building. The combination of building surveying with geodetic methods and architectural 3D modeling, with the help of point cloud technology, made it possible to develop a detailed 3D model of this elaborate building while it remained in use.
Although the ARCHICAD model was smartly optimized to be easily manageable for all possible uses, the BIM model size was difficult to manage with GRAPHISOFT’s mobile product, BIMx. However, the recently published BIMx Lab, a technology preview version of BIMx was able to cope with it as it was optimized to handle large and detailed models with polygon-counts previously unimaginable.
BIMx Lab hit App Store
BIMx Lab, the technology preview version of GRAPHISOFT’s next-gen BIMx engine was published in the Apple App Store to collect user feedback for finalizing the technology for commercial use later this year. As a technology preview BIMx Lab has limited functionality but is optimized for one single purpose — visualizing large 3D models.
Moscow's CPU PRIDE takes OPEN BIM approach to new levels
Our Russian readers will definitely appreciate this post – Vitaly Krestianchik of CPU PRIDE in Moscow prepared a very detailed and inspiring review about the recent KCC 2018 in Budapest. At the conference, Vitaly and Elena Myznikova presented a Russian example of an advanced OPEN BIM approach to solve extremely complex projects.
Nemetschek posts strong growth and high profitability in Q2
GRAPHISOFT parent company, the Nemetschek Group, has accelerated considerably compared to the first three months of 2018, despite ongoing negative currency exchange effects. The profitability of the Group continued to remain high in Q2. At the same time, the Nemetschek Group invested in strategic projects to achieve double-digit growth in the future as well. In addition, the Nemetschek stock price has grown +10% over the course of the the past few months. The Nemetschek Group is the second-largest provider of software solutions for the AEC industry worldwide.
AEC Magazine review: ARCHICAD 22 and the future
Martyn Day reports on the world premiere of ARCHICAD 22 at the recent Key Client Conference in Budapest, covering the new features in the latest version, BIMcloud, key client presentations, as well as what makes ARCHICAD so unique among BIM software.
"ARCHICAD 22 will enable some exceptionally interesting façade designs from its customers, especially if used in conjunction with McNeel Grasshopper. The links with Grasshopper are going ever deeper and the demonstration of ARCHICAD with Grasshopper to conceptually explore a live design and make edits with real-time feedback should pique the interest of any existing customers as to how they could adapt their current workflows to reap the rewards."