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OPEN BIM Seminar held in Santiago de Chile

December 18, 2018 |OPEN BIM PlanBIM GRAPHISOFT Chile

PlanBIM, the organization in charge of developing BIM Standards for Chile, organized an OPEN BIM Seminar on December 12, in Santiago de Chile, sponsored by GRAPHISOFT Chile. 400 people participated in the event, where the main topic was live OPEN BIM collaboration and coordination over 2 hours between 6 BIM applications: ARCHICAD for architecture, SOLIBRI for code checking, ETABS for structural analysis, TEKLA for structural details, ECOSYM for energy calculations, REVIT for MEP, Navisworks for clash detection and DAQRI for augmented reality. After the OPEN BIM live demo, which was entirely coordinated by ARCHICAD, GRAPHISOFT OPEN BIM Program Manager, Rob Roef, gave a keynote speech about the importance of OPEN BIM using global case studies.

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BIMcloud New Features video series is now online

December 17, 2018 |BIMcloud New Features

GRAPHISOFT has published a new video series about BIMcloud New Features. These videos help users to learn about Teamwork, license practicalities, data safety, switching from BIMcloud to BIMcloud Basic and scaling the system to a second computer. Find out more about BIMcloud here and watch the playlist of the new videos here.

“Working on the same ARCHICAD model from different countries, we are having less problems than I could ever imagine…”

M. Arch. Peter Snellman, Senior Architect and Project Manager of TILLBERG DESIGN of SWEDEN, spoke with us at the 2018 Key Client Conference about their projects. Founded in 1964, TILLBERG DESIGN of SWEDEN is a world leader in cruise ships’ interior design and they have offices in Sweden, Poland and the USA. Since their projects contain a high level of detail, they need to work on large files on the same project, from various countries. They find it very efficient and consider it a huge time-saver, that ARCHICAD reflects the revisions immediately on their model, without any problems.

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“The great thing about ARCHICAD is that it is very interoperable with other software…”

December 13, 2018 |ARCHICAD KCC Studio Pacific

Daryl Calder, Principal of Studio Pacific in Wellington, New Zealand, spoke with us at the 2018 Key Client Conference about their recent projects and their experiences using ARCHICAD with other visualization software. Studio Pacific started using 3D in 1995 and they have been active users ever since. They think it is especially useful that ARCHICAD helps the architects to understand the potential for improving the workflows on the projects and it helps the clients to feel the spatial quality of their projects.

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Budapest’s Museum of Ethnography, designed with ARCHICAD, wins “World's Best Architecture” prize

Budapest, Hungary’s Museum of Ethnography has won the 2018 International Property Awards in the "World's Best Architecture” category. Designed by Napur Architect using ARCHICAD, this project previously won the 2018 European Property Awards in the "Best Public Service Architecture” category, as well. The museum project, a result of an international design competition, will be constructed in Budapest’s City Park (Városliget), one of the world’s first public parks.

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ARCHICAD by the Beach 2018 - A Huge Success!

The inaugural ‘ARCHICAD by the Beach’ event was held by BIM6x, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, October 28-November 4. Sixty-three people gathered in the gorgeous Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas for the highly anticipated event. The goal was to bring passionate ARCHICAD users together with some of the best ARCHICAD experts in the world, including representatives from GRAPHISOFT HQ in Budapest, in an amazing location.

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Pan-American Biennial of Architecture in Quito, Ecuador

The Pan-American Biennial of Architecture (BAQ) 2018 was held in the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana (The House of Ecuadorian Culture) in Quito, Ecuador, November 19-23. Celebrating its 40th year, the biennial focused on dialogue and debate about architecture. During the event, academic, competitive and cultural points of view on architecture were discussed by sector professionals. GRAPHISOFT Ecuador was one of the sponsors of the event, where ARCHICAD power users Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse (Barclay & Crousse Architecture) were the special guests and keynote speakers; they spoke about their project that recently won the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize.

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GRAPHISOFT signs agreement with the University of Azuay, Ecuador

December 3, 2018 |ARCHICAD Barclay & Crousse

On November 22, a reception was held at the Hungarian Embassy of Quito, Ecuador, where an agreement was signed between GRAPHISOFT and the University of Azuay. The University of Azuay is the most prestigious university of Cuenca, Ecuador’s third largest city. According to this agreement, all the teachers and new graduates of the university will have the chance to purchase ARCHICAD at a very reasonable price. In addition to the deans of the architectural faculties from three other universities, Barclay & Crousse Architecture of Peru was also invited to the Embassy reception.

Award-winning Copeland Associates takes collaboration to the next level with ARCHICAD

November 30, 2018 |ARCHICAD Copeland Associates

Founded in 1997, Copeland Associates Architects is an award-winning New Zealand-based architectural practice, that started using ARCHICAD in mid-2017. The firm boasts diverse projects from education to residential, with particular expertise in large sports facilities. They have a strong belief in the power of teamwork and collaboration; the ongoing dialogue with the client and other stakeholders. “We can handle more projects without expanding our company and stretching our resources, and have the ability to do everything under the architecture umbrella in-house — things like animations and visuals,” says Marco Duthie, Associate.

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ARCHICAD wins Germany’s ‘Architects’ Darling’ Award

November 29, 2018 |ARCHICAD Award Darling Awards

Germany’s Architects' Darling Awards are presented by Heinze Marktforschung in the field of architectural software according to 6 criteria: user-friendliness, clarity, flexibility, interoperability and, above all, efficiency. In 2018, more than 2,100 architects voted for their favorite out of 6 architectural software programs. ARCHICAD was rated highest in all the categories.

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