Importing manufacturers data into ARCHICAD objects

BIM is now mandatory on all public-sector contracts meaning that it is vital for the supply chain and manufacturers of construction products to become engaged in the BIM process. There are a number of clear and important reasons why building product manufacturers should embrace BIM, incorporating object data development into their marketing and business models. Intelligent BIM... more

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series Summary

The Lunch and Learn webinar series, delivered over the last 6 months, has demonstrated a number of topics focusing on model based design and the coordination of data. This webinar series have proved very popular with over 650 registrations throughout the series. Thank you to all of the attendees throughout the Lunch and Learn series and for all of the positive feedback we have... more

‘Step Up’ to ARCHICAD 21 Teamwork

GRAPHISOFT have announced details of their latest model based system and award winning BIM authoring tool, ARCHICAD 21 Teamwork. Innovative workflows, Intuitiveness and performance have been the key differentiators to other architectural tools on the market and the latest version does not buck this trend.  ARCHICAD 21 Teamwork introduces new stair and railing tools, updated... more

GRAPHISOFT Young Architect Programme (YAP)

Recognising a need to provide architectural design students with the tools they need to enrich their academic curriculum, GRAPHISOFT, have for many years made available free of charge to under-graduate students  the fully functional education version of ARCHICAD. Following on from this academic use, GRAPHISOFT has set out an enhanced programme, dedicated for young architects and... more

Does your Professional Indemnity Insurance cover the BIM process?

The growing use of BIM on construction projects raises some interesting points regarding the legal liability of the supply chain involved in the process. This also has implications on the Professional Indemnity insurance market and whether individual polices and policy wording can properly respond to issues which may arise out of the projects key documents (BIM appointment, contracts... more

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series 3 – View Recordings

Recorded Sessions Lunch and Learn - Revision Control ARCHICAD's virtual building concept enables designers to automate much of the drawing creation and issuing of documents from the 3D model. With the change tool and revisions functionality, you can save hours managing your issues and reduce the possibility of human errors. This 30 minute webinar looks at creating changes,... more

Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection Update

GRAPHISOFT® has released an update to its intelligent Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection.  This industry-first, bi-directional “live” connection allows Rhino/Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software, ARCHICAD. Developed by GRAPHISOFT, Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connections allow architects to leverage the strengths of the three design environments --... more

NBS Create specifications – a “mouse-click” in ARCHICAD

NBS Link plug-in for ARCHICAD allows for direct linkage between NBS Create and ARCHICAD. It embeds the Annotator tool from NBS into the ARCHICAD software and makes the task of putting together a coordinated set of drawings even easier. NBS Create is designed to make it easy to collate the data needed to produce robust specifications. The software draws on pre-written clauses for... more

Are Autodesk forcing subscription on their users?

Autodesk have recently been active in communicating about changes to their business model and licensing options. We have been monitoring publicly available information about their plans from official sources, and have taken a number of their recently posted public statements to draw our own conclusions. “We’re well positioned for the next phase of the transition where we’ll... more

‘VR for Architecture’ added to the CIAT CPD Register

Our recent course CPD submission to the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) entitled ‘How Virtual Reality saves time and resources - VR for Architecture’ has been accepted and will be included on the CIAT CPD Register. Scott Berry Managing Director stated "We are very pleased to have our course content accepted by the Institute and would like to thank Noora... more