BIMcloud and BIMcloud Basic

BIMcloud enables real-time, secure teamwork for multiple designers to work on a model and documentation simultaneously, regardless of the project size and the location of the design studios. The new installation sees the two versions branded together – "BIMcloud" and "BIMcloud Basic", compared to "BIMcloud" and "BIM Server" for previous versions. BIMcloud Basic (previously BIM... more

Rich Text and Object updates

As of ARCHICAD 22, objects types that contain editable text (such as labels, zone stamps and drawing titles) now use the same rich text controls as the text and dimension tools. Applecore Designs has therefore updated its zone stamp and drawing title objects to use the new unified text settings, for ease of use and consistency. It also means you can use your text favourites with our... more

Clients love our Architect Coffee

At Applecore Designs we love our coffee so much so that we commissioned Limini, specialists in coffee sourcing, to develop our own personalised blend, which we have named Architect. Our Architect Coffee is a delicious mild blend with overtones of chocolate and nuts, made using beans sourced from Medellin in Colombia. Colombian coffee has long had a status as some of the world's... 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

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series 5 – View recordings

Recorded sessions of our fifth "lunch and learn" webinar series, illustrating how to use model based design for a new build development are no available below. Withypit Lane is a virtual site in Central England where the brief is to provide new affordable housing with flexible accommodation. Recorded Sessions Each recorded webinar covers a different aspect of the design process,... more

Our 4 Best Designed Airports in the World

The unique requirements of successful airports make design and construction challenging and also make them some of the world's most impressive buildings. But while airports are by necessity designed with efficiency as a top priority, they need not be bland, featureless locations devoid of architectural flair. Our 4 best designed airports in the world prove that design excellence and... more

Common Data Environment (CDE)

The use of building information modelling (BIM) software and tools is growing rapidly, especially as a result of the Digital-Built Britain initiative that aims to update and improve the way we plan, build, maintain, and use the country’s infrastructure. To properly take advantage of the many benefits that BIM provides, it must be possible to freely exchange, manipulate, and use the... more

ARCHICAD & Solibri Model Checker Bundle Offer

The release of the free ARCHICAD - Solibri Model Checker Link add-on earlier in the year introduced a quick and convenient bi-directional connection between ARCHICAD and Solibri Model Checker. Our ARCHICAD & Solibri Model Checker bundle, along with the add-on's direct connection, allows "best-in-class" integration between ARCHICAD's model authoring and Solibri's model validation... more

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

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