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

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

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

Rhino, Grasshopper and ARCHICAD connection for PC and Mac

Rhino - Grasshopper - ARCHICAD connection for PC and Mac is more than an interoperability package developed by GRAPHISOFT. It fills a gap in the design process between early stage design and building information modeling. It offers tools for seamless bi-directional geometry transfer as well as a way to translate basic geometrical shapes into full BIM elements while adding algorithmic... more

BIM Conference 2016 – a ‘real nuts and bolts’ event

BIM Conference 2016 took place on 29th September at the majestic Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire and proved, once again, to be a popular event, hailed a success by delegates. Returning for the fifth successive year, the day aimed to offer clear, accurate and unbiased guidance on how to use BIM in projects – and delegates were not disappointed. The annual event organised by... more

Caruso St John’s Newport Street Gallery wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2016

The winner of the coveted 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building uses ArchiCAD design software. Caruso St John Architects, based in London and Zurich, have converted almost an entire street of listed buildings in South London into Newport Street Gallery – a free public gallery showing artist Damien Hirst’s private art collection. The RIBA Stirling Prize is the... more

Level of Definition with BIM

What is Level of Definition? When creating an information model as part of the BIM process, you would not expect to have all your data collated right from day one. The aim is to deliver the right information, in the right format, to the right people at the right time. A building information model contains both graphical and non-graphical information, accurately linked, clearly... more

OpenBIM data for Facilities Management

Guest Bloggers Rob Jackson and Ben Wallbank look at how clients need to focus on the long term benefits of data for their assets. Introduction The UK Government has defined three deliverables for publicly procured projects. These are PDF, native models and COBie (see diagram below). PAS 1192-2:2013 sets out the process for the production of these deliverables. Key to PAS 1192-2 is... more