Predictive Design Technology – Stairs

Staircases have traditionally been a headache for architects. Complicated structures, tight spaces and stringent standards make designing stairs one of the most complicated tasks in architecture. Archicad’s predictive design stair tool simplifies the whole stair design process. Designers choose from multiple design options while Archicad ensures the stairs comply with local and... more

New Applecore Template for ARCHICAD 23

Following the release of ARCHICAD 23, Applecore Designs has updated its template file. A template is a read-only file that acts as a starting point for your project. It contains all project preference settings, attributes, default tool settings, and any placed elements such as section and elevation lines. ARCHICAD is shipped with a template file, located in the Defaults folder,... more

Moving to Model-based Design

How do you migrate from a 2D drawing system to model-based design? How should training be rolled out? And what are the common issues usually encountered? Design studios, contractors, national governments and clients are implementing collaborative processes that effectively and efficiently collate and manage data. While some small to medium companies are at the forefront of this move,... more

Why not have a fixed term ARCHICAD licence?

Over the last few years, software licensing has shifted from perpetual device-based licensing to user-based subscription licensing. Scott Berry, Managing Director at Applecore Designs Limited, has gone one step further and introduced a bespoke fixed term software agreement for his clients. Scott explains,“Rather than approach the market from a seller’s perspective, we are looking... more

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)

The Graphisoft Young Architect Programme (YAP) is dedicated for young architects and recently qualified professionals. Graphisoft has for many years made available to under-graduate and post-graduate students a fully functional education version of ARCHICAD. "Thank you for your exemplary service to the architecture profession in supporting a new practice. I could not recommend you... 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