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

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

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

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series 1 – View Recordings

Our series of Lunch and Learn webinar recordings have demonstrated model based design and the coordination of BIM data. Lunch and Learn - Mobile Communication with BIMx BIMx (Building Explorer) for iOS and Android is an innovative, interactive, communication tool for building design professionals setting new standards for design communication and presentation in the AEC... more

Discover Smart BIM CPD Event at Glyndwr University

On Thursday 8 December 2016, Applecore Designs and the CIAT are holding a CPD event at Glyndwr University. "Discover Smart BIM" will provide awareness, appreciation and application of BIM. Attendees will learn about: Simple guidance around the BIM process. The value proposition / business benefits to the SME: better efficiency, better information, better decision making,... 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

ARCHICAD 20 – Putting the ‘I’ in BIM

A renewed approach to importing, handling and displaying the different forms of data related to any architectural model, means that with ARCHICAD 20, architects have more creative freedom. According to Graphisoft, simplifying data management in ARCHICAD 20 design software has “put the ‘I’ in BIM”. So, let’s take a look at some of the ways ARCHICAD 20 addresses data... more