Algorithmic Design and PARAM-O

Algorithmic Design enables the modelling complex geometries that would otherwise be quite a challenge using manual design tools. Using sets of instructions, algorithmic design has the ability to execute these challenging tasks, meaning the design can be manipulated through variable parameters. Algorithmic Design in Building Design Algorithmic Design is not simply the use of computer... 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

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

Implementation – Are you ready for BIM?

The implementation of BIM Level 2 on Government projects  means that all public building projects will only be given to firms that have embrace the process. We have written a five-part series to explain the change that BIM will bring and how to prepare your practice implementation for this. A quick overview of what these posts are about can be seen below: Part 1: What is... more

ARCHICAD – Rhinoceros Connection Announced

GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has announced a Rhino® connection for ARCHICAD. The connection enables ARCHICAD users on both the Mac and Windows platforms to import Rhino models into ARCHICAD as GDL objects. The Rhino- link converts a Rhino model into  geometry. The container of the Rhino-based model is GDL, which... more