Have you seen our Black Friday deals?

In the UK, Black Friday is fast becoming the biggest and best day in the shopping year to hunt for an offer or discount. Though its roots lie in the US, the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy made its way to the UK back in 2010. While the discounts are traditionally on for one day only, some shops such as Currys PC World, Argos and Amazon, extend their discounts during the week in a... more

ARCHICAD 21 Training & Consultancy

ARCHICAD 21 introduces new stair and railing tools, updated ‘world class’ rendering, collision detection, enhancements to OPEN BIM workflows, and a number of productivity updates. Hands-on training courses are the best way to get started with the latest features/functions and assist with migrating projects, and we are offering ARCHICAD 21 training courses to help you get to grips... more

Nearly two million views for our YouTube channel

The Applecore Designs YouTube channel is approaching two million views and nearly 4,000 subscribers. Our channel is a useful resource for individuals, partnerships and multi-user design studios using model based software.  Available content includes video clips, webinar recordings, short original videos and educational videos. Tips, tricks and best practice workflow examples for... 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

Trade In – Trade Up Offer

Trade in your design software and save! Applecore Designs is pleased to announce a brand new “Trade In - Trade Up”. This offer is available for both new and existing ARCHICAD users who have licences of non GRAPHISOFT design software and has been extended until the end of November. Virtually any software specifically developed for CAD or BIM qualifies for a trade in for... more

Moving to Model-based Design

How do you migrate from 2D draughting to model-based design? How should training be rolled out? And what are the common issues usually encountered? What we call ‘modern technology’ might seem fairly antiquated – possibly even laughable - in years to come. It will be interesting to see which of the current workflow and process stand the test of time and which become consigned to... more

Architects Poised to Take Industry Leadership

With the advent of BIM Level 2 and data driving the industry’s future, there are not only changes to the technology, process and delivery, but also to the leadership playing field. The BIM process requires that data is brought together (federated). This enables interrogation to take place in a more controlled and visible environment. Consequently, architects find themselves able to... more

ARCHICAD 20 – A fresh look at BIM

GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects and designers, announced today the latest version of its industry-leading BIM software solution.  ARCHICAD 20 features a brand new, high resolution “flat-design” graphical UI that sets the new version apart from run-of-the-mill BIM tools. Underneath the surface, a number of important... more

BIM are you ready Part 4: Preparing for BIM

If you are designing in 3D, and creating 3D models, you are already preparing and collecting the sort of information you will need to satisfy BIM requirements. Any form of parametric modelling, the tools that allow you to define a wall with its characteristic composition, thickness and height, and then to drag and drop in a window, necessitates the creation of objects that have a... more

ARCHICAD 19 Competitive Upgrade

Upgrade your studio to 19 from another vendor's software at a preferential rate. Our competitive upgrade program allows design teams a migration path to a full BIM workflow and identifies that you have already made an investment in CAD software. By offering reduced licence costs of 19 of up to 32% we can further enhance your transition to our award winning BIM... more