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GRAPHISOFT Exhibiting at NAHB Show

GRAPHISOFT Exhibiting at NAHB Show

GRAPHISOFT will be exhibiting at the 2015 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, NV on January 20-22nd at booth S2149. Touted as THE building industry’s biggest event, the 2015 IBS promises to be a...
Field Techs Equipped with BIMx

Field Techs Equipped with BIMx

One of the largest architecture, engineering and construction firms in Japan, Takenaka Corporation has equipped thousands of its field technicians with BIMx Docs. Takenaka is taking BIM data into the field, onto the construction site in a streamlined and paperless manner.

Register for the GRAPHISOFT BIM 2015 North America User Conference

The wait is over. Two years ago, GRAPHISOFT held the first-ever North America User Conference. Once again, GRAPHISOFT is bringing together top-notch professionals, industry experts and trend-setters who use ArchiCAD every day across North America. The 2015 North America User Conference will provide the opportunity to engage in informative and useful discussions that will improve day-to-day use of ArchiCAD.

How much should I model in ArchiCAD? (Part 2)

How much should I model in ArchiCAD? (Part 2)

Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful. -Shaker Philosophy In yesterday’s post, I started looking at the question of “How much should I model in...
How much should I model in ArchiCAD? (Part 1)

How much should I model in ArchiCAD? (Part 1)

In a not-so-recent post I discussed how to intelligently dumb down your output. I stressed that it is important to separate the intelligence of the model from that of the documentation. Add everything you can into the model and then curate what your audience sees....

ArchiCAD 18 Update Announcement

All ArchiCAD 18 users need to know about a new update, just released. Go to Help menu and select “Check for Updates…” Full instructions about the update can be found here. It is very important that you read through the installation notes before...
ArchiCAD Connection Add-In for Revit 2015

ArchiCAD Connection Add-In for Revit 2015

Are you collaborating with engineers who are using Revit? Are you exchanging data via IFC rather than dumbing everything down to DWGs? Is that process going as well as you’d like? Are you and your consultants aware of Graphisoft’s continued effort to...
ArchiCAD Window Display Cheat Sheet

ArchiCAD Window Display Cheat Sheet

On my personal blog, Shoegnome, I recently wrote about how Twitter can teach you ArchiCAD. You can (and should) read it by clicking here. The title of the post is a bit misleading because I actually spend most of the article giving tips on how one can best take...
Filter and Cut Elements in 3D: A Hidden Gem

Filter and Cut Elements in 3D: A Hidden Gem

Filter and Cut Elements in 3D isn’t a hidden addition in ArchiCAD 18. It’s been fairly constant for years. ArchiCAD 17’s addition of Building Materials and how elements are displayed in 3D made it way better, but that really wasn’t a change to...
Have you Looked at Zone Stamps Recently?

Have you Looked at Zone Stamps Recently?

At the end of the All the Little Changes in ArchiCAD 18 post I promised more articles focusing on some of the other subtle tweaks to ArchiCAD 18. Have you noticed the huge improvements to the default Zone Stamps? I have… Zone Stamps For years I’ve been...
An Eight Year Old Guess about ArchiCAD 18

An Eight Year Old Guess about ArchiCAD 18

Up until a few months ago, if you typed “ArchiCAD 18” into a search engine, you’d either get some random website that happened to use both the word “ArchiCAD” and the number “18” somewhere in the body of the same article, or...
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