ARCHICAD 20 Articles

Join Us for a Live Q&A

Join Us for a Live Q&A

Due to an unforeseen conflict, we need to reschedule the By Design webinar that was set for January 31st to February 7th. If you have already registered, you do not need to take any action; you will receive an update notification shortly that will confirm you are...
Maximizing the Benefits of Favorites in ARCHICAD

Maximizing the Benefits of Favorites in ARCHICAD

Favorites received a much needed overhaul in ARCHICAD 20. Let’s examine the current state of Favorites and then look ahead to ARCHICAD 21 enhancements that will further supercharge Favorites. Accessing Favorites The three primary ways to access Favorites are via...
Intelligent Dumbing (2016)

Intelligent Dumbing (2016)

Good BIM practices require us to include as much information as we know, as early as possible. Often this results in educated guesses, placeholders, and an avalanche of specificity that frightens anyone without the understanding of why we work this way. It is not...
The importance of Project Info – Part 2

The importance of Project Info – Part 2

This is Part 2 of my thoughts on the importance of Project Info; it’s mostly a hodgepodge of ideas that didn’t fit into the previous post. If you haven’t read Part 1, I suggest you start there. Days of Early BIM A long time ago I used to dump all...
The importance of Project Info – Part 1

The importance of Project Info – Part 1

Last summer I wrote an article called Label-mania! Where does your data live? In it I talked about view based data, element based data and project based data. The article focused on linking element based data to automatic labels so that various views (Sections,...
Grateful for GIFs? With ARCHICAD, YES!

Grateful for GIFs? With ARCHICAD, YES!

Give Gratitude all Month During the month of November, which is often associated with a period of gratitude, we invite you to extend that gratitude to your favorite software. It is easy – and FREE – to stay current with the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM)...
Pen Sets, Part Nine: Graphic Overrides

Pen Sets, Part Nine: Graphic Overrides

This is the ninth post in my endless series on Pens and Pen Sets in ARCHICAD. In this article I’ll cover how Graphic Overrides have affected Pens and Pen Sets and then discuss a number of examples. I’m assuming you’ve read many or all of the previous...
First Fridays for Education – September 2016

First Fridays for Education – September 2016

Back to school, back to ARCHICAD As the temperatures cool and the daylight gets shorter, not only does autumn approach, so does a new semester at school! As you begin or continue your studies as an up-and-coming architect, it is easy – and FREE – to stay current with...
Project Preview, ARCHICAD, and BIMx

Project Preview, ARCHICAD, and BIMx

Project Preview is a feature that often gets ignored. It’s not BIG BIM. It’s not even little bim. It really isn’t BIM at all. But it is fun and will increase your enjoyment of ARCHICAD. Project Preview is simply the image associated with the ARCHICAD...
ARCHICAD 20 Live Stream

ARCHICAD 20 Live Stream

See ARCHICAD 20 – demonstrated live to GRAPHISOFT’s Key Clients.  In May, GRAPHISOFT announced the latest version of its industry-leading BIM software solution – ARCHICAD 20. On June 13 you will be able to see its world premiere!  ARCHICAD 20...
Come see us in Philly!

Come see us in Philly!

All About AIA 2016 GRAPHISOFT will be exhibiting at this year’s National AIA Convention in booth 2439. We can’t wait to see you! The AIA Convention  is THE architecture and design event of the year. Each year thousands of architects, designers, business...
The Right Tool for the Job

The Right Tool for the Job

This is the third post in my series on ARCHICAD Tools. If you’re just joining us, here are links to first two posts: A Tool by Any Other Name — Part 1 A Tool by Any Other Name — Part 2 Not Every Problem Calls for a Hammer It is technically possible to model...
Announcing ARCHICAD 20

Announcing ARCHICAD 20

A Fresh Look at BIM GRAPHISOFT announced the latest version of its industry-leading BIM software solution – ARCHICAD 20 today. This version features a number of important functional improvements that put the emphasis on the “I” in BIM, increasing the value for...
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