ARCHICAD Education Articles
High school students from across the United States put their ARCHICAD knowledge to work competing in an annual National LEED Dream Home contest, sponsored by Arizona based STEM curriculum developer, the CAD Academy. The contest requires participants to comply with LEED requirements while designing their project in ARCHICAD, software provided by GRAPHISOFT.
“In my experience what you want to power your BIM process is a nimble, easy to operate program that does not add to your bottom line in terms of adding hardware. For me, ArchiCAD is that ideal software.” – Elbert Speidel, Cal Poly University
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.
GRAPHISOFT is committed to supporting education by providing fully-functional education versions of ArchiCAD for free to students, professors, teachers, schools, education programs and universities.
Profiling students and how ArchiCAD supports their education and eventual entry into the job market is nothing new on the BIM Engine by ArchiCAD blog. Recently, we came in contact with Drew Bell. He maintains an architecture blog of his own and is about to begin his entry into the field of architecture as a profession, preferably using ArchiCAD – well, I’ll let him tell you why.
Because more firms are embracing BIM as the preferred design tool, questions are arising about how to work together more efficiently. As the old standards of DWG and PDF exchange are slowly fading away, BIM offers a better exchange of information allowing the exchange of intelligent 3D data. This is obviously more valuable as the data is being used for things such as energy analysis and facilities management. So what is the best way to exchange this data with the people you work with? The new standard is evolving around IFCs.