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More Productive After Making the Switch

More Productive After Making the Switch

Software transition stories happen all the time, whether we hear about them or not. In learning about the story of an architectural firm switching from one software to another, the reader needs to fully understand the why. One story worth checking out is that of the firm SYLLA INTERNATIONAL.

How to keep files running fast and lean.

How to keep files running fast and lean.

Even the smallest of projects can get bogged down, decreasing the speed of everything from selecting an element to generating the 3D window. While ArchiCAD becoming sluggish is bad in itself, this slowness often raises the potential for file crashes. Even if a project doesn’t slow down, an ill-maintained and operated project can also cause more crashes than you should have to deal with.

Weber & Associates Relies On BIM and BIMx

Weber & Associates Relies On BIM and BIMx

Harvey Weber of Weber & Associates has been using ArchiCAD for over two decades now (ever since version 4.5). As a sole proprietor, Weber has managed to design and complete projects ranging from custom residential homes and large apartment buildings to corporate headquarters office interiors ranging in value up to $90 million. ArchiCAD has been a supporting factor in the success of all of those projects.

Intelligent Dumbing

Intelligent Dumbing

I recently wrote an article for an online AIA journal. The topic was about BIM and design. Here’s an excerpt: “BIM also provides the opportunity for shifts in resolution. Architects designing with BIM can dial up or down the detail of a model, either by...
Going Big With BIM

Going Big With BIM

When we first introduced you to KA Designworks – it was to let you know about the new graduate they’d hired, who brought valuable ArchiCAD experience to the table and got the job because of it. Since then, the firm has really been busy – jumping in with both feet for...
EcoDesigner STAR

EcoDesigner STAR

GRAPHISOFT has developed another tool for your BIM toolbox. This tool – the EcoDesigner STAR – creates a streamlined energy analysis workflow. Essentially – architects can use their ArchiCAD BIM as a Building Energy Model (BEM). GRAPHISOFT partnered with StruSoft...
Get STAR(T)ed in 2014

Get STAR(T)ed in 2014

GRAPHISOFT North America has announced that ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014 will begin shipping in February. Users of ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2014 will find a full-fledged BIM solution including critical features that are necessary at smaller firms. The feature set in...
Working Big Projects with ArchiCAD

Working Big Projects with ArchiCAD

San Diego, California based mvacha designs has been using ArchiCAD since version 8. As a sole proprietor, Mark Vacha designs a wide variety of projects such as custom residential homes, restaurants, and even a movie theater. By using ArchiCAD, Vacha has been able to...
Students in the Spotlight

Students in the Spotlight

Doing Well After Graduation Here on BIM Engine by ArchiCAD we are fortunate to be able to highlight the experience students have had during their education journey as they learn the ins and outs of architecture and how to use ArchiCAD. Most recently, we profiled a...
BIMx Docs Takes the Stage at ABX

BIMx Docs Takes the Stage at ABX

When an important show like Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) comes to your backyard, it is definitely a reason to get excited. Visitors to this show will see GRAPHISOFT everywhere, not only where we are exhibiting from the booth, but also in breakout sessions where we...
Continuing IFC Commitment

Continuing IFC Commitment

GRAPHISOFT Announces Updated Plugin for Revit Structure, Revit MEP and Revit Architecture GRAPHISOFT is fully commitment to supporting IFC and backs up that commitment with action. The company has released the plugin for Revit 2014. Accessing the updated plugin for...
Cool Connections Clip

Cool Connections Clip

Check out this clip from the ArchiCAD YouTube Channel – demonstrating the Priority Based Connections and Intelligent Building Materials found in ArchiCAD 17. ArchiCAD 17 simplifies the modeling and documentation of buildings for any model, even those that are...
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