ARCHICAD User Articles

Getting into Interiors with ArchiCAD

Getting into Interiors with ArchiCAD

Tracy Stone, of Tracy A. Stone Architect has been working with ArchiCAD for many years. She has shared her design vision on projects both as an architect and instructor. Most recently, she employed the tools within ArchiCAD v15 & 16 on an interior design project...
Surprising Benefits of the Morph Tool

Surprising Benefits of the Morph Tool

Here’s a quote from my last post on Element IDs and the Element ID Manager: “All 3D elements (including grids and zones) as well as fills have an Element ID. Lines, Polylines, Dimensions, Text, and other annotation elements do not” But what happens...
BIMcomponents.com + manuBIM

BIMcomponents.com + manuBIM

In early September we got our first Wish Upon an Object from BIMcompenents.com. Now just a few weeks later comes the next installment: Ceiling Editor US Once again we get a wonderfully built object from manuBIM (learn more about their work via all the links here). The...
Quick Tip: Element vs Object

Quick Tip: Element vs Object

Here’s a quick test. Which is correct: A) “Hi boss, check out this BIM model I’ve been working on!” or B) “Hey boss, here’s that BIM you were asking for.” The answer is B. It’s not a Building Information Model Model,...
The Powerful Google Earth/ArchiCAD Connection

The Powerful Google Earth/ArchiCAD Connection

In this series of articles, we will focus on residential design/build using Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD. Whether you are using ArchiCAD 15 or the Start Edition, you will be able to offer more value to your clients by following the techniques outlined in this series. This...
Why Choose ArchiCAD BIM?

Why Choose ArchiCAD BIM?

Kurt Ameringer was interviewed while on the show floor at GreenBuild Toronto – he spoke about some key points to consider when deciding to switch to a BIM method for designing, constructing and managing buildings. This brief video will describe how design firms...
Align View – Creative Imaging in ArchiCAD

Align View – Creative Imaging in ArchiCAD

The Align View Function in Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD, allows you the architect to offer value to your clients. When designing an addition or renovation to an existing building, it is valuable to see and show the new design elements in context. Clear depiction of how the...
IFC Made Easy

IFC Made Easy

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.

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