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Conquering BIM: never do just one thing

Conquering BIM: never do just one thing

Part One: Never do just one thing In my first post about Project Info, I ended with this statement about automation and coordination: “It’s an old ARCHICAD adage that if you’re going to see something more than once, model it. That’s how we...
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,...
The I in Schedules stands for IFC

The I in Schedules stands for IFC

In a recent blog post, we looked at why we should care about IFC. Now we will look at one way to use IFC. Don’t panic, this is not going to get overly technical. I won’t get into naming conventions or how your project is doomed if you don’t use the...
BIM: the I stands for IFC

BIM: the I stands for IFC

There is a common misconception among firms doing small projects that we don’t need much or any Information in our files. By Information, I mean the “I” in BIM, which BIM aficionados love to pontificate about. Let’s consider the traditional...
Clark Design Group Uses ARCHICAD to Speed Up Approvals

Clark Design Group Uses ARCHICAD to Speed Up Approvals

Clark Design Group plans their projects, using ARCHICAD, and simplifies the lengthy planning and design period of a project before creating construction documents. Dubbed “participatory planning” the process involves designing in real-time in front of the client – on the entire scope of projects taken on by the firm, industrial, medical, institutional and has helped the firm become more efficient and productive.
“The way the building functions will change and evolve based on the client’s needs, but they change for the better because the building works the way they need it to work. When you solve their problems, your design ideas can still be preserved, but what you get are new opportunities for more creative architecture.”

VernerJohnson Relies on ARCHICAD During the A to Z of Museum Planning

VernerJohnson Relies on ARCHICAD During the A to Z of Museum Planning

Boston-based Verner Johnson, Inc. specializes in planning and designing museums and the outdoor public spaces they occupy. Their planning work involves developing a complete facility program to understand what types of spaces within the museum are required, how large they need to be, and how they need to relate to one another. The firm relies on ARCHICAD to develop a master plan, which can then be used to assist existing or new museums develop their mission and be successful in achieving it.

How to Name Things in ARCHICAD

How to Name Things in ARCHICAD

Jeff’s Wall blw Parapet but Above Transom_Current_NotUsed-Active.2D 02042015 Is it a Layer? A Composite? A Complex Profile? A Fill? A Surface? A Detail? A Worksheet? A file? Who knows. But we can guess which one of our coworkers created it…and when. And we...
Simplified Project Sharing with BIMx Pro

Simplified Project Sharing with BIMx Pro

The simplified license options now available for BIMx and BIMx PRO make it easier than ever for users to select either the FREE version or the paid PRO version. Even with paid licenses, the purchase decision boils down to either providing all models on one device OR one model on all devices.

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...
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...
Are you ready for ArchiCAD 18?

Are you ready for ArchiCAD 18?

Are you excited about ArchiCAD 18? I sure am. While we wait for June 2014 and the official roll out, it’s worth looking at the big picture of what this release signifies. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of time to go into all the nitty-gritty of this version soon enough.

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...
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