Transitioning Articles

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...
Your first task when switching to BIM

Your first task when switching to BIM

There is no If. There is only When. While reflecting on ten years of using ARCHICAD, I wrote about my friend Jon. Maybe you clicked on the hyperlink on his name. If you did, you probably read a few of his articles. He’s written some great posts. Two of my...
I want to learn ArchiCAD, where do I start?

I want to learn ArchiCAD, where do I start?

“I want to learn ArchiCAD…what should I do?” I get this question ALL the time. And because I am who I am, I often drop everything I’m doing and respond, whether I’m asked via the Internet, over the phone, or in person. If you’ve...
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.

Order AND Complexity

Order AND Complexity

I’ve been thinking a lot about Order and Chaos… If you haven’t read the Slate article A Unified Theory of Muppet Types, find time to read it after you’re done with this post (or pause and read that before continuing). It was transformative for...
Ten Tips for Successful BIM Implementation

Ten Tips for Successful BIM Implementation

The switch to BIM: bigger than just going from 2D to 3D So you’re thinking about making the jump to BIM. Or perhaps you’ve been using ArchiCAD for years and have just upgraded to the latest version. What can you do to make the transition smoother? Know...
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...
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