Excitement is building for this year’s AIA National Convention. In Chicago, IL, GRAPHISOFT will showcase the latest version of its premium BIM software. ArchiCAD® 18. As the world’s brightest architects, designers, innovators, provocateurs, and thought leaders come together in the heart of America’s architectural epicenter— GRAPHISOFT will demonstrate the new solutions and key customer focused initiatives found in ArchiCAD 18.

ArchiCAD 18 Webinar

ArchiCAD 18 streamlines the BIM workflow with built-in CineRender, a brand new render engine with high-end photorealistic rendering capabilities previously found only in the professional visualization application CINEMA 4D – now available right inside the BIM tool. The integration of CineRender, MAXON’s world-class CINEMA 4D rendering engine into ArchiCAD 18, brings this capability closer to a much wider range of users.

The true potential of BIM is best realized when all contributors can collaborate using the same BIM data. ArchiCAD 18 is integrated with GRAPHISOFT BIMcloud®, an industry-first, real-time BIM collaboration solution that handles any project no matter its size, location or setup of the collaborating team.

Seeing a live demo of ArchiCAD 18 will give you a chance to witness the software supporting the creative flow. With ArchiCAD 18, GRAPHISOFT pinpointed the most important user requests related to workflow issues with the clear goal of providing our users with solutions that keep them in the creative design flow with as little disruption as possible.

You can find us at booth #3048 in the Expo Hall at McCormick Place, June 26-28.


We come out with our heavy hitter on Thursday – no messing around. Help make your goal to have an efficient and productive team a reality. On Thursday, from 12:30-1:30 GRAPHISOFT is sponsoring a CES Presentation at the CE Theatre D, booth 2266 entitled Architects, Engineers, and BIM: Working Together Has Never Been Easier. Presented by Patrick Bird, S.E. President, RiverStone Structural Concepts, and Veronica Schreibeis, NCARB, LEED AP, Principal Architect, Vera Iconica Architecture, this session will be an opportunity for you to learn from small architecture and engineering firms the ways they leverage new collaboration technology to gain a significant competitive edge.

With ArchiCAD at the heart of the technologies being discussed, the presenters will help you discover ways to differentiate your design services from competitors and maintain growth in spited of economic fluctuations. The speakers have first-hand knowledge about how the software and collaboration efforts have strengthened their reputations regionally and nationally.

When we say small firms can be integral to the transformation of the building industry in terms of increasing efficiency and profit margins while reducing design and construction timelines, we meant it. Our presenters report increased revenues and reduced budget overages since adopting an integrated workflow


Get your Friday started bright and early and get renovation projects in tip top shape with a presentation entitled Increase Project Delivery Efficiency on Renovation Projects Utilizing BIM Strategies and Workflows. The session is scheduled for 7 am in the McCormickPlace in RoomS401 of the Hyatt Regency.

Sure, renovation projects require careful planning, phasing, and coordination. A making sure that your model contains relevant information can be time-consuming. But no more, thanks to presenters, Kyla Kuhnlein | AIA | LEED AP BD+C and Jennifer Costanzo, Principal, STR Partners. They’ll show you how using renovation filters and override styles available in the latest BIM software, delivers successful documentation of existing and new building elements, identification of demolition areas, setting up the phasing of demolition and construction, and communication of these elements and tasks to their consultants and the client.

They’ll focus on a project that took a functionally obsolete middle school and updated it for 500 students and 50 faculty members. Using a single BIM model, architects were able to capture and document the building design and graphically show the different phases of construction.


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