GRAPHISOFT and BIMobject Partnership Boosts Content for ArchiCAD

BIMObject for ArchiCAD

A strategic partnership between GRAPHISOFT® and BIMobject® has begun – and it will mean big things for ArchiCAD users. Most importantly, the partnership will impact the use of BIM Components – in a very positive way.

BIMobject logoBy partnering with BIMobject, GRAPHISOFT expands the available library at That’s because the partnership adds as a content source to both ArchiCAD and Since the use of building components has increased in importance, to the point of being just as critical to the design and realization of buildings as standard construction elements are, this changes things for the better.

Through their brand-neutral, innovative platform – BIMobject makes it easy for users of any BIM software to access BIM objects of real, confirmed and approved products. ArchiCAD users are expected to benefit greatly from the extended range of product families and manufacturer content that is going to be directly available.

BIMobject and ArchiCADThe joint announcement became public at BAU 2013 – an international trade show for architects, builders and materials providers. The agreement is intended to serve the ArchiCAD community by providing them the broadest range of intelligent BIM components ever available on the web. GRAPHISOFT and BIMobject have already started to work on building direct links between their respective systems to make content from directly accessible within ArchiCAD and in the near future.

BIMobject offers software tools, web solutions and services to assist its customers in the creation, conversion, and publication of BIM objects on the web. The company has high expectations for the way ArchiCAD’s GDL technology and the end-to-end workflow is being built from the manufacturers to architects and designers.

In short – this partnership is expected to improve the quality of the BIM process throughout the entire lifecycle of BIM projects.

1 Comment

  1. Kristie M. Haley

    I was pleased to find that many of the limitations of the application that I had pointed out in my review of ArchiCAD 8 have been addressed in this version. While the application is still missing dedicated tools for programming, space planning, conceptual sketching, or quick 3D massing, this limitation is starting to be addressed by plug-ins. A plug-in already exists that can translate 3D conceptual design geometry developed in SketchUp to the appropriate building objects in ArchiCAD. A plug-in that will create a link between ArchiCAD and a third-party programming and space planning tool is in the works and is expected to be available before the end of the year. Such key partnerships can help building information developed at the early stage to be intelligently reused in the subsequent design development phase.


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