BIM Workflow

  • An evidence of customer success: ARCHICAD BIM Essentials
    An evidence of customer success: ARCHICAD BIM Essentials
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    For many years we have been running different BIM training programs from basic to most advanced topics. But, between all the training programs, we have a unique kick-starting course that is valued most by our clients as the best place to start the real self-BIM-implementation. This training program called “ARCHICAD BIM Management Essentials”, also known as “BIM+ARCHICAD M1”. In the past seven years, we continuously run this 10-session essential and intensive training. Since the first edition...

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  • Architectural vs Engineering Openings in ARCHICAD 23
    Architectural vs Engineering Openings in ARCHICAD 23
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    In ARCHICAD 23 we can use a new tool to place openings in load-bearing elements. This tool enables architects and engineers to easily exchange data about openings in structural elements such as beams or load-bearing walls, but very smartly for structural reasons not applicable to columns. For instance, now when architects need to consider the space for passing pipes, they can place the new opening type in their model, which would be referenced and considered in both structural and MEP model...

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  • Performance, a differentiating key for ARCHICAD 23
    Performance, a differentiating key for ARCHICAD 23
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    ARCHICAD 23 brings a fast and highly reliable performance to deal with BIM models. We all know multi-core process capacity of ARCHICAD as a key differentiator between ARCHICAD and other BIM authoring software, but the new version of ARCHICAD brings much more smart way manage resources to provide better user experience. In this post I want to highlight 5 important new features of ARCHICAD 23 that provide much higher performance for different workflows:

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  • What does system integration mean for ARCHICAD?
    What does system integration mean for ARCHICAD?
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    ARCHICAD widely known as one of the best (or the best) BIM authoring software that provides most comprehensive IFC import and export with absolute control over all the parameters of the elements within an IFC file. It is a true OPENBIM solution, but parallel to be one of the best solutions for OPENBIM interoperability, ARCHICAD 23 provides a unique system integration with selected pioneer BIM solutions to improve productivity and quality of BIM-based design, build, and building operations.

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  • What does element-level modeling mean in ARCHICAD 23?
    What does element-level modeling mean in ARCHICAD 23?
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    ARCHICAD 23 announced with a brand-new structural modeling tool for column and beams. This new feature is not just a fancy upgrade of existing column and beam tool, but a revolutionary solution that enables element-level modeling for columns and beams. It comes very handy specially when we are dealing with modeling, data management, and documentation of prefabricated structural elements such as reinforced concrete, steel, timber and composite structures.

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  • 10 key factors of BIM workflow in BD House Project
    10 key factors of BIM workflow in BD House Project
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    What a pleasure to share a success case story about one of our ARCHICAD customers that has started working with ARCHICAD around 2-3 years ago. Of course, always the definition of success is subjective, but for us as distributor and training center of GRAPHISOFT in Spain, seeing our customer creativity and confident unleash in their workflow bring us feeling of success. Yesterday, case study of BD House project, designed by Xavier Vilalta and his talented ARCHICAD team (Candela Juan, Project...

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  • ARCHICAD Template for a Preferred Design Process
    ARCHICAD Template for a Preferred Design Process
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    We all know that BIM has been introduced into construction industry by slogan of save time and money (plus being more efficient and accurate). But the real question is, how shall we explain this slogan in real practice. Let’s look at MacLeamy diagram, the comparison of preferred design process (graph 4) and traditional methods (graph 3) shows that the main challenge and efforts of design process shift to schematic and design development phase by using preferred design process. It means faster...

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  • Have you ever heard about OIR, AIR, PIR and EIR?
    Have you ever heard about OIR, AIR, PIR and EIR?
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    If you are working in any field related to BIM management, BIM modeling, or simply information or project coordination, then hopefully you know these terms are related to information management. In recent published ISO document about BIM (ISO 19650), the term “data” is replaced with the term “information” with many significant sub-terms to define tasks, roles, and responsibilities related to different types of information in AEC industry. Being an architect, engineer, project manager, etc....

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  • ARCHICAD is free for students, educators, researchers, and schools
    ARCHICAD is free for students, educators, researchers, and schools
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    GRAPHISOFT supports students, educators, researchers and schools with its BIM software solutions by providing free educational ARCHICAD licenses during their educational activities. This support has been given for many years, but from 14 October 2019 the professional trial access to ARCHICAD is separated from educational site in order to provide a specialized customer care for professionals and a better educational support for students, educators, and researchers. This new approach is...

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  • Digital communication for both BIM and non-BIM people
    Digital communication for both BIM and non-BIM people
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    Bluebeam Revu is a multipurpose productivity software that is used in day-to-day activities of many people in construction industry. On numerous occasions, we have presented this intelligent solution (Revu) to builders, architects, engineers, and public administrators, where with no surprise we witnessed how the capacities of Revu could take full attention of audiences.  So, in this post, I would like to briefly explain what is Revu and how it ease design communications in both BIM workflows...

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  • ARCHICAD Sample Projects
    ARCHICAD Sample Projects
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    ARCHICAD sample projects are the best point to discover a BIM model as well as having a technical overview on ARCHICAD’s modeling and documentation capabilities. In this post we are introducing two sample projects prepared by GRAPHISOFT SE and it is available for everyone to download. Residential, Hillside House, Commercial, S-Office

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  • Discover BIM with ARCHICAD
    Discover BIM with ARCHICAD
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    If you want to start learning BIM or if you want to check different BIM authoring solutions, GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD can be a good point to start. Beside that it is easy to learn BIM with ARCHICAD, this software has a very intuitive and interactive interface and productivity features that save you an enormous amount of time. To make it easier for you to start your BIM discovery with ARCHICAD, in addition to Video Tutorials and BIM Classes, now we are with you on your way of learning ARCHICAD with...

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