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  • ARCHICAD 23 upgrade training, Free for everyone!
    ARCHICAD 23 upgrade training, Free for everyone!
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    ARCHICAD is more than just a box of software – it is an investment in BIM technology and new ways of working. If you are a current ARCHICAD professional user, university student/educator, or just simply been thinking about what BIM software solution to use, watching these 5 recorded videos of ARCHICAD 23 webinars would be an excellent start. Besides, by the end of this month we have an ARCHICAD 23 upgrade training (free of charge) with live streaming format that brings 12 hours of...

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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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  • 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 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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  • Announcement: GRAPHISOFT ID Social Media Login Elimination by 15 August 2019
    Announcement: GRAPHISOFT ID Social Media Login Elimination by 15 August 2019
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    If you have an account in any GRAPHISOFT portal through social media credentials (such as facebook or google), from 15th August 2019, you cannot use the same credentials to login to your portals (example: myARCHICAD, License Pool, BIMx portal, etc.). To be able to keep your account activated, you need to convert your social media credentials in GRAPHISOFT portals to a regular account. In a simple explanation, you will login to your GRAPHISOFT portals only through email and password.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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