The response to ARCHICAD 20 in the AEC trade press has been outstanding. The coverage to date confirms what users worldwide have been telling us as well: ARCHICAD 20's fresh look at BIM has changed the way architects and designers approach their building models.

Read what respected AEC trade industry journalists and professionals have to say about ARCHICAD 20.

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GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects and designers, announced today the latest version of its industry-leading BIM software solution. ARCHICAD 20 features a number of important functional improvements that put the emphasis on the “I” in BIM, increasing the value for both ARCHICAD users and external stakeholders alike. Its brand new, “flat-design” graphical UI sets the new version apart from run-of-the-mill BIM tools.

“The true potential of BIM is that it can hold all the necessary information for designing, constructing and operating buildings,” said Peter Temesvari, Director of Product Management at GRAPHISOFT. “A significant part of this information is non-geometrical data. ARCHICAD 20 offers powerful workflows to manage, visualize and exchange such information with any stakeholder participating in the design and construction process.”

BUDAPEST, April 28, 2016— Following a 6-month public beta phase involving over a thousand architects and designers worldwide, GRAPHISOFT® has released its intelligent Grasshopper–ARCHICAD Live Connection. This industry-first, bi-directional “live” connection allows Rhino/Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software (ARCHICAD).

GRAPHISOFT’s award-winning mobile BIM communication tool, BIMx PRO, has won the 2016 Architizer A+ Award in the Mobile Apps category. GRAPHISOFT won both the professional jury’s award and ranked highest in user votes in its own category.

Architizer, the world's largest and fastest growing website for architecture, launched the definitive architectural award program with 100+ categories and over 300 jurors. The Architizer A+ Awards received entries from 100 countries and represents the best of architecture and design worldwide. Over 400,000 online votes by architects and designers were cast worldwide.

GRAPHISOFT is pleased to announce that its award-winning BIM project presentation application, BIMx, now offers its model sharing option for Android users as well.

The inventor of COBie, Bill East, has been working with Rob Jackson, Associate Director of Bond Bryan Architects, to simulate the early design in ARCHICAD of one of four dormitories on a fictitious site adjacent to the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. The goal is to create a reference COBie test project.

Join us for a walk down memory lane as ARCHICAD guru Djordje Grujic looks back at his experience with ARCHICAD over the course of the past 20 years. "It is 20 years since October 1995, when my first review of the then current ArchiCAD 4.55 was published in the Računari magazine… Reading the article of 20 years ago about the same software that I still use and write about inevitably kicked off the comparisons: then and now, there and here… A lot has changed, but incredibly, what is the most important has stayed the same!"

Martyn Day of AEC Magazine offers his thoughts on how ARCHICAD is catching up in the field of advanced architectural computational design: "…GRAPHISOFT has been working with McNeel to build a link between Grasshopper and ARCHICAD. So those architects who have learnt to use Rhino and Grasshopper can now also run their scripts in ARCHICAD and drive a full Building Information Modelling (BIM) model. In a single alliance, GRAPHISOFT has gone from nowhere in generative design to being able to run the most popular, free, computational design package on the planet."

Munich/Helsinki, December 18, 2015 – Software provider Nemetschek AG (ISIN 0006452907) has agreed today to acquire 100% of the shares of Solibri Oy, based in Helsinki, Finland. Nemetschek was able to successfully beat several potential buyers because of its group structure with an independent brand offering.

"ARCHICAD has always been ahead of other BIM applications when it comes to the harnessing of computing hardware to enhance performance -- it was the first CAD/BIM application to support 64-bit, multi-threading, and multi-processing," writes Lachmi Khemlani, Founder and Editor of AECbytes.