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GRAPHISOFT has wrapped up a successful Key Client Conference in Kyoto that was host to architecture's very best representatives from around the world. In addition to a number of practical presentations by GRAPHISOFT leaders, developers, and invited guests, clients were treated to a presentation by Johnathan Redman, Principal of FJMT (Australia), which designed ARCHICAD 21's signature building, the Charles Perkins Centre. The nearly 300 participants were also on hand to witness the Worldwide Premiere of ARCHICAD 21 in a 1.5 hour presentation that is now available for viewing.


Learn how GRAPHISOFT grew from a small company in what was then the Eastern Bloc to a world-leading design software company that has grown with the success of its flagship product, ARCHICAD. TheB1M.com traveled to Hungary recently to shoot a short documentary about GRAPHISOFT's history and vision for growth beyond the borders of Hungary.


GRAPHISOFT, introduced version 20 - the latest version of its industry-leading BIM application - back in 2016 and Architosh covered it previously. However, in this review type feature the editor takes a 'deep dive' into the three top focus areas in version 20: (1) the new user interface, (2) graphic overrides, and (3) the "i" in BIM.


HELSINKI, FINLAND, December 20, 2016 – SOLIBRI MODEL CHECKER (SMC) users can benefit from a unique software extension that provides a direct link between SMC and ArchiCAD.

This link allows fast BIM updates and the use of SMC while working in a real time design scenario. No longer do you need to save files and upload back and forth between programs. Simply design, check and amend as necessary.


According to 2PM Architects, "Virtual Reality VR is great for architectural projects. It is not always easy for clients to visualise the design from drawings on paper, but Google Cardboard VR with BIM changes all that." The UK-based firm took a look at what other VR solutions are available on the market for architects, and found that "ArchiCAD BIMx with Google Cardboard VR is the best, and most simple, workflow from BIM to VR architectural walkthroughs. Google Cardboard also has the advantage of being £15 and uses the VR on a smart phone. Other VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive cost over £500 and so are less accessible."