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BUDAPEST, November 20, 2017 – GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects, has announced that ARCHICAD 21 has won the prestigious BIM Product of the Year award at the twelfth annual Construction Computing Magazine Awards in the United Kingdom. This is the seventh year in a row that ARCHICAD has been honored with the top BIM product award..


"Over the course of three decades, Andrew Patterson has forged a reputation as a confident designer of striking buildings with great presence. His practice's portfolio is replete with distinctive projects. Patterson buildings do not just assert their difference against the designs of the architect's peers; they are also highly differentiated from each other." ARCHICAD users will know him best as the visionary behind the ARCHICAD 20 signature building, the Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Congratulations to Andrew Patterson, for winning the New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal!


GRAPHISOFT has unveiled a new option to share ARCHICAD content by uploading a previously exported BIMx Hyper-model file to storage space on the BIMx Model Transfer service. Upload a file by choosing it in the file open dialog or just drag & drop it to the target folder. Users can review their new Hyper-model before sharing it, offering a flexible way to disseminate BIMx models at a later date. Also, the name of the person who uploaded or last updated a Hyper-model will also be displayed on the Hyper-model's download page, making it easier to track the Hyper-model changes in the storage space.


"While the typical approach is to treat BIM software as simply the latest means for documenting design, Japanese architecture firm Nikken Sekkei is channeling the latest capabilities of ARCHICAD — the dominant BIM software in Japan, as well as Central and Eastern Europe — to develop an entirely new design process." Learn how Nikken Sekkei uses a data-driven, tech-oriented approach to not only enhance the quality of their designs, but also to apply design thinking to architectural practice.


BUDAPEST, October 24, 2017 – The European Committee for Standardization's BIM Working Group is focused on developing a coherent standard for the AEC industry in Europe. The BIM-based standardization will result in increased efficiency as well as huge ecological benefits. Nemetschek Group's GRAPHISOFT, representing Hungary in the CEN Working Group, hosted the session.