"GRAPHISOFT® typically comes out with a new release of its popular BIM application, ArchiCAD, every summer, and following this schedule, it launched ArchiCAD 18 earlier this month. This happens to also be the 30th anniversary of the application, making it extra special not only to Graphisoft but also to the entire ArchiCAD community of users, developers, resellers, and consultants world-wide. ArchiCAD may not be the leading BIM application, but it has certainly held its own against Revit, providing a much-needed alternative to AEC professionals with a different philosophy and approach that has garnered the application a devoted user base. While ArchiCAD is still synonymous with GRAPHISOFT, the company has, in recent years, expanded its product offerings to two additional applications: BIMx Docs, which was reviewed in AECbytes in February; and the new BIMcloud, which was launched in Tokyo just a couple of months ago. Both of these applications, like ArchiCAD, are squarely in the BIM category, reaffirming GRAPHISOFT's firm commitment to BIM.

BUDAPEST, June 23, 2014GRAPHISOFT®, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, announced today that ArchiCAD® 18’s global rollout process and the introduction of its brand new BIMcloud® Solution has begun. BIMcloud allows a BIM workflow on any network, hardware or software configuration, connecting teams and projects of any size or setup, 24/7.

For the release of ArchiCAD 18, Graphisoft have created quite a lot of new HelpCenter articles and have changed many of them to help you start working with the new version. We hope these articles will come in handy in may situations

BUDAPEST, May 6, 2014GRAPHISOFT® announced today the latest version of its industry-leading BIM software solution for architects and designers. ArchiCAD 18 delivers innovations making the BIM workflow smoother, including CineRender, a brand new render engine with high-end photorealistic rendering capabilities found only in the professional visualization application CINEMA 4D – now available right inside the BIM tool.

May 5, 2014, Solibri announced the latest software release for Solibri Model Checker (SMC). With version 9.1, Solibri has focused on the core values of continuous improvement and fresh innovation. There are a host of new features for enhanced communication and information sharing, based upon customer needs. This includes updates for markup, local/global coordinate stamps, and the options to add pictorial notes.