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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."


BUDAPEST, December 13, 2016 – GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects, has announced the release of its intelligent Grashopper-ArchiCAD Live Connection for the Mac OS. This industry-first, bi-directional "live" connection allows Rhino and Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software (ARCHICAD) on both the Windows and Mac operating systems.


BUDAPEST, November 28, 2016 – The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has recently launched the Code of Practice (CoP) for BIM e-submissions and voluntary submission of architectural plans in native BIM formats, which includes Graphisoft's .pla file format.


BUDAPEST, November 21, 2016 – GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects, has announced virtual reality (VR) functions to its multi award-winning BIM presentation and communication app, BIMx.