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"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.


GRAPHISOFT parent Nemetschek Group has announced the acquisition of US software provider RISA Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California. RISA offers ones of the most popular structural engineering suites in the US for multi-material structures such as steel, concrete, masonry and wood. With the acquisition of RISA, Nemetschek further establishes its commitment to delivering complete engineering workflows on the US market.


The Architects' Journal recently released a list of what it considers the top 6 time-saving apps for architects, and GRAPHISOFT's BIMx made the list. Included were various topics from generating floor plans to mapping sun paths – award-winning BIMx was chosen as the best app to present and discover the building design in a unique and interactive way on a mobile device.

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GRAPHISOFT has released another user case study video, shot during the Key Client Conference in Kyoto earlier this year. This interview was conducted with Frank Hasling Pedersen, Architect, IT and BIM manager of Denmark-based Schønherr A/S, a landscape design firm.