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The inventor of COBie, Bill East, has been working with Rob Jackson, Associate Director of Bond Bryan Architects, to simulate the early design in ARCHICAD of one of four dormitories on a fictitious site adjacent to the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. The goal is to create a reference COBie test project.


Join us for a walk down memory lane as ARCHICAD guru Djordje Grujic looks back at his experience with ARCHICAD over the course of the past 20 years. "It is 20 years since October 1995, when my first review of the then current ArchiCAD 4.55 was published in the Računari magazine… Reading the article of 20 years ago about the same software that I still use and write about inevitably kicked off the comparisons: then and now, there and here… A lot has changed, but incredibly, what is the most important has stayed the same!"


Martyn Day of AEC Magazine offers his thoughts on how ARCHICAD is catching up in the field of advanced architectural computational design: "…GRAPHISOFT has been working with McNeel to build a link between Grasshopper and ARCHICAD. So those architects who have learnt to use Rhino and Grasshopper can now also run their scripts in ARCHICAD and drive a full Building Information Modelling (BIM) model. In a single alliance, GRAPHISOFT has gone from nowhere in generative design to being able to run the most popular, free, computational design package on the planet."


Munich/Helsinki, December 18, 2015 – Software provider Nemetschek AG (ISIN 0006452907) has agreed today to acquire 100% of the shares of Solibri Oy, based in Helsinki, Finland. Nemetschek was able to successfully beat several potential buyers because of its group structure with an independent brand offering.


"ARCHICAD has always been ahead of other BIM applications when it comes to the harnessing of computing hardware to enhance performance -- it was the first CAD/BIM application to support 64-bit, multi-threading, and multi-processing," writes Lachmi Khemlani, Founder and Editor of AECbytes.