ArchiCAD

Learn how GRAPHISOFT grew from a small company in what was then the Eastern Bloc to a world-leading design software company that has grown with the success of its flagship product, ARCHICAD. TheB1M.com traveled to Hungary recently to shoot a short documentary about GRAPHISOFT's history and vision for growth beyond the borders of Hungary.


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.


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.


ArchiCAD 20 Installation Instructions

The installer will first check your Java environment. ArchiCAD installer will automatically install Java 8 if it is not present on your computer.


ArchiCAD 20 Electronic Delivery Instructions


BUDAPEST, April 28, 2016— Following a 6-month public beta phase involving over a thousand architects and designers worldwide, GRAPHISOFT® has released its intelligent Grasshopper–ARCHICAD Live Connection. This industry-first, bi-directional “live” connection allows Rhino/Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software (ARCHICAD).


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.


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."


Templates are the starting point for a project. The better your template it is, whether because it has a ton of information embedded in it or because it allows you to work quickly in a clean environment, the more time you’ll save on a project.


Template, template and template! We all heard this before and here we are again still talking about BIM templates.
Do you still remember that particular teacher back in your school days who sounded like a broken record always repeating a topic? For example the teacher will mention the topic or a specific keyword twice or thrice just to make sure you really get it, wrote it down and made sure you know what it is all about. Ahh.. yes those are the dedicated teachers definitely.