Interoperability

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.


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."