ARCHICAD Attributes the foundations of your BIM Processes

nathan hildebrandtNov 20 2015
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Everything we do in ARCHICAD relies on Attributes. Some elements rely on only one or two and others rely on nearly all of them. 95% of ARCHICAD Users go day by day interacting with them truly not understanding their capabilities and their limitations and risks. 

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IFC in Plan - OPEN BIM workflows

nathan hildebrandtOct 01 2015
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IFC in Plan

OPENBIM collaboration and the use of IFC2x3 (format currently supported by ARCHICAD 19) files requires a reasonable amount of skill to get right. There are a number of issues that users are likely to face when taking advantage of OPENBIM collaboration processes via IFC. Not all users have been trained in such processes and many are not sure what to expect from an IFC based workflow. In this post we cover issues users face when using Reference Models and their appearance in plan view.

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Mechanic vs Driver

nathan hildebrandtJul 23 2015
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Mechanic vs Driver

As the person responsible for the implementation of BIM Processes for a medium sized Architectural Practice, a daily challenge arises where a number of team members will inevitably struggle with the switch from traditional methods of delivery to BIM processes. 18 months ago I implemented a major change in the way that we work at FTA by making users add specific data to elements that they model in ARCHICAD. This change from the generic approach of the past 10 years did cause significant grief for some. As I begin to develop additional BIM capabilities into our ARCHICAD template and workflows I have spent considerable time thinking about improving the implementation process and reducing / removing the change that the team experiences. As much as BIM is about process and not technology, it is the technology or the tool that needs optimisation to assist in making the process easier.

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ARCHICAD 19 Top 5 Features

nathan hildebrandtJun 25 2015
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It is that time of the year again and GRAPHISOFT have delivered another great release in ARCHICAD 19. There are a great number of features in this release and a number of these will make the creation of Traditional and BIM deliverables more accurate and efficient. SPEED is the focus of this release and SPEED you get. I don’t really see this as a feature in itself because all software developers should be providing this. Some just don’t think it is important. Point Clouds are another key feature of this release that haven’t made my list for this year. It is a great long awaited feature for some and it is pretty neat but point clouds are not really part of our processes at the moment. Let’s work our way through my favourite features.

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