Upcoming Events

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Nov
10
Thu
2D to 3D with ARCHICAD: Integrating BIM into your Workflow @ SpringHill Suites Sacramento
Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

cutawayIf you’re still using 2D CAD such as AutoCAD or PowerCAD and you’re curious about BIM, please join us for this free seminar where we’ll introduce you to the:

  • BIM process
  • Advantages and benefits on an integrated 2D/3D workflow
  • How to create a smooth transition from traditional CAD to BIM

2D CAD systems are very powerful for drafting but fall short coordinating project changes—all while the adopters of BIM are constantly improving their deliverables. After all, the BIM is what streamlines a project’s workflow so users can:

  • Avoid mistakes due to different modifications;
  • Improve the coordination between the different disciplines; and
  • Better analyze the building’s properties.

At the End of this Session, You Will Understand:

  • The BIM process, as well as current technologies that can be harnessed through a BIM workflow.
  • AutoCAD to ARCHICADHow to flawlessly communicate between AutoCAD and BIM software like ARCHICAD, importing and exporting with DWG, and building your project from AutoCAD drawings into a smart model.
  • The similarities between the AutoCAD and ARCHICAD BIM drafting tools, and how smooth the transition can be in your work methodology.
  • How to implement a BIM workflow, while keeping some of your production in AutoCAD.
  • The transition to BIM and its financial implications.

BIM Cutaway

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to BIM
  • Examples of projects done on BIM
  • ARCHICAD’s software interface
  • Basic BIM operations
  • Working within the BIM in 2D, the AutoCAD way
  • Importing AutoCAD files, inserting XREF files
  • Automatic elevations, sections, and plan layouts
  • Automatic dimensioning—interior and exterior
  • Change management—coordination and collaboration within your design
  • Productivity increases and cost of ownership
  • Advanced visualization techniques
  • And more!

Presented By: Thomas M. Simmons, BIM Consultant

Nov
15
Tue
2D to 3D with ARCHICAD: Integrating BIM into your Workflow @ AIA San Francisco
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cutawayIf you’re still using 2D CAD such as AutoCAD or PowerCAD and you’re curious about BIM, please join us for this free seminar where we’ll introduce you to the:

  • BIM process
  • Advantages and benefits on an integrated 2D/3D workflow
  • How to create a smooth transition from traditional CAD to BIM

2D CAD systems are very powerful for drafting but fall short coordinating project changes—all while the adopters of BIM are constantly improving their deliverables. After all, the BIM is what streamlines a project’s workflow so users can:

  • Avoid mistakes due to different modifications;
  • Improve the coordination between the different disciplines; and
  • Better analyze the building’s properties.

At the End of this Session, You Will Understand:

  • The BIM process, as well as current technologies that can be harnessed through a BIM workflow.
  • AutoCAD to ARCHICADHow to flawlessly communicate between AutoCAD and BIM software like ARCHICAD, importing and exporting with DWG, and building your project from AutoCAD drawings into a smart model.
  • The similarities between the AutoCAD and ARCHICAD BIM drafting tools, and how smooth the transition can be in your work methodology.
  • How to implement a BIM workflow, while keeping some of your production in AutoCAD.
  • The transition to BIM and its financial implications.

BIM Cutaway

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to BIM
  • Examples of projects done on BIM
  • ARCHICAD’s software interface
  • Basic BIM operations
  • Working within the BIM in 2D, the AutoCAD way
  • Importing AutoCAD files, inserting XREF files
  • Automatic elevations, sections, and plan layouts
  • Automatic dimensioning—interior and exterior
  • Change management—coordination and collaboration within your design
  • Productivity increases and cost of ownership
  • Advanced visualization techniques
  • And more!

Presented By: Thomas M. Simmons, BIM Consultant

Mar
8
Wed
Gast Architects from Design to Documents @ AIA San Francisco
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us at AIA San Francisco to discover how Gast Architects integrates BIM throughout a project from design through construction documents.
While many firms have implemented BIM there is often frustration with using BIM as a design tool and the quality of graphics produced from a BIM process. Gast Architects will discuss how they use BIM in design, how they migrate a BIM design model to documentation and their strategy for producing high quality presentation and production documents using ARCHICAD.

AIA CES Learning Objectives

  • Examine how a local firm uses BIM as a design tool in the schematic phase of a project.
  • Discover how to easily migrate the design model for use in the construction documentation phase.
  • Uncover the process of setting up a BIM model to quickly produce presentation design views and 3D cutaways.
  • Explore case studies that showcase how to efficiently produce high quality graphics for production documents.
AIA CES : 1.5 LUs

Agenda:

  • 6:00 : Wine & Cheese
  • 6:15 : Presentation by Graphisoft
  • 6:30 : Introduction of Speakers
  • 6:35 : Presentation by Gast Architects
  • 7:15 : Q&A
  • 7:30 : Networking

Presenters

Elyssa Estrada
Designer for GAST Architects.  Elyssa is a California native enjoying the diverse urban lifestyle San Francisco has to offer.  An architecture graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, Elyssa advances the firm’s technological prowess in 3D visualization and relishes contemporary projects. Outside the office, Elyssa studies dance with renowned choreographers around the city.

 

Grace Mariucci
Grace Mariucci joined Gast Architects after working on residential projects in the Silicon Valley area for several years. She graduated from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Architecture and Minor in Philosophy. Grace currently lives in San Francisco, and when not studying for her licensing exams, enjoys exploring the city through new restaurants or a scenic urban hike.

About Gast Architects

Gast Architects specializes in custom residential homes and renovations, including both contemporary solutions and the sensitive restoration and adaptation of historic properties. Projects range in scope from the development of large country properties and inner city whole house renovations to more modest additions to and remodeling of existing housing in styles from warm modern to traditional.

Mar
22
Wed
2017 GRAPHISOFT BIM Conference @ The M Resort, Spa & Casino
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day
2017 GRAPHISOFT BIM Conference @ The M Resort, Spa & Casino | Henderson | Nevada | United States

If You Design, Construct, or Renovate Buildings, this Conference is for You.

Join hundreds of ARCHICAD users at the 2017 BIM Conference, where there’s something for everyone! Whether you’re a new ARCHICAD user or a seasoned veteran, the GRAPHISOFT North America User Conference provides a concise, powerful BIM software learning experience and unparalleled networking.

Learn
Choose from a line-up of 30+ courses and keynotes to learn about industry trends and new and exciting ways of using ARCHICAD.

Earn AIA CES Credits
Get a leg up on the AIA CES credit requirements for 2017. Earn up to 15 AIA learning units over the course of two days – including several LU/HSW qualified sessions.

Inspiring Speakers
We heard you loud and clear! About half of our courses are being taught by your peer ARCHICAD Power Users. And we have some impressive keynote speakers, including Kai-Uwe Bergmann, AIA, RIBA, Partner, BIG and Marc Kushner, AIA, CEO, Architizer | Partner, Hollwich Kushner.

Friends, Food, Fun
There’s more to the BIM Conference than just great content—it’s also fun! We know that one of your favorite parts of the Conference is getting to network with fellow ARCHICAD users that are as passionate about the technology as you are.

Aug
2
Wed
Step Up Your BIM Webinar
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Step Up Your BIM Webinar

If you’re still using 2D CAD or are unhappy with your BIM software we invite you to learn why architects, designers and builders alike are adopting ARCHICAD – an easy to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology. With ARCHICAD you can automate project documents, generate bi-directional building schedules, create intelligent keynotes, produce photo-realistic visualization, reduce construction conflicts and much more!

Attend a webinar presentation to discover how ARCHICAD’s BIM technology can help improve project productivity and improve your design workflow.

Aug
24
Thu
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ AIA San Francisco
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.

Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication. We invite you to take a ride with us as we embark on a look at present day use of immersion technologies as well as a glimpse to the future where we envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession.

Attendees will receive a FREE BIMx Cardboard VR viewer and BIMx app compatible with Apple iPhone or Android Phones.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
  • Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.
  • Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.

AIA CES : 1 Unit

Sep
6
Wed
Step Up Your BIM Webinar
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Step Up Your BIM Webinar

If you’re still using 2D CAD or are unhappy with your BIM software we invite you to learn why architects, designers and builders alike are adopting ARCHICAD – an easy to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology. With ARCHICAD you can automate project documents, generate bi-directional building schedules, create intelligent keynotes, produce photo-realistic visualization, reduce construction conflicts and much more!

Attend a webinar presentation to discover how ARCHICAD’s BIM technology can help improve project productivity and improve your design workflow.

Nov
16
Thu
Step Up Your BIM Webinar
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Step Up Your BIM Webinar

If you’re still using 2D CAD or are unhappy with your BIM software we invite you to learn why architects, designers and builders alike are adopting ARCHICAD – an easy to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology. With ARCHICAD you can automate project documents, generate bi-directional building schedules, create intelligent keynotes, produce photo-realistic visualization, reduce construction conflicts and much more!

Attend a webinar presentation to discover how ARCHICAD’s BIM technology can help improve project productivity and improve your design workflow.

Mar
6
Tue
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ AIA East Bay
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.

Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication. We invite you to take a ride with us as we embark on a look at present day use of immersion technologies as well as a glimpse to the future where we envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession.

Attendees will receive a FREE BIMx Cardboard VR viewer and BIMx app compatible with Apple iPhone or Android Phones.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
  • Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.
  • Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.

AIA CES : 1 Unit

Mar
14
Wed
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ AIA San Joaquin
Mar 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.

Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication. We invite you to take a ride with us as we embark on a look at present day use of immersion technologies as well as a glimpse to the future where we envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession.

Attendees will receive a FREE BIMx Cardboard VR viewer and BIMx app compatible with Apple iPhone or Android Phones.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
  • Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.
  • Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.

AIA CES : 1 Unit

Mar
27
Tue
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ AIA Central Valley
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.

Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication. We invite you to take a ride with us as we embark on a look at present day use of immersion technologies as well as a glimpse to the future where we envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession.

Attendees will receive a FREE BIMx Cardboard VR viewer and BIMx app compatible with Apple iPhone or Android Phones.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
  • Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.
  • Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.

AIA CES : 1 Unit

Aug
1
Wed
Architects Who Inspire Design with BIM @ AIA San Francisco
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Motivated by new technologies, a rising wave of architects are designing with BIM to create inspiring architecture, interior design and urban planning. Join us to discover why firms from around the country are using ARCHICAD, BIMx, Rhino and Grasshopper to push the boundaries of creativity and collaboration in ways never before imagined.

  • KURV
    • Working for developers led KURV to create a custom solution to analyze project feasibility.
    • Firm details >>
  • CAST Architecture
    • Design-build roots combined with BIM gave this firm a unique advantage in Seattle’s rapidly growing economy.
    • Firm details >>
  • OPA
    • From creative explorations to client types, OPA is discovering new opportunities for technology.
    • Firm details >>
  • Urban Strategies
    • Using BIM to help cities visualize plans for change leads to creating better communities and sustainability.
    • Firm details >>
  • Laney LA
    • LA’s hottest residential architect talks about breaking away from the desktop into a world of a mobile practice.
    • Firm details >>
  • CORE Architecture
    • Using technology to create memories was key to turning this firm into one of DC’s leading retail architects.
    • Firm details >>

Learning Objectives:

Attendees who attend this seminar will learn the following:

  • Discover how to avoid rebuilding SketchUp models in Revit.
  • Understand why ARCHICAD is becoming a popular design tool for architects, interior designers and urban planning.
  • Identify how BIMx, Twinlinker, Rhino and Grasshopper are being used on projects for mobile review and parametric design.
  • Learn the benefits of using one model from schematics through documentation and it’s affect on the project workflow.

AIA CES LU’s : 1.5 Units

Aug
28
Tue
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ Graniterock
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift. Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication. We invite you to take a ride with us as we embark on a look at present day use of immersion technologies as well as a glimpse to the future where we envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
  • Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.
  • Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.

AIA CES : 1 Unit

Mar
20
Wed
Rethink BIM | Design to Virtual Reality @ AIA San Francisco
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rethink BIM | Design to Virtual Reality @ AIA San Francisco

Struggling with BIM in design? Are your clients requiring interactive 3D models or Virtual Reality? You’re not alone!

Firms are rethinking their approach to BIM as technology savvy clients expect more from architecture design services.

Join us to hear architects discuss why they’re shifting BIM earlier in the design process, how this is impacting their business profitability and why a growing number of firms are switching to ARCHICAD, a design focused BIM platform. We’ll discuss how to use ARCHICAD as a design tool including as a replacement to SketchUp, to develop project presentations and as a bridge to immersion technologies such as BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

You’ll hear firms discuss their strategies for using BIM in the design phase including…
  • Laney LA
  • Joseph Vance Architects
  • CORE Architecture
  • KA DesignWorks
  • CAST Architecture
  • HapstakDemetriou+

What you will learn:

  • Discover why firms are rethinking their approach to BIM.
  • Discuss the impact of technology savvy clients and their expectations for architectural design services.
  • Understand the opportunity for presenting your design ideas through interactive 3D models or virtual reality such as BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
  • Learn why architects are increasingly switching to ARCHICAD’s design focused platform.

AIA CES:  1.5  LUs

May
15
Wed
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ Center for Architecture & Design
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming more comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. We invite you to join this presentation to learn how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.

Hand Sketch to Mobile Imaging
We will review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
Design Review with Interactive Mobile Apps
Examine architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Simulation of Design Ideas with Virtual Reality
Discover how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.

Limited seats are available so register early.

AIA CE: 1 LU