Upcoming Events

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Feb
5
Wed
ARCHICAD User Group @ Heather Young Architects
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

HOSTED BY: Heather Young Architects

Join other ARCHICAD Users as we share best practices for utilizing this platform to create and manage building projects of all types. You’ll discover technical tips and tricks as well as ideas for how to use ARCHICAD to provide new service offerings that can increase your income.

6:00 – 6:20 – Wine & Cheese Welcome

6:20 – 7:00 – Topical Presentation

7:00 – 8 :00 – ARCHICAD Q&A

If there’s something you’d like to explore or if you’d like to share a recent discovery or project case study, let us know – info@archvista.com or 800-522-05554. We’re always looking for ways to help our users make the most of ARCHICAD.

Feb
6
Thu
BIM | Commercial
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Looking for an easy to use BIM solution?
  • Want to automate documentation, building schedules, conflict detection and more?
  • Losing time modeling your designs in SketchUp and then rebuilding your model in Revit?

Join this webinar to examine how ARCHICAD can enhance your commercial and retail workflow from concept to documentation while improving your design process. You’ll uncover how ARCHICAD handles:

  • Early Design Modeling & Visualization
  • Using the 3D Model to Explore Ideas with Clients
  • Access to Parametric Library as well as Manufacturer Objects
  • Consultant Integration for Clash Detection & Mobile Project Review

We hope you can join us!

Feb
13
Thu
Re-Think Residential Design
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Architecture is built on visionary thinking and creativity.

Today’s architects and designers are defining a new future using Virtual Building to automate design, documentation, building schedules, presentations, visualization and more.

Join this webinar to explore why ARCHICAD’s Virtual Building solution is redefining residential design and how it can provide your business with a competitive edge.

You’ll uncover:

  • Early Design Modeling, Sketch Rendering and Presentations
  • Photo-Rendering and Mobile Project Review
  • Design and Specification using Manufacturer Product Objects
  • Model Based Detailing and Bi-directional Building Schedules
  • Intelligent Documents that Reduce Errors and Improve Coordination

These are only a few of the many benefits we will discuss as we explore why ARCHICAD is the leading tool for residential design and construction.

Feb
20
Thu
BIM & Design Build
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

ARCHICAD can enhance your project workflow from concept to construction with an integrated system for design build projects.

Learn how to streamline costs, refine construction methods and increase your ROI. Our flexible parametric objects help you generate model based details quickly while simultaneously generating interactive schedules for pricing, doors/windows, equipment, and more.

We invite you to join this webinar to see how our industry leading BIM tool can improve your business productivity and reduce errors.

Reality Shift | Bridging Creativity with High-Tech @ AIA San Francisco
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whether you’re an established firm or a young studio, technology is rapidly evolving in the AEC market and clients are expecting high-tech when it comes to architectural design services. This is leading businesses to rethink their design approach. We will review how firms are adapting by shifting BIM earlier into the design process, generating ideas with algorithmic design, incorporating “real-time” visualization, and integrating immersive technologies such as BIMx, Unreal Engine and HTC Vive into their workflow. Join us to embark on a look at High-Tech in today’s creative workflow and glimpse the future where we envision how design technologies will impact the profession.
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Algorithmic Design Meets BIM

Discover how combining algorithmic design with BIM can be used to generate design concepts with tools such as ARCHICAD, Rhino and Grasshopper.

 

Influence of Gaming on Architecture

Explore the benefits of “real-time” rendering and how gaming engines are allowing architects to not just visualize a project but experience design.

Immersive Design – VR to Mobile

Examine immersion technologies that support the architectural design process without breaking the bank including BIMx, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.


Presenter:

  • Thomas M. Simmons, President, ARCHVISTA Consulting
  • Simmons was recently a speaker at the Graphisoft 2020GO Conference in Budapest and at the AIA California Monterey Design Conference. He has over 20 years of experience implementing BIM into architecture, interior design and construction companies ranging from small firms to multi-national corporations as well as management of the Architectural Record – Record Homes Virtual Tours and the award-winning NASA Virtual Tours.

What you will learn:

  • Review technologies that increase your presentation effectiveness to help sell your design.
  • Examine design and visualization solutions for architecture including BIMx, Rhino, Grasshopper, ARCHICAD, Unreal Engine and HTC Vive.
  • Discover how architects use immersion technologies, through case studies, to improve the understanding of a project and create better design decisions.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality are impacting methods for presenting and communicating in the design and construction phase.

AIA CE: 1.0 LU’s


Limited seats are available so register early.

Feb
26
Wed
2D to 3D | Why Make the Transition to BIM | Bainbridge @ Office Xpats Event Room
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

If you’re still using 2D CAD such as AutoCAD or Vectorworks and you’re curious about BIM you should attend this seminar where we’ll introduce you to:

  • An overview of BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Advantages and benefits of an integrated 2D/3D workflow
  • How to create a smooth transition from traditional CAD to BIM

While 2D CAD systems are very powerful for drafting they fall short when coordinating project changes. This is why businesses are shifting to BIM to increase productivity and streamline a project’s workflow to:

  • Avoid mistakes due to different modifications
  • Improve the coordination between the different disciplines
  • Better analyze the building’s properties
  • and much more…

BIM Modeling Fundamentals | Bainbridge @ Office Xpats Event Room
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Get a jump start on learning the basics of BIM and how to model for real-time visualization. We will focus on how to quickly create a project model with simple andconcise steps. In this training you will learn:

  • Overview of the ARCHICAD interface
  • Understanding how to navigate a project with views.
  • Tips for 2D and 3D navigation
  • Commonly used keyboard shortcuts and commands
  • Instructions for drawing, modeling and editing
  • Other essentials to familiarize yourself with creating a design using ARCHICAD’s modeling tools.

Bridging Creativity with High Tech | Bainbridge @ Office Xpats Event Room
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Whether you’re an established firm or a young studio, technology is rapidly evolving in the AEC market and clients are expecting high-tech when it comes to architectural design services. This is leading businesses to rethink their design approach.

We will review how firms are adapting to this change by:

  • Shifting BIM earlier into the design process
  • Incorporating “real-time” visualization
  • Integrating immersive technologies such as Unreal Engine and HTC Vive
  • Using mobile apps such as the BIMx Hyper-model for presentations, design review and on-site coordination.

Join us to embark on a look at High-Tech in today’s creative workflow and glimpse the future where we envision how design technologies will impact the profession.

Real-Time Visualization for Design | Bainbridge @ Office Xpats Event Room
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Forward-thinking architecture firms and interior designers are increasingly leaning on real-time visualization to explore, evaluate, and present designs. By providing clients and project stakeholders the opportunity to experience spaces in interactive and immersive environments, real-time technology offers a compelling method for communication.

The next generation of architectural visualization tools is providing new ways to accelerate workflows. More intuitive user interfaces are drastically reducing learning curves, while offering new ways to quickly and easily connect to BIM software for increased productivity and faster iterations.

In this course you will learn:

  • A review of software solutions that offer real-time visualization.
  • How real-time visualization can be used as a design tool for architecture and interior design.
  • Hardware required to run real-time visualization solutions.
  • Process to integrate 3D BIM models and how you update project changes.
  • Adding and editing materials, lights, furnishings and landscape elements.
  • How to create and render still images and animations
  • The process to use real-time visualization with VR (virtual reality)

AIA CES:  2 LUs

Feb
27
Thu
BIM & Interior Design
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Looking to improve your interior design process with 3D modeling?
  • Want to automate cost estimates, asset management and furniture schedules?
  • Are clients asking for visualization & VR?

Discover how ARCHICAD can enhance your interior design workflow from concept to material and product selection while improving your design process. You’ll uncover how to use ARCHICAD for:

  • Handling early design modeling and visualization of interior space
  • Using the model to explore ideas for material and color design options
  • Integrating objects from manufacturers for furniture, appliances, lights & more
  • Better coordination of documentation with layout solution for material boards
  • Improving client communication and engagement with design immersion.

Please join us to see how our industry leading BIM tool can improve your business productivity and reduce errors.

ARCHICAD User Group @ DeForest Architects
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

HOSTED BY: DeForest Architects

User Groups are a a place to meet, exchange ideas, ask questions, and share accomplishments with other professionals in our industry. We present projects, share tips-and-tricks, and provide the opportunity to network with other ARCHICAD users.
At this event you will also have the opportunity to:
  • Discover the latest GRAPHISOFT BIM technologies including ARCHICAD;
  • Discuss software management strategies and best practices for rolling out new versions of ARCHICAD;
  • Exchange ideas, ask questions and share your accomplishments with ARCHICAD and related BIM apps;
  • Share and discuss projects with the group (why not bring along a laptop or smart phone loaded with BIMx to show off your work);
  • Learn more about the resources available for your local ARCHICAD community;
  • Meet your local GRAPHISOFT Team;
  • Network and enjoy refreshments.

If there’s something you’d like to explore or if you’d like to share a recent discovery or project case study, let us know – info@archvista.com or 800-522-05554. We’re always looking for ways to help our users make the most of ARCHICAD.

Mar
4
Wed
ARCHICAD User Group @ Mogavero Architects
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

HOSTED BY: Mogavero Architects

Join other ARCHICAD Users as we share best practices for utilizing this platform to create and manage building projects of all types. You’ll discover technical tips and tricks as well as ideas for how to use ARCHICAD to provide new service offerings that can increase your income.

6:00 – 6:20 – Wine & Cheese Welcome

6:20 – 7:00 – Topical Presentation

7:00 – 8 :00 – ARCHICAD Q&A

If there’s something you’d like to explore or if you’d like to share a recent discovery or project case study, let us know – info@archvista.com or 800-522-05554. We’re always looking for ways to help our users make the most of ARCHICAD.

Mar
5
Thu
BIM | Commercial
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Looking for an easy to use BIM solution?
  • Want to automate documentation, building schedules, conflict detection and more?
  • Losing time modeling your designs in SketchUp and then rebuilding your model in Revit?

Join this webinar to examine how ARCHICAD can enhance your commercial and retail workflow from concept to documentation while improving your design process. You’ll uncover how ARCHICAD handles:

  • Early Design Modeling & Visualization
  • Using the 3D Model to Explore Ideas with Clients
  • Access to Parametric Library as well as Manufacturer Objects
  • Consultant Integration for Clash Detection & Mobile Project Review

We hope you can join us!

ARCHICAD User Group @ AIA San Francisco
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join other ARCHICAD Users as we examine best practices for utilizing this platform toMark Davis create and manage building projects of all types. You’ll discover technical tips and tricks as well as ideas for how to use ARCHICAD to provide new service offerings that can increase your income.

6:00 – 6:20 – Wine & Cheese Welcome

6:20 – 7:00 – Topical Presentation

7:00 – 8 :00 – ARCHICAD Q&A

If there’s something you’d like to explore or if you’d like to share a recent discovery or project case study, let us know – info@archvista.com or 800-522-05554. We’re always looking for ways to help our users make the most of ARCHICAD.

 

Mar
12
Thu
Re-Think Residential Design
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Architecture is built on visionary thinking and creativity.

Today’s architects and designers are defining a new future using Virtual Building to automate design, documentation, building schedules, presentations, visualization and more.

Join this webinar to explore why ARCHICAD’s Virtual Building solution is redefining residential design and how it can provide your business with a competitive edge.

You’ll uncover:

  • Early Design Modeling, Sketch Rendering and Presentations
  • Photo-Rendering and Mobile Project Review
  • Design and Specification using Manufacturer Product Objects
  • Model Based Detailing and Bi-directional Building Schedules
  • Intelligent Documents that Reduce Errors and Improve Coordination

These are only a few of the many benefits we will discuss as we explore why ARCHICAD is the leading tool for residential design and construction.