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All things ArchiCAD in SADC this October

Date: Friday, October 3, 2014

ArchiCAD Masterclass...

We will be providing a ArchiCAD Masterclass ranging from  Absolute Beginner to Advanced user training. During the 10 days, trainees will be doing a real office workflow simulation including topics such as Teamwork, Revision, IFC, Smart Tools, Rendering & more scenario's to get their ArchiCAD skill level to a maximum.

If you attend all 10 days training, the training is absolutely free. If you pass the ongoing testing, a cash prize will be awarded for an office year-end function! 2 professionals per company are required & students are welcome too.

This training will prepare you for RegCON  acceptance level training.

Use city links below to book & request terms & conditions.

  • Durban: 1 - 5/12/14 & 8 -12 /12/14 (Total 10 days training) book here
  • Johannesburg: 1 - 5/12/14 & 8 -12 /12/14 (Total 10 days training) book here
  • Cape Town: 1 - 5/12/14 & 8 -12 /12/14 (Total 10 days training) book here

Regional Event: Swaziland...

S’pha & William will be trekking through the northern part of Untitled-3KwaZulu Natal to visit Mbabane in the Kingdom of the AmaSwati and then moving towards the coast and the beautiful city of Maputo.

Swaziland will see our accredited reseller, Computronics hosting an ArchiCAD new features demo and training, hosted at the Mountain Inn, Mbabane over October 20th & 21st. To register, please contact Riley Healey.

Regional Event: Mozambique...

Untitled-4Prodata LDA, will be hosting their clients and Graphisoft SA at the stunning Clube Naval de Maputo for a cocktail evening and  ArchiCAD Launch on October 22nd followed by training at Instituto Superior de Ciências e Tecnologia de Moçambique (ISCTEM) on October 23rd & 24th accompanied by William & S'pha.

To register for the Maputo events please contact our reseller in the region, Mario Mendes.

Client Shootouts...

Ever sat in a training session and thought “I already know this stuff!”  Do you think you know more than our ArchiCAD trainers?

Now’s your chance to prove it!

We are challenging our ArchiCAD users to an ArchiCAD shoot out. To qualify for a entry spot, you have to be one of the first 10 people to score above 80% on the Graphisoft online test in your region (ArchiCAD 17 test).

ipadThe first 10 entries (email a screenshot of your 80% plus test result here to enter) will attend a preliminary round in their area and the best score of the day will win an iPad mini with wi-fi, 32 GB, loaded with BIMx Docs and if you are quicker than our trainer your prize will be UPGRADED to an iPad mini with wi-fi, 64 GB!

Durban shoot out will take place on 28/11/14. Keep an eye on our monthly blog for other regional shoot out dates.

The shoot out will test your skills on importing a DWG & site image, then scale it to the correct proportion, placing some surrounding buildings using the Morph tool & modelling the conceptual building revealed on the day onto the given site & to lastly render some great shots of the design using ArchiCAD 18.

All you need to do is learn the tutorial below:

A new site & concept design will be revealed on the shoot-out day. The finalist from each region will be attending the ArchiCAD Retreat 2015 in their region & if you finish before our trainer you win an iPhone 6 Plus!

Programmers’ expedition to knowledge in Budapest... 

Untitled-5Some of Graphisoft SA’s talented clients and programmers will be travelling to Budapest, Hungary later this month to receive training and certification on developing API’s or software interfaces with ArchiCAD which will enable them to create more functionality for local users (see Localization tab below for more.)

Cycle Race - Amashova...

Untitled-2Our amazing cyclists have been training hard are preparing themselves for the first challenge of the series, the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic.  The race begins in Chief Albert Luthuli Street outside Pietermaritzburg City Hall and winds its way down 106km to Durban’s stunning Suncoast Beach.

Come spot the ArchiCAD Trailer in the hospitality area, register and you could win one of our stunning Graphisoft jackets!



Localization... Smart XA Tools...

Untitled-6The third issue in the Smart XA Tool Suite, the Wall Tool is due to be released on October 1, 2014.  The tool measures the thermal resistivity ofScreen Shot 2014-10-02 at 10.55.01 composite walls in ArchiCAD in accordance with SANS 204 regulations. You can register & download Smart XA Tool 3 here, or read more by clicking on the image on the left or view the instruction video below:

Localization... Library Parts...

We have some great development happening in terms of localization, educational programs, Local SA templates, Smart Tools XA... Soon we will need a South African version download instead of international.

Container Object: An exciting addition to our local Library is the Container tool, created by Shawn B Hopkins from BimBakery™, Windows & Doors can be placed  onto the container walls & you have total control of the size of the container for designing trendy container houses. Download here.

Slatted Decking: Coming soon we are expecting another tool from Shawn B Hopkins from BimBakery™, that allows the user to create decking with the polygon method. Users have full control of the direction, pattern, style, type & thickness of the flooring. The object will also be able to support manufacturer's content. Download available from 15/10/14.

Flooring Object: Coming soon we are expecting another tool from Shawn B Hopkins from BimBakery™, that allows the user to create flooring with the polygon method. Users have full control of the direction, pattern, style, type & thickness of the flooring. The object will also be able to support manufacturer's content. Download available from 30/10/14.


Technical Tuesdays...

quote 1"Thanks for the presentation of Bimx. Really appreciate it. It was informative and short and sweet. The office is so busy so the punchy presentations definitely carry more weight."quote 2

- Errol Bakker, Klerk Architects

  • BIMcentral, an introduction to our online system, 2-3pm, 7/10/14, book here
  • BIMx on site, a guide to access your design on demand on site,  2-3pm, 28/10/14, book here

New IFC Interoperability for Revit to ArchiCAD...

The latest interoperability add-on has been released for Revit to ArchiCAD exchange, if you haven't been using it before the main function of the add-on is to export Revit model elements in IFC files that are specially enhanced for use in ArchiCAD. Download here.


We’re moving...

We had some fun during the last 2 months designing our new office layout & rendering the interiors, however it is even more rewarding to see our new office space after weeks of work finally completed. We present you with our new address & details:moving

Client Interviews...

We will be posting client interviews of local architectural companies utilizing ArchiCAD in their projects and even on site. Enjoying the design capabilities of ArchiCAD with real local content & real local design. If you would like to be interviewed, contact us here.

Clip 1: Rohan Nothnagel - Howard & Chamberlain Architect, Namibia Clip 2: Gloria Kamua - Gachiku Kamau Architect, Namibia

BIMcentral: Coupons online...

Quarter 4's coupons are now live & online. BIMcentral.

Latest Arrivals...

Our Graphisoft cycling kit & bomber jackets have arrived & are being dispatched to all Team Graphisoft members & our local resellers. For more information on how to get your very own bomber jacket or to join our cycling team order here.