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All things ArchiCAD in November

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ArchiCAD Masterclass 2014

Have you confirmed your seat?

Masterclass image Preparations for the 2014 ArchiCAD Masterclass are under way and we have confirmed the venues and trainers for each event.  We are looking forward to hosting clients and students from Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town in a 10 day training event that may see up to 3 companies walking away with a cash prize towards their Year End Function. If you have not yet confirmed your booking, please contact Mineshree.  Closing date for final bookings is November 15, 2014.

Please see below for the details of the venues in each city:

Cape Town

Bellevue Café 5 Bellevue Road, Kloof
City Lodge Morningside Corner Hill and Rivonia Road, Morningside, Sandton
The Building Centre Platinum Street, Northgate Estate Ysterplaat

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Student events 

Some time during the month of NovemberFree A, Graphisoft SA will have registration desks around some of our participating institutions allowing students to complete registration with us for the year.

Every student that registers at these spots will be entered into a draw where the winner walks away with a FULL ARCHICAD COMMERCIAL LICENCE! The winner will be announced at the Client Shootout on 30 January 2015 at Bellevue Café, Kloof, Durban.

ArchiCAD Client Shootout

Can you shoot the trainer before she shoots you???

Shoot out BJanuary 30 will be the first installment of our 4 part series… the ArchiCAD Client Shootout, Durban Edition!

Clients will get to compete against each other, the clock and most importantly, one of Graphisoft SA’s toughest trainers, Ronel Fritz!

Beat your fellow architects and you could win an iPad Mini 32 GB! If you can beat Ronel too, we’ll upgrade it to a 64 GB!

The challenge is easy, watch the video below to see what would you need to do in order to knock the judges’ socks off!


To get geared up for the Shootouts, arm yourself well - For more tips and some clues we’ve given you some ideas on the blog of what you could find hidden in the file - so find the clues, learn how to use them and you might be the one walking away with the top prize!

Cycle Race - Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge

Team Graphisoft SA will be tackling their second race in Gauteng, the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge.  Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 9.58.48 AMOur awesome riders from all over South Africa will be riding once again to give students an opportunity to work for Graphisoft SA for a month and to raise awareness of our Student Education Programme.

admin-ajax.phpAll the Jo’burgers had better watch out for André, Alister, Rob, Wade, Glen and Manqoba who will be taking over your streets from Sunny Durban! Not forgetting the Capetonian (Radesh) and Namibian (André C) who still have a long wait before their region’s race and are raring to take over Jo’burg with the rest of the Team!  And Philip will be leading the charge (as always!)

IMG-20141012-WA010The Team Meet and Greet with Kit and race number distribution will be at The Brazen Head, Fourways on November 14, 2014 at 19h30.

Join the Team Graphisoft SA Supporters club!

The first five students who join the Team at the Meet and Greet (entry granted by proof of registration) IMG-20141010-WA004 1will receive a beverage from Graphisoft SA!

Check out the Team Facebook page for events in your region and to connect with our awesome Team! For some pics of our last race and the lead up to the Amashova, please click on the link - Team Graphisoft SA.


SA Library and Object releases

Sunflex SA


BIM Bakery have created the SF 40 internal shop front range (horizontal sliding walls) as objects in ArchiCAD for Sunflex SA.  Sunflex have offered the development of the straight and 90 degree systems for you to trial and offer feedback.

Screen-Shot-2014-10-21-at-1.31.20-PMThey have committed to continuing this development for their full range, based on the feedback and demand.

You can fill out a feedback form by clicking on any of the pictures featured.

Swartland Windows & Doors

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Swartland Boudeinste have worked closely with the Bim Bakery™ team to develop a full range of ArchiCAD objects,  and values for the alignment of Swartland’s Windows and Doors to the Smart-XA™ output.  Swartland - FULL Cape Culture range available NOW. This system is freely available to all registered users.  Please click on the picture for the download link.


Technical Tuesdays

This month we have two special Technical Tuesday sessions designed to get the best out of your Smart XA Tool Suite and get you using the localised objects and Templates now available to clients all over the SADC region.

On the 11th, Shawn Hopkins will be presenting Smart XA - Localised Objects which will include Swartland Doors and Windows and Sunflex SA.

Alister Reid will be presenting the Smart XA Tool Suite & Door & Window Schedule on November 25th, which will cover an SA template for window and door scheduling  that caters for scheduling of types of windows with multiple locations.

To register for a session, please click on the dates below:





TotalCAD Team

BIMcentral - The GSA guide to making it work for you


Shawn Hopkins

Smart XA / Localised Objects


TotalCAD Team

Interactive Scheduling


Alister Reid

Smart XA / Door & Window Schedule

Smart XA Tools 

The third issue in the Smart XA Tool Suite, the Wall Tool, Smart-XA-WallCIRmeasures the thermal resistivity of composite walls in ArchiCAD in accordance with SANS 204 regulations. You can register & download Smart XA Tool 3 here and its free to all SSA Clients!  With 3 tools now released in the series, we are beginning to see clients who have embraced not only the tools but also the more efficient workflow that follows usage.


Smart-XA-RoofCIRTool 4, the Roofing Tool, will be released during December 2014.

Don’t forget to leave feedback for the developers once you have tested the tool!


Pizza Lunch?

Watch out for the Graphisoft SA Interns who will be coming to your office to present Smart XA demos bearing pizza!  Selected clients in each region will be treated to a snack and a demo showing you the latest features of Smart XA tools.

ArchiCAD 18 update 4020 available now - click here for more information.