ArchiCAD Blog Posts

New Building Product Manufac

2014

Building Information Modeling is undoubtedly having a massive impact on the AEC community, and product manufacturers are taking note. Modlar is happy to announce partnerships with an exciting batch of new manufacturers this spring, with free 3D downloads of their it... Read More

TruStile BIM content now ava

2013

BIM content for TruStile is now available on BIMstop. All content can be downloaded from TruStile's BIM profile here: http://www.modlar.com/profile/trustile.usa/ It's great to see a high-end manufacturing company such as TruStile supporting Building Information Mo... Read More

Star Wars Tie Fighter modele

2013

Here's a bit of fun for the end of the week. This video was just sent to us and shows an amazing example of how powerful the modeling tools inside BIM (Building Information Modeling) software are getting. Below is a short teaser video released by ArchiCAD showing... Read More

BIMstop 2013 updates

2013

It's a new year and the team at BIMstop is ready to dive into 2013. We have some exciting features being released in the first quarter of 2013, as well as some great new clients coming on board. All of the new BIM content will be available for Autodesk Revit, Graph... Read More

10 popular BIM questions fro

2012

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a technical topic. Luckily we have such a great network of BIM experts ready to answer any questions or problems you may be having. Also whether your passionate about BIM or an expert Revit user, feel free to contribute to the... Read More

ArchitectsJURY 2012 Fall Sem

2012

ArchitectsJURY is holding a competition, the ArchitectsJURY 2012 Fall Semester Competition for Architectural Students. Any student who uploads an image of work that was originally modelled in ArchiCAD is entered into the draw to win a 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro! The... Read More

Rendering BIM objects

2012

Although the main focus of having BIM components or objects is for documentation. When built correctly, BIM components do render up very nicely. This makes them great for presentations to clients and developers, saving you a lot of time and helping the clients to b... Read More

BIM and 'The Rock': How BIM

2012

This is a great video by Graphisoft showcasing how BIM is used to design complex buildings. In 2010, Wellington Airport in New Zealand gained a new expansion; Studio Pacific in association with Warren and Mahoney Architects designed the The Rock, the new unique Inte... Read More

Porsche Design Tower Designe

2012

Here's an exciting building in the works. The Porsche Design Tower is being designed and modelled using BIM (Building Information Modelling) software, more specifically they are using Graphisofts ArchiCAD and BIMx viewer. The 57 story luxury building will feature u... Read More

BIMstop Guide to BIM now on

2012

For a few years we've had a free Guide to BIM ebook available as a free downloadable PDF (here). The ebook was put together to help educate the market with a basic overview of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and where exactly your company fits into the eco syste... Read More

BIM terms glossary

2012

All industries now days seemed to be swamped with acronyms! For a start there is "BIM" (Building Information Modelling), but from that point we now have more arriving daily, not to mention the hundreds of different file extensions. To help everyone get th... Read More

1972 Munich Olympic Stadium

2012

Building on the Olympics theme, I have just found a video which builds the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium in ArchiCAD. The Munich Olympic Stadium was designed by G'nther Behnisch and Frei Otto, and built by Bilfinger Berger. Apparently the sweeping transparent canopy w... Read More

Top companies using BIM

2012

I was just reading this great article which discussed if investment in BIM for individual firms was paying off, here's a link: http://www.bdcnetwork.com/bim-finally-starting-pay-aec-firms?goback=%2Egmp_98421%2Egde_98421_member_..." target="_blank">... Read More

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, I

2012

Here's a great video that was just sent to us, that really shows how advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools are getting. Below you will see none other than the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy being modeled. It is first modeled with native ArchiCAD buildi... Read More

Polyflor BIM content for Rev

2012

We're pleased to announce that Polyflor BIM files are now available for their complete flooring range on the BIMstop network, in both Revit and ArchiCAD formats. You can download them directly from Polyflor's BIM profile on our network here > The Polyflor BIM f... Read More

BIMstop BIM projects beta ha

2012

Innovation is a big part of what we do at BIMstop. We are very focused on bringing to the world the very best Building Information Modeling (BIM) process and helping to streamline it across all project stakeholders.This means not only providing as much high quality... Read More

Philippe Starck Lemon Squeez

2012

Here's a fun video showing how powerful the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools are getting.The below video is demonstrating the latest ArchiCAD 16 which introduces direct modeling capabilities into the native BIM environment with its brand new MORPH to... Read More

Miele BIM content now availa

2012

BIM content for Miele Appliances is now going live on our BIMstop network.You can download it all directly from Miele's BIM profile at: http://www.modlar.com/profile/miele/The content is available in Autodesk Revit and Graphisoft ArchiCAD formats. WIth an IFC export... Read More

BIMstop is a Hi-tech awards

2012

The awards night for the NZ Hi Tech Awards was held last Friday. We were very excited for BIMstop to be announced as one of 6 finalists in the Ministry of Science & Innovation (MSI) Startup award category.Sadly we didn't win, however it was still fantastic to be... Read More

BIM used on Monash Universit

2012

The Robert Menzies Building, constructed in the 1960s and designed by Eggleston Macdonald (now DesignInc) has undergone a major redevelopment to deliver a 40 year life cycle, incorporating emerging trends in education environment design. The existing structure and e... Read More

BIMstop new learning search

2012

BIMstop's Building Information Modeling (BIM) content search just got faster and smarter.Search is a key part of all modern software products and is by far the best and fastest way to mine through large amounts of data. Far quicker than browsing through hundreds of... Read More

Manufacturer endorsed vs com

2012

At BIMstop we are big believers in involving the Building Information Modeling (BIM) community in everything we do. BIM is about collaboration and streamlining workflows, this puts the users at the centre of the process.As we build BIMstop.com into the best possible... Read More

BIMstop BIM activity feeds h

2012

The BIMstop profile page is your unique home on BIMstop. Whether your a manufacturer or passionate BIM user, the profile allows everyone else to easily find your content. It also give you a fantastic way to share everything about you and BIM (Building Information Mo... Read More

Gutter Solutionz for ArchiCA

2012

In 2010 we helped build a ArchiCAD object for Gutter Solutionz. The object allows you to easily place their gutter screen product onto your plans and calculate the length of it you need. So a very quick and easy way to get pricing info and see how the product is siz... Read More

BIMstop helps supercharge al

2012

Traditionally marketing channels have been quite soloed. They all have the same aim; to drive more business to your company, but often get layered on top of each other with not a lot of cross over potential.At BIMstop we believe BIM content is truly different and ca... Read More

Industry first: BIMstop lets

2012

We've said it before; the most important part of BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the "I". Information is the key to BIM and the future of all industries including the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry (or if you like acronyms, the... Read More

Horiso BIM content for Revit

2012

Horiso BIM content for Autodesk Revit and Graphisoft ArchiCAD is now live on the BIMstop network.BIM content has been built for the following Horiso products: External venetian blinds (EVB) Rack arm systems Solarai controller These BIM models allow you to quickly ap... Read More

Woven Image BIM content comi

2012

Woven Image (website link) BIM content is soon to be available on BIMstop.comWoven Image is an International textile and interior finishes company specialising in commercial interiors, including offices, hotels, restaurants, airports and theatres.Woven Image was est... Read More

BIM feedback loop

2012

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is about speeding collaboration and effective feedback. One of the stake holders who have been mssing out on valuable feedback from projects are the manufacturers as they are often one or two steps removed from the process.Today w... Read More

BIMstop profiles

2012

We've pushed a lot of updates to BIMstop in the last couple of weeks and we are especially excited about today's release of BIMstop profiles.Profiles are a great way to get an overview of all the BIM content which has been uploaded by a particular Manufacturer or BI... Read More

Embed BIM everywhere

2012

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is all about collaboration and sharing information.So to follow this passion we've decided to make sharing BIM content really easy. On each BIM content page you will now see a new Embed tab (next to Tags), this gives you two excit... Read More

Make sharing BIM easier

2012

BIM helps improve a lot of areas in the design ann construction. Arguably the most important is how it helps to speed collaboration around the project.At BIMstop we are focused on helping to make this process even better and easier for everybody involved. This is a... Read More

BIMstop overview video updat

2012

We've made an update to our BIMstop overview video, on our manufacturer's homepage here.The idea was to simplify it and get straight to the point of how BIMstop helps manufacturers boost the amount their product is specified, in turn increasing their sales!You can w... Read More

Darren Tims from Rice Daubne

2012

Below is a great video of Darren Tims from Rice Daubney Architects in Australia.In the video Darren gives a fantastic overview of how Rice Daubney are using BIM (Building Information Modeling) in their work flow and the benefits they are gaining from it. This is esp... Read More

Get Woody the BIM man!

2012

We love great models & BIM objects. Here's our latest creation; Woody the BIM man.This wooden human object is great for presentations and giving clients a sense of space. With a number of preset poses, you can quickly make your BIM models look far more alive.The... Read More

BIMstop smarter search launc

2012

We are always looking for ways to make BIMstop smarter, more elegant & efficient. This week we've launched our new homepage redesign & our new search design.Searching for the BIM content (be it a Revit chair or ArchiCAD tank) you are after is now even easier... Read More

Resene BIM materials updated

2012

We've just released an updated to the Resene BIM materials. These are now ready for you to download and start using!Resene ArchiCAD materials download >Resene Sketchup materials download >These material files make painting and scheduling finishes for your buil... Read More

Graphisoft tribute to Steve

2011

Graphisoft the makers of BIM software ArchiCAD have decide to erect a huge bronze sculpture of Steve Jobs, in honor of all the things he has done for computing. The statue will be displayed at Graphisoft park.A little known fact is that ArchiCAD was originally built... Read More

Start a BIM Group

2011

An area we are very interested in is the information & communication layer around the Building Information Model (BIM).In order for BIM to be used effectively and efficiently, there is a lot of communication that has to take place. To some extent this works fine... Read More

Chrysler Building modelled i

2011

Below is a great video showing how powerful the latest BIM (building information modeling) tools are getting. Here you can see how quickly (4mins!) someone can model the form of New York's famous Chrysler Building.With free form tools becoming easier to use, I think... Read More

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