ArchiCAD Blog Posts

BIMstop.com - Our new look!

2011

By now you've probably noticed our new look!BIMstop has been rebuilt from the ground up. We are excited to finally have this version 2 launched. As a part of this we are consolidated our brands Barrington Arch + BIMstop into the new BIMstop.comWe've got some great n... Read More

New building on dominion st.

2011

I just drove past this great new building that has just been finished on Dominion Street in Auckland, New Zealand.It has an all frameless glass facade, with a black tint. The glass panels are set at different angles which gives it a striking effect. The building has... Read More

Celcrete Cladding Solutions

2011

We've recently being doing some work for Celcrete Cladding Solutions to get all of their great product range into the latest Building Information Modeling formats.Celcrete Cladding is sold throughout New Zealand, for this reason we chose to target the both Autodesk... Read More

Christchurch Cathedral

2011

The beautiful Christchurch Cathedral took a bit of a hit in the recent earthquakes, however I'm sure it will be repaired to its former glory! Below is a photosynth I made a while back which was featured by Microsoft.Photosynth is a clever technology which ties photo... Read More

BIMstop Add-on for ArchiCAD

2011

A core goal of ours is to give all BIM (building information modeling) users better and faster access to the BIM content they need.Search is a key part of this, but until now you still had to go to the web each time. Shouldn't this be easier? Well today we are relea... Read More

BIM paint finishes

2011

We've had some good questions recently about BIM (building information modeling) and paint finishes. This affects a lot of building product manufacturers who are trying to create great BIM tools, but who's product are finish or surface based.Usually for these sorts... Read More

Horiso BIM content for Revit

2011

We've recently been doing a lot of work with a new client to get all of their product range into useful 3D BIM formats. This has involved building content for Revit, ArchiCAD and sketchup to help them reach as much of them potential market.Below is the first one of... Read More

ArchiCAD object screen cast.

2011

Below is a video/screen cast of an ArchiCAD object we built a while back for a client of ours; EverGlow USA. This goes to show how well hardware such as signage can be integrated into the building information modeling (BIM) process.We built EverGlow's product parame... Read More

Library layouts

2011

Library layouts are normally an after thought and each BIM user (be it Revit, ArchiCAD or Bentley) tends to have a different opinion on it and their own custom way of keeping everything organized.This is fine up until a certain point, when lots of people are involve... Read More

Barrington Arch & Nemetschek

2011

As a part of our goal to support BIM (Building Information Modeling) & as globally as we can, we are exciting to announce the new Vectorworks content that is now available as free downloads from BIMstop.comNemetschek Vectorworks, Inc has been very generous in ta... Read More

Bimlet V2 - BIM Communicatio

2010

With our BIM content network (BIMstop.com) growing strong, we thought it was time to launch our phase two.The need to speed up collaboration is getting larger , with the increased use of BIM (building information modeling) and ever shorter build times, the flood of... Read More

BIMstop.com Growing

2010

BIMstop.com - Our BIM Content Network, is still growing and we are pleased to announce that some more exciting partners are in the pipeline to come on board.BIMstop is now a host to a huge amount BIM related files, in Revit, ArchiCAD & Sketchup formats.The first... Read More

BIM In Japan

2010

We are now in Japan and ready to serve the BIM (building information modeling) needs of Japanese building product manufacturers for both Revit & ArchiCAD.We've now finished translating this website, which has taken a bit longer than expected. As anyone who's run... Read More

BIM Content For Nulook & Bra

2010

Recently finished is the BIM content we have built for National Aluminium's brands Nulook & Bradnam's. (Aluminium windows & doors).Revit and ArchiCAD users can download the finished content for free from BIMstop here.We've produce their window profiles in bo... Read More

BIMstop going up.

2010

Just a quick update on BIMstop, thanks to everybody who sent in great feedback!We are seeing a lot of registrations and downloads which is positive, with more Revit, ArchiCAD and Sketchup content being added daily.There's still a lot more features to tune and roll o... Read More

IFC & BIM Explained

2010

There's more and more being heard about IFC lately, but what is it and what does it have to do with building information modeling (BIM)?To quote wikipedia:The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data model is a neutral and open specification that is not controlled by... Read More

Building Live Tokyo 2010 BIM

2010

The Building Live Tokyo competition is now over and we are waiting for the results to be announced.You can read more about it & see the other entries here: http://bltokyo2010.seesaa.net/article/165770508.htmlIt's been great working with Maeda, Skunkworks & e... Read More

Building Live Tokoyo 2010

2010

Tonight we are participating in the Building Live Tokyo 2010 competition.It is an exciting 24 hour event, where by teams work together using collaborative BIM software in servers, to construct a full building in 24 hours.We are excited to be working with the team at... Read More

BIMstop has Arrived

2010

After months of planning & coding (not to mention a few too many late nights) we are excited to announce that our new depositary for BIM content has arrived; BIMstop.comWe like to think of BIMstop as a place for all building information modelers to source &... Read More

Barrington Arch & Ecospecifi

2010

We are happy to announce our new partnership with Ecospecifier. Green building is a must now days & we are pleased to tie the Revit & ArchiCAD BIM content we produce into that.Australian-owned, ecospecifier supports built environment professionals to trust a... Read More

BIM Trends

2010

We always keep an eye on BIM and its trends across the globe.Below is a graph showing the search volumes for BIM, Revit & ArchiCAD on Google. There doesn't seem to be much growth in either direction between the three. One thing we did notice though, as that even... Read More

ArchiCAD Objects, Available

2010

We've recently been working on some exciting objects for ArchiCADselect customers, these will soon be available for download from our friends at Cadimageworld.comThey have all been built to work with ArchiCAD version 13 and higher. If anybody has any ideas for new o... Read More

BIM Content On Demand - Test

2010

Occasionally we do something slightly different & get commissioned to build BIM content for Architects to use in-house. This is a big help for the architects as it helps to speed up their building information process, saving both time & money.Below is a test... Read More

Under the Hood: Barrington A

2010

When developing BIM content, at Barrington Arch we use our own custom developed 5-step process. This helps to make sure that the content is not only built to the highest of industry standards, but also meets the needs of your company's target market. The process goe... Read More

Instant buildings

2010

How about this; Take your BIM model (from Revit or ArchiCAD) and hit print, but instead of a pile of documents being printed, your actual building does!This may sound ridiculous, but for the guys at http://d-shape.com/ it might soon be a reality. The d-shape is a ne... Read More

Barrington Arch

2010

We are proud to now be a member of the Nextspace 3D cluster. As we do a lot of work in the 3D technology sector such as 3D parametric models for ArchiCAD & Revit, which integrate into Architects BIM workflows.The Nextspace 3D Cluster is a great way for us to net... Read More

High Speed Doors BIM Content

2010

Recently we've been hard at work building some BIM content for High Speed Doors in New Zealand.This content has been built in both Revit & ArchiCAD formats and we expect it to yield great results for them. Below is a screen cast of the ArchiCAD High Speed Doors... Read More

BIM Content Shouldn't Be An

2010

More & more we are seeing companies that run "building product directories" adding BIM (building information modeling) content as an add-on service for their already advertising clients, this in a lot of ways makes sense, as it helps to promote BIM &am... Read More

BIM & Concrete Products

2010

Concrete products are huge part of all buildings now days. Not so surprisingly they can also benefit hugely from being integrated into BIM!If your company manufacturers any of the following products you should start thinking about getting them into a BIM format such... Read More

BIM & Window Manufacturers

2010

How does BIM affect window & door manufacturers??We've been working with a couple of window & door manufacturers recently, they've noticed the move to BIM (building information modeling) software & have wondered how the growing use of Revit & ArchiCA... Read More

Questions about BIM? (Buildi

2010

We've got a new website on the way, which is very exciting!We get a lot of requests for information about "BIM" (Building Information Modeling) and our new website is going to have a lot of great content which we hope will answer a lot of questions for peo... Read More

Great Buildings Designed Wit

2010

We always keep an eye out for great buildings being designed and constructed using BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology. On a recent trip to Melbourne, Australia (to work with a client) we stopped to have a look at the new Melbourne Convention Centre.This... Read More

New Zealand interest in Revi

2010

There's a lot of content being released by manufacturers in New Zealand at the moment, which is great to see.However we think that most of these manufacturers have missed a huge opportunity, what about all of those ArchiCAD users?ArchiCAD users make up around 50% of... Read More

BIM in 2010

2010

We are all back and feeling refreshed!2010 is an exciting year for our company (and the rest of the world). As it's January loads of manufacturers are sitting down and figuring out their plan of attack for the year. It's great to see more of them embracing the move... Read More

Covering all of the BIM base

2009

We are finding more & more manufacturers are coming to us for Revit families of their products. It is great to see them embracing BIM (building information modeling) & we are happy to help create the families for them. As well as help distribute the finished... Read More

BIM marketing engine is star

2009

In the last six months we've noticed that BIM (building information modeling) has been getting a real push. Ads for Graphisoft BIM server & Autodesk Revit are flooding the web and every directory service is pushing that they 'now' have BIM content available for... Read More

Guide to BIM (Building Infor

2009

We have just released our new Guide to BIM.This free ebook download is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about "BIM" and where you and your company fit into it.BIM is a buzzword in the Architectural, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industries... Read More

Testimony from EverGlow USA

2009

Recently we have been working with EverGlow NA Inc. to help them integrate their products into the latest BIM softwares (ArchiCAD & Revit).Below is a testimony from Charles V. Barlow from EverGlow: What were your perceptions about our service - and were you relu... Read More

Take our BIM objects for a s

2009

A question we get asked often by clients is: "How can we see/try out our new BIM objects?"When investing in BIM content for your companies product it is often hard to see what you are getting. Your customers (Architects, Engineers & Technicians etc) wi... Read More

EverGlow BIM content for Rev

2009

Lately we have been working with EverGlow US (one of the USA biggest manufacturers of signage and safety fittings). EverGlow came to us as they were looking for better ways to meet the needs of their Architects & Specifiers.We worked in closely with EverGlow to... Read More

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