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The ArchiCAD Masterclass South Africa 2015 schedule is out! :0) . . .

MultiCad will presents ArchiCAD Masterclass 2015 at Cape Town and East London.

http://www.multicad.co.za/blog/multicad-presents-archicad-masterclass-2014-cape-town

Date: 23 – 27 March 2015 City: Bloemfontein Module: Masterclass 1 – 3
Date: 2 – 6 March 2015 City: Cape Town Module: Masterclass 1 – 3
Date: 16 – 20 February 2015 City: Durban Module: Masterclass 1 – 3
Date: 23 – 27 February 2015 City: Johannesburg Module: Masterclass 1 – 3
Date: 9 – 13 February 2015 City: Nelspruit Module: Masterclass 1 – 3
Date: 9 – 13 March 2015 City: Pretoria Module: Masterclass 1 – 3
Date: 16- 20 March 2015 City: Windhoek Module: Masterclass 1 – 3
Date: 11 – 14 August 2015 City: Bloemfontein Module: Masterclass 3 – 5
Date: 18 – 22 May 2015 City: Cape Town Module: Masterclass 3 – 5
Date: 4 – 8 May 2015 City: Durban Module: Masterclass 3 – 5
Date: 11 – 15 May 2015 City: Johannesburg Module: Masterclass 3 – 5
Date: 20 – 24 April 2015 City: Nelspruit Module: Masterclass 3 – 5
Date: 25 – 29 May 2015 City: Pretoria Module: Masterclass 3 – 5
Date: 3 – 7 August 2015 City: Windhoek Module: Masterclass 3 – 5
Date: 31 – 4 September 2015 City: Cape Town Module: Demand class
Date: 17 – 21 August 2015 City: Durban Module: Demand class
Date: 21 – 25 September 2015 City: East London Module: Demand class
Date: 24 – 28 August 2015 City: Johannesburg Module: Demand class
Date: 7 – 11 September 2015 City: Pretoria Module: Demand class
Date: 14 – 18 September 2015 City: Windhoek Module: Demand class

ArchiCAD Masterclass 2015 South Africa

ArchiCAD Masterclass 2015 South Africa

Pre-Book your seat CLICK HERE

More details will follow as announced by Graphisoft SA

MultiCad presented ArchiCAD Masterclass 2014 – Cape Town

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 training 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. Real Office Simulation: Trainees will spend the 10 days in an office simulation, learning how to solve real issues that arise in an architectural office & solving them on the spot. This experience provides the trainee with the knowledge on how to solve current or future issues in the office environment. From project set-up, beginner topics to project collaboration, expert topics. The training will touch on everything ArchiCAD has to offer including tips to ease your workflow.

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About MultiCad Design Solutions

MultiCad Design Solutions CC. was founded at the end of 2010 by Francois Swanepoel as the local ArchiCad Solution Centre for the Western Cape Region, working with Graphisoft South Africa. Francois is an experienced ArchiCad user (2001) and a qualified Graphisoft Registered Consultant since ArchiCad 13 (2010). “MultiCad” also serves end users as an accredited Graphisoft Trainer & User Support Center in both the Western & Eastern Cape. “MultiCad” is a national Reseller in South Africa.

We are a growing team, committed to helping you to achieve the best results with your software and resources. We also offer BIM Consulting services to assist with Project planning & Template setup, Teamwork, Collaboration, Energy Evaluation and Visualization. MultiCad Design Solutions delivers products and services with relevant and effective solutions to professionals in Building Design, Construction and Management. Our “Solution Ecosystem” is defined as follows:
MultiCad | MultiBIM

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Congratulations to the three first round winners: L Manzana, S Fischer, J Myburgh, C van Niekerk, and their Educational Institutions. We look forward seeing your project presentations and the prize giving ceremony at the gala event this coming week.
Student Design competition first round winners announced!

GRAPHISOFT SA would like to congratulate the following students, in alphabetical order, on winning the first round in their respective institutions:


 

Durban University of Technology: L Manzana

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SADC OPEN DIVISION: S Fischer

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TAG443 COLLEGE: M Ziyaad

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Tshwane University of Technology: J Myburgh

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University of the Free State: C van Niekerk

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The five first round winners, will each be presenting their winning designs, for final judging at next week’s ArchiCAD Retreat 2014. The final prize winner will receive amongst other prizes, a R25,000 cash prize!

via Student Design competition first round winners announced!

If you would like to join in the voting and other activities during the ArchiCAD Retreat 2014, make your booking here.

Here you can see the winner of the 2013 ArchiCAD SADC Student Competition and tell us what you think about how the talent compares this year.

Congratulations to the three first round winners: Andrew Hopf, A Reid and D Theron. We will be voting for you before the gala event this coming week.
 Client Design competition first round winners announced!.

The GRAPHISOFT SA Client Design Competition round 1, has been judged.

The three first round winners are in alphabetical order:


 

Andrew Hopf

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A Reid

SADC 03a


 

D Theron

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GRAPHISOFT SA would like to congratulate the three first round winners, who will each be presenting their winning designs, including animations of how these designs were created, for final judging at next week’s ArchiCAD Retreat 2014. The final prize winner will receive amongst other prizes, a R25,000 cash prize!

If you would like to join in the voting and other activities during the ArchiCAD Retreat 2014, make your booking here.

via Client Design competition first round winners announced!.

Here is a fun video to tease your taste buds for this year’s ArchiCAD SADC Conference

 

We are really looking forward to see the presentations at the 2014 ArchiCAD SADC Retreat in Gauteng next week.

Download ArchiCAD 18 free

ArchiCAD 18 is here! Check it out . .

ArchiCAD 18 “Join the Creative Flow” | CINEMA 4D Rendering inside | Change & Revision Management | OpenBIM with new BCF & enhanced IFC support | PDF Workflow enhancement | Natural Constraints | BIMcloud® Integration

ArchiCAD 18 – “Join the Creative Flow”

ArchiCAD 18 offers a streamlined workflow solution, keeping architects in the state of the creative design flow with as little disruption as possible.

About ArchiCAD 18

ArchiCAD 18 “in a nut shell”.

  • Built-in CineRender, the CINEMA 4D render engine by MAXON Computer
  • Integrated Revision Management workflows
  • Improved PDF-based data exchange
  • OPEN BIM and IFC-based workflow improvements
  • GRAPHISOFT BIMcloud® Integration
  • Workflow enhancements
Read the full press release . . . Click Here

ArchiCAD Student competition 2014 reveals brilliant student work in SADC!.

Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 7.39.22 AMWith the preliminary judging started yesterday,
students in SADC have shown that they are very talented.

Judges from Osmond Lange Architects and Planners
and GRAPHISOFT SA, were very impressed at the quality of student work submitted, by the 4 participating institutions, Durban University of Technology, Tshwane University
of Technology
, TAG443 College, University of the Free State and the open SADC category.

 

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a winner, who among other prizes, will receive R5,000 cash and
an internship at an ArchiCAD Commercial User office. All these first level winners, will be traveling to the ArchiCAD 2014 Retreat in Irene next week
(13-15 May 2014), where they will present their projects to the conference delegates for final voting, with their eyes firmly set on the R25,000 overall winner’s cash prize.

 

 

 

 

Good luck to all the participants! If you have not yet registered to attend the conference, make your booking here.

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MultiBIM | MultiCad Event: ArchiCad 17 Launch in Cape Town

ArchiCad 17 from MultiCad.co.za

We wants to thank every person and company that attended our ArchiCad 17 Launch event in Cape Town on 11 July 2013.

Our whole team, Linda Swanepoel, Nikki Fourie and Francois Swanepoel were excited to welcome so many of our existing clients and some new-comers to this event.

Your enthusiastic attendance and lively participation with Francois’s presentation made it a very special experience for us, as this was the first ArchiCad New Version Launch event that MultiCad hosted independently (no direct involvement of Graphisoft SA).

Even our 3 ArchiCad 17 New Feature training sessions was +/-90% booked out and very well attended. We really appreciate your show of support for our effort to serve you and your company.

You are further invited to contact us with all your software needs in ArchiCad, BIMx, EcoDesigner, MEP-Modeler, Artlantis Render or Studio and Cinema 4D.

We can help you with everything from:

Here are some photos (in no particular order) from these events for you to reflect on:

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I am excited to extend a warm welcome Jean de Beer to the MultiCad Design Solutions Team.

Jean de Beer 1 - Architect

New MultiCad Partner – Jean de Beer is a dedicated and knowledgeable ArchiCad user and as practicing Professional Architect he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the MultiCad team. This will mean that MultiCad’s service offering to our Software Service Agreement clients as well as clients we consult for will benefit with Jean’s specific perspective on the industry.

I hope that Jean will enjoy the new and somewhat different experience of serving fellow Professionals and ArchiCad users by simply applying his talents & skills now also to the benefit of those we serve in MultiCad Design Solutions.

You can contact Jean at Email: jean@multicad.co.za | Mobile: +27(0) 84 4400007 | Office:  +27(0) 21 8517494

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I recently received an e-mail requesting help to make a corner window with butt jointed glass. This has been possible since ArchiCAD 14 but apparently not all users are aware of this.

Go to the Corner-Window tool and open up the “Corner-Window Settings” dialogue. Select “Ribbon Window 16” from the Special Windows 16 Folder. Then from the “Special Windows Settings” tab enable the tick for “Custom Corner Right”, and in the drop down change the option to “Glass”. Then set all the other parameters for the size, frame, materials, sill etc… Click “OK” to close the window.

Now click on the wall close to the corner (but not on the corner), this will generate the corner window to both adjoining walls.

As seen in the 3D Window.

Another example is the requirement for a curved wall with segmented butt jointed glass window.

Please note: one needs to establish the angle…

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