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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.

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

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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 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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In this example I have placed 6 windows in a wall and applied the Dimension Marker = “W Marker 16”.Now open any relevant section / elevation on which you want to display the window numbering. Then open the Label Tool > “Label Default Settings” window.Select “Window Tool” > “Curtain Wall DW Label 16”. Change the Marker Geometry to suite your needs. Click “OK” to close the window. Select all windows in the elevation by selecting the Window Tool and Ctrl + A (Win) or Command + A (Mac). Open the “Window Default Settings”.Under the tab “Listing and Labeling” check the box “Label Window”. Click “OK” to close. You should now see the window markers on elevation. Please note that you can adjust the position of the markers.

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The first step before changing the climate data is to set the Project Location. This is important considering that choosing one of the climatic zones of South Africa would not help you to locate the project correctly.

To do this you can access the Project Location from Energy Model Review > Environment Settings…

With the Project Location window open you can then enter a Latitude: and Longitude: Please note: this can be entered as “decimal degrees” or “degrees, minutes, seconds” by clicking on the arrow pointing to the right.

 

You can verify the coordinates that you have entered by clicking on the button “Show in Google Maps…”

Once you have done this you can click on “OK” to close the Project Location window. You should then see Environment Settings window once again. Now click on button “Climate Data”

 

Now click on the option: Use ASHRAE IWEC, TMY, WTEC2…

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