Budapest, September 15, 2015 – GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects and designers, has announced the public beta version of its Rhino–Grasshopper–ARCHICAD connection. Industry-first, bidirectional “real-time” connection allows architects and designers to use their favorite algorithmic design tool (Grasshopper) in combination with professional BIM software (ARCHICAD) through a best-in-class iterative design workflow.
The Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connection offers a unique design workflow, helping to explore a large number of design variations, and create and fine-tune building details and structures using algorithms without exchanging files. It complements GRAPHISOFT’s native file format support for Rhinoceros that enables designers to open and save Rhino project files of any size or complexity with ARCHICAD. By extending the existing natural link between Rhino and Grasshopper, the new tool empowers architects to start and modify their designs in any of the three design environments -- Rhino, Grasshopper or ARCHICAD.
“In addition to a standard BIM design approach that is based on assembling building elements, the Rhino–Grasshopper–ARCHICAD connection will bring the benefits of using BIM at the early design phase, when buildings elements are still undifferentiated,” said Tomohiko Yamanashi, Executive Officer and Deputy Head of Architectural Design Department at Nikken Sekkei. ”This connection will also help align the traditional design process with the computational design approach. I am looking forward to seeing BIM become a friendlier design tool for architects."
For more information, to sign-up for our public beta (beginning on September 28) or to register for our free, online webinar on October 6, please visit http://www.graphisoft.com/rhino-grasshopper/