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DATAPREP: Archicad to Unreal Engine Workflow

DATAPREP: Archicad to Unreal Engine Workflow

Purpose of the exercise The idea is that inside Archicad we have a graphic override that simplifies the actual materials in a reduced number of textures (wood, glass, white...) and then we send the information to an Unreal template that has some “studio light setting”...

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ArchiRADAR Trees & Landscape libraries

ArchiRADAR Trees & Landscape libraries

Nature has played a key role in the history and theory of architecture, appearing as a constant motif in architectural texts from its very beginnings with Vitruvius to Alberti and all the way to Le Corbusier’s Radiant City. It is seen as a basic element...

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BIM for Sustainable Development I

BIM for Sustainable Development I

Hello Friends! Some days ago I had the honour of co-organising an online session with the Hong Kong Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and RIBA. The Topic was: Energy Evaluation with BIM. The webinar was 1 hour of hands-on workshop about learning the...

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Margolese National Design for Living Prize

Margolese National Design for Living Prize

My proposal to the Margolese National Design for Living goes to my friend and business partner Andy Thomson! For those who don't know him, he is the principal and founder of Thomson Architecture, Inc. A graduate of UBC's School of Architecture in 2003, Andy's 25 yrs...

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Drop 2D CAD and BIM Happy!

Drop 2D CAD and BIM Happy!

Hello Everyone! The possibilities of using BIM tools to generate Documentation and information are well known among many professionals of the construction industry. But seems that this workflow, extracting Documentation from a BIM platform, has not yet been master by...

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AAVS Osaka 2019

AAVS Osaka 2019

Bridging the Gap between Computational Design and Traditional Japanese Architecture. The Importance Of Wood In Traditional Japanese Architecture  The beauty and relevance of traditional Japanese architecture rely on a very unique combination of factors: The use...

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Learning From Lockdown

Learning From Lockdown

Hello friends from the world, These uncertain and bizarre times are taking its toll in many of us. Not only due to the lack of travelling, the lockdown and the distance rules, but because of the economic uncertainty. A lot of projects of any kind are being stopped all...

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The Current State Of BIM In Asia

The Current State Of BIM In Asia

ARTICLE PUBLISHED ORIGINALLY ON ZIGURAT GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 22 JUNE, 2020 BIM INFRASTRUCTURE BIM has become a transforming force in the construction industry that must be reckoned with. For today’s article, the lecturers of Master’s in Global BIM Management...

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BIM Adoption Survey

BIM Adoption Survey

Knowing that BIM is not really any new technological breakthrough and it has been around for awhile, we might ask ourselves a question: how good are we adopting it in our practice, daily work and projects? I personally have the feeling that even if it can be an “old...

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OpenBIM Data: Starting Basics

OpenBIM Data: Starting Basics

WeZig Building IFC file visualisation during the Pre-construction Phase of the Global BIM Master from ZIGURAT Hi Everyone,  For a long time, we have been trying to find the time to create a series of Posts sharing best practices about exchanging data in OpenBIM...

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BIM (cloud) in Corona Virus times

BIM (cloud) in Corona Virus times

SIDE, DDV Open BIM Solution and Enzyme in a Coordination call for the Zigurat - Global BIM Master These are times of crisis in which due to this pandemic we need stay at home. The problem is that not everyone is able to work from home. Of course there are those who...

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EartHigianelli Project

EartHigianelli Project

A journey to dream of sustainable education and entrepreneurial systems Family. This is what I would call the environment at Enzyme. In a professional way of course, where the main partners have been able to create the conditions for the perfect workplace. I used to...

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Architectural Visualization 2020 : Enscape Review

Architectural Visualization 2020 : Enscape Review

This is the second article in a series where we talk about Architectural Visualization in the context of our work at Enzyme. You can find the first article here Understanding where we are in terms of Architectural Visualization tools, I would like to talk about how we...

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Architectural Visualization 2020 : Brief History

Architectural Visualization 2020 : Brief History

This is the first in a series of articles where we will look at the state of architectural visualization in 2020 and review some of the products and workflows we use in the studio. As an Architecture Studio focused on Technology, we work with a plethora of...

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Synesthesia Interactive Installation

Synesthesia Interactive Installation

Over the last month, we developed a proposal for an interactive installation at Detour Creative Festival in Hong Kong. Project DescriptionSynesthesia is a condition in which one sense (for example, hearing) is simultaneously perceived as if by one or more additional...

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Improving CAD from BIM: DWGs by Grasshopper + Python

Improving CAD from BIM: DWGs by Grasshopper + Python

Last week, at the launch of ARCHICAD 23 in Hong Kong, I had the opportunity to present some workflows and tools that we've been developing to improve 2D CAD files exported from BIM. ARCHICAD 23 Launch Event, Hong Kong, Sept 2019 ARCHICAD 23 Launch Event, Hong Kong,...

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IFC Classification Management: Schedule & Favourites

IFC Classification Management: Schedule & Favourites

About Open BIM These days everyone is trying to learn how collaborate effectively using BIM. Governments are implementing some sort of official BIM deliverable format or are learning the way to do it. Across the AEC industry the BIM Knowledge and expertise is very...

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Revolutionaries of Technology

Revolutionaries of Technology

KCC 2019 took place in las Vegas already a month ago. It is a fact that now more and more of the technological breakthroughs in our industry are not coming only from Software and Solutions developers, but from the users.  I would like to share the experience that...

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Archicad 23: Next Level of BIM

Archicad 23: Next Level of BIM

As many as you already know ARCHICAD 23 is going to be released very soon. As usual in all the AC updates there are great new features, improvements and advantages. In this post I would like to talk about what is coming with AC23. During the last KCC 2019 held in Las...

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BIM World Conference Paris

BIM World Conference Paris

Dear friends, It's been a while since our last post here at the blog! And this is because, luckily, we've been really busy!During the past three months, we have been to Paris, Munich, Singapore, Amsterdam, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Colorado. Most of these...

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BIM & DWG Translators: A good start to avoid headaches

BIM & DWG Translators: A good start to avoid headaches

Hola Again Friends and Colleagues, Lately, we have been approached by a big number of BIM users willing to communicate and export a more “editable” CAD files, from their BIM Models Documentation in ARCHICAD to DWG as per request of their consultants (Mainly, if not...

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GIS to BIM – Archicad & Grasshopper

GIS to BIM – Archicad & Grasshopper

Hello everyone! We had a busy period during the past two months, so apologies for not sharing anything lately after the updates of the Ramp Object development. Today we are going to talk about GIS and BIM. In this article we will share our experience importing GIS...

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The Ramp Upgrade Project 3.0

The Ramp Upgrade Project 3.0

We're back with another update on the Ramp Upgrade Project! If you don't already know what this means, check out this post by Jorge from October 2018 and a followup to that on this post I wrote before Christmas 2018. Since then we've been optimizing this tool and...

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Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

https://youtu.be/-XuD5zMM1_I To our clients, collaborators, friends and all of you, supporting us and following our work; Kung Hei fat Choi! We wish you a prosperous and Happy Chinese New Year! May the pig be with you...

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The Ramp Upgrade Project 2.0

The Ramp Upgrade Project 2.0

Hello everyone, I am Ami Nigam and I've just joined the Enzyme team as a Computational Designer as of December, 2018. A little bit about my background, before joining the team, I was pursuing my Masters in Advanced Architecture from IAAC in Barcelona. At IAAC, my main...

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Nowe Oblicze BIM

Nowe Oblicze BIM

OpenBIM and Digital transformation.  Couple of weeks ago, we were lucky to be invited to present in the biggest and hottest event of the BIM panorama in Poland: Nowe Oblicze BIM. Poland is an amazing country where the construction industry is booming now and has...

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The Ramp Upgrade Project 1.0

The Ramp Upgrade Project 1.0

A couple of months ago, we were visiting some friends at an office where we did an Archicad implementation last year in Singapore. They were working on one of the biggest project ever made, and consequently one of the biggest modelled in Archicad: 800.000 sqm...

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Oltre il BIM:

Oltre il BIM:

https://youtu.be/iJdx0sgebf8 Last March 2018, GRAPHISOFT and McNeel joined forces in an event focused on the interoperability between ARCHICAD and Rhino thanks to Live Connection with Grasshopper, demonstrating the potential of these tools towards scenarios that...

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BIM in 100 Clicks!

BIM in 100 Clicks!

Dear Friends! Graphisoft Hong Kong is launching new ArchiCAD introduction sessions happening from October this year and will be happening during all 2019, responding to the growing demand of the Architectural and AEC community in Hong Kong to fully understand the BIM...

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ARCHICAD Parametric Favourites.

ARCHICAD Parametric Favourites.

Archicad GDL library objects are incredibly flexible and great. The standard library included out-of-the-box can handle around 80% of the objects that we need for our projects.  Obviously, sometimes we need to expand the library with some enhanced elements from...

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Hong Kong Moving Into BIM

Hong Kong Moving Into BIM

Photo by SHUJA ZED on Unsplash On December 1st of 2017, the Development Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong published the Technical Circular (Works) No. 7/2017 about the “Adoption of Building Information Modelling for Capital Works Projects in Hong Kong”. The...

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When Kids Rethink the city with Archicad

When Kids Rethink the city with Archicad

During the past few weeks, Enzyme had the honour of joining OWN Academy in a summer workshop in which 9-13-year-old Kids took an important responsibility: rethink the public spaces of the city. This two weeks workshop is part of a summer course organised by OWN...

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Rhino Connection to BIM?

Rhino Connection to BIM?

There have been recently many requests from Architects colleagues and other professionals about how to connect a workflow based in Rhinoceros from Mcneel with a BIM platform. We have seen this demand growing in large architecture firms and multidisciplinary firms from...

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Archicad + Grasshopper: Update Issue Solved

Archicad + Grasshopper: Update Issue Solved

Hi there! Today is a quick one! Something useful I learnt about the update of the Grasshopper-Archicad Live connection. I was working on a file today when I got the pop up: "there's an update available..." I went through the normal process: Clicking, downloading and...

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KCC2018 REVIEW: Technology & Innovation

KCC2018 REVIEW: Technology & Innovation

Hi All! Sorry, that took us so long to get back to the blog but the team just got back home from an incredible two-week journey to the origin of BIM, the ARCHICAD factory! It has been one of the greatest moments in our history as enzyme! Believe it or not, we were...

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Tools for Sustainable Design

Tools for Sustainable Design

The race to a Sustainable AEC Industry has started long time ago but still many important stakeholders seem to not be aware of the responsibility that they have. When disregarding completely any efficient performance of a project is very hard to implement any real...

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Awesome Track Hackings!

Awesome Track Hackings!

Hi, there Archicad fellas! This article is a small tribute to an often forgotten tool in Archicad. The tracker! The tracker is that little box that follows your mouse when you're performing an action. Is the responsible for letting you write specific values, for...

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Vanda Awards 2018

Vanda Awards 2018

Last year, as an escape from the seriousness and stress of the real projects, enzyme joined the Italian Designers Lella Bernasconi and Fabio Biavaschi to enter a design competition organised by Victoria + Albert, the renowned British brand famous for their bathroom...

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BIM for Sustainable Development I

Enzyme @ the CIC Training Centre

Dear Friends, Today's post is going to be a bit more relevant if you live in Hong Kong or nearby. Enzyme has been appointed to impart the Archicad BIM courses organised by the Construction Industry Council of Hong Kong, continuing in this way and in a more official...

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HK Re(generation) Case Study II: Possession “Bridge”

HK Re(generation) Case Study II: Possession “Bridge”

Hello Friends, A few weeks ago, we published as a starting point a series of articles that aims to aware everyone’s mind. Showing case studies and an open feasibility proposal on the topic well known by everyone “Waste and Humans” … How are we doing with our world,...

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MEP routing with Archicad

MEP routing with Archicad

Hi there! As I was going through my Facebook feed today, I stumbled across a video shared by my friend Nader Belal, which I’m sharing below, about advanced MEP modelling techniques in ARCHICAD Many people around these latitudes ask us if it is possible to model MEP...

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Yilong Futuristic City Competition | 1st Prize

Yilong Futuristic City Competition | 1st Prize

Dear friends, We are very proud to introduce to you the last project developed in collaboration with the "Computational Design Team" from TAKENAKA's main Office in Osaka. The project title is "Yilong, Loop Linear City" and has been awarded the first prize on the...

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HK Re(generation) Case Study I: Hillier “Square”

HK Re(generation) Case Study I: Hillier “Square”

Hello everyone, Last week we published a proposal we have been working on about regenerating public spaces while tackling at the same time the excess of waste production in Hong Kong. We described first both problems: how Hong Kong produces an excess of waste per...

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Hong Kong Re(generation): Intervention Plan

Hong Kong Re(generation): Intervention Plan

Hello everyone, Sustainability and Community are two of the main challenge we are facing in our time right now. Probably the second one has been a continuous problem in the human history. But Sustainability is a quite new problem that appeared recently in the history...

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Archicad – Grasshopper Live Connection 2.0

Archicad – Grasshopper Live Connection 2.0

Hi there! Yesterday was released the very expected "Archicad - Grasshopper Connection 2.0" and the number of improvements and new features is incredible! The main new features that might be sort of game changers, are: Archicad 3D elements are available now to be...

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HKIBIM 2017 – BIM & Reality in Hong Kong

HKIBIM 2017 – BIM & Reality in Hong Kong

Hello Everyone, The last week the HKIBIM 2017 Annual Conference took place in Hong Kong. Not long ago we were also doing a post about Redas in Singapore. Similar topic but different news.. The fact that Hong Kong is way behind in the implementation of BIM compare to...

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Design: Intersection of Technology & Biology

Design: Intersection of Technology & Biology

Quoting Steve Jobs, "I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning." He has acknowledged the rise of biotechnology as he did with the digital era. In the last years, I believe all...

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REDAS BIM Symposium 2017: Integrated Delivery Through BIM

REDAS BIM Symposium 2017: Integrated Delivery Through BIM

Hello Everyone, Few weeks ago had place in Singapore the Redas BIM Symposium 2017. We were lucky to be invited by Graphisoft to this event and present our work and also conduct a workshop using the the ARCHICAD -Grasshopper connexion. As I mentioned previously...

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Archicad Training at CIC Hong Kong

Archicad Training at CIC Hong Kong

  Hong Kong keeps making moves to implement BIM in the Construction Industry. The Construction Industry Council (CIC) provides very various trainings of different disciplines regarding Architecture, Engineering and Construction. There is a new BIM Center in the...

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Grasshopper & Archicad for Concept Design

Grasshopper & Archicad for Concept Design

https://youtu.be/VsTA20_oChk Dear Friends and lovers of Architecture and design! Last week we organised in collaboration with TGIC the first of many webinars explaining some of the different workflows possible between rhino/grasshopper and Archicad. The result of this...

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Geometry Challenge Solved by Grasshopper & Archicad

Geometry Challenge Solved by Grasshopper & Archicad

Hello everyone, One of our latest collaborations for a fair pavilion design came with a very nice and interesting geometrical problem, which we have tried to analyse, compute and ultimately succeeding in solving thanks to the algorithmic design using Grasshopper. Not...

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Sustainable Driven Design

Sustainable Driven Design

Traditional Japanese Joinery Techniques inspiring Ikea modern and sustainable design. These days we see more and more products in the market, scientific research, engineering projects, and buildings driven by a sustainable approach. This approach includes, among...

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Enzyme APD News Letter!

Enzyme APD News Letter!

Dear all, We are happy to present Enzyme's News Letter! This first news letter is an update of the work we have been doing during the past few months. As you know we design projects of very different scales such as Masterplan, Architecture and Interior Design. In our...

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Library Parts II: Curtain Wall Panel

Library Parts II: Curtain Wall Panel

Hello everyone, Today we are going to continue the last post about creation of Library parts. In our previous post we learned how to create a frame and a cap of a Curtain Wall tool. In this post we will learn some particular tips about the creation of Curtain Wall...

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Library Parts I: Curtain Wall Frame & Caps

Library Parts I: Curtain Wall Frame & Caps

Dear all, Today we are going to explore the Library Parts creation in ARCHICAD. There are several library parts we can create without necessity of coding in GDL or do anything complicated. Customised library parts is incredibly useful. The example we are going to use...

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Large Scale Projects III: Drawing Manager

Large Scale Projects III: Drawing Manager

Hello everyone, Following our previous post about handling Big Models I would like to add a few more lines regarding the workflow with this kind of projects. Today I am going to talk about how to improve the management of a big amount of documentation using the...

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Asian Scale: Handling Massive models

Asian Scale: Handling Massive models

Hello everyone, today we are going to share a few interesting tips of how to handle heavy models in ARCHICAD. As an example I will use one of our recent masterplan projects in which the amount of geometries in the model is huge. The reason I called this article “Asian...

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Grasshopper to Archicad: Translation Challenges

Grasshopper to Archicad: Translation Challenges

Hello everyone, I think lately a huge amount of ARCHICAD users, and I include myself, have been exploring and playing around with the connexion in between Rhino Grasshopper and ARCHICAD. Graphisoft in my opinion has been doing a great job making tutorials and exercise...

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Conceptual Diagraming in Archicad

Conceptual Diagraming in Archicad

Some of the projects we develop in enzyme are large-scale master plans, urban design projects and big architectural developments. These types of projects have specific presentation rules and particular materials that architects and designers have to provide in...

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Archicad: Element IDs, Properties & Drawings

Archicad: Element IDs, Properties & Drawings

Hello everyone, Today I am going to talk about Element’s IDs and Customised Properties in an ARCHICAD File. Some of you may know already how important these elements are in your model and some of you still don’t see the great potential or maybe don’t know how to use...

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WSBE 2017 HK: The Road Map to a Sustainable Reality

WSBE 2017 HK: The Road Map to a Sustainable Reality

Dear All, A few days ago the WSBE 2017 was celebrated in Hong Kong. For those who don't know what is it about, it is the International World Sustainable Built Environment Conference that is celebrated every three years. It was the first edition of this international...

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KCC 2017 REVIEW: BIM Is Changing The World

KCC 2017 REVIEW: BIM Is Changing The World

The KCC of this year in Kyoto was something like a master class - case study. The experience and knowledge that was shared among all participants from every part of the world was incredible. Far from be a geek IT 3 days seminar about how to use a piece of software. It...

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From Algorithmic Design to BIM: HK Workshop Review

From Algorithmic Design to BIM: HK Workshop Review

Hello everyone, Last Tuesday 9th of May we had our last Algorithmic Design - BIM workshop in Hong Kong organised by Graphisoft. In this workshop, we did a quick alive exercise to show the connection in between Rhino - Grasshopper and ARCHICAD 20. As you already know...

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Enzyme turns 2 years old

Enzyme turns 2 years old

Dear Friends, The past 8th of April 2017 Enzyme APD Ltd turned 2 years old. I know that some of you understand the challenges that a entrepreneur architecture office faces during the first years of life.. That is why we feel so good to be able to say that we are still...

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BILT ASIA 2017: BIM Impressions from Singapore

BILT ASIA 2017: BIM Impressions from Singapore

Last week we had the privilege to be invited as Speakers to the BILT ASIA 2017 Conference in Singapore. It was a great opportunity to have an overview of the use of BIM in the industry at an international level. It was an honour for us to have the opportunity to...

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GRASSHOPPER CONNECTION TIPS: Using Favourites

GRASSHOPPER CONNECTION TIPS: Using Favourites

As some of you might have figured out already by our news in the social media and some previous post here, we are experimenting quite intensively with the AC/GH live connection, researching the possibilities that offer and trying to push the boundaries of its original...

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In-House Rendering with CineRender: Interiors

In-House Rendering with CineRender: Interiors

  In House Rendering is Part of an Architect's Daily Basis Workflow It is very common that Architecture offices need to make renderings during the development of a projects. For some stages and some types of projects it makes sense to hire the services of a...

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Archipreneur I: Effective tool & Method

Archipreneur I: Effective tool & Method

16 HOURS PER DAY IN FRONT OF A SCREEN BECAUSE "IS WHAT ARCHITECTS DO" IS WRONG   We Started Enzyme APD almost two years ago. During this period we have been doing huge amount of projects and loosing a lot before getting them. Learning to run a business is tough...

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GRAPHIC OVERRIDES: Audit Your Work

GRAPHIC OVERRIDES: Audit Your Work

  Graphic Overrides, added in ARCHICAD 20, are to me one of the most important game changers on the use of Archicad. They just make total sense in the way you think and develop your AC model. The way you plan the outcome of your model, whether is a 3D diagram, a...

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Documentation in Archicad III: Automated Rendered Drawings

Documentation in Archicad III: Automated Rendered Drawings

SIMPLIFY AND AUTOMATE A WORKFLOW TO SAVE TIME: GRAPHIC OVERRIDES + 3D DOCUMENTATION Hello everyone, ARCHICAD has a great potential when it comes to produce documentation. In all the posts about this topic we like to show different kind of documents that we can produce...

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Parametric Exercises in Archicad I

Parametric Exercises in Archicad I

Workflow with best parametric & BIM tools for Architecture Hello everyone, As you may know some of the members of our team have been testing already in alive projects the GRASSHOPPER - RHINO -ARCHICAD connexion. In the example we are showing today we needed to...

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BIM Archicad Libraries I: 3DS and SketchUp Objects

BIM Archicad Libraries I: 3DS and SketchUp Objects

Hello everyone, Today we are going to make and article based on a daily workflow that we commonly use in our practise: importing objects into our ARCHICAD libraries. It is very common that for projects that are only at concept stage you want to have cool objects based...

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World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 HK

World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 HK

sustainability starts with a smart use of the resources In our team we have always been concern about all environmental implications of architecture and also tried to push a sustainable approach in all our projects. It is true that sometimes is not easy to convince...

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Grasshopper Connexion for Mac

Grasshopper Connexion for Mac

Getting back to work these days of Christmas is always kind of difficult. For us living abroad, visiting family and friends and dealing with all kind of errands takes most of our days. But this year there is something that is keeping me tied to my desk, - a new toy...

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THE POWER OF THE 3D DOCUMENTATION

THE POWER OF THE 3D DOCUMENTATION

WE LIVE IN THE 3D/4D ERA! Nowadays, more and more design offices, architects and contractors use 3D documentation to communicate better their design intent or the construction techniques. Fly-through animations and construction sequence animations  are also common...

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Control your project with BIMx:  It has never been that easy!

Control your project with BIMx: It has never been that easy!

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COMPLEX PROFILES II: Automated 1:50 Documentation

COMPLEX PROFILES II: Automated 1:50 Documentation

PRODUCE COMPLETE SETS OF DRAWINGS AT 1:50 AND 1:200 AUTOMATICALLY FROM YOUR MODEL [mk_image src="https://www.weareenzyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COMPLEXPROFILES02-09.jpg" image_width="900" image_height="529" crop="false" lightbox="false" frame_style="simple"...

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HKIBIM 2016: The International Picture

HKIBIM 2016: The International Picture

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COMPLEX PROFILES I: 2D, 3D, Information & Much More

COMPLEX PROFILES I: 2D, 3D, Information & Much More

COMPLEX PROFILES CONDENSE INFORMATION IN YOUR MODEL.. Hello everyone! Today I want to introduce a new BIM topic into our blog: the Complex Profiles. Last week we introduce Scheduling in ARCHICAD as well. The purpose of these new topics is to share what I consider...

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AUTOMATED SCHEDULES: Introduction

AUTOMATED SCHEDULES: Introduction

GET IT AUTOMATED, GET IT DONE RIGHT Today I want to introduce the world of automated Schedules in ARCHICAD. This article is for those who are new in the BIM methodology and also for those who didn’t take yet the step of switching to BIM. If you are reading this and...

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Documentation in Archicad II: Custom Lines and Fills

Documentation in Archicad II: Custom Lines and Fills

Today is going to be a very short but effective post! In our last related post we talked about the great control that ARCHICAD gives you over the 2D representation of the 3D elements. We had an overview of how you can apply your own style to your BIM generated...

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BIM SUMMER COURSE 2016 AT HONG KONG UNIVERSITY

BIM SUMMER COURSE 2016 AT HONG KONG UNIVERSITY

SHARING EXPERIENCES ABOUT BIM WITH ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS During the month of July some members of the Enzyme Apd team were invited to share their professional experience using BIM at an Architecture firm with the Architecture students of the HKU. The Course was...

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GRAPHISOFT KCC 2016: Enzyme APD Interview

GRAPHISOFT KCC 2016: Enzyme APD Interview

ENZYME TEAM AT THE KCC 2016 TALKING ABOUT PROJECTS IN HONG KONG AND SOUTH EAST ASIA Dear Friends, In this post we would like to share the interview we did during the Budapest KCC 2016. In this interview we talk about our experience as an Architectural office and BIM...

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GRAPHISOFT BIM Case Studies: From concept to BIM | Villa Patio

GRAPHISOFT BIM Case Studies: From concept to BIM | Villa Patio

FIRST GRAPHISOFT CASE STUDY OF AN ENZYME PROJECT IN INDONESIA Hello everyone! We are happy to share with you that Graphisoft has done a Case Study of one of our projects in Indonesia developed with ARCHICAD. We feel quite excited about being recognized by the leading...

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Documentation in Archicad I: Architectural Drawings

Documentation in Archicad I: Architectural Drawings

  2D DRAWINGS, DOCUMENTATION.. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM YOUR MODEL? Architectural Drawings are one of the biggest fetiches for Architects all around the world. We love them! They can express the personality and the thinking of the author, they can be simple and...

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GRAPHISOFT KCC 2016: Impressions

GRAPHISOFT KCC 2016: Impressions

LANDING IN BUDAPEST   [mk_image src="https://www.weareenzyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/GRAPHISOFT-KCC-2016-00.jpg" image_width="900" image_height="321" crop="true" lightbox="false" frame_style="simple" target="_self" caption_location="inside-image"...

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From Concept to BIM: Villa Patio in Bandung Case Study

From Concept to BIM: Villa Patio in Bandung Case Study

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Grasshopper Connection: Case Study & 1st Impressions

Grasshopper Connection: Case Study & 1st Impressions

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SEO Vs Boolean Operation in Archicad

SEO Vs Boolean Operation in Archicad

Differences in between Solid Element Operations and Boolean in ARCHICAD Which one shall we use in each case?   When it comes to model in 3D ARCHICAD offers several options that allow us to modify geometries and items in between them. The most common two from all...

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Interior Wizard: Room Finishes Automatic Data

Interior Wizard: Room Finishes Automatic Data

Automatize the finishes data of every space of your project   The use of Zones in Archicad has proved to be one of the most efficient ways of Managing Data in our project. In terms of Surface, Volumes, Perimeters, Naming, Functions, etc; zones become very useful...

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Find and Select in ARCHICAD: Manage your Project

Find and Select in ARCHICAD: Manage your Project

The most powerful Selection BIM tool to manage Data and Geometry in a Project   [mk_image src="https://www.weareenzyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/FIND-SELECT-ARCHICAD-06.jpg" image_width="1200" image_height="600" crop="true" lightbox="false"...

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Enzyme APD and AMA Design join forces!

Enzyme APD and AMA Design join forces!

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BIM for Small Firms

BIM for Small Firms

BENEFITS OF USING BIM IN SMALL FIRMS The benefits of the Building Information Modeling in large companies are well known. What may not be as well known are the benefits that can provide to small firms. Most of those firms currently use simple CAD workflows combined...

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Clash Detection & The Wrong BIM Workflow Part II

Clash Detection & The Wrong BIM Workflow Part II

BIM can be a way to fix problems or avoid them from the beginning [mk_image src="https://www.weareenzyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/BIM-CLASH-DETECTION-HONG-KONG-05.jpg" image_width="907" image_height="555" crop="true" lightbox="false" frame_style="simple"...

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Renovation Filters Step 2: Design Options

Renovation Filters Step 2: Design Options

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Custom Surface Textures in CineRender & Archicad

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Archicad and The Rhino Grasshopper Connection

Archicad and The Rhino Grasshopper Connection

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Initial Version of Grasshopper Plugin for Mac Users

Initial Version of Grasshopper Plugin for Mac Users

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SUMMIT 2016: Masters of Archicad

SUMMIT 2016: Masters of Archicad

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Renovation Projects: Introduction to Renovation Filters

Renovation Projects: Introduction to Renovation Filters

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Design Strategies 2: From Massing to BIM

Design Strategies 2: From Massing to BIM

The whole BIM process starts with Massing and Design [mk_image src="https://www.weareenzyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/From-Morph-To-Architecture3.png" image_width="500" image_height="500" crop="true" lightbox="false" frame_style="simple" target="_self"...

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The Wrong BIM Workflow I

The Wrong BIM Workflow I

Why firms fear upgrading to BIM Understanding the concept of BIM is quite simple and when explaining its benefits most of the Architects react like "yes, it make sense..". But the big fear comes when the first un-successful and failure experiences start to happen....

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IFC Open Standard or why Sharing is Caring

IFC Open Standard or why Sharing is Caring

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Design strategies: Massing with Morph

Design strategies: Massing with Morph

Massing at the design stage: Freedom in design without loosing control. When starting a project in architecture most of the times we need to go through something called "massing". Basically is a process that allows architects to understand the possibilites of the...

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Global VDC & GRAPHISOFT: Strategic Partnership

Global VDC & GRAPHISOFT: Strategic Partnership

GLOBAL VDC AND GRAPHISOFT ENTER INTO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP ADVANCED BIM TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES OF HONG KONG AND ASIA In a previous post on this blog we were reviewing the past BIM conference that took place in Hong Kong. In...

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Hong Kong BIM Conference 2015

Hong Kong BIM Conference 2015

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Point Cloud Survey Data in BIM

Point Cloud Survey Data in BIM

Point Cloud Survey Data in BIM The Point Cloud Data extracted from Survey has been a great breakthrough during the past years. Now a days the cost of a Point Cloud Survey is now roughly the same as a traditional 2D Survey, with the advantage that is much more accurate...

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Team Collaboration: IFC Quick Test

Team Collaboration: IFC Quick Test

ARCHICAD to IFC Export Tests Some of the most common advantages that we talk about when we refer to BIM usually are Collaboration and Coordination. The IFC format is the basic common language for collaboration in BIM based projects. It is the neutral data format for...

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Grasshopper empowers BIM

Grasshopper empowers BIM

Rhino – Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Connection During the past years we have seen how some parametric approaches have found its way to integrate in the Architecture Design Process. The connection of Grasshopper - Rhino is a powerful combination when it comes to design. For...

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A Tool for Design

A Tool for Design

Is BIM making you a better designer? As we all already there is not such a tool that is going to make you smarter or improve your skills when using it. Tools help us to resolve problems, to develop our work. Is true that in that way they can help to enhance our...

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BIM Level 1: Better Information Management

BIM Level 1: Better Information Management

Level 1 BIM – the forgotten first step When using a tool for the first time we always should aim to understand the basics of its logic. Starting with simple examples and explore it progressively is a good praxis in my opinion. Some tools are quite simple and adapt to...

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So What Is BIM?

So What Is BIM?

Do you really understand what is the meaning of Building Information Modelling is? In order to understand the revolution that is taking place in Architecture all over the world it worth have a close look to this concept. While most of the Architects already have heard...

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Architects Design: BIM at BIG

Architects Design: BIM at BIG

When wondering whether BIM is an appropriate tool for design or not, is good to have a look to some of our favourites architectural offices around the world. When we talk about Architecture, team collaboration and integration are words that easily come to our minds....

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DATAPREP: Archicad to Unreal Engine Workflow

DATAPREP: Archicad to Unreal Engine Workflow

Purpose of the exercise The idea is that inside Archicad we have a graphic override that simplifies the actual materials in a reduced number of textures (wood, glass, white...) and then we send the information to an Unreal template that has some “studio light setting”...

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ArchiRADAR Trees & Landscape libraries

ArchiRADAR Trees & Landscape libraries

Nature has played a key role in the history and theory of architecture, appearing as a constant motif in architectural texts from its very beginnings with Vitruvius to Alberti and all the way to Le Corbusier’s Radiant City. It is seen as a basic element...

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BIM for Sustainable Development I

BIM for Sustainable Development I

Hello Friends! Some days ago I had the honour of co-organising an online session with the Hong Kong Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and RIBA. The Topic was: Energy Evaluation with BIM. The webinar was 1 hour of hands-on workshop about learning the...

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Margolese National Design for Living Prize

Margolese National Design for Living Prize

My proposal to the Margolese National Design for Living goes to my friend and business partner Andy Thomson! For those who don't know him, he is the principal and founder of Thomson Architecture, Inc. A graduate of UBC's School of Architecture in 2003, Andy's 25 yrs...

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Drop 2D CAD and BIM Happy!

Drop 2D CAD and BIM Happy!

Hello Everyone! The possibilities of using BIM tools to generate Documentation and information are well known among many professionals of the construction industry. But seems that this workflow, extracting Documentation from a BIM platform, has not yet been master by...

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The Current State Of BIM In Asia

The Current State Of BIM In Asia

ARTICLE PUBLISHED ORIGINALLY ON ZIGURAT GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 22 JUNE, 2020 BIM INFRASTRUCTURE BIM has become a transforming force in the construction industry that must be reckoned with. For today’s article, the lecturers of Master’s in Global BIM Management...

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BIM Adoption Survey

BIM Adoption Survey

Knowing that BIM is not really any new technological breakthrough and it has been around for awhile, we might ask ourselves a question: how good are we adopting it in our practice, daily work and projects? I personally have the feeling that even if it can be an “old...

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OpenBIM Data: Starting Basics

OpenBIM Data: Starting Basics

WeZig Building IFC file visualisation during the Pre-construction Phase of the Global BIM Master from ZIGURAT Hi Everyone,  For a long time, we have been trying to find the time to create a series of Posts sharing best practices about exchanging data in OpenBIM...

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BIM (cloud) in Corona Virus times

BIM (cloud) in Corona Virus times

SIDE, DDV Open BIM Solution and Enzyme in a Coordination call for the Zigurat - Global BIM Master These are times of crisis in which due to this pandemic we need stay at home. The problem is that not everyone is able to work from home. Of course there are those who...

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Architectural Visualization 2020 : Enscape Review

Architectural Visualization 2020 : Enscape Review

This is the second article in a series where we talk about Architectural Visualization in the context of our work at Enzyme. You can find the first article here Understanding where we are in terms of Architectural Visualization tools, I would like to talk about how we...

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Architectural Visualization 2020 : Brief History

Architectural Visualization 2020 : Brief History

This is the first in a series of articles where we will look at the state of architectural visualization in 2020 and review some of the products and workflows we use in the studio. As an Architecture Studio focused on Technology, we work with a plethora of...

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Improving CAD from BIM: DWGs by Grasshopper + Python

Improving CAD from BIM: DWGs by Grasshopper + Python

Last week, at the launch of ARCHICAD 23 in Hong Kong, I had the opportunity to present some workflows and tools that we've been developing to improve 2D CAD files exported from BIM. ARCHICAD 23 Launch Event, Hong Kong, Sept 2019 ARCHICAD 23 Launch Event, Hong Kong,...

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IFC Classification Management: Schedule & Favourites

IFC Classification Management: Schedule & Favourites

About Open BIM These days everyone is trying to learn how collaborate effectively using BIM. Governments are implementing some sort of official BIM deliverable format or are learning the way to do it. Across the AEC industry the BIM Knowledge and expertise is very...

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Revolutionaries of Technology

Revolutionaries of Technology

KCC 2019 took place in las Vegas already a month ago. It is a fact that now more and more of the technological breakthroughs in our industry are not coming only from Software and Solutions developers, but from the users.  I would like to share the experience that...

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Archicad 23: Next Level of BIM

Archicad 23: Next Level of BIM

As many as you already know ARCHICAD 23 is going to be released very soon. As usual in all the AC updates there are great new features, improvements and advantages. In this post I would like to talk about what is coming with AC23. During the last KCC 2019 held in Las...

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BIM World Conference Paris

BIM World Conference Paris

Dear friends, It's been a while since our last post here at the blog! And this is because, luckily, we've been really busy!During the past three months, we have been to Paris, Munich, Singapore, Amsterdam, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Colorado. Most of these...

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BIM & DWG Translators: A good start to avoid headaches

BIM & DWG Translators: A good start to avoid headaches

Hola Again Friends and Colleagues, Lately, we have been approached by a big number of BIM users willing to communicate and export a more “editable” CAD files, from their BIM Models Documentation in ARCHICAD to DWG as per request of their consultants (Mainly, if not...

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GIS to BIM – Archicad & Grasshopper

GIS to BIM – Archicad & Grasshopper

Hello everyone! We had a busy period during the past two months, so apologies for not sharing anything lately after the updates of the Ramp Object development. Today we are going to talk about GIS and BIM. In this article we will share our experience importing GIS...

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The Ramp Upgrade Project 3.0

The Ramp Upgrade Project 3.0

We're back with another update on the Ramp Upgrade Project! If you don't already know what this means, check out this post by Jorge from October 2018 and a followup to that on this post I wrote before Christmas 2018. Since then we've been optimizing this tool and...

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The Ramp Upgrade Project 2.0

The Ramp Upgrade Project 2.0

Hello everyone, I am Ami Nigam and I've just joined the Enzyme team as a Computational Designer as of December, 2018. A little bit about my background, before joining the team, I was pursuing my Masters in Advanced Architecture from IAAC in Barcelona. At IAAC, my main...

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Nowe Oblicze BIM

Nowe Oblicze BIM

OpenBIM and Digital transformation.  Couple of weeks ago, we were lucky to be invited to present in the biggest and hottest event of the BIM panorama in Poland: Nowe Oblicze BIM. Poland is an amazing country where the construction industry is booming now and has...

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The Ramp Upgrade Project 1.0

The Ramp Upgrade Project 1.0

A couple of months ago, we were visiting some friends at an office where we did an Archicad implementation last year in Singapore. They were working on one of the biggest project ever made, and consequently one of the biggest modelled in Archicad: 800.000 sqm...

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Oltre il BIM:

Oltre il BIM:

https://youtu.be/iJdx0sgebf8 Last March 2018, GRAPHISOFT and McNeel joined forces in an event focused on the interoperability between ARCHICAD and Rhino thanks to Live Connection with Grasshopper, demonstrating the potential of these tools towards scenarios that...

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BIM in 100 Clicks!

BIM in 100 Clicks!

Dear Friends! Graphisoft Hong Kong is launching new ArchiCAD introduction sessions happening from October this year and will be happening during all 2019, responding to the growing demand of the Architectural and AEC community in Hong Kong to fully understand the BIM...

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ARCHICAD Parametric Favourites.

ARCHICAD Parametric Favourites.

Archicad GDL library objects are incredibly flexible and great. The standard library included out-of-the-box can handle around 80% of the objects that we need for our projects.  Obviously, sometimes we need to expand the library with some enhanced elements from...

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Hong Kong Moving Into BIM

Hong Kong Moving Into BIM

Photo by SHUJA ZED on Unsplash On December 1st of 2017, the Development Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong published the Technical Circular (Works) No. 7/2017 about the “Adoption of Building Information Modelling for Capital Works Projects in Hong Kong”. The...

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Rhino Connection to BIM?

Rhino Connection to BIM?

There have been recently many requests from Architects colleagues and other professionals about how to connect a workflow based in Rhinoceros from Mcneel with a BIM platform. We have seen this demand growing in large architecture firms and multidisciplinary firms from...

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Archicad + Grasshopper: Update Issue Solved

Archicad + Grasshopper: Update Issue Solved

Hi there! Today is a quick one! Something useful I learnt about the update of the Grasshopper-Archicad Live connection. I was working on a file today when I got the pop up: "there's an update available..." I went through the normal process: Clicking, downloading and...

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KCC2018 REVIEW: Technology & Innovation

KCC2018 REVIEW: Technology & Innovation

Hi All! Sorry, that took us so long to get back to the blog but the team just got back home from an incredible two-week journey to the origin of BIM, the ARCHICAD factory! It has been one of the greatest moments in our history as enzyme! Believe it or not, we were...

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Tools for Sustainable Design

Tools for Sustainable Design

The race to a Sustainable AEC Industry has started long time ago but still many important stakeholders seem to not be aware of the responsibility that they have. When disregarding completely any efficient performance of a project is very hard to implement any real...

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Awesome Track Hackings!

Awesome Track Hackings!

Hi, there Archicad fellas! This article is a small tribute to an often forgotten tool in Archicad. The tracker! The tracker is that little box that follows your mouse when you're performing an action. Is the responsible for letting you write specific values, for...

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Vanda Awards 2018

Vanda Awards 2018

Last year, as an escape from the seriousness and stress of the real projects, enzyme joined the Italian Designers Lella Bernasconi and Fabio Biavaschi to enter a design competition organised by Victoria + Albert, the renowned British brand famous for their bathroom...

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BIM for Sustainable Development I

Enzyme @ the CIC Training Centre

Dear Friends, Today's post is going to be a bit more relevant if you live in Hong Kong or nearby. Enzyme has been appointed to impart the Archicad BIM courses organised by the Construction Industry Council of Hong Kong, continuing in this way and in a more official...

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MEP routing with Archicad

MEP routing with Archicad

Hi there! As I was going through my Facebook feed today, I stumbled across a video shared by my friend Nader Belal, which I’m sharing below, about advanced MEP modelling techniques in ARCHICAD Many people around these latitudes ask us if it is possible to model MEP...

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Yilong Futuristic City Competition | 1st Prize

Yilong Futuristic City Competition | 1st Prize

Dear friends, We are very proud to introduce to you the last project developed in collaboration with the "Computational Design Team" from TAKENAKA's main Office in Osaka. The project title is "Yilong, Loop Linear City" and has been awarded the first prize on the...

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HK Re(generation) Case Study I: Hillier “Square”

HK Re(generation) Case Study I: Hillier “Square”

Hello everyone, Last week we published a proposal we have been working on about regenerating public spaces while tackling at the same time the excess of waste production in Hong Kong. We described first both problems: how Hong Kong produces an excess of waste per...

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Archicad – Grasshopper Live Connection 2.0

Archicad – Grasshopper Live Connection 2.0

Hi there! Yesterday was released the very expected "Archicad - Grasshopper Connection 2.0" and the number of improvements and new features is incredible! The main new features that might be sort of game changers, are: Archicad 3D elements are available now to be...

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HKIBIM 2017 – BIM & Reality in Hong Kong

HKIBIM 2017 – BIM & Reality in Hong Kong

Hello Everyone, The last week the HKIBIM 2017 Annual Conference took place in Hong Kong. Not long ago we were also doing a post about Redas in Singapore. Similar topic but different news.. The fact that Hong Kong is way behind in the implementation of BIM compare to...

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REDAS BIM Symposium 2017: Integrated Delivery Through BIM

REDAS BIM Symposium 2017: Integrated Delivery Through BIM

Hello Everyone, Few weeks ago had place in Singapore the Redas BIM Symposium 2017. We were lucky to be invited by Graphisoft to this event and present our work and also conduct a workshop using the the ARCHICAD -Grasshopper connexion. As I mentioned previously...

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Archicad Training at CIC Hong Kong

Archicad Training at CIC Hong Kong

  Hong Kong keeps making moves to implement BIM in the Construction Industry. The Construction Industry Council (CIC) provides very various trainings of different disciplines regarding Architecture, Engineering and Construction. There is a new BIM Center in the...

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Grasshopper & Archicad for Concept Design

Grasshopper & Archicad for Concept Design

https://youtu.be/VsTA20_oChk Dear Friends and lovers of Architecture and design! Last week we organised in collaboration with TGIC the first of many webinars explaining some of the different workflows possible between rhino/grasshopper and Archicad. The result of this...

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Geometry Challenge Solved by Grasshopper & Archicad

Geometry Challenge Solved by Grasshopper & Archicad

Hello everyone, One of our latest collaborations for a fair pavilion design came with a very nice and interesting geometrical problem, which we have tried to analyse, compute and ultimately succeeding in solving thanks to the algorithmic design using Grasshopper. Not...

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Library Parts II: Curtain Wall Panel

Library Parts II: Curtain Wall Panel

Hello everyone, Today we are going to continue the last post about creation of Library parts. In our previous post we learned how to create a frame and a cap of a Curtain Wall tool. In this post we will learn some particular tips about the creation of Curtain Wall...

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Library Parts I: Curtain Wall Frame & Caps

Library Parts I: Curtain Wall Frame & Caps

Dear all, Today we are going to explore the Library Parts creation in ARCHICAD. There are several library parts we can create without necessity of coding in GDL or do anything complicated. Customised library parts is incredibly useful. The example we are going to use...

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Large Scale Projects III: Drawing Manager

Large Scale Projects III: Drawing Manager

Hello everyone, Following our previous post about handling Big Models I would like to add a few more lines regarding the workflow with this kind of projects. Today I am going to talk about how to improve the management of a big amount of documentation using the...

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Asian Scale: Handling Massive models

Asian Scale: Handling Massive models

Hello everyone, today we are going to share a few interesting tips of how to handle heavy models in ARCHICAD. As an example I will use one of our recent masterplan projects in which the amount of geometries in the model is huge. The reason I called this article “Asian...

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Grasshopper to Archicad: Translation Challenges

Grasshopper to Archicad: Translation Challenges

Hello everyone, I think lately a huge amount of ARCHICAD users, and I include myself, have been exploring and playing around with the connexion in between Rhino Grasshopper and ARCHICAD. Graphisoft in my opinion has been doing a great job making tutorials and exercise...

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Conceptual Diagraming in Archicad

Conceptual Diagraming in Archicad

Some of the projects we develop in enzyme are large-scale master plans, urban design projects and big architectural developments. These types of projects have specific presentation rules and particular materials that architects and designers have to provide in...

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Archicad: Element IDs, Properties & Drawings

Archicad: Element IDs, Properties & Drawings

Hello everyone, Today I am going to talk about Element’s IDs and Customised Properties in an ARCHICAD File. Some of you may know already how important these elements are in your model and some of you still don’t see the great potential or maybe don’t know how to use...

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WSBE 2017 HK: The Road Map to a Sustainable Reality

WSBE 2017 HK: The Road Map to a Sustainable Reality

Dear All, A few days ago the WSBE 2017 was celebrated in Hong Kong. For those who don't know what is it about, it is the International World Sustainable Built Environment Conference that is celebrated every three years. It was the first edition of this international...

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KCC 2017 REVIEW: BIM Is Changing The World

KCC 2017 REVIEW: BIM Is Changing The World

The KCC of this year in Kyoto was something like a master class - case study. The experience and knowledge that was shared among all participants from every part of the world was incredible. Far from be a geek IT 3 days seminar about how to use a piece of software. It...

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From Algorithmic Design to BIM: HK Workshop Review

From Algorithmic Design to BIM: HK Workshop Review

Hello everyone, Last Tuesday 9th of May we had our last Algorithmic Design - BIM workshop in Hong Kong organised by Graphisoft. In this workshop, we did a quick alive exercise to show the connection in between Rhino - Grasshopper and ARCHICAD 20. As you already know...

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BILT ASIA 2017: BIM Impressions from Singapore

BILT ASIA 2017: BIM Impressions from Singapore

Last week we had the privilege to be invited as Speakers to the BILT ASIA 2017 Conference in Singapore. It was a great opportunity to have an overview of the use of BIM in the industry at an international level. It was an honour for us to have the opportunity to...

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GRASSHOPPER CONNECTION TIPS: Using Favourites

GRASSHOPPER CONNECTION TIPS: Using Favourites

As some of you might have figured out already by our news in the social media and some previous post here, we are experimenting quite intensively with the AC/GH live connection, researching the possibilities that offer and trying to push the boundaries of its original...

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In-House Rendering with CineRender: Interiors

In-House Rendering with CineRender: Interiors

  In House Rendering is Part of an Architect's Daily Basis Workflow It is very common that Architecture offices need to make renderings during the development of a projects. For some stages and some types of projects it makes sense to hire the services of a...

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Archipreneur I: Effective tool & Method

Archipreneur I: Effective tool & Method

16 HOURS PER DAY IN FRONT OF A SCREEN BECAUSE "IS WHAT ARCHITECTS DO" IS WRONG   We Started Enzyme APD almost two years ago. During this period we have been doing huge amount of projects and loosing a lot before getting them. Learning to run a business is tough...

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GRAPHIC OVERRIDES: Audit Your Work

GRAPHIC OVERRIDES: Audit Your Work

  Graphic Overrides, added in ARCHICAD 20, are to me one of the most important game changers on the use of Archicad. They just make total sense in the way you think and develop your AC model. The way you plan the outcome of your model, whether is a 3D diagram, a...

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Documentation in Archicad III: Automated Rendered Drawings

Documentation in Archicad III: Automated Rendered Drawings

SIMPLIFY AND AUTOMATE A WORKFLOW TO SAVE TIME: GRAPHIC OVERRIDES + 3D DOCUMENTATION Hello everyone, ARCHICAD has a great potential when it comes to produce documentation. In all the posts about this topic we like to show different kind of documents that we can produce...

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Parametric Exercises in Archicad I

Parametric Exercises in Archicad I

Workflow with best parametric & BIM tools for Architecture Hello everyone, As you may know some of the members of our team have been testing already in alive projects the GRASSHOPPER - RHINO -ARCHICAD connexion. In the example we are showing today we needed to...

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BIM Archicad Libraries I: 3DS and SketchUp Objects

BIM Archicad Libraries I: 3DS and SketchUp Objects

Hello everyone, Today we are going to make and article based on a daily workflow that we commonly use in our practise: importing objects into our ARCHICAD libraries. It is very common that for projects that are only at concept stage you want to have cool objects based...

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World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 HK

World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 HK

sustainability starts with a smart use of the resources In our team we have always been concern about all environmental implications of architecture and also tried to push a sustainable approach in all our projects. It is true that sometimes is not easy to convince...

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THE POWER OF THE 3D DOCUMENTATION

THE POWER OF THE 3D DOCUMENTATION

WE LIVE IN THE 3D/4D ERA! Nowadays, more and more design offices, architects and contractors use 3D documentation to communicate better their design intent or the construction techniques. Fly-through animations and construction sequence animations  are also common...

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Control your project with BIMx:  It has never been that easy!

Control your project with BIMx: It has never been that easy!

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COMPLEX PROFILES II: Automated 1:50 Documentation

COMPLEX PROFILES II: Automated 1:50 Documentation

PRODUCE COMPLETE SETS OF DRAWINGS AT 1:50 AND 1:200 AUTOMATICALLY FROM YOUR MODEL [mk_image src="https://www.weareenzyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COMPLEXPROFILES02-09.jpg" image_width="900" image_height="529" crop="false" lightbox="false" frame_style="simple"...

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HKIBIM 2016: The International Picture

HKIBIM 2016: The International Picture

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COMPLEX PROFILES I: 2D, 3D, Information & Much More

COMPLEX PROFILES I: 2D, 3D, Information & Much More

COMPLEX PROFILES CONDENSE INFORMATION IN YOUR MODEL.. Hello everyone! Today I want to introduce a new BIM topic into our blog: the Complex Profiles. Last week we introduce Scheduling in ARCHICAD as well. The purpose of these new topics is to share what I consider...

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AUTOMATED SCHEDULES: Introduction

AUTOMATED SCHEDULES: Introduction

GET IT AUTOMATED, GET IT DONE RIGHT Today I want to introduce the world of automated Schedules in ARCHICAD. This article is for those who are new in the BIM methodology and also for those who didn’t take yet the step of switching to BIM. If you are reading this and...

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Documentation in Archicad II: Custom Lines and Fills

Documentation in Archicad II: Custom Lines and Fills

Today is going to be a very short but effective post! In our last related post we talked about the great control that ARCHICAD gives you over the 2D representation of the 3D elements. We had an overview of how you can apply your own style to your BIM generated...

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BIM SUMMER COURSE 2016 AT HONG KONG UNIVERSITY

BIM SUMMER COURSE 2016 AT HONG KONG UNIVERSITY

SHARING EXPERIENCES ABOUT BIM WITH ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS During the month of July some members of the Enzyme Apd team were invited to share their professional experience using BIM at an Architecture firm with the Architecture students of the HKU. The Course was...

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GRAPHISOFT KCC 2016: Enzyme APD Interview

GRAPHISOFT KCC 2016: Enzyme APD Interview

ENZYME TEAM AT THE KCC 2016 TALKING ABOUT PROJECTS IN HONG KONG AND SOUTH EAST ASIA Dear Friends, In this post we would like to share the interview we did during the Budapest KCC 2016. In this interview we talk about our experience as an Architectural office and BIM...

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GRAPHISOFT BIM Case Studies: From concept to BIM | Villa Patio

GRAPHISOFT BIM Case Studies: From concept to BIM | Villa Patio

FIRST GRAPHISOFT CASE STUDY OF AN ENZYME PROJECT IN INDONESIA Hello everyone! We are happy to share with you that Graphisoft has done a Case Study of one of our projects in Indonesia developed with ARCHICAD. We feel quite excited about being recognized by the leading...

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Documentation in Archicad I: Architectural Drawings

Documentation in Archicad I: Architectural Drawings

  2D DRAWINGS, DOCUMENTATION.. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM YOUR MODEL? Architectural Drawings are one of the biggest fetiches for Architects all around the world. We love them! They can express the personality and the thinking of the author, they can be simple and...

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GRAPHISOFT KCC 2016: Impressions

GRAPHISOFT KCC 2016: Impressions

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From Concept to BIM: Villa Patio in Bandung Case Study

From Concept to BIM: Villa Patio in Bandung Case Study

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Grasshopper Connection: Case Study & 1st Impressions

Grasshopper Connection: Case Study & 1st Impressions

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SEO Vs Boolean Operation in Archicad

SEO Vs Boolean Operation in Archicad

Differences in between Solid Element Operations and Boolean in ARCHICAD Which one shall we use in each case?   When it comes to model in 3D ARCHICAD offers several options that allow us to modify geometries and items in between them. The most common two from all...

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Interior Wizard: Room Finishes Automatic Data

Interior Wizard: Room Finishes Automatic Data

Automatize the finishes data of every space of your project   The use of Zones in Archicad has proved to be one of the most efficient ways of Managing Data in our project. In terms of Surface, Volumes, Perimeters, Naming, Functions, etc; zones become very useful...

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Find and Select in ARCHICAD: Manage your Project

Find and Select in ARCHICAD: Manage your Project

The most powerful Selection BIM tool to manage Data and Geometry in a Project   [mk_image src="https://www.weareenzyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/FIND-SELECT-ARCHICAD-06.jpg" image_width="1200" image_height="600" crop="true" lightbox="false"...

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Enzyme APD and AMA Design join forces!

Enzyme APD and AMA Design join forces!

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BIM for Small Firms

BIM for Small Firms

BENEFITS OF USING BIM IN SMALL FIRMS The benefits of the Building Information Modeling in large companies are well known. What may not be as well known are the benefits that can provide to small firms. Most of those firms currently use simple CAD workflows combined...

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Clash Detection & The Wrong BIM Workflow Part II

Clash Detection & The Wrong BIM Workflow Part II

BIM can be a way to fix problems or avoid them from the beginning [mk_image src="https://www.weareenzyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/BIM-CLASH-DETECTION-HONG-KONG-05.jpg" image_width="907" image_height="555" crop="true" lightbox="false" frame_style="simple"...

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Renovation Filters Step 2: Design Options

Renovation Filters Step 2: Design Options

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Custom Surface Textures in CineRender & Archicad

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Archicad and The Rhino Grasshopper Connection

Archicad and The Rhino Grasshopper Connection

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Initial Version of Grasshopper Plugin for Mac Users

Initial Version of Grasshopper Plugin for Mac Users

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SUMMIT 2016: Masters of Archicad

SUMMIT 2016: Masters of Archicad

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Renovation Projects: Introduction to Renovation Filters

Renovation Projects: Introduction to Renovation Filters

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Design Strategies 2: From Massing to BIM

Design Strategies 2: From Massing to BIM

The whole BIM process starts with Massing and Design [mk_image src="https://www.weareenzyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/From-Morph-To-Architecture3.png" image_width="500" image_height="500" crop="true" lightbox="false" frame_style="simple" target="_self"...

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The Wrong BIM Workflow I

The Wrong BIM Workflow I

Why firms fear upgrading to BIM Understanding the concept of BIM is quite simple and when explaining its benefits most of the Architects react like "yes, it make sense..". But the big fear comes when the first un-successful and failure experiences start to happen....

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IFC Open Standard or why Sharing is Caring

IFC Open Standard or why Sharing is Caring

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Design strategies: Massing with Morph

Design strategies: Massing with Morph

Massing at the design stage: Freedom in design without loosing control. When starting a project in architecture most of the times we need to go through something called "massing". Basically is a process that allows architects to understand the possibilites of the...

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Global VDC & GRAPHISOFT: Strategic Partnership

Global VDC & GRAPHISOFT: Strategic Partnership

GLOBAL VDC AND GRAPHISOFT ENTER INTO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP ADVANCED BIM TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES OF HONG KONG AND ASIA In a previous post on this blog we were reviewing the past BIM conference that took place in Hong Kong. In...

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Hong Kong BIM Conference 2015

Hong Kong BIM Conference 2015

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Point Cloud Survey Data in BIM

Point Cloud Survey Data in BIM

Point Cloud Survey Data in BIM The Point Cloud Data extracted from Survey has been a great breakthrough during the past years. Now a days the cost of a Point Cloud Survey is now roughly the same as a traditional 2D Survey, with the advantage that is much more accurate...

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Team Collaboration: IFC Quick Test

Team Collaboration: IFC Quick Test

ARCHICAD to IFC Export Tests Some of the most common advantages that we talk about when we refer to BIM usually are Collaboration and Coordination. The IFC format is the basic common language for collaboration in BIM based projects. It is the neutral data format for...

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Grasshopper empowers BIM

Grasshopper empowers BIM

Rhino – Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Connection During the past years we have seen how some parametric approaches have found its way to integrate in the Architecture Design Process. The connection of Grasshopper - Rhino is a powerful combination when it comes to design. For...

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A Tool for Design

A Tool for Design

Is BIM making you a better designer? As we all already there is not such a tool that is going to make you smarter or improve your skills when using it. Tools help us to resolve problems, to develop our work. Is true that in that way they can help to enhance our...

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BIM Level 1: Better Information Management

BIM Level 1: Better Information Management

Level 1 BIM – the forgotten first step When using a tool for the first time we always should aim to understand the basics of its logic. Starting with simple examples and explore it progressively is a good praxis in my opinion. Some tools are quite simple and adapt to...

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So What Is BIM?

So What Is BIM?

Do you really understand what is the meaning of Building Information Modelling is? In order to understand the revolution that is taking place in Architecture all over the world it worth have a close look to this concept. While most of the Architects already have heard...

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Architects Design: BIM at BIG

Architects Design: BIM at BIG

When wondering whether BIM is an appropriate tool for design or not, is good to have a look to some of our favourites architectural offices around the world. When we talk about Architecture, team collaboration and integration are words that easily come to our minds....

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AAVS Osaka 2019

AAVS Osaka 2019

Bridging the Gap between Computational Design and Traditional Japanese Architecture. The Importance Of Wood In Traditional Japanese Architecture  The beauty and relevance of traditional Japanese architecture rely on a very unique combination of factors: The use...

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