Synopses & Reviews
ArchiCAD has been on the market since 1984 and has firmly established itself among the available CAD software packages. The number of ArchiCAD users continues to increase and has already exceeded 100.000 by far. Continuous product development has broadened the program's possible spectrum of work applications. Therefore, this book provides comprehensive (background) information and descriptions of the many tools, functions and processes, that explain and document their many practical, research and educational uses. The 2nd edition includes a chapter on what's new in Version 10.
Voices from the ArchiCAD Community worldwide, reviewing the German edition: "As an avid ArchiCAD user, it would be extremely beneficial to learn more about how other architects use ArchiCAD in the design process." Jeffrey Benningfield "I would like an English book on ArchiCAD for my students." John Counsell "We are just incorporating ArchiCAD into our curriculum. I would be very interested in this endeavor." Elizabeth Bollinger "We would be interested and recommand the book to our students." Kristian Agger "The book you forwarded me (German version) was fantastic ... I believe there would be a great demand for this book ... however it would need to be an english version." Steve Johnson
On the market since 1984, ArchiCAD has firmly established itself among the best Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software packages available. The number of ArchiCAD users continues to increase as constant product development broadens the program's spectrum of possible applications. ArchiCAD Best Practice: The Virtual Building Revealed provides comprehensive information on the many tools, functions, and processes of the programs research, professional, and educational uses.
About the Author
BOB MARTENS, is a visiting professor at Vienna Technical University. He teaches spatial simulation and spatial design. He has been involved in teaching and researching ArchiCAD since 1993. HERBERT PETER, studied architecture at Vienna Technical University. He worked as an ArchiCAD product manager at A-Null for many years and teaches CAD at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Table of Contents
Preface.- On the Relation between Architecture and CA(A)D: CAAD = Automatic Architecture?; ArchiCAD: Its Inception and Developmental Context.- ArchiCAD as an Intelligent Work Environment: Modeling with Different Tools; Using GDL Object Technology; Hotlink Modules Referencing; Additional Performance Features; Project-related Data Organization; Using Information from the Internal Database; Project-related Communication and Presentation.- Characteristic Applications from Practice: Case Studies from Architecture Offices and Planning Studios; Visualization Strategies; Examples of Non-commercial ArchiCAD Applications.- Development Perspectives: Integrated Building Simulation.- Training Manuals and Reference Sources; Internetlinks; Trademarks; Photo Credits; Index.