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2024 Technology Preview Program

2024 Technology Preview Program:
Master powerful new features and shape the latest BIM-enabled innovations

Your Best Design Option

Challenge Description


Dear Graphisoft Community,

We are thrilled to open to submissions the Your Best Design Option challenge! Join us in spotlighting your creativity and design skills with Archicad's brand-new feature Design Options.

Flex Your BIMx

We invite you to send us a GIF. Optionally, you can add a description and additional screenshots - just make sure the GIF comes first as it will be the cover of your entry.

If you don’t know how to make a GIF out of your design options, just follow these simple steps:

1. Choose the perfect angle to showcase your work and save the view (right-click, Save Current View…);

2. From the saved View, go to File > Save as… > select JPEG as file format > set the best quality in the Image Save Options > hit Save;

3. Repeat Step 2 after switching to another design option you have created;

4. After you've collected your images, go to any free source JPEG to GIF solution online, for example iloveimg. Select the animated GIF option in the right side of the screen and set 2 seconds per image;

5. Download your GIF and upload it here. To be eligible for the rewards, please also upload the Archicad PLA file in the dedicated field.


Get started with Design Options


If you are not yet using Design Options to harness the potential of Archicad 27, get on boarded in our Archicad 27 Upgrade Training, a short self-paced course available at Graphisoft Learn.

You are also invited to grab your popcorn and join us on November 28, 2023. We will host a webinar here on Graphisoft Community to cover a quick overview of Integrated Design Options and use cases. Reserve your spot!

Prizes


Our jury will select the most creative entries to be rewarded with special prizes:

1st Place:

  • LEGO Classic box: experiment and prototype in your own playground
  • Graphisoft Learn voucher worth €450: Elevate your Archicad expertise.
  • Roundtable with Product Manager (James Badcock) and Product Designer (András Fábián): gain insights and discuss your ideas

2nd Place:

  • LEGO Classic box: experiment and prototype in your own playground
  • Graphisoft Learn voucher worth €240: level-up your skills and get certified
  • Roundtable with Product Manager (James Badcock) and Product Designer (András Fábián): gain insights and discuss your ideas

3rd Place:

  • LEGO Classic box: experiment and prototype in your own playground
  • Graphisoft Learn voucher worth €150: level-up your skills and get certified
  • Roundtable with Product Manager (James Badcock) and Product Designer (András Fábián): gain insights and discuss your ideas

Honorable Mention:

  • Graphisoft Learn voucher worth €150: continue your Archicad journey
  • Roundtable with Product Manager (James Badcock) and Product Designer (András Fábián): gain insights and discuss your ideas

Selected works also have the chance to be featured in our social media and knowledge base.

How to Participate


Upload your GIF/visual content directly to the entry field, and your Archicad PLA file in the dedicated field.

Note that your PLA file will not be accessible to other Community members.


To participate in our challenges, you must be a Community member. If you haven't done so yet, please create an account.


Meet the jury


András Fábián  |  Graphisoft, Hungary

András is an Architect and has worked at Graphisoft for over 20 years as a Product Designer. He contributed to several modelling features, including Building Materials and priority based connections, Complex Profiles, multi-plane Roofs and Curtain Walls. Later on he also specialised on the design of Information Management features in Archicad. In recent years, he’s held the position of User Experience owner for Archicad Development. András was the lead designer of the Design Option feature introduced in Archicad 27.

James Badcock  |  Graphisoft, United Kingdom

James is a Senior Product Manager at Graphisoft located in London, United Kingdom. He has almost 25 years of experience with Archicad – since version 5.1. James has worked at Graphisoft for 12 years, as a Product Designer in Budapest, and BIM Consultant in Singapore. Prior to Graphisoft, he practiced as an urban designer with projects in Australia, Middle East and China.

Maximilian Strasser  |  Graphisoft, Germany

Max is Director of Brand Management based in Munich, Germany. He has over 20 years experience in marketing and a big passion for design. With his father working as an architect and practically growing up between plans and construction sites it was clear that his future endeavors will have something to do with architecture. Graphisoft offers the best opportunities to connect marketing and design with architecture and digitalization.

Yasmin Herden  |  Graphisoft, Hungary

Yasmin is a Professional Services Consultant at Graphisoft HQ, specialized in BIM. She is a Brazilian Architect and Urban Planner, with a buildingSMART international certification. Prior to her role at Graphisoft, she served as a BIM Specialist at Königsberger Vannucchi, and contributed as a collaborator at LaBIM-SC, the BIM Laboratory of Santa Catarina State. Yasmin has also assisted Graphisoft Brazil in developing and conducting training sessions as a Certified Archicad Trainer.


Terms and Conditions


By submitting your entry, you agree with our Terms and Conditions expressed below and the Terms of Use of Graphisoft Community.

• To be eligible for recognition - rewards -, you must submit an entry with an image or GIF of your Design Options solution AND your Archicad PLA file in the dedicated field. Note that the visual is visible to all Community members, but the PLA file is accessible only to Graphisoft.

• You are allowed and welcome to submit multiple entries;

• Graphisoft reserves the right to change or cancel any award and make other adjustments as needed to accommodate particular circumstances;

• All submitted entries will be publicly displayed on Graphisoft Community. Submitting an entry gives Graphisoft permission and approval to leverage content (images and/or videos) for Marketing and Public Relations purposes in presentations, on social media, and in the Graphisoft websites;

• By submitting your entry in this challenge, you declare that the Archicad file and related images are done by yourself and/or does not infringe any third party Intellectual Property. If the Archicad projects are inspired by a product or another idea, make sure to specify in the entry description and give the necessary credits;

• The submission window starts on November 1, 2023 | 12:00 PM CET;

• All entries must be received by December 31, 2023 | 12:00 PM CET.

Check the challenge Frequently Asked Questions and, if you still have questions, feel free to start a thread on Our Community forum.

Now, unleash your creativity and unlock the power of Archicad's brand-new feature.


Graphisoft Community Team