BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec 14, 2016 – GRAPHISOFT, the leading building information modeling (BIM) software developer for architects, has announced the release of its intelligent Grasshopper–ARCHICAD Live Connection for the Mac OS. This industry-first, bi-directional “live” connection allows Rhino and Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software (ARCHICAD) on both the Windows and Mac operating systems.
Developed by GRAPHISOFT, Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connections allow architects to leverage the strengths of the three design environments — Rhino, Grasshopper and ARCHICAD — filling a gap in the design process between early stage design and building information modeling (BIM). Now, Mac users can access this unique connection, offering tools beyond seamless bi-directional geometry transfer and allowing basic geometrical shapes to be translated into full BIM elements, while maintaining algorithmic editing functionality.
According to Robert McNeel, CEO, McNeel & Associates, “The development of Rhino and Grasshopper for Mac OS is a response to our customers around the world who wanted to be able to work with our products on their favorite platform.”
“We’re pleased to offer this revolutionary algorithmic design-to-BIM workflow to our Mac users as well,” said Peter Temesvari, director of product management, GRAPHISOFT. “The most popular algorithmic design solution, combined with the best architectural BIM solution, running on designers’ most popular platform, ensures the best design experience possible.”
To download Rhino and Grasshopper for Mac, ARCHICAD users are invited to visit McNeel’s websites. To download the free Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection plug-in for ARCHICAD 20 on Mac OS, please click here.
For more information about the Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection, please visit http://www.graphisoft.com/rhino-grasshopper/.
About Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
Rhinoceros 5.0, developed by Robert McNeel & Associates, is the market leader in industrial design modeling software. Highly complicated shapes can be directly modeled or acquired through 3D digitizers. With its powerful NURBS based engine, Rhinoceros 5.0 can create, edit, analyze, and translate curves, surfaces, and solids. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size. For designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3D modeling tools. Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring.
GRAPHISOFT ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ARCHICAD, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment; EcoDesigner, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution; and BIMx, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT is part of the Nemetschek Group.