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Francois Swanepoel

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Bantry Bay, Modeling & Rendering

This is a brief career history for Francois Swanepoel (MultiCad Design)

I obtained my National Diploma(Architecture)in 1991 at the Technicon Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

Starting my career as Architectural Technologist, working with draughting board and pen, etc. "The good old days". Since then I worked as Technologist employee for architects, held the position of Chief Building Inspector & Plans Examiner at Ceres Municipality, South Africa.

I also ran my own turn-key company for over 8 years as sole proprietor.

It started as Truter-Swanepoel Building Services in 1997. Through "TSBS", I was able to take my client's project from the design and documentation through to physical implementation on site. We offered Architectural-, Quantity Surveying & Estimation-, Project Management- and Building Procurement services. I say "we" because I had the privilege of work with and lead a varying team of professionals, all together focused on one single goal: to optimally combine our knowledge, valid experience and quality resources to effectively meet the needs of our client’s within the restrictions of the project. Hence our motto “Commitment is the Key”.

During 2002 I turned my focus back to my "first love", Architecture. My career progressed from the table to 2D CAD and over to 3D. This was the birth of MultiCad Design and my introduction to ArchiCad v6.5. Since officially working on ArchiCad v7, I found myself always in a "happy place" when working with this amazing tool. ArchiCad takes the draughting "drag" out of the design and documentation process, so we can enjoy the trail. With ArchiCad's productivity gain we can focus on the "heart and soal" (we might disagree about the definition) of the project. Graphisoft has also continually set ArchiCad apart from the rest of "the pack". We are in good company - Yes! I am very bias - no excuses though. My career has exposed me to several CAD software and the intrigues of Information Technology (IT), which I believe has kept me open to learning and open to other people. A forever moving target. It is true: "Change IS the only constant".

I am now proud to have qualified in January 2010 as Graphisoft Registered Consultant which is an international certification and the result of a career long commitment.

Equal to my love for Architecture, so I have a passion for people and nature.

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MultiCad Solutions CC is now a ful Graphisoft Solution Centre

Posted by Francois Swanepoel at Jan 24, 2011 11:47 AM
MultiCad Solutions CC
Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
Graphisoft SA ArchiCad Solution Centre

As the local ArchiCad Solution Centre (Western Cape Region, South Africa) & Graphisoft Registered Consultant for ArchiCad 13 (2010) & ArchiCad 14 (2011),
you have a well qualified team to assist you to achieve success with every project your practice delivers to your clients.
My company profile gives you our service outline & team member details & background.

Our aim is to enjoy building a region that will lead the country into the era where BIM will become the industry standard. In partnership with you & adopting
& realizing the goal & vision of Graphisoft SA to create a community of strong ArchiCad users & successful Architect practices in this region.

This year we are excited about how ArchiCad will give users an even stronger class leading toolset to deliver excellent designed buildings through ArchiCad’s:
• complies to SANS 204 (legislation from mid 2011) with our EchoDesigner add-on & VIP-Energy.
• detailed interior design client briefs can be delivered in ArchiCad using the built in Interior Wizard & intelligent library components.
• IFC compliance makes coordination with Engineer’s designs so more accurate and intelligent.
• new Teamwork 2 makes a project team much more efficient.

Remote log-in via the internet gives Architects freedom & control in working from anywhere in the world.
ArchiCad’s continued user-driven development keeps it your best partner to ensure better profitability for your practice.
We look forward for the opportunity to be of service to you.

Francois Swanepoel

• Francois Swanepoel : Nas.Dipl. Arch (Management, Sales, Training (Level 1-5) & Level 1-2 Technical Support)
• Paul Elliott : B.Arch (UCT). (Training (Level 1-3) & Level 2 Technical Support)
• Dario Benedito : Nas.Dipl. Arch (Training (Level 1-2) & Level 2 Technical Support)
• Yves Manana : MCSE, MCP 2001 (Microsoft) (Sales & Level 2 Technical Support (IT)