Our Story

There are many aspects of our story. However, we love to keep it as simple as possible.

GRAPHISOFT

1982

GRAPHISOFT was formed in Budapest, Hungary

GRAPHISOFT

1984

Radar CH was released

ArchiCAD 2.0

1986

first 2D & 3D integrated software on a personal computer


ArchiCAD 5.0

1996

Mac and Windows


ArchiCAD 6.5

1999

Hotlink Modules on ArchiCAD


Shivang Rajvir

1999

Shivang Rajvir gets introduced to Intel PC and 3D Home

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ArchiCAD 8

2002

ArchiCAD 8, OpenGL and Editable GDL


Shivang Rajvir

2002

learns 2D CAD software at School of Architecture, Rajkot

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ArchiCAD 8.1

2002

Opposite Structures & Automatic Intersections at wall


Shivang Rajvir

2003

learns ArchiCAD

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ArchiCAD 10

2006

Shivang Rajvir

2006

Shivang, started his first job at firm focusing on BIM Services

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Devanshi Rajvir

2006

started her Architecture graduation at IED, Vidyanagar

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ArchiCAD 11

2007
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Devanshi Rajvir

2007

gets her own MacBook

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ArchiCAD 12

2008
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DIMENSION PLUS

2008, March 2nd

was formed

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DIMENSION PLUS

2008, July 9th

Launched ArchiCAD 12 in Ahmedabad

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ArchiCAD 13

2009
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Devanshi Rajvir

2009

learns ArchiCAD at DIMENSION PLUS

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ArchiCAD 14

2010
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DIMENSION PLUS

2010

started selling ArchiCAD as Resellers

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Shivang

2010

started providing implementation services to make sure it is Solution Selling and not Box Selling

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ArchiCAD 16

2012
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DIMENSION PLUS

2012

becomes all India Distributor for Artlantis

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Devanshi

2012

joined DIMENSION PLUS as Senior Architect

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ArchiCAD 17

2013
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DIMENSION PLUS

2013

worked as most successful Reseller for ARCHICAD, doing 60% of all India Business

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Shivang

2013

joins CEPT for his Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Technology and Management

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ArchiCAD 20

May 3rd, 2016
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Devanshi

May, 2016

becomes Certified ARCHICAD professional and BIM Manager by GRAPHISOFT

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Shivang

May, 2016

becomes Certified BIM Manager by GRAPHISOFT

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DIMENSION PLUS

June, 2016

Signs a Contract with GRAPHISOFT SE as Value Added Partner for Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Goa

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DIMENSION PLUS

June, 2016

Launched ARCHICAD 20 in India in a Launch Event at AMA, Ahmedabad

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Ar. Shivang’s Story
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Summer of 1999, his father bought intel PC for accounting. The supplier installed couple of free software including 3D Home. He started his graduation in Architecture next year and saw iMac at the institute.

He was fortunate to get exposed to technology and software by his professor who always believed the balance between art in technology in Architecture. He learnt a famous 2D CAD software during 2002 but soon realised it is nothing more than Drafting Board on PC. During one of his visits home, he saw his father using Tally for accounting instead of Excel, and he realised, though Excel can do accounting, Tally can do more justice to accounting, it is appropriate.

He felt there must be some software for Architecture as well, which gives more justice to buildings than just drafting them on PC. His research took him through, learning couple of software but none of them could do what he was looking for, something that Tally can do for accounting. Something that can automate repetitive mundane tasks.


Summer of 1999, his father bought intel PC for accounting. The supplier installed couple of free software including 3D Home. He started his graduation in Architecture next year and saw iMac at the institute.

He was fortunate to get exposed to technology and software by his professor who always believed the balance between art in technology in Architecture. He learnt a famous 2D CAD software during 2002 but soon realised it is nothing more than Drafting Board on PC. During one of his visits home, he saw his father using Tally for accounting instead of Excel, and he realised, though Excel can do accounting, Tally can do more justice to accounting, it is appropriate.

He felt there must be some software for Architecture as well, which gives more justice to buildings than just drafting them on PC. His research took him through, learning couple of software but none of them could do what he was looking for, something that Tally can do for accounting. Something that can automate repetitive mundane tasks.


Summer of 2003, he got a call from the computer training institute where he learnt 2D CAD & other software. They said “there is a new software that we are teaching which can give you Plan, Elevation, Section & 3D in one file and when you change something in one view all other gets updated”. The first thing he did the next day was to enrol for the training for ArchiCAD. He realised the potential of the software and felt - this is my tool. He started using ArchiCAD for all his submission after that


Three years later in 2006, after his graduation the first job he did was with a firm providing BIM Services, the marketing term ‘BIM’ was quite new but the technical meaning was Virtual Building, the concept on which ArchiCAD worked since 1984. It was easier for him to absorbed in an otherwise difficult position because of his knowledge of ArchiCAD and BIM (Virtual Building). His first extra (apart from producing BIM data for building) was to train team of 15 Architects and Draftsman on ArchiCAD for an upcoming project.


Year 2006, she started her Graduation in Architecture. She was a Graphic/Visual driven person from the beginning having keen interest on Photography, Visual Composition and everything Graphical. She was also an adherent MAC lover, and already had various iPod models loaded with her favourite A R Rahman music.


Winter of 2007, she decides to have a laptop for her studies. It was obvious to choose MacBook for her being a Mac Lover. However, it was neither obvious nor easy to find a right kind of software for Architecture design/documentation purpose on Mac. Remember this was an era when even the 2D CAD software was not available on Mac.

Her search and help from seniors gave her 2 options ArchiCAD and Vectorworks. Her choice was ArchiCAD out of these two as she found ArchiCAD User Interface more appealing Graphically and it was easier and faster to learn. ArchiCAD for her was so easy that she learnt it on her own and started using it for all her submissions.


Winter of 2007, an Architecture Graduate with a passion for Technology and BIM started realising, he has to start something of his own to materialise his dreams and aspirations. He started brainstorming on names for his firm, that was fanatically 2D CAD era (there is no huge difference even today, sadly)and he was adding a 3rd dimension to everything he was doing by using Virtual Building/Building Information Modelling. The name he decided upon was ‘DIMENSION PLUS’ with a tag line “rise above”.

March 2008, DIMENSION PLUS was established as Architectural Design firm. Within few months there was an offer to start GRAPHISOFT Authorised ArchiCAD Training Centre. That embarked DIMENSION PLUS on the Professional Journey to Virtual Building technology segment and made DIMENSION PLUS a firm working for Architecture Physical & Virtual. DIMENSION PLUS, being India’s First ArchiCAD training centre got exposed to various Architectural Practices using ArchiCAD across India.


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It was during 2009, she realised its time for her to learn more about ArchiCAD as she was about to start her Working Drawing semester. She came across DIMENSION PLUS, while doing research on where to learn ArchiCAD. She had just 6 days and wanted to learn ArchiCAD, and fortunately she could do it.

After learning ArchiCAD and while on internship she met with a French intern who was also working on ArchiCAD and they both made a good team and started using ArchiCAD for all their Heritage Documentation projects at INTACH, Pondicherry. During this time she realised that there are stages of learning any software and the first stage is just knowing the software, but the last one is Exploiting the Software before it exploits the user.


During 2010, DIMENSION PLUS got an offer to be resellers and promote ArchiCAD to Architects and Interior Designers. That year marked our entry to Software Sales vertical. Since it was about selling ArchiCAD and not any dumb drafting board imitating software, DIMENSION PLUS considered it as Solution Selling and focused more on developing support services and mechanism for all the existing and new users. All the internal meetings of DIMENSION PLUS starts with a slogan “Remember: we have end users and not customers”.


During 2010, DIMENSION PLUS started selling ArchiCAD to Architectural & Interior Design firms. Our approach have been different from day 1 and we have always focused on Implementing ArchiCAD and not just selling the box. DIMENSION PLUS offered various training packages depending upon the requirements of the users.


Year 2012 DIMENSION PLUS started Sales, Support and Training for Artlantis, a product by Abvent, as all India Distributor. Artlantis is known as world’s fastest standalone rendering application and works on the principles of Live Preview Window, which can save a lot of time and eliminate trial and error for Professional Rendering Results.

Same year, DIMENSION PLUS, witnessed another paradigm shift under Ar. Devanshi’s leadership in the domain of ArchiCAD Training. She has been pivotal in Contextualising ArchiCAD syllabus and also taking it to Educational Institutes for free 1 day ArchiCAD seminars and workshops. She is still working tirelessly for upgrading ArchiCAD syllabus with every new version release every year.


During 2012, she joined DIMENSION PLUS Architecture Physical division as Senior Architect and started handling Architecture and Interior Design Projects. She was pivotal in teaching ArchiCAD to in-house teams and making an optimum use of it for faster and better production of Drawings and Quantities. She realised while interacting with interns that they are still taught 2D CAD as part of curriculum and thats why they are always cautious and scared of exploring designs they accepted that, they design keeping in mind the fact that “how to draw Plans, Elevation and Sections for their designs”

This made her realise the importance of imparting knowledge to young kids and she decided to scale up the already existing training facilities at DIMENSION PLUS. She designed a new training syllabus keeping in mind her own learning “It is important to Exploit the Software before it exploits the user”. She also realised the immense resistance from faculties and authorities for learning anything new or other than what they themselves know. She decided to save her energies and direct them for students, and started offering free one day workshops and complete ARCHICAD trainings later on to those who want to learn more.


Between 2013 and 2016, DIMENSION PLUS worked as most successful ARCHICAD Resellers in India. During these years DIMENSION PLUS contributed more than 60% of all India ARCHICAD Sales and Support. Even today our user base ranges from Rewari in North India to Pondicherry in the South. We always believe that we have Users and not Customers.


Ar. Shivang Rajvir went to CEPT during 2013 for his Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Technology and Management were he focused his core interest on using BIM for Construction Management.


May 2016, Ar. Devanshi went through ARCHICAD competency Test and professional training for BIM Manager, and became “GRAPHISOFT Certified ARCHICAD Professional”, same year she got GRAPHISOFT Certified BIM Manager status as well.


May 2016, Shivang successfully completed BIM Manager training held at GRAPHISOFT Head Quarter, Budapest, Hungary and got a Certified BIM Manager Status.


The next Step Up happened during June 2016 when DIMENSION PLUS signed a direct sales agreement with GRAPHISOFT SE for Western India, eliminating box pushing sales ideologies from in-between. This took us and our users, one step closer to team GRAPHISOFT and now we have direct access to all the training support material. Also, GRAPHISOFT came one step closer to users as we are single tier sales organisation meaning we take products from GRAPHISOFT and provide the same to Architects and Interior Designers.

This move completed a full circle with Architects, as ARCHICAD is a Software Designed by Architects for Architects and now even promoted and supported by Architects under the banner of DIMENSION PLUS.


PHOTOS


Winter of 2007, an Architecture Graduate with a passion for Technology and BIM started realising, he has to start something of his own to materialise his dreams and aspirations. He started brainstorming on names for his firm, that was fanatically 2D CAD era (there is no huge difference even today, sadly)and he was adding a 3rd dimension to everything he was doing by using Virtual Building/Building Information Modelling. The name he decided upon was ‘DIMENSION PLUS’ with a tag line “rise above”.

March 2008, DIMENSION PLUS was established as Architectural Design firm. Within few months there was an offer to start GRAPHISOFT Authorised ArchiCAD Training Centre. That embarked DIMENSION PLUS on the Professional Journey to Virtual Building technology segment and made DIMENSION PLUS a firm working for Architecture Physical & Virtual. DIMENSION PLUS, being India’s First ArchiCAD training centre got exposed to various Architectural Practices using ArchiCAD across India.

During 2010, DIMENSION PLUS started selling ArchiCAD to Architectural & Interior Design firms. Our approach have been different from day 1 and we have always focused on Implementing ArchiCAD and not just selling the box. DIMENSION PLUS offered various training packages depending upon the requirements of the users.

Year 2012 DIMENSION PLUS started Sales, Support and Training for Artlantis, a product by Abvent, as all India Distributor. Artlantis is known as world’s fastest standalone rendering application and works on the principles of Live Preview Window, which can save a lot of time and eliminate trial and error for Professional Rendering Results.

Same year, DIMENSION PLUS, witnessed another paradigm shift under Ar. Devanshi’s leadership in the domain of ArchiCAD Training. She has been pivotal in Contextualising ArchiCAD syllabus and also taking it to Educational Institutes for free 1 day ArchiCAD seminars and workshops. She is still working tirelessly for upgrading ArchiCAD syllabus with every new version release every year.

Between 2013 and 2016, DIMENSION PLUS worked as most successful ARCHICAD Resellers in India. During these years DIMENSION PLUS contributed more than 60% of all India ARCHICAD Sales and Support. Even today our user base ranges from Rewari in North India to Pondicherry in the South. We always believe that we have Users and not Customers.

The next Step Up happened during June 2016 when DIMENSION PLUS signed a direct sales agreement with GRAPHISOFT SE for Western India, eliminating box pushing sales ideologies from in-between. This took us and our users, one step closer to team GRAPHISOFT and now we have direct access to all the training support material. Also, GRAPHISOFT came one step closer to users as we are single tier sales organisation meaning we take products from GRAPHISOFT and provide the same to Architects and Interior Designers.

This move completed a full circle with Architects, as ARCHICAD is a Software Designed by Architects for Architects and now even promoted and supported by Architects under the banner of DIMENSION PLUS.

At, DIMENSION PLUS under Ar. Devanshi and Ar. Shivang’s leadership we always keep researching about possibility of Introducing Other products for AEC Professionals that supports OpenBIM concept.


Summer of 1999, his father bought intel PC for accounting. The supplier installed couple of free software including 3D Home. He started his graduation in Architecture next year and saw iMac at the institute.

He was fortunate to get exposed to technology and software by his professor who always believed the balance between art in technology in Architecture. He learnt a famous 2D CAD software during 2002 but soon realised it is nothing more than Drafting Board on PC. During one of his visits home, he saw his father using Tally for accounting instead of Excel, and he realised, though Excel can do accounting, Tally can do more justice to accounting, it is appropriate.

He felt there must be some software for Architecture as well, which gives more justice to buildings than just drafting them on PC. His research took him through, learning couple of software but none of them could do what he was looking for, something that Tally can do for accounting. Something that can automate repetitive mundane tasks.

Summer of 2003, he got a call from the computer training institute where he learnt 2D CAD & other software. They said “there is a new software that we are teaching which can give you Plan, Elevation, Section & 3D in one file and when you change something in one view all other gets updated”. The first thing he did the next day was to enrol for the training for ArchiCAD. He realised the potential of the software and felt - this is my tool. He started using ArchiCAD for all his submission after that.

Three years later in 2006, after his graduation the first job he did was with a firm providing BIM Services, the marketing term ‘BIM’ was quite new but the technical meaning was Virtual Building, the concept on which ArchiCAD worked since 1984. It was easier for him to absorbed in an otherwise difficult position because of his knowledge of ArchiCAD and BIM (Virtual Building). His first extra (apart from producing BIM data for building) was to train team of 15 Architects and Draftsman on ArchiCAD for an upcoming project.

2008, and he decided to start his own practice. March same year he started DIMENSION PLUS, as Architectural Service provider firm, remember the use of ArchiCAD was constant. Same year he got an offer to start ArchiCAD authorised Training Centre in Ahmedabad, he evaluated and accepted the same. That made DIMENSION PLUS a firm working on Architecture Physical Virtual.

During 2010, DIMENSION PLUS got an offer to be resellers and promote ArchiCAD to Architects and Interior Designers. That year marked our entry to Software Sales vertical. Since it was about selling ArchiCAD and not any dumb drafting board imitating software, DIMENSION PLUS considered it as Solution Selling and focused more on developing support services and mechanism for all the existing and new users. All the internal meetings of DIMENSION PLUS starts with a slogan “Remember: we have end users and not customers”.

Ar. Shivang Rajvir went to CEPT during 2013 for his Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Technology and Management were he focused his core interest on using BIM for Construction Management.

May 2016, Shivang successfully completed BIM Manager training held at GRAPHISOFT Head Quarter, Budapest, Hungary and got a Certified BIM Manager Status.

Summer of 2016, DIMENSION PLUS got the chance to work directly with GRAPHISOFT SE, as Value Added Partner eliminating box pushing ‘distributors’ from the channel. This means toady DIMENSION PLUS is the live bi-directional link between all the End Users who use ARCHICAD and GRAPHISOFT SE who makes ARCHICAD. This makes DIMENSION PLUS an organisation promoting the technology after using it for years.

Thats the story of Ar. Shivang Rajvir from DIMENSION PLUS

Today his focus is on bringing appropriate and user friendly technology for AEC professionals and implementing them at the End User location. He never believes in selling, his motto is Implementing.


Year 2006, she started her Graduation in Architecture. She was a Graphic/Visual driven person from the beginning having keen interest on Photography, Visual Composition and everything Graphical. She was also an adherent MAC lover, and already had various iPod models loaded with her favourite A R Rahman music.

Winter of 2007, she decides to purchase a laptop for her studies. It was obvious to choose MacBook for her being a Mac Lover. However, it was neither obvious nor easy to find a right kind of software for Architecture design/documentation purpose on Mac. Remember this was an era when even the 2D CAD software was not available on Mac.

Her search and help from seniors gave her 2 options ArchiCAD and Vectorworks. Her choice was ArchiCAD out of these two as she found ArchiCAD User Interface more appealing Graphically and it was easier and faster to learn. ArchiCAD for her was so easy that she learnt it on her own and started using it for all her submissions.

It was during 2009, she realised its time for her to learn more about ArchiCAD as she was about to start her Working Drawing semester. She came across DIMENSION PLUS, while doing research on where to learn ArchiCAD. She had very limited time to learn ArchiCAD, and fortunately she could do it in 6 days.

After learning ArchiCAD and while on internship she met with a French intern who was also working on ArchiCAD and they both made a good team and started using ArchiCAD for all their Heritage Documentation projects at INTACH, Pondicherry. During this time she realised that there are stages of learning any software and the first stage is just knowing the software, but the last one is Exploiting the Software before it exploits the user.

She completed her remaining semester using ArchiCAD as her primary design documentation tool for doing a Mass Housing, Urban Design and finally Residential School based on Indian Gurukul system as her thesis. After her graduation she worked at Chennai for a year where she used ArchiCAD and proved its worth in a primary 2D CAD using firm.

During 2012, she joined DIMENSION PLUS Architecture Physical division as Senior Architect and started handling Architecture and Interior Design Projects. She was pivotal in teaching ArchiCAD to in-house teams and making an optimum use of it for faster and better production of Drawings and Quantities. She realised while interacting with interns that they are still taught 2D CAD as part of curriculum and thats why they are always cautious and scared of exploring designs they accepted that, they design keeping in mind the fact that “how to draw Plans, Elevation and Sections for their designs”

This made her realise the importance of imparting knowledge to young kids and she decided to scale up the already existing training facilities at DIMENSION PLUS. She designed a new training syllabus keeping in mind her own learning “It is important to Exploit the Software before it exploits the user”. She also realised the immense resistance from faculties and authorities for learning anything new or other than what they themselves know. She decided to save her energies and direct them for students, and started offering free one day workshops and complete ARCHICAD trainings later on to those who want to learn more.

May 2016, Ar. Devanshi went through ARCHICAD competency Test and professional training for BIM Manager, and became “GRAPHISOFT Certified ARCHICAD Professional”, same year she got GRAPHISOFT Certified BIM Manager status as well.

Thats Ar. Devanshi Rajvir from DIMENSION PLUS

Today her focus in on constantly improving ARCHICAD training materials and keeping it contextual for Indian Students as well as taking ARCHICAD to more institutes and students. She is also taking care of all the creatives and graphics of DIMENSION PLUS, which includes our News Letters, Articles, Marketing Materials and other creatives. Her passion for designing is still alive and she takes care of all the design projects under DIMENSION PLUS Architecture Physical.


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