Applecore Designs has over twenty years’ experience being at the forefront of implementing model based design software and solutions for the construction industry, we work with our customers to help them work smarter and win more business.
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Founded in February 1995, Applecore Designs Limited has over twenty
years’ experience being at the forefront of implementing innovative
design software and solutions for the construction industry.
A family-run company since its inception, we have grown to become
internationally recognised, with an ever-growing number of clients
across the UK and Europe.
We place great emphasis on establishing and maintaining a close
working relationship with clients in the UK and recognise the importance
of providing a professional and efficient ongoing service. We aim to
provide a fast and personalised response to the needs of the small to
medium sized design studio.
Who is Applecore Designs?
“We work with
our customers to
help them work
smarter and win
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Searching through manuals can be a slow and frustrating way of learning,
but with our flexible hands-on learning options, you and your staff can
gain better skills more quickly and ultimately reach a higher level of
We can help you get started with your software, as well as get to grips with
more advanced features, with courses designed for new, intermediate
and more advanced users.
Classroom training can be delivered in our Birmingham, London and
Edinburgh training centres. We also offer on-site tuition in studios across
“I doubt we
could have found
anyone else as
on the subject
and we felt it
Lee Jones, Ideal
Where do we find training most appropriate for
Regional training centres
On-site across the UK
Structured learning in ARCHICAD, BIM Server, BIMcloud
Content and delivery customised to your studio
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For studios with multiple teams considering a move to model based
design and BIM authoring, we recommend a Pilot Project. This will allow
you to assess the changes to your studio’s workflow, internal processes,
collaboration and technology.
Our bespoke Pilot Projects can be tailored to a design team dedicated
to undertaking a project in ARCHICAD, developing skills and assessing
We have developed a number of training and coaching courses designed
specifically for operatives and managers to aid the process.
are a low risk
design teams of
five or more”
How do we know if a move to model based
design is right for us?
90 day use of ARCHICAD, BIM Server and BIMx
Comprehensive training (off-site or on-site)
Bespoke project template file
Rapid 2D detailing library
Support and implementation
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Applecore Designs has developed corebadges, a way to keep track of
your learning and development in a number of areas, communicating
your achievements as your progress.
Whereas training courses may issue a certificate of attendance, these
virtual badges keep a record of milestones and verify your skills and
Not only can you keep track of any formal training you have completed,
but you can also keep a record of key skills that you have achieved and
share your achievements on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
can have a
can be used to
How do we track our progress?
Bronze, silver and gold leaf awards
Capture accomplishments and competencies
Earn and display badges across the web
Identify and assess learning outcomes for further study
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Templates can be used across all of your projects, ensuring consistency in
your brand and drawings, whilst also maintaining creativity.
Instead of developing a new project file every time, you can reuse a
template and simply change the desired information on the fly. This boosts
efficiency across your studio at every level, allowing you to focus on what
you do best — design.
We can assist your studio in developing project templates to your own
specification, either during implementation or through further consultancy.
having a good
How can we work smarter and improve
“Starter” template for all Applecore customers
Efficiency and consistency
ARCHICAD implementation with your office standards
Maintained and updated for the latest versions
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We provide a range of architectural 3D modelling services to aid the
design, planning, and visualisation of your projects. An impressive and
accurate model can make the difference between winning and losing
We can take 2D and 3D data of existing buildings from most survey
companies and convert all relevant information to reproduce a digital
Whether you need images of a proposed new development for a
presentation, help with a planning application, digital models for
marketing purposes, or data rich information for the BIM process, we have
the knowledge and experience to deliver your requirements.
“In addition to
the design model,
we can supply a
BIMx file for your
explore in 3D”
Where do we obtain 3D modelling services?
Present your design intent
Interactive 3D models
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Our specially developed libraries are designed to help model, draw and
document your projects in ARCHICAD.
These objects have been created following customer feedback to assist
in automating particular drawing and modelling tasks. They increase
efficiency, add further detail to the model, whilst reducing drawing and
Our in-house team also specialises in the development of bespoke
ARCHICAD and IFC objects. Whether you are a design studio or
manufacturer we can assist you with your requirements.
and also include
Where can we get custom objects?
Speed up work with detailing and accessory objects
Libraries designed for the UK market
Bespoke objects for your studio
Objects for manufacturers
Incorporate BIM data
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We offer a number of flexible licensing options to ensure your investment
is right for your business. From individual licences to concurrent network
licensing, and borrowable licences for use away from your studio, we can
discuss the options to suit your design team.
Our popular Fixed Term agreement combines the benefits of owning
perpetual licences nullifying the long term constant cost associated with
software subscription. We are also backed by the largest independent
underwriter for B2B equipment leasing in the UK with terms tailored to your
“Our clients tell us
that a perpetual
licence with a
What licence options do we have?
Monthly payment options
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We appreciate your business, and as our commitment to offering the
highest level of service the coreadvantage scheme offers multiple
benefits, including discounts on training and events.
You are automatically enrolled after a qualifying purchase or when
booking training with us. Your unique membership number will be valid
for 12 months, and it is automatically renewed with your next transaction.
By quoting your coreadvantage number over the phone, in an email, or
submitting it on our online store you will automatically receive the eligible
is a scheme
How do we get rewarded for our loyalty?
Up to 15% discount on training courses and consultancy
Reduced delegate pricing for our annual BIM Conference
Discounts for our bespoke ARCHICAD object libraries
Discounts on workstations
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BIMsure is a trading title of Courtprice Limited, authorised and regulated by the financial conduct authority, Insurance Brokers to Applecore Designs Limited.
As a business owner, partner, or director, ensuring adequate cover with
your studio’s professional indemnity insurance (PII) is a constant worry.
These insurance fees are also a large part of the overheads of any
Underwritten by leading insurers, the BIMsure Professional Indemnity
approach is simple: understand the profession, understand the exposure,
understand each risk and tailor the terms accordingly.
Improved information quality and design coordination resulting from the
BIM process provides further incentive for BIMsure to support our clients.
for the creation,
their model, and
How do we ensure our BIM process is covered by
our professional indemnity insurance?
BIM manager/lead consultant roles
Cover loss of documents and work of subcontractors
Monthly instalment options
Compensation for court attendance
Full retro-active cover
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Before purchasing new hardware, you may want to consider the size
and level of detail of your future projects. Ensuring you have the correct
hardware is key in getting the best out of your software investment.
We can help in assessing the suitability of your existing workstations and
also supply new Windows and macOS workstations according to the
latest recommended specifications.
Fixed term finance is also available for our bundles. You can combine
software and hardware options into one convenient transaction.
How do we check if our hardware is suitable?
Direct accounts with manufacturers
Monthly payment options
Discounts for coreadvantage members
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