Hit the ground running with this 2-day intensive Archicad course

This course combines the content of our Fundamentals and Intermediate courses, and has been designed to give new users a solid foundation to start using Archicad.

NOTE: Students can choose to take one or both days of this course.

Day 1: Fundamental Skills

Earn 6.5 AIA CEUs

The first day of the course introduces basic Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques and collaboration concepts. Topics include:

  • Launching the Program
  • Working with the Interface
  • Selection Techniques
  • Common Techniques
  • Building the Model
  • Working with Walls
  • ARCHICAD 3D
  • Window & Door Tools
  • Using Editing Tools
  • Favorites
  • Story Settings
  • Trace Reference
  • Foundation
  • Magic Wand
  • First Floor Slab
  • Placing Columns
  • Placing Beams
  • Placing Objects
  • Complex Profiles
  • Second Story
  • Roof
  • Section/Elevation Markers
  • Layers
  • Library Management
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
Day 2: Intermediate Skills

Earn 6.5 AIA CEUs

The second day of the course enhances the skills learned on the first day. Topics include:

  • Utilizing the Morph Tool
  • Using sections and elevations to see how a model is put together
  • Enhanced detailing
  • Understanding worksheets and best practices for adding notes and storing them as visual favorites
  • Improving workflow through customized settings and element attributes
  • Customizing and creating unique wall composites, fills, building materials, surfaces, and how to import/export these elements
  • Learn the importance of organization when documenting and designing your model with project map, view map, layout, and publisher
  • Creating layouts, title blocks, auto text, and updating layouts
  • The importance of template creation and how to create a new template
Learning Objectives
Attendees will learn:

  • Basic 3D modeling techniques
  • The basics of adopting a streamlined BIM workflow
  • Different modes of collaboration across the AEC disciplines and to create document deliverables
  • How to use the Morph Tool to create custom objects
  • The benefits of a customized work environment by incorporating layouts and templates
  • How to identify best practices for an improved workflow through customized settings and element attributes
  • The benefits of creating custom layouts, settings, element attributes, and title blocks.
Other Information

Computers and software will be provided for this hands-on training. A total of 13 AIA Learning Units can be a earned by attending both days of this course (6.5 LUs per day). You can choose to attend one or both days of this event:

  • 1x day = $350 (less 20% for SSA Members)
  • 2x days = $700 (less 20% for SSA Members)