On-Demand ARCHICAD Lessons

Workflow-1

This lesson will review the ARCHICAD interface and it’s work environment including concepts of the software, starting a new project, Menus, Tool Bar, Tool Settings, Info Settings, Status Bar, Navigator, shortcuts, Saving a project and backups.

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Workflow-2

This lesson will discuss how to draft and edit elements in Floor Plan work environment including drawing walls, beams and slabs well as lines, polylines, circles and splines. This will include a review of the Tracker, Snap Guides, Snap Points and Guide Lines. Finally we will review common shortcuts for drafting that will increase your speed and reduce the number of clicks.

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Workflow-3

This lesson will discuss how to work with building elements in ARCHICAD’s 3D work environment including walls, columns, beams, slabs and roofs. We will also review how to insert and edit Doors, Windows and Objects. Finally we will review 3D Interaction commands commonly used for modeling and editing elements.

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Workflow-4

This lesson will discuss how to work with building elements in ARCHICAD’s 3D work environment including walls, columns, beams, slabs and roofs. We will also review how to insert and edit Doors, Windows and Objects. Finally we will review 3D Interaction commands commonly used for modeling and editing elements.

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Detailing-1

This lesson we will review how details are extracted from the model in ARCHICAD as well as how to import AutoCAD details or office standard details. We will review the Detail Tool, the process of creating details and how details are linked to both the model and to drawings.

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Detailing-2

Class Modules: – Detailing 1 – Detailing 2

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Detailing-3

In this session you will learn how to use the Detail Tool to extract details from the model for documentation, how to manage your model and leverage the data to create effective detail drawings and how to create a 3D Document and define the settings to use for 3D details.

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Documentation-1

This lesson will review how to setup Drawing Views using the View Map which is located in the Navigator including creating Saved Views, editing existing Saved Views, using a Cloned Folder and managing the View Map. We will also review how Drawing Tool and it's settings to manage placed Views.

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Documentation-2

This lesson will review how to setup drawing views in ARCHICAD, which is the first step in the process of creating construction documents for a project. We will review how to place saved views onto Layouts, how to edit placed views and how to updated these views.

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Documentation-3

Examine how to setup a model for documentation including customizing the Master Sheet, setting up a titleblock, using autotext and defining a custom drawing title.

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Documentation-4

This lesson we will explore how to manage a model-based drawing set including an overview of how to use the Drawing Manager to view the status of placed drawings and using the Publisher to creating Publisher Sets for batch output to save PDF’s, DWG’s, IFC’s, JPG, BIMx and other file formats.

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Documentation-5

This lesson we will review how to configure a project for printing and plotting in ARCHICAD, including understanding the differences between print and plot, the pros/cons to postscript printing versus HPGL plotting, using the print/plot settings and reviewing the Publisher that provides a method to batch plot and print a project.

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Building Materials

In this session you will learn how to setup Building Materials to work with composites that intelligently connect with building elements and how to define Composite Structures including creating custom wall types, editing existing composites and how to manage Composite priority based connections.

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Residential-1

Discover how to setup a model for the foundation of a project including defining a building slab, creating a foundation wall with complex profiles, modeling a basement wall and defining the site.

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Residential-2

This class reviews how to model the a wood framed system including modeling with Wall Composites, creating a custom Wall Composite, add framing to a wall and creating a framing list.


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Residential-3

Master the set up for door and window settings, how to configure settings for manufacturer specs, how to setup favorites and how to develop standards for producing window and door schedules.

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Residential-4

Review modeling a sloped roof system including defining a Roof as a Composite structure, modeling a multi-plane and single-plane roof system and how to add both gutters and skylights.

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Interiors-1

Learn how to use tools in ArchiCAD to model interior finishes including the Wall Tool, Composites, Complex Profiles, Objects and Accessory add-ons from Graphisoft for interior design.

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Interiors-2

Discover how to create materials in ArchiCAD for rendering and the OpenGL environment as well as how to manage materials for projects. 


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Interiors-3

Learn to format and create custom finish and furniture schedules including Scheme Settings, types of schedules and how to create, edit and place schedules.

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Interiors-4

Explore how to visualize an interior space including using the 3D Window Settings, setting a perspective camera and setting up Lightworks for a realistic rendering.


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Commercial-1

Uncover how to model foundation and steel structural system for a commercial project using ArchiCAD's modeling tools and object library parts.


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Commercial-2

Learn how to model walls for metal frame construction including creating composites, using Partial Structure Display and creating Complex Profiles.


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Commercial-3

Review of how to create built up roofs and parapets using the Wall Tool, Slab Tool and the Mesh Tool as well as how to integrate Composite structures and object components.

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Commercial-4

Discover how to model curtain walls using the Curtain Wall Tool as well as how to model storefronts using Storefront objects within the Window and Door Tools.

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Manage Project-1

Discover the best way to manage ArchiCAD libraries including external linked libraries, embedded libraries, archived libraries and web-based libraries.

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Manage Project-2

Reviews how to create a system for tracking and managing revisions within ArchiCAD including quick sketch clarifications as well as formatted clarifications.


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Manage Project-3

Learn to manage project attributes including Pens & Colors, Layers, Fills, Lines, Building Materials, Composites, Surfaces and Zone Categories.

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Manage Project-4

In this session your learn how to create and edit Views for drawings that are placed onto layouts, how to manage Views to develop LIVE connections between the model and layouts and how to setup batch publishing for documents including PDF export and Print/Plot.

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Teamwork-1

Discover how to setup a Teamwork project including sharing a project, signing into a project, reserving elements, requesting elements and releasing elements.

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Coordination-1

Uncover methods for setting up and coordinating your documents to efficiently work with consultants.

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Coordination-2

Discover methods for setting up and coordinating your 3D Model to efficiently work with consultants, including those using Revit.

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Green & LEED-1

Discover how to customize ArchiCAD for managing LEED including creating a LEED Checklist Report, defining LEED documentation, using Layouts and using schedules for LEED calculations.


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Green & LEED-2

Uncover how to create Sun Studies for design analysis as well as how to setup interactive schedules to meet the calculation requirements for LEED daylight and sight line analysis.


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Artlantis-1

Review the new features in Artlantis 5 including a new redesigned interface, an update to iVisit 3D, an architectural camera viewpoint and a library for both offline and online media.

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Artlantis-2

This class is an overview of how to create renderings in Artlantis including how to export from BIM or modeling programs to Artlantis as well as how to use lights, sun, materials, objects, billboards, views and rendering.

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Artlantis-3

Discover how to create animations, panoramas and VR objects in Artlantis including how to create an animation path, how to place VR panorama cameras and how to setup a VR object view.

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Artlantis-4

Learn to fine tune materials in Artlantis (applicable for V5 & V6) including understanding shaders versus textures, editing shaders and textures, setting image tones and creating effects.

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BIMx

Examine how to Save an ArchiCAD model to BIMx as well as how to navigate in BIMx, save to mobile devices, how to render a BIMx model with global illumination and connect the BIMx model to documentation.

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Cinerender-1

Discover the Cinerender Rendering Engine in ArchiCAD including how to setup a rendering work environment, defining the Cinerender settings and using Cinerender Lamp objects.

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Cinerender-2

Uncover how to create surface colors and textures in ArchiCAD for Cinerender and the OpenGL environment as well as how to manage surfaces for projects.

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Design

Uncover the process for creating views of a model including setting up the 3D Projection Settings, using the Navigator Preview, placing a camera in plan, using the Camera Tool and navigating the 3D Window.

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Piranesi

Learn how to create an illustration style rendering using Piranesi 6 including saving from ArchiCAD,  importing to Piranesi, setting up the scene and the process for creating an illustration.

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Sketch

Review the Sketch Rendering Engine in ArchiCAD including how to place a sketch on a layout, Sketch Rendering Settings, creating a sketch 3D Cutaway and integrating with Photoshop.

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Schedules-1

Explore how to use the interactive building schedule as well as the project index schedule including a review of each type, how to place schedules and the process to edit schedules.

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Schedules-2

Learn how to create custom building schedules including a review of schedule types, using Criteria to define a schedule and adding Fields to a schedule.

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Schedules-3

Examine how to setup LEED documentation using ArchiCAD's Layout Book and Autotext, how to setup a LEED Checklist Report and how to setup interactive schedules for LEED calculations.

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Schedules-4

In this session you will learn how to setup Property Data for a project using the Property Manager, how to link project data to schedules, and how to generate schedules for doors, windows, finishes, walls and other building elements. We will also review how to access and share data using IFC's.

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Presentation-1

Learn how to integrate site photography into renderings for visualization including using the Camera Tool, using the Align View command and integrating with Photoshop.


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Presentation-2

Discover how to use the Project Publisher within the Navigator to create batch Save As output to DWG, PDF and IFC as well as other formats, how to export to BIMx and how to create batch Print and Plot.

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Objects-1

Discover how to create custom 2D objects as well as 3D objects from both the Floor Plan and 3D Window as well as how to use the Morph Tool to create objects.


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Objects-2

Learn how to program standard custom object parameters using GDL, including material, pen color, linetype, length, text and rotate.

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Objects-3

Discover how to create custom door panels, door hardware and a window sash by modeling these elements and saving them as a component based object.

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Objects-4

Review how to create custom cabinet doors, cabinet knobs and pull hardware as well as custom gate designs as component based objects.

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Objects-5

Learn how to create custom curtain wall frames and caps using DWG files from the manufacturer as well as how to design a custom panel.

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Site-1

Discover how to create a site model terrain using the Mesh Tool as well as the steps to integrate a building footprint into a site mesh.

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Site-2

This class will review how to create the hardscape for a site including sidewalks, pathways, expansion joints, roads, driveways, parking lots, curbs and pools.

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Site-3

Review how to create commonly required landscape forms and site objects using the new freeform modeling options in the Shell Tool.

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Windows & Doors-1

Learn how to define doors and windows, the steps to setting up both simple and detailed graphics, selecting a dimension marker symbol, setting up the Marker Settings, assigning a tag and finally how to place a door or window object within a Wall.

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Windows & Doors-2

Examine how to create a custom door leaf, door handle and window sash as well as how to model a custom door or window object and Save it as a window or door object that can be inserted into a wall.

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Construction-1

Discover how to compare drawing and model information including using Virtual Trace, Visual Compare, Model Version Tracking and Interference Detection.


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Construction-2

This class reviews how to assign data to building elements using Property Objects, Components and Descriptors as well as how to link to the ArchiCAD properties database.


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Construction-3

Discover how to develop a quantity takeoff editing property data, linking property data to building elements, formatting a material takeoff and exporting to a spreadsheet program.


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Design-1

Uncover how to use ArchiCAD's Zone Tool for early design space planning including setting up Zone Categories, defining the Zone Settings and drawing out a Bubble Diagram. 

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Design-2

Examine how develop an early design using basic modeling tools including Wall Tool, Slab Tool, Morph Tool and Mesh Tool as well as how to customize building shapes using the Object Tool.

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Design-3

This class will review how to add details to the ArchiCAD model using Composites, Profiles, Favorites, and Objects. It will also cover how to create custom objects and Solid Element Operations.


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Design-4

Learn to import a SketchUP object from the 3D Warehouse, how to edit the 2D symbol for a SketchUP object and how to integrate an ArchiCAD model into Google Earth.

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Design-5

Uncover techniques for creating presentation drawings including using Model View, Model Display Settings, Fill Patterns, using 2D Objects for a montage & creating a 3D Document.


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Manage Model-1

Review how both layers and model view options work in ArchiCAD for the purpose of managing project information to product documents, details, schedules and model views.

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Manage Model-2

Master using both Pens & Colors and Pen Sets including how the U.S. and International defaults are organized as well as how to customize these defaults for your office.


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Manage Model-3

Examine how to manage views including a review of the Navigator, how to create Saved Views, how to edit Saved Views and how to place Saved Views onto Layouts.

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Manage Model-4

Learn to use ArchiCAD's  Renovation feature including the Renovation Palette, Renovation Filter Options, customizing the filter and managing renovation element status.

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Manage Model-5

In this session you will learn how to create Graphic Override Combinations and attach rules to create 2D and 3D graphics. How to develop new Graphic Override Rules using Criteria and Override Style. How to save the Graphic Override Combinations with views for drawings and 3D window views.

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Element Modeling-1

Discover methods for modeling complicated roof structures in ARCHICAD. Starting with basic modeling techniques, this course moves through sloped roof systems as well as single- and multi-planed element systems.

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Element Modeling-2

Discover how to build unique forms using the Wall Tool, Column & Beam Tool, Mesh Tool and Shell Tool as well as by using the Custom Profile Editor.


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Element Modeling-3

Discover techniques for creating presentation drawings including using Model View, Model Display Settings, Fill Patterns, using 2D Objects for a montage & creating a 3D Document.


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Element Modeling-4

Discover how to model forms specific for furniture and object design using the new features of the Shell Tool including extrude, revolve and ruled methods.


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New Features

With ARCHICAD 21 Graphisoft once again introduces innovation in technology with a new release of ARCHICAD. In this lesson we will review the new features including Stair Tool, the new Railing Tool, Curtain Wall Editing Mode update, new productivity and teamwork features, opportunities for classification management and improvements to visualization.

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New Features

In this lesson we will review how to use the Stair Tool to create custom treads and risers, add landings, create custom shaped stairs and set materials. We will also review the new Railing Tool which can be used to create complex, associative railings for Stairs, Slabs, Walls, Roofs or Meshes. We will discuss how to use the Railing Pattern Editor as well as how to setup pre-defined rules and standards.

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New Features

In this session we will review additional productivity and visualization enhancements for section/elevation editing, selective Parameter Transfer functionality, classification management, Curtain Wall editing update, pre-set Style mode for the 3D Window and conflict management with collision detection. You’ll discover improved control for editing between section/elevation and floor plan views, new options for editing curtain walls using the new technology from the Stair and Railing Tools, how to selectively pick parameters to by transferred between elements with Favorites Parameter Inject functionality, opportunities to create saved Graphic Styles for the 3D Window including new shading modes and steps to track conflicts in your design using the new Collision Detection feature.

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New Features

This is a review of the most beneficial new features in ArchiCAD 20, including the refreshed user interface, two point perspective, update to Cinerender, connection to Rhino, Graphic Overrides, Property Manager and Visual Favorites.

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New Features

In this session you will learn more details about the new Graphic Overrides feature including how to create Graphic Override Combinations and attach rules to create 2D and 3D graphics, how to develop new Graphic Override Rules using Criteria and Override Style, how to save the Graphic Override Combinations with views for drawings and 3D window views.

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New Features

This is a review of the most beneficial new features in ArchiCAD 19, including the 3D Surface Painter, Point Cloud technology, Interface and Guideline Enhancements and the much-improved GDL Library for better object management.

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New Features

The 3D Surface Painter is a new feature in ArchiCAD 19. You will discover how to use this new tool and how to change model surfaces in the 3D window instantaneously.

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New Features

Uncover the major work environment improvements available in ArchiCAD 19. You will discover the new, tab-based navigation system as well as guide lines, snap guides and snap points that provide permanent graphical aid for accurate element creation and editing.

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New Features

Discover the much-improved GDL Library improvements found in ArchiCAD 19. In addition, review the new workflow enhancements such as annotations and dimensions.

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New Features

A review of the new features of ArchiCAD 18, including the photorendering option CineRender, the new tool for revisions and change management as well as new workflow additions.

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New Features

Discover the new CineRender rendering engine in ArchiCAD 18 including a review of new Lamps, update to the Lamp Settings, changes in the Surface Settings and how to create a photorendering.

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New Features

Discover the new revision and change management features in ArchiCAD 18 including the Change Tool, Change Manager, Revision History Object and creating revision history reports.

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New Features

Discover the new workflow and Teamwork features in ArchiCAD 18 including the multiple editing of elements in 3D, PDF improvements and BIM Server improvements.

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New Features

This class is an overview of the new features in ArchiCAD 17, including priority-based connections, building materials, story element linking, BIMx, energy analysis, performance and more.

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New Features

Examine in detail how to use priority based connections with the new building material settings as well as how to move an older project forward into ArchiCAD 17.


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New Features

Explore in detail how to use new 3D visualization features in ArchiCAD 17 including the interactive 3D cutaway, 3D Document floor plans and BIMx.

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New Features

Examine how to use new workflow and energy evaluation features in ArchiCAD 17 including multiple thermal blocks, customized energy reports, OpenBIM and bimobjects.com integration.


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New Features

This class will review the new features in ArchiCAD 16 including the Morph Tool, BIMcomponents.com, the new integrated Energy Evaluation and productivity features.


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New Features

Explore ArchiCAD 16s newest object features, including saving objects, object parameters, BIMcomponents.com and productivity features.


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New Features

Discover the new features in ArchiCAD 16 including the Morph Tool, creating Morphs, editing Morphs, using the Morph Tool in 2D and 3D as well as converting elements to a Morph.


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New Features

Discover the integrated energy tools in ArchiCAD 16 including energy evaluation of the model, working with zones, energy models review, structures list display and energy model visualizations.

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New Features

This class reviews the new features in ArchiCAD 15, including 3D Interactions, Enhanced Model Connections & Multi-Plane Roofs, the Shell Tool and tools to Manage Renovations.

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New Features

This class reviews how to use the new 3D interactions and  single-element roof component in ArchiCAD 15 as well as the new enhanced model connections.


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New Features

Uncover how to use ArchiCAD 15's new Shell Tool, including how to create Extruded Forms and Revolved Forms as well as how to model a Ruled Surface.


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New Features

Discover how to use ArchiCAD's new Renovation feature including the Renovation Palette, Renovation Filter Options, customizing the filter and managing renovation element status.


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New Features

This class reviews the new features of ArchiCAD 14, including 3D model coordination, importing a surveyor's data into a mesh, new library parts, dimensioning improvements and the new offset command.


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New Features

Uncover how to configure the new IFC Export options in ArchiCAD to coordinate with consultants using Revit or Tekla as well as how to setup the model for export using IFC.

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New Features

Discover how to configure the new IFC Import options in ArchiCAD 14, how to install an export Add-In to Revit or Tekla and how to use the change management features for IFC models.

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New Features

In this course we will learn about ArchiCAD 13 installation and new features, including TeamWork 2.0, oriented view, improved Find & Select, ruler, Slab/Roof edge custom settings, Fill improvements and more.


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New Features

Examine the modeling and documentation enhancements in ArchiCAD 13 including oriented view, Arrow Tool enhancement, Ruler, Fill enhancements, improved Curtain Wall editing and more.

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New Features

This class reviews the new features in ArchiCAD 12 including the Curtain Wall Tool, 3D Document, Partial Structure Display and Fill Enhancements.


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New Features

Review the productivity enhancements in ArchiCAD 12 including customizing the Work Environment, Nudge/Align/Distribute, Partial Structure Display and improved dimensioning.


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New Features

Discover Fill Tool enhancements and 3D Documentation in ArchiCAD 12 including translucent fills, image fills, creating a 3D document and saving a 3D document view.


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New Features

Discover the new Grid Tool and Stair Tool enhancements in ArchiCAD 12, including grid tool settings, grids in 3D, automating the placement of a grid, new stair winders and enhanced 2D stair graphics.


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New Features

Discover ArchiCAD 12's new Curtain Wall Tool including settings, positioning, schemes, frames, panels, junctions, accessories and editing.


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New Features

This is the second in a 2 part series that reviews the Curtain Wall Tool focusing on advanced editing of the curtain wall system.


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New Features

This class reviews the ArchiCAD 11 new features including worksheets, line and fill consolidation, saving as a PDF, Trace Reference, Interior Elevation tool and new layer features.


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New Features

Review the virtual trace feature including organizing the work environment for trace reference, the trace reference palette, displacement, visibility and several examples.


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New Features

Examine the worksheet and interior elevation tools including interior elevation settings and creation, removing views from interior elevations, worksheet creation, linework and fill consolidation and the trace reference palette.


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New Features

Examine the Google 3D connections including Google Earth, 3D Warehouse, importing buildings, exporting objects and the Google object library.


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New Features

This class reviews how to use layouts and drawings in ArchiCAD including project navigator, layer and model view settings, placing drawings, drawing title block, using the grid and creating a project sheet index.


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