Creating Powerful ARCHICAD Standards

Seven Lessons for Developing Your Office Standards

When selling yourself it’s important to present a powerful, consistent image that carries through on your designs, presentation boards and documents. The only way to guarantee consistency is to create a set of standards that you follow, especially when you are working in ARCHICAD. Taking the time to create standards will also save you a lot of time and improve your efficiency over the long-haul.

Even though we know this intellectually, it can feel a bit daunting to tackle ARCHICAD Office Standards yourself. That’s why we’ve developed this seven-part course to walk you through each step of the process. If you commit to joining each week’s lesson and spending a couple of extra hours applying what you have learned, you will have a set of customized office standards in just seven weeks!

The seven part online series is scheduled on select Thursdays, from 9 to 10 am Pacific. Taught by an experienced ARCHICAD instructor, each session includes instruction followed by time for questions and answers.

Two Ways to Join this Course

Buy ARCHICAD Standards Series – $299
Includes 7 ARCHICAD Standards Online Lessons ✦ Lesson Recordings for Six Months


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Join as Premium Member – $59/month or $599/year
Includes 7 ARCHICAD Standards Online Lessons ✦ Lesson Recordings during Membership Term ✦ In-Practice WebinarsOver 200 OnDemand LessonsCoaching Mondays


Lesson Agenda

Sept 13: Overview of a Project Template
Uncover the settings that are the foundation for creating an effective Project Template including Attributes and Tool Settings and the Navigator as well as using the ARCHICAD Template .tpl file format.

Sept 20: Understanding Project Preferences
Explore the settings and standards within an ARCHICAD project file including Working Units, Levels, Dimensions, Project Info and other miscellaneous preferences.

Sept 27: Setting Up Graphic Standards
Learn how to setup graphic standards for ARCHICAD using Model View Options, Graphic Overrides, Pen Sets and other options to create different graphic output such as presentation drawings, background drawings and reflected ceiling plans.

Oct 11: Defining Drawing Views
Discover how to standardize Views for a template including organizing the Navigator, how to create Saved Views, methods to organize Views and creating preset Views for Layouts.

Oct 18: Creating Title Blocks & Layouts
Examine how to create and standardize Title Blocks & Layouts including the steps to defining standard Titleblocks, setting up auto-text to automate sheet project information and office standards for output of printing, PDF’s, DWG and other output formats.

Oct 25: Setting Up Defaults & Favorites for Tool Settings
Master how to use and organize Favorites to define defaults for the Tool Settings and review how to use Worksheets to set up General Notes, Keynotes, Legends and other project information.

Nov 8: Defining Building Schedules
Discover how to create custom building schedules including setting up Properties, review of schedule types, using Criteria to define the type of schedule and how to coordinate schedule information using Fields.