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ARCHICAD training.

Learn the most comprehensive BIM tool for Architects.

We are an authorized ArchiCAD training and certification center.

That's right, we are giving ARCHICAD training lessons for free to all architects, designers, engineers and anyone who wants to learn how to use one of the most important BIM applications on the market.


Autodesk Revit is obviously a very good tool, however, ARCHICAD is the second most widely used BIM application behind Revit. 


In this new age of BIM technology, learning to use multiple applications is not only important to anyone who is interested in BIM but soon it will become a necessity.

ARCHICAD essentials.
ARCHICAD Essentials. (FREE)

Our free Essentials course has been designed by experts for anyone new to the latest version of ARCHICAD. No matter what your background, ARCHICAD Essentials Training gives you the confidence to work on projects immediately.


This course introduces you to the principles of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and shows you positive and productive ways of using ARCHICAD. Not only will it equip you with the knowledge and confidence to use the program efficiently, but it will also include a mixture of instructions, exercises, discussions, and assessments to help trainees understand BIM and develop skills in ARCHICAD.

ARCHICAD Essentials
2 hrs.
Course objectives - what will you gain?
  • Ensure trainees understand the advantages of Building Information Modelling

  • How to set up and manage projects from large to small

  • The functionality of ARCHICAD's principal Tools

  • The method of producing a project with associated documentation

  • Extracting basic data from the Model

Course requirements.
  • Basic understanding of CAD software.

  • Computers will be provided - NO NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN.

  • Hand-outs will be provided.

Course outline.
  • Introduction to BIM - Explaining the background and principles of BIM

  • ARCHICAD Theory - Principles of ARCHICAD and working methods

  • ARCHICAD workspace - Palettes and tool-bars, origin, scale, preferences

  • Project Setup - Stories, Layers, file types, autosave function

  • Attributes - Creating attributes, Building Materials, Composites and Surfaces

  • Element placement and selection - Walls, slabs, windows, doors

  • Element settings and editing - Walls, slabs, windows, doors

  • Roof Tool - Different methods of roof creation and editing

  • Navigator - Explanation of Project map, View map, Layout Book and Publisher sets

  • Views - Understanding all the stored settings for views

  • Sections and Elevations - Setting up viewpoint and controls

  • Grid Tool - Configuring grids and settings for different views

  • Details- Detail Markers and links to model

  • Level of Detail control in the model

  • Dimensioning - Dimension chains and model associativity

  • Stairs - Choosing and configuring Stair Objects and bespoke stairs

  • Meshes - Methods for creating meshes, gravity

  • External Content – Bringing data from external sources into ARCHICAD

ARCHICAD intermediate.
ARCHICAD Intermediate.

Our Intermediate 6-session course has been designed by experts for anyone with a knowledge of the latest version of ARCHICAD who wishes to increase their understanding of the tools and facilities provided by the software, which was not initially covered in the Essentials course.​​

Filled with tips and tricks, it will show you the most productive ways to use all ARCHICAD’s tools. It will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to use the program quickly and effectively.

The course will also show you how to get the most from ARCHICAD and the Building Information Model and the importance of establishing Office standards and procedures.

ARCHICAD Intermediate.
12 hrs.
Course objectives - what will you gain?
  • Ensure trainees are getting the most from ARCHICAD and the Building Information Model

  • Understanding the importance of establishing Office standards and procedures

  • Effective use of all ARCHICAD’s tools

  • Learning shortcuts and tricks to achieve greater productivity

Course outline.
  • Complex Profiles - Exploring the possibilities and limitations

  • Solid Element Operations - Their uses and issues

  • Custom Panels - Creation for windows doors and curtain walls

  • Custom Windows and Doors - How to create Library Objects

  • Curtain Walls - Exploring the options for the many types

  • Attributes - Managing attributes and creating + managing custom attributes for various uses

  • Master Layouts - Setting up master Layouts

  • Revisions - Mastering the use of the revision manager

  • Scheduling - Configuring schemes to obtain the data required

  • Advanced Modelling Tools - Effective use of Shell and Morph tools

  • Templates - The importance of an office template

  • Zones - Their use from the outset of a project

  • Renovation - Understanding the renovation tool and filters

  • Labels - Element labeling

Coming soon.
ARCHICAD productivity WS

Our Productivity course is a 1-day intensive workshop designed by experts for anyone with an understanding of ARCHICAD, who wishes to develop extensive knowledge of all the tools and facilities provided by the software.


These courses are designed to help attendees develop a detailed knowledge of specific areas of BIM and ARCHICAD. This will further assist an organization to get the maximum possible benefits from their use of ARCHICAD.


*Discounts available for groups of 10 or more attendees. Free up to 2 people with a purchase of a single license ARCHICAD 20. Please email us for more information.

ARCHICAD Productivity | WS
8 hrs.
Course objectives - what will you gain?
BIM knowledge.
  • An overview of BIM and some of the acronyms in common use. The importance of the ‘I’ in BIM and how BIM will affect you!

  • Government BIM Strategy - The BIM Task Group and its initiatives

  • The UK as an exemplary - The EC is mandating BIM too! Sources of information

  • BIM and Standards - The British Standards released to assist in the task of producing BIM to agreed standards

  • The importance of adhering to open standards to ensure communicability

  • BIM is about collaboration and the use and reuse of the same data which becomes richer throughout the process

  • The Digital Plan of Work and Uniclass

  • Assisting your employer to set out their BIM requirements and writing their EIRC

  • The BIM Execution Plan

  • The importance of BIM Protocols, BIM Strategy and the Reference Model concept

  • PAS 91 and standard Pre-Qualification Questionnaires relating to BIM (PQQs)

  • BIM tools - An overview of some of the tools available for BIM

OpenBIM | IFC | COBie
  • OpenBIM

  • An introduction to the concept of Open BIM

  • What is IFC? Over 130 software packages can read and write IFC files - What for? All stakeholders in a project must be able to exchange BIM data

  • The Reference Model concept

  • ARCHICAD import / Export

  • Configuration of translators to aid communication between software

  • Typical workflows utilizing IFC

  • BREP and Extruded data exchange

  • The importance of agreeing on the x, y, and z coordinates for datums

  • Setting up trial data exchanges

  • Identifying any issues

  • BCF files

  • Adding IFC information to the Model

  • Mapping IFC data

  • COBie

  • What is COBie data and what are COBie drops?

  • What is COBie used for?

  • Where did the concept of COBie data come from?

  • Entering and exporting COBie data

  • COBie data formats. Who does what and when?

  • Where are my responsibilities defined?

  • Does all COBie data have to reside in the BIM?

  • How is COBie data checked?

Teamwork | BIM Server
  • The factors that need to be considered before deciding to install a BIM Server. This will cover both hardware specifications and organizational issues

  • The factors that set Graphisoft’s patented Delta technology apart from other solutions

  • The BIM Server Control Centre and its Preferences

  • The importance of the BIM Server Manager and controlling Projects, Libraries, Users, Roles and Backups

  • Ensuring that the hotfixes to the BIM Server and client workstations are kept in step and up to date

Teamwork | Users
  • How to Share and Join teamwork projects

  • Requesting, Reserving and Releasing elements

  • What the Messaging function does

  • The importance of Sending and Receiving regularly and when users should Leave a project

  • Dealing with Offline / Online issues

  • The functions in the Teamwork palette

  • Effective Library management and the importance of the Local Data Manager

  • What the Travel Pack can be used for, and using TW link files

  • How to create a Support Package and save out Log Files to assist with any support issues

  • Effective use of Hotlink Modules

  • Examples of Hotlinks for Internal Layouts, complete buildings, Sites etc.

  • The crucial importance of managing Attributes

  • Element linking

  • Managing Hotlinks, Updating, Relinking, and nested Hotlinks

  • IFCs and Hotlinks

  • Scheduling where Hotlinks are involved and the use of Master IDs

  • The importance of developing Office Standards and ensuring that all users adhere to them

  • A look at appropriate National Standards and the factors to consider when creating an Office Template

  • Consistent Attributes and effective Attribute control

  • Project Info, Layouts, and Autotext

  • Office procedures and workflows

  • Dealing with Uniclass, IFC and COBie fields

Work environments
  • Looks at the work environment subsections and which ones are most useful

  • Creating Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Work Environment Palette control

  • Saving and exporting Work Environments and Hot Desking

Advanced Modeling Tools
  • The course will look in detail at the Morph Tool, Shell Tool, Curtain Wall Tool, and Solid Element Operations and how they can be used most effectively to create some of the more complex geometry often required in projects today.

  • The creation of Custom panels is another way of tailoring standard elements in ARCHICAD to better represent one-off requirements.

  • Ways of controlling Sections and Elevations to achieve the detail and particular styles of output will also be examined. The importance of controlling Views effectively to ensure that the flow through to layouts and finally publishing is achieved with minimal fuss and effort.

  • Producing BIMx files for use at every stage of projects

  • Understanding the Hyper-model concept

  • Effective use of BIMx Docs, linking of 2D documentation

  • Navigation in BIMx

  • Understanding the BIMx Licensing model

  • Zones are an important tool, using a small example, project Zones will be added, looking at the controls available, different geometry methods and the reasons for using each.

  • We look at standards for Zone categories, creating and allocating zone categories, stamps, and Zones in 3D.

  • Scheduling data from a model is a crucial aspect of BIM. Only by Scheduling directly from the BIM can consistent and up to date data be ensured.

  • We look at adding the correct data to elements for scheduling, controlling IDs, configuring Scheme settings to give the results required, selecting the fields to schedule and alternatives for publishing the information.

Coming soon.
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