ARCHICAD Road Test: How it Works

If you are thinking about implementing model based design in your studio, then our ARCHICAD  road test could be a great option.

ARCHICAD offers a huge range of time-saving and cost-effective benefits, but the idea of having to learn a new tool can sometimes be off-putting. Now, there’s a much easier way: the ARCHICAD Road Test, a training course that’s designed to help you get started with minimal hassle. The ARCHICAD road test offers a low-cost way of assessing ARCHICAD for use in your own studio, with managed training and implementation to ease the learning curve.

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In no time at all you will be quickly develop plans, sections, elevations, construction schedules, and more. Create visuals of all kinds, from street views to photo-realistic interiors and virtual reality scenes.

‘ARCHICAD helps you work more efficiently and accurately and makes it easier to share information and collaborate with team members and partners. If you’re switching from a 2D drawing system, using ARCHICAD could increase your studio’s productivity by up to 40%’

Step 1: Get Your ARCHICAD License and Installation

To get started, just head to our store to apply for your 3-month temporary ARCHICAD license.

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Once you’ve made the purchase, you’ll receive a link to download ARCHICAD. The software is available for both Mac and Microsoft Windows systems—and both versions produce files that are compatible with each other—so there’s no need to compromise on your preferred operating system. Download and install the software, use the ID and serial code provided to activate it, and you’re ready to go!

Step 2: Complete the ARCHICAD Trial Exercises

Getting up to speed in an entirely new software can sometimes feel a bit intimidating. That’s why we’ve included some trial exercises with the ARCHICAD test-drive. The trial showcases some of the most commonly used ARCHICAD tools and functions to get you up and running quickly.

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To help you prepare for your training sessions, we recommend completing these trial exercises, which provide you with a series of manuscripts and video guides. By completing these exercises, you’ll get some preliminary experience with the ARCHICAD software, and you’ll be ready to start on the classroom training.

Step 3: Attend a Two-Day Classroom Training Session

Once you’ve completed the trial exercises you’re ready to attend the classroom training sessions. These last for two days and are designed to help you learn the basics of working with ARCHICAD. You’ll learn the core commands and actions, the best practice workflows whilst creating a virtual building model.

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These classroom-based training sessions are small instructor-led groups of up to 5 students. The sessions take place at our Birmingham training centre, alternatively, we can bring our classroom to you allowing you to train a group within your studio.

Step 4: Using ARCHICAD in the Workplace

After completing the classroom training sessions, you’re ready to start using ARCHICAD in the workplace. We recommend that you work with ARCHICAD for at least 20 hours to consolidate your learning, by using the software to start developing a new build or renovation project of your own.

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Step 5: Complete Day 3 of Training

With some real-world ARCHICAD experience under your belt, you’ll spend a further day in the classroom, learning more about what you can do with ARCHICAD. You’ll learn about detailing, revision control, scheduling and automated publishing, to enhance and build on what you’ve already accomplished.

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Step 6: Earn Your Road Test Bronze Badge!

After completing the third day of training, you’re ready to earn your corebadge, the “Road Test Bronze Badge”. To do this you’ll complete the formal three days of classroom training, complete an online test, and submit a project that you’ve completed using ARCHICAD.

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Step 7: Keep Using ARCHICAD

Once you complete the road test you’ll be able to switch your 3-month license to one of several different licensing options: a perpetual license, a fixed-term license, a short-term rental or a subscription-based model. Choose whatever suits your needs best, and you’re ready to enjoy all the benefits of using ARCHICAD.

Get Started with ARCHICAD Today

If you’ve been thinking about trying ARCHICAD there’s no better time to do it than right now! With the ARCHICAD Road Test, you’ll get the training that you need to learn how to use the software for every stage of the design process. ARCHICAD has such a huge range of benefits from time-saving measures to improved data organisation to easier collaboration with other team members and contractors you’ll wonder how your studio ever managed without it.