Crossgrade to ARCHICAD

The Crossgrade to ARCHICAD course is designed for new users of ARCHICAD with previous skills gained in other “FlatCAD” applications, wishing to learn the skills required to produce a Virtual Building model.

By attending this course, you will have the opportunity to learn the core commands and actions in ARCHICAD, the ARCHICAD workflow, a basic knowledge of the processes involved in constructing a “Virtual Building” model, through to creating drawing layout sheets.

Course Delivery

These instructor-led small groups of no more than five attendees take place in our dedicated training centre in Birmingham, or onsite at your office or studio.

Duration

Two days, delivered consecutively.

Prerequisites

A working knowledge of MacOS or Windows operating systems including the ability to navigate through the file system to create, manage and manipulate files.

No prior knowledge of any CAD system is required – however, drafting, design or architectural experience would be an advantage.

Course Outline

Day 1:

  • ARCHICAD work environment and user interface.
  • Drawing methods, geometry methods and data input.
  • Snap points and guidelines.
  • Selection methods.
  • Editing elements.
  • Working with coordinates and dimensions.
  • Use of 2D drawing tools and editing commands.
  • Initial design model and planning stage drawings.
  • Criteria based element selection.
  • Building materials and composite structures.
  • Use of libraries, objects and favourites

Day 2:

  • Placing and editing dimensions.
  • Constructing a 3D virtual building model.
  • Storey, levels and roof plans.
  • Trace and reference.
  • Controlling priority-based connections and junctions.
  • Introduction to terrain modelling.
  • The ARCHICAD project workflow.
  • Renovation statuses and filters
  • Creating sections, elevations and details.
  • Quick Views and layer control.
  • Introduction to drawings, layout sheets and master layouts (title blocks).
  • Introduction to publishing and data output.