Get the most from your ARCHICAD BIM investment

With training courses designed to make your work easier

Whether you’re new to ARCHICAD or just want to advance your skills, there are a range of training options available to help you get the most out of your ARCHICAD investment.

View our core course descriptions below; visit our Events page for training dates and enrollment information; or Request a Callback using the form at the bottom of this page.

Course Descriptions:

ARCHICAD Fundamentals Training: 6.5 AIA LUs

This interactive, hands-on training course introduces basic Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques and collaboration concepts. At the conclusion of the course, attendees will have a working understanding of BIM basics and the skills needed for adopting a streamlined BIM workflow. Attendees can also undertake our Intermediate Training course to build upon these skills (these two courses are often bundled together). Topics included in this course are:

  • Launching the Program
  • Working with the Interface
  • Selection Techniques
  • Common Techniques
  • Building the Model
  • Working with Walls
  • Window & Door Tools
  • Using Editing Tools
  • Favorites
  • Story Settings
  • Trace Reference
  • Foundation

  • Magic Wand
  • First Floor Slab
  • Placing Columns
  • Placing Beams
  • Placing Objects
  • Complex Profiles
  • Second Story
  • Roof
  • Section/Elevation Markers
  • Layers
  • Library Management
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Learning objectives – attendees will learn:
  • Basic 3D modeling techniques
  • The basics of adopting a streamlined BIM workflow
  • Different modes of collaboration across the AEC disciplines and to create document deliverables
  • How to utilize the BIM Server which allows instant group collaboration within a single project.


This course is undertaken in two sessions of 3 hours and costs $350 per person; or $700 when combined with the ARCHICAD Intermediate course. SSA Members get 20% off course fees.

ARCHICAD Intermediate Training: 6.5 AIA LUs

ARCHICAD Intermediate Training is for new users that have attended ARCHICAD Fundamentals training (these two courses are often bundled together); or for current ARCHICAD users who are looking to enhance their skills. Topics covered during the training include:

  • Utilizing the Morph Tool
  • Utilizing the Stair and Railing Tools
  • Using sections and elevations to see how a model is put together
  • Enhanced detailing
  • Understanding worksheets and best practices for adding notes and storing them as visual favorites
  • Improving workflow through customized settings and element attributes
  • Customizing and creating unique wall composites, fills, building materials, surfaces, and how to import/export these elements
  • Learn the importance of organization when documenting and designing your model with project map, view map, layout, and publisher
  • Creating layouts, title blocks, auto text, and updating layouts
  • The importance of template creation and how to create a new template
Learning objectives – attendees will:
  • Learn how to use the Morph Tool to create custom objects
  • Understand the benefits of a customized work environment by incorporating layouts and templates
  • Identify best practices for an improved workflow through customized settings and element attributes
  • Learn the benefits of creating custom layouts, settings, element attributes, and title blocks.


This course is undertaken in two sessions of 3 hours and costs $350 per person; or $700 when combined with the ARCHICAD Introduction course. SSA Members receive 20% off training fees.

Remote (Online) Training

We know how busy you are, so we have developed a range of courses that are delivered online, so you can learn in comfort of your own office. These courses also attract AIA Learning Credits.

Courses include:

  • ARCHICAD Fundamentals and Intermediate 2-Day Training
  • Morph Tool & Object Creation
  • Collaboration Techniques
  • Creative Documentation & BIMx
  • ARCHICAD for SketchUp and 2D Users
  • CineRender
  • … and much more.


The Online Training versions of our ARCHICAD Fundamentals and Intermediate courses are available for purchase separately, and cost $350 per person or $700 for both. SSA Members receive 20% off course fees.  Other remote training courses vary in price – please view the relevant course page for pricing.

Remote Learning Bundle Offer: For a limited time only, you can access our 2020 Remote Learning courses for a low, one-time fee! Read more here.

Custom Training Solutions

GRAPHISOFT offers customizable ARCHICAD training and implementation guidance based on your firm’s needs. From beginner to advanced, we are here to help you get the most out of your ARCHICAD investment. 


  • Custom Training Services available at $150/hour ($125/hour ARCHIPLUS SSA).
  • Consulting Services are available at $175/hour ($150/hour ARCHIPLUS SSA)

For more information on any of these custom training solutions, please request a callback using the form below.

“Time spent in ARCHICAD accomplishes a vastly superior project”

General Design Inc

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Mittmann Architect

“It is hard to imagine providing the high level of value, coordination and communication our custom projects require without ARCHICAD and BIMx”

Jeff Gerber

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