ARCHICAD Education Articles

New User Trouble: You don’t know how to click

New User Trouble: You don’t know how to click

About three years ago I felt like a beginner again. After spending most of 2013 researching and writing about ARCHICAD (and moving around the country and taking care of my family), I finally started doing a live project. When one uses ARCHICAD to research, test, and...
Grateful for GIFs? With ARCHICAD, YES!

Grateful for GIFs? With ARCHICAD, YES!

Give Gratitude all Month During the month of November, which is often associated with a period of gratitude, we invite you to extend that gratitude to your favorite software. It is easy – and FREE – to stay current with the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM)...
Forget One Click and It Won’t Work

Forget One Click and It Won’t Work

Here’s the story of the day I forgot how to use the Mesh Tool.   I was making changes to a project, a lake cabin in western Washington done in conjunction with Cary Westerbeck of Westerbeck | Architecture. We needed to adjust the existing site Mesh to properly...
First Fridays for Education – September 2016

First Fridays for Education – September 2016

Back to school, back to ARCHICAD As the temperatures cool and the daylight gets shorter, not only does autumn approach, so does a new semester at school! As you begin or continue your studies as an up-and-coming architect, it is easy – and FREE – to stay current with...

First Fridays for Education – August

Stand Out-Be an ARCHICAD Campus Rep Are you a wiz at learning new software?  Do your classmates usually turn to you with software questions? Flex your BIM software muscles and be an ARCHICAD Campus Rep!  What do Campus Reps do?  Promote ARCHICAD to classmates Give out...

First Fridays for Education – July

Stand Out Among the Crowd The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and GRAPHISOFT want to help you Stand Out and get yourself noticed by potential employers. Learn how to use BIMx to create an interactive, mobile portfolio at the upcoming Grassroots...
Introduction to ARCHICAD Markers

Introduction to ARCHICAD Markers

Mastering Marker (and thus Drawing) references is a paradigm shift when moving from the old ways to ARCHICAD. Once upon a time, we had to spend hours coordinating all this information. Do the sections on the plans reference the right section numbers on the sections...
Student Competition Winners!

Student Competition Winners!

We have our winners! GRAPHISOFT North America, in partnership with award-winning ARCHICAD firm, Kitchen & Associates (K&A) and AIA West Jersey, proudly announce the winners of our inaugural student design competition. We arranged the competition to...
First Fridays for Education – May

First Fridays for Education – May

The GRAPHISOFT North America Student Design Competition is in full swing. Entrants are already hard at work designing ways to put Philadelphia’s rich history in front of the millions of tourists who visit it annually. A temporary mobile visitor center made from a shipping container can be moved to one of many venues that welcome event attendees.

First Fridays for Education – April

First Fridays for Education – April

The GRAPHISOFT North America Student Design Competition is in full swing. Entrants are already hard at work designing ways to put Philadelphia’s rich history in front of the millions of tourists who visit it annually. A temporary mobile visitor center made from a shipping container can be moved to one of many venues that welcome event attendees.

First Fridays for Education – March

First Fridays for Education – March

A new school year, new software and new blog features for just for you! Introducing “First Fridays for Education”, every first Friday of the month we will tailor our post to best serve you, the students and professors who are pushing the limits of design and productivity with ARCHICAD.

Your first task when switching to BIM

Your first task when switching to BIM

There is no If. There is only When. While reflecting on ten years of using ARCHICAD, I wrote about my friend Jon. Maybe you clicked on the hyperlink on his name. If you did, you probably read a few of his articles. He’s written some great posts. Two of my...
First Fridays for Education – February

First Fridays for Education – February

A new school year, new software and new blog features for just for you! Introducing “First Fridays for Education”, every first Friday of the month, you’ll see a new video tutorial, along with inspiring stories of students and professors who are pushing the limits of design and productivity with ARCHICAD.

First Fridays for Education – January

First Fridays for Education – January

A new school year, new software and new blog features for just for you! Introducing “First Fridays for Education”, every first Friday of the month, you’ll see a new video tutorial, along with inspiring stories of students and professors who are pushing the limits of design and productivity with ARCHICAD.

Pick Your Playlist – Learn ARCHICAD 19 – Point Cloud Support

Pick Your Playlist – Learn ARCHICAD 19 – Point Cloud Support

Refurbishment projects typically start with a time-consuming building-survey phase that may involve manual measurements and the creation of a digital building model. But now 3D scanners – representing the latest technology innovations – can generate “point-clouds” containing all the necessary geometry information of an interior, including its volutes and ornaments.

ARCHICAD 19 can read the most commonly used point-cloud file formats and create the corresponding 3D geometry instantly. So you can align your design with automatically-generated, 100% accurate point-cloud 3D geometry information.

First Fridays for Education – December

First Fridays for Education – December

A new school year, new software and new blog features for just for you! Introducing “First Fridays for Education”, every first Friday of the month, you’ll see a new video tutorial, along with inspiring stories of students and professors who are pushing the limits of design and productivity with ARCHICAD.

First Fridays for Education – November

First Fridays for Education – November

A new school year, new software and new blog features for just for you! Introducing “First Fridays for Education”, every first Friday of the month, you’ll see a new video tutorial, along with inspiring stories of students and professors who are pushing the limits of design and productivity with ARCHICAD.

First Fridays for Education

First Fridays for Education

A new school year, new software and new blog features for just for you! Introducing “First Fridays for Education”, every first Friday of the month, you’ll see a new video tutorial, along with inspiring stories of students and professors who are pushing the limits of design and productivity with ARCHICAD.

Company blogs for ARCHICAD users

Company blogs for ARCHICAD users

I mentioned in one of my recent posts that user groups don’t need special online groups or dedicated blogs, mostly because they are too small to create critical mass. I stand by that comment, but there is another type of small organization that greatly benefits...

Register for the GRAPHISOFT BIM 2015 North America User Conference

The wait is over. Two years ago, GRAPHISOFT held the first-ever North America User Conference. Once again, GRAPHISOFT is bringing together top-notch professionals, industry experts and trend-setters who use ArchiCAD every day across North America. The 2015 North America User Conference will provide the opportunity to engage in informative and useful discussions that will improve day-to-day use of ArchiCAD.

I want to learn ArchiCAD, where do I start?

I want to learn ArchiCAD, where do I start?

“I want to learn ArchiCAD…what should I do?” I get this question ALL the time. And because I am who I am, I often drop everything I’m doing and respond, whether I’m asked via the Internet, over the phone, or in person. If you’ve...
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