ARCHICAD Education Articles

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...
ArchiCAD Window Display Cheat Sheet

ArchiCAD Window Display Cheat Sheet

On my personal blog, Shoegnome, I recently wrote about how Twitter can teach you ArchiCAD. You can (and should) read it by clicking here. The title of the post is a bit misleading because I actually spend most of the article giving tips on how one can best take...
Thinking WITH ArchiCAD, a Student’s Perspective

Thinking WITH ArchiCAD, a Student’s Perspective

Profiling students and how ArchiCAD supports their education and eventual entry into the job market is nothing new on the BIM Engine by ArchiCAD blog. Recently, we came in contact with Drew Bell. He maintains an architecture blog of his own and is about to begin his entry into the field of architecture as a profession, preferably using ArchiCAD – well, I’ll let him tell you why.

Student Driven Design Exellence

Student Driven Design Exellence

The Interior Design Program at Abilene Christian University has been in place in the Department of Art and Design for ten years, and has quickly gained a reputation as being a premier program.  This is due in large part to the various local, regional, state and...
Ring In the New School Year with Free BIM Software!

Ring In the New School Year with Free BIM Software!

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 the latest Building Information...
User Conference Savings End September 18th!

User Conference Savings End September 18th!

With the last minute flurry of registrations, we have extended the Early Bird savings to September 18th. Be sure to register now to reserve your seat and save!  Attend and Earn 10+ AIA CES. The conference agenda includes a full slate of informative course offerings to...
ArchiCAD Training Series: Download Today!

ArchiCAD Training Series: Download Today!

You can now download GRAPHISOFT approved training materials.  The training material consists of multiple segments, appealing to users with varying degrees of ArchiCAD knowledge. Each volume includes a step-by-step PDF manual, narrated video clips and ArchiCAD project...
Read Up on The BIM Revolution

Read Up on The BIM Revolution

Building Information Modeling proves its worth whether it’s in offering clash detection, an expedited project delivery process, fewer change orders, increased collaboration or optimized MEP systems design. GRAPHISOFT has sponsored the creation of an educational...
Align View – Creative Imaging in ArchiCAD

Align View – Creative Imaging in ArchiCAD

The Align View Function in Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD, allows you the architect to offer value to your clients. When designing an addition or renovation to an existing building, it is valuable to see and show the new design elements in context. Clear depiction of how the...
IFC Made Easy

IFC Made Easy

Because more firms are embracing BIM as the preferred design tool, questions are arising about how to work together more efficiently. As the old standards of DWG and PDF exchange are slowly fading away, BIM offers a better exchange of information allowing the exchange of intelligent 3D data. This is obviously more valuable as the data is being used for things such as energy analysis and facilities management. So what is the best way to exchange this data with the people you work with? The new standard is evolving around IFCs.