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Remote Learning: 2D to BIM ARCHICAD

December 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course Overview

In this online course, we will explore leveraging the 3D model from Design Development through Construction Documents phases to produce massing models, complete documentation, interactive schedules and compelling 3d Graphics. This Remote Training is intended as a preface for basic & intermediate training for new users to ARCHICAD transitioning from an Autocad & Sketchup workflow.


$450 per person; $375 SSA for ARCHIPLUS members using code SSAPROMO

Transitioning to ARCHICAD Overview (45m)

  • Key Similarities
  • Key Differences
  • Vocabulary
  • Shortcuts 

Importing DWGs (45m)

  • Importing Title Block
  • Using Existing Plan DWGs
  • Referencing Consultant Drawings
  • Importing Detail Library 

Starting the 3d Model (60m)

  • Massing with the Morph Tool
  • Basic Walls & Surface Painter
  • Importing Sketchup Objects
  • Creating Objects 

Workflow Overview (30m)

  • Colored Elevations & 3d Styles
  • Explore Sample Projects
  • Sample 3d Cutaway Views
  • Export options 

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn:

  • Import and export Autocad and Sketchup files for further development
  • Benefit from the integrated 3d and 2d documentation to quickly and easily edit your designs
  • Utilize 3d styles and colored elevations and sketch rendering options for unique graphic representations
  • Create details using 2d and/or the 3d Model