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Remote Learning: ARCHICAD for SketchUp and 2D Users

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This remote learning course is intended for new ARCHICAD users who are transitioning from AutoCAD and SketchUp workflows.

We will explore leveraging the 3D model from design development through to the construction documents phase. We’ll produce massing models and complete documentation, interactive schedules, and compelling 3D graphics.

Course Outline:


$450/person; $375/person for ARCHIPLUS members using code SSAPROMO

I. General Differences
a. Interfaces
b. Layers
c. Views

II. Importing DWGs
a. Importing Title Block
b. Using Existing Plan DWGs
c. Referencing Consultant Drawings
d. Importing Detail Library

III. Creating the 3d Model
a. Massing with the Morph Tool
b. Basic Walls & Surface Painter
c. Composite walls & Building Materials
d. Complex Profiles

IV. Importing Sketchup
a. Objects
b. Models


V. 2D & 3D Documentation
a. Elevations
b. Filtering Model using Layer Combinations
c. Placing Drawings on Layouts
d. 3d Documents & Cutaways
e. Interior Perspectives

VI. Exporting
a. Publisher & DWG Translator
b. Sketchup
c. PDF
d. BIMx – Mobile Documentation & 3d Viewer

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, attendees will know how to:

  • 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, colored elevations, and sketch rendering options for unique graphic representations
  • Create 3D cutaway views and documentation
  • Create details using 2D and/or the 3D model

About your presenter:

Leeswann Bolden, LEED Green Associate, Assoc. AIA, GRAPHISOFT BIM Consultant

LeeswanBolden-sm200Leeswann Bolden, LEED Green Associate, Assoc. AIA, is a BIM Consultant with GRAPHISOFT having utilized the benefits of BIM for 8 years. As an independent architectural and urban design consultant, she worked with a number of firms specializing in sustainable residential, commercial and community development projects.

Leeswann holds Master’s degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning, and a Bachelor’s of Architectural Studies degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Leeswann’s first ARCHICAD experience came as an intern during her time at the University. She mentored and taught several student groups and led NOMAS competition teams to the national stage using ARCHICAD and BIMx.

Having joined GRAPHISOFT in 2014 as BIM Implementation Consultant, Leeswann continues her quest to educate and assist firms in their need to improve workflow. She provides training to architectural professionals, leading to in-depth proficiency with GRAPHISOFT BIM technologies.




Time Zone
Eastern Time
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