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Archicad Training Course | Essential Guide to Archicad

A course by Micol Romano, Freelance Architect & BIM Specialist.
This 12-lesson course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of Archicad, a powerful Building Information Modelling (BIM) software that empowers architects & designers to create, analyse, and document architectural projects in a 3D virtual environment. Throughout this course, you will learn how to navigate the software, develop architectural models and produce professional-quality drawings.

Skill level

Beginner

Duration

Approx. 4 hrs

Certificate

On completion

Closed Captions

English

About this course

Navigating through the multifaceted world of architectural design demands a fluency in pertinent tools and software, ensuring that ideas are translated accurately into visual realities. With ArchAdemia, the Essential Guide to Archicad is designed to instil you with a mastery over Archicad, a seminal tool in Building Information Modelling (BIM). Whether you’re in the quest for an online Archicad course or an immersive Archicad training experience, this meticulously crafted course is engineered to catapult your design proficiency into new heights.

Why Choose Archicad?

Archicad, heralded for its potency in crafting, analysing, and documenting architectural visions in an immersive 3D environment, has become a cornerstone in contemporary architectural design and BIM workflows. This beckons a need for a comprehensive understanding, one which our 12-lesson course delicately provides, acting as a conduit for novices and experienced architects alike to delve deeper, unlocking new realms of design possibilities.

Embarking on this learning journey, you’re not merely absorbing information but immersing yourself in a holistic experience that bridges theoretical understanding and practical applicability. From navigating through Archicad’s interface, constructing intricate architectural models, to conjuring professional-quality drawings, this Archicad training course entwines essential knowledge with actionable skills.

Accessible Anytime, Anywhere

Geography should never be a barrier to knowledge. If you find yourself pondering, “Where can I find an Archicad course near me?” fret not. Our course is accessible online, ensuring that quality education transcends physical boundaries, bringing a world of knowledge to your fingertips.

Catering to Every Learner

The best Archicad course isn’t confined to mere theoretical knowledge. ArchAdemia’s Archicad training videos weave visual learning with expert insights, ensuring that every concept is palpable, relatable, and easy to grasp, catering to varied learning preferences and paving a smooth learning curve.

An Investment in Your Future

This isn’t merely a course; it’s an investment in your professional future. Upon completion, you will be awarded an Archicad course with certificate, a testament to your new-found skills, fortifying your professional profile and underscoring your expertise in the domain.

Here, at ArchAdemia, we don’t just teach; we guide, mentor, and catalyse your journey towards architectural mastery with Archicad, ensuring that every module, lesson, and minute invests in sculpting your future in architectural design.

Embark on this journey with us. Enroll now, and weave your way through the potential that Archicad unlocks, crafting a future where your architectural visions manifest into tangible realities with unparalleled precision and creativity. Let ArchAdemia be your partner in this voyage towards becoming an adept architect, proficient and fluent in the language of Archicad.

To access the software, download it here; https://graphisoft.com/solutions/archicad

Skills you'll gain

Why ArchAdemia?

Syllabus

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Archicad (15:30) – The first lesson gets you started with an understanding of the user interface and basic navigation.

Lesson 2 – Setting up a new project (15:44) – Before we get too carried away we discuss file organisation, project preferences, and layer structure in the second lesson, to set your project up perfectly.

Lesson 3 – Basic drafting tools (13:35) – The third instalment moves into lines, polygons, splines, and their practical applications.

Lesson 4 – Intermediate drafting tools (19:01) – In the fourth class we go into curtain walls, doors, windows, walls and slabs to flesh the Villa Savoye model out, in preparation for generating 3d views.

Lesson 5 – 3D design basics (11:19) – As we move into the 3D aspects of Archicad we cover the slab tool, generating 3d views and understanding the relationship between 2d plans and 3d models.

Lesson 6 – Complex elements pt 1 (31:29) – This lesson covers everything you need to understand all about roofs, stairs, railings and columns.

Lesson 7 – Complex elements pt 2 (14:33) – Here, you’ll learn how to create & insert different types of geometry as we teach all things morphs, meshes, inserting and editing library elements and creating custom objects.

Lesson 8 – Materials & surfaces (10:15) – With the 3d model now up & running we teach you how to create materials & surfaces so that your drawings & visuals are complete with the correct textures & colours, ahead of sheeting up your work.

Lesson 9 – Lighting, sun studies & basic rendering (14:31) – In our ninth class you’ll gain an understanding of surface mapping, lighting tools, creating sun studies & basic visualisations.

Lesson 10 – Elevations, detailing & sections (25:25) – In lesson 10, you’ll learn how to create cross sections, details, elevations and understanding their relationships during the design process.

Lesson 11 – Professional practice layouts & publishing (16:53) – Learn how to create draw sheets & layouts, how to use publisher sets and print queues for production information release.

Lesson 12 – Presentation & collaboration (10:28) – And to round the course off we introduce you to key BIM tools. Learn how to leverage Archicad in a BIM setting, working in teams, the BIM server overview, hotlink manager and module creation.

The project you'll be working on.

Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier.

It’s not just about the software, but also taking you on a journey through an iconic piece of architecture. That’s what makes ArchAdemia unique to other course providers.

“Situated in Poissy, a small commune outside of Paris, Villa Savoye is one of the most significant contributions to modern architecture in the 20th century. Completed in 1929, Le Corbusier’s masterpiece is a modern take on a French country house that celebrates and reacts to the new machine age. The house single-handedly transformed Le Corbusier’s career as well as the principles of the International Style; becoming one of the most important architectural precedents in history. Villa Savoye’s detachment from its physical context lends its design to be contextually integrated into the mechanistic/industrial context of the early 20th century, conceptually defining the house as a mechanized entity.”

Meet your tutor - Micol Romano | Architect + BIM Specialist | Freelance

Hi, I’m Micol. I'm a freelance Architect based in the US. I primarily work freelance, supporting architectural firms with production information and BIM management. I'm passionate about BIM & 3D modelling and have brought that into this course, sharing my extensive knowledge on collaboration and worksharing between large multi-disciplinary teams. Here, I've summarised over a decade of experience in architecture and building information modelling, to give you the fastest possible start in using Archicad for your own projects, which will serve you for many years to come!

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FAQs

We’re the only architectural educator that teaches all aspects of what an architect goes through each day, through architecture courses, one-off lessons, podcasts and mentoring. We have to know and deal with a lot; concept design, technical design, graphics, construction, dealing with clients & consultants etc. Our platform gives insight into all of these areas and more through a range of mediums such as; online classes, one-to-one coaching, podcasts and downloadable resources.

We have two forms of membership, monthly and annual. Both can be cancelled at any time with no contractual obligations. Both include all course content that exists today and any future instalments, access to our community forum and monthly bonuses. Annual members benefit from two extra perks; the ability to contact us directly anytime to help with day to day issues, often resulting in a video call support session, and free access to all downloadable resources (currently worth £300 total).

Monthly memberships are £15 per month and our annual membership is £79 paid per year. Head over to our pricing page to find out exactly what’s included with each. FYI – both memberships auto-renew.

Our teaching style is relaxed and specific to the needs of an architect or similar construction industry designer. All of our premium courses are centred around an iconic piece of architecture, which provides a dual benefit of learning the software and diving deeper into exceptional pieces of design.
You can watch your lessons on a desktop, maybe with a split screen or you can consume our content via mobile utilising two options. The first option is simply viewing our mobile optimised website, where the second is to download the Kajabi app and use the credentials you made with us to login and view your lessons anytime and anywhere!
Joining us is easy, simply scroll to the top of our home page and start by hitting the button in the top banner. We also have a handful of other buttons positioned around our site. Head over to the pricing page to find a detailed breakdown of what’s included.

Once you’ve created your account you’ll be taken to the members area. There, you have easy access to your account information, where you’ll receive instructions on how to cancel if you wish to do so.

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