ArchiCAD for Beginners

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This course includes:

Who this course is for:


ARCHICAD 24/25, BIMcloud, BIMx

ARCHICAD is a professional building information modeling (BIM) software solution complying with all digital-delivery requirements, offering an intuitive design environment, accurate building information. It provides dedicated solutions for handling all common aspects of engineering and aesthetics at the time of the built environment design process— interiors, buildings, urban areas, etc.

ArchiCAD is an integrated user interface which includes 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and other functions for designers, planners and architects. It also provides additional data exchange possibilities with other software applications. ArchiCAD brings in a complete ecosystem of solutions to ease the finding, creation, and sharing of custom BIM Components.

This course is designed to help you to be familiar with the definition of BIM and what BIM means in the context of an architectural software. At the end of this lesson you will be able to create detailed & accurate 2D drawings and 3D representations and renderings and basic documentation of your ARCHICAD project. 


Course Content

  • Introduction to BIM
  • About ArchiCAD
  • The ArchiCAD interface
  • Navigation
  • Understanding design components
  • ArchiCAD workflow
  • Working unit and dimensions
  • Story settings
  • Basic tools: Wall, Slab, Door, Window, Column, Beam, Roof, Shell, Stair, Railing 
  • Curtain wall tool
  • Morph tool
  • Understanding nodes
  • Building materials
  • Surface painting
  • Solid element operations
  • Default objects
  • Creating custom objects
  • Grouping, Ungrouping and suspending groups
  • Layers, Layer Combinations
  • Pen set, Line type, Fill type 
  • 2D tools:  Line, Polyline, Spline, Arc/ Circle, Fill
  • Mesh tool
  • Landscape
  • Road
  • Waterbody
  • Contour
  • Urban massing
  • Plans
  • Elevations
  • Sections
  • Axonometric view
  • Perspectives
  • Sectional perspectives
  • View Settings: Layer combination, Pen set, Scale, Graphic override
  • Sun Shadow
  • Vectorial 3d hatching
  • 3D view options
  • Quick rendering
  • Master Layout
  • Layouts
  • Placing Drawings
  • Text and label tool
  • Changes and revisions
  • Publishing Drawings


Upon completion of Course contents and practice works certificates will be provided to all the participants.

Learning Outcomes

Course Instructor

Nowshin Tabassum
Department of Architecture,
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

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