Our ARCHICAD and Vectorworks training is prepared and delivered by our team of experienced industry professionals.

Our training focuses on preparing real architectural output.

Our Field Guides are written and designed to make you familiar with the software without being overwhelming.

Available via online subscription or as face-to-face sessions:
our training is developed to suit your needs.


For beginner or guru, with our extensive Field Guides library you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Delivered by online 3 month subscription.

our office.

Come to our office conveniently located in Surry Hills and close to Taylor Square. Our two-hour sessions are limited to 3 students, so you get the most out of it.

your office.

We visit your office at a time that suits you. We can train a group of your staff in a specific topic, or directly assist a team within their project file. Contact us for a consultation.

How To... Guides

Whether you’re new or experienced these Step-by-step field guides, which demystify everyday ArchiCAD tasks, will teach you the best approaches to setting-up all parts of your project and documentation.

Learn about:

  • Drawing and editing in 2D
  • Modelling to a purpose
  • Organising your file
  • Basic GDL scripting

The brush up for the everyday user.

Essential Series

You’re new to ArchiCAD, or familiar with CAD/BIM programs and want to know the basics to get started in ArchiCAD.

Learn about:

  • Getting Started
  • Project Setup
  • Basic Modelling Workflows
  • Publishing Workflow

Everything you need to know to get you started.

online. our office.

Advanced Series

You’re a regular ArchiCAD user and want to know best practice workflows, workarounds for program limitations.

Learn about:

  • Working smarter
  • Advanced modelling workflows
  • Typical drawings
  • Visualisation

Expand your knowledge and improve your productivity.

online. our office.

Guru Series

You’re an experienced ArchiCAD user who wants to gain proficiency in managing ArchiCAD’s backend, discover the best way to set up files or learn how to script objects.

Learn about:

  • Good housekeeping
  • File continuity
  • Basic GDL scripting

The turbo boost for the power-user.

online. our office.

Try before you buy.

Have a read of some of our free sample chapters.

File Structure

Learn the basics of how to structure your file to keep the file size lean and reduce repetition.

Element Control

Harness the high level of control to set visibility and graphic representation of modelled elements.

Good Housekeeping

Understand the background which makes ArchiCAD suitable for you.

CPD ready

Let macinteract’s face-to-face learning help you achieve your continuing professional development goals.

Earn up to 2 formal CPD points for each session. Our small class sizes ensure significant interaction with presenters and reference key areas outlined in the Australian ‘National Standard of Competency for Architects’ framework.

About your trainers.

Arne Heeres

MSc Architecture, Urbanism & Building Science

Since 2004 Arne has been employed by small to large offices throughout Europe and Australia, working on anything from single residential to large scale residential and mixed use projects as well as competitions.

Arne has a solid knowledge of various CAD and graphic software packages. Originally from an Autocad / PC background he was converted to the church of MAC / Archicad upon arrival in Australia. Besides being a lead designer he has been instrumental in helping a large award winning office to convert to and set up standards for Archicad.

Arne has been teaching design at the University of Sydney and UTS since 2008.

Alex Rink

Dipl. Ing. arch. (FH) M arch

Alex has a background in 3D architecture, using ArchiCAD for over 5 years at various practices overseas. He has used ArchiCAD on a variety of small and large scale projects, including international design competitions. He has since become a veteran Vectorworks expert, expanding our expertise.

Since 2006 Alex has gathered experience as Senior Designer on various scale projects at an Award winning Sydney firm.

Alex has taught at the University of Technology Sydney and is currently teaching Vectorworks at UNSW Art and Design (formerly College of Fine Arts).

Daniel Schagemann

Dipl. Ing. arch. (TH) MSc arch

Daniel has worked on high end residential, educational, institutional & infrastructure projects in Germany, Australia, New Zealand & Singapore, as well as contributing renderings & animations to a number of successful national & international competition entries.

He has over 14 years experience with mac systems & ArchiCAD going back to MacOS 7 & ArchiCAD 6.5. Since 2003 Daniel has gathered experience as architectural assistant, cad manager and network administrator at an Award winning Sydney firm before starting macinteract.

Daniel is actively involved in both Apple and Graphisoft run product development and beta testing programs.

He is continuously involved in university teaching, previously at ifib & COFA and recently with a Course on ‘Digital Fabrication’ at University of Technology Sydney.

Jonathan Rush

BA(hons) Arch Dip Arch

Educated in England, Jonathan has practiced architecture both in the UK and in Australia with a combined 25 years experience in the construction industry.

With a wealth of knowledge in all elements of Architectural Design he has accumulated a portfolio of projects ranging from private residential and large scale multi-unit residential to public infrastructure projects and significant master planning projects.

Jonathan has worked with Mac’s since they appeared on the stage in the mid 80’s and has continually worked in the Mac/CAD environment across numerous CAD platforms ever since. Jonathan also led the IT implementation for a large architectural practice, and was instrumental in assisting with their conversion to and adoption of ArchiCad. Jonathan has been teaching CAD and Mac skills for many years in both the office and learning institution environment.

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