ARCHICAD and SketchUP Training

Conveniently located in Surry Hills near Taylor Square.

Our ARCHICAD and SketchUP 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.

ARCHICAD training

macinteract’s 5 half-day ARCHICAD training sessions focus on real-world requirements.

SketchUp training

macinteract’s half-day SketchUp training sessions are structured to get you productive quickly.

About your trainers.

Arne Heeres

MSc Architecture, Urbanism & Building Science

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. Alex has taught at the University of Technology Sydney and is currently teaching Vectorworks at UNSW Art and Design.

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

Jonathan Rush

BA(hons) Arch Dip Arch

Jonathan has practiced architecture both in the UK and in Australia with a combined 25 years experience in the construction industry. Jonathan has worked with Macs 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 has been teaching CAD and Mac skills for many years in both the office and learning institution environment.

Martin Petru


Martin has practiced architecture in Europe and Australia, working as a senior project designer in award-winning architectural firms. His experience spans a variety of project types including high-end and single unit residential, retirement villages, schools, interior design, and urban planning. Martin has a thorough knowledge across modelling, documentation and visualisation. He’s used ARCHICAD for over 15 years and is an advanced user of SketchUp and 3D visualisation software.

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.

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