advanced series field guide

expand your knowledge and improve your productivity with useful teachings and tricks on best practice, workflows and workarounds:

WORKSPACE CUSTOMISATION

Workspace Customisation and Project Preferences: Manage what you see on-screen and manage shortcuts.

ATTRIBUTES

Control how elements are presented by modifying their attributes.

HOW TO SET UP A FILE

How to Set Up a File for Drawing: Step through this checklist so your file is ready before you start drawing.

ELEMENT CONTROL

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

SMART MODELLING

Discover methods to simplify and easily manage the process of repeating elements, whether they’re tables or entire apartments.

ANNOTATION

Labels and tags can be linked to objects or be independent. Learn how to best use these on your drawings.

SCHEDULING

User the inherent data in your model to schedule zones, GFA, doors and more. 

VIEW MAP TO LAYOUT

View Map to Layout production Workflow: Learn how to set up and publish drawing sets in multiple formats.

MARK UPS AND REVISION

Learn when and how to best use the mark up and revision tools.

FILE EXCHANGE

2D DWG or 3D IFC? Give your collaborators the data they need.

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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.

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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.

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How to... Guides

You’re new or experienced, either way there are always ways to improve your efficiency in ArchiCAD.

Learn about:

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

The brush up for the everyday user.

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