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We’ve hand-picked experts from around the world so you can learn from the best.

Presentations - There will be over 26 hours of ARCHICAD Training content, including the keynote and many other noteworthy presentations covering a comprehensive range of topics designed to help you take your practice to the next level. All content will focus on North American architecture and construction. We suggest at least an intermediate level of ARCHICAD knowledge for all attendees. These are high-caliber presentations not intended for absolute beginners. Please see the ARCHICAD Beginner/Intermediate Workshop below which is designed for newer users.

GRAPHISOFT HQ Presentation - Our friends from GRAPHISOFT HQ in Budapest will reveal an exclusive development roadmap showing the future of ARCHICAD and explain how your ideas and suggestions translate into the final product.

Shape the Future of ARCHICAD with GRAPHISOFT - These hands-on workshops run by the Director of Product Design at GRAPHISOFT HQ will give you an amazing & unique opportunity to take part in the future development of ARCHICAD! Test prototype features and functions and express your ideas and concerns to the very director who designs the program! These are very special events, not offered to the public!


ARCHICAD Refresher Workshop - this hand-on 8.5 hour (max) course is aimed at newer to intermediate users who may be accompanying another attendee. During this power-packed course you will create a 3 story mixed-use building and touch on ALL 44 of the tools in ARCHICAD 23, as well as dozens of fundamental techniques practiced by experienced ARCHICAD users. The course is completely hand-on (using your own laptop) and we will have trainers available to guide you all the way. This is designed not only as a means to familiarize yourself with the software, but also to experience how a project is modeled in ARCHICAD and how documentation can be automated.

Note: This course will only be provided based on demand. Attendees will be asked prior to arrival.

Update: The numbers have been met for this course and it will definitely be held.

AIA Credits - Attendees will earn up to 21 AIA Continuing Education credits throughout the event!

Yours to Keep - We’re sending you home with ALL of the presentations and projects that our world-class trainers created just for this event! AND, you get to keep the BIM6x Power Template Kit, which represents thousands of hours of setup and retails for $399. Patrick May from 4dProof is also providing his 4dProof Template valued at $150, and Jared Banks from Shoegnome will bundle in his Shoegnome Template. John Hallgarth and Jake Timmons also share versions of their templates! The knowledge and materials that you’ll take home from this event will give you exactly what you need to take your practice to the next level.


Mastering Stairs and Railings - MÁRTA MOLNÁR

150 mins

From GRAPHISOFT’s ‘Queen of Stairs and Railings’, Márta Molnár, learn how to create common US stairs by utilizing Favorites and custom profiled components. Discover the best practices for creating the stairs you need, and learn how to troubleshoot common problems. Typical railings will be covered and you’ll learn what we can and can’t do with these tools. You’ll even learn non-typical situations like using Railings for fences, trees, and roads!


new archicad 23 features PART 1 - MÁRTA MOLNÁR

60 mins

ARCHICAD 23 introduces a new Opening tool dedicated to model and coordinate project design voids, recesses and niches — as horizontal, vertical or slanted openings across elements, element groups or even across stories. Such openings are important for project coordination as they are equally relevant for architects, engineers and consultants and must be documented by architects and by engineers. Openings can be modeled, scheduled, and documented using intuitive tools, and shared using open IFC standards.

ARCHICAD 23 puts a special emphasis on offering an uninterrupted flow starting from launching the software, accessing project data and navigating one’s way through the Building Information Model. This is achieved through a combination of raw performance optimization, streamlined workflows and reduced file sizes. Also there are some productivity enhancements, like User Interface Enhancements, Attribute Management improvements, new Text Label Pointer Lines options and some Curtain Wall enhancements you can learn.


new archicad 23 features PART 2 - Ákos Karóczkai

90 mins

Take a deep dive not just into the pool but into the renewed Beam and Column tools of ARCHCAD 23. Learn the details on how to create multi-segment beams and columns. See how you can leverage the power of parametric complex profiles to create construction documentation level assembly structures. Since BIM is not just about modeling, get to know the new scheduling and documentation capabilities of the renewed beam and column tools.


GRAPHISOFT API & Data COnnections - Ákos Karóczkai

30 mins

Take an in depth look into the GRAPHISOFT Labs project: Enhance BIMx’s capabilities with the new BIMx API to turn it into a multi-purpose control tool. See GRAPHISOFT’s plans for extending ARCHICAD’s API connections to create Python based automation workflows and JSON based geometry and data connections with any 3rd party application.


Perfecting TWINMOTION Techniques for Presentations - Ákos Karóczkai

60 mins

Easily produce high-quality images, panoramas, and standard or 360° VR videos in seconds ! For architecture, construction, urban planning, and landscaping professionals, Twinmotion combines an intuitive easy-to-use interface with the power of Unreal Engine. Learn the tips & tricks on creating high-end visualizations from your ARCHICAD projects with the use of the Twinmotion-ARCHICAD Live link.



60 mins

Learn how to generate quick quantity take-offs based upon the ARCHICAD model using ARCHICAD’s interactive schedule and expressions feature.  Next, uncover a hidden gem inside of ARCHICAD known as lists and calculations which include a database of materials, custom element properties and material lists.



60 mins

Become more efficient with ARCHICAD’s productivity and information management tools.  Begin with simple tools like guidelines and magic wand, then dive deeper into tools such as complex profiles and property manager. Embrace the tips and tricks used while designing the most efficient way possible.  .



60 mins

Documentation—both 2D and 3D—from ARCHICAD should be the side effects of good design and modeling, not the line item on your time sheet taking up the most hours. In this session you’ll learn how to use Pen Sets, Graphic Overrides, Model View Options, Favorites, Layer Combinations, and other features of ARCHICAD to automate and improve the graphic output from ARCHICAD. Jared will use the Shoegnome Open Template and recent work to show how this all works on projects with tight deadlines and small budgets. The goal of this presentation is for attendees to leave with both a philosophical understanding of why and a knowledge of how to increase both the quantity and quality of the Views on their drawing sets. 



60 mins

Customizing the Work Environment in ARCHICAD offers many ways to improve efficiency and encourage access to deeper aspects of the program. In this session Jared will compare and contrast his customized Shoegnome Work Environment and the ARCHICAD 23 USA out of the box Work Environment. He will show how to create customized menus, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts, and how to reorganize the Info Box. He will also explore when changes to the Work Environment create more problems than they solve. An Optimized Work Environment is one that will help a user work efficiently today and enable them to harness future changes to ARCHICAD. A well design Work Environment should increase one’s usage of ARCHICAD, save precious time, and also make the program more enjoyable to work with.



90 mins

Grand gestures might win you the project but it’s the details that make it great. In this presentation we will examine how much to model and how to set up our models to optimize the creation of various view types. From there we’ll learn how to extract details from our models in the form of 3D Documents, enhanced model views, and 2D elements. We’ll also explore how drafting is a design process in its own right and how, using Trace Reference and other ARCHICAD tools, 2D details can inform and improve our 3D models.


Easy Object Making without GDL - James Murray

120 mins

Explore the various ways to bring objects into ARCHICAD using multiple techniques and solutions. Discover the new Library Part Maker and also master object creation without needing to learn any GDL!  You’ll learn to create your own 2D and 3D parts including objects, labels, title blocks, lamps, window, door, and sub components.


The Elusive Tools - Morph/Shell/Curtain Wall - PATRICK MAY

45 mins

At the end of this presentation users will have experienced the basic steps necessary to implement the Morph, Shell, and Curtain wall tools. They will have examples of element types that these tools can be applied to, and have the skills to implement them in their design and document workflow. Highlights include: Morph: Starting with Morph Massing, Converting Elements to Morphs, Using Morphs as 3D Guide Elements, Types of Model Components the Morph is Suited to, Shell: Using Revolved Shells, Using Extruded Shells, Using Ruled Shells, Shell Junctions and Connections, Types of Model Components the Shell is Suited to, Curtain Wall: Using a Basic Curtain Wall for CW and Storefront Construction, Combining CW elements with Walls, Slabs, Roofs, Etc, Using the Curtain Wall for Unconventional Modeling Elements such as Screen Walls, Fences, Lattices, Decorative Elements, & Ceiling Grids.


Self Audits - Keeping files running smoothly - PATRICK MAY

30 mins

This presentation will cover the key points that should be monitored regularly to keep files from slowing down, becoming disorganized, and possibly prone to freeze ups and file crashes: The Library Manager, The Library Loading Report, The Error Report, The Drawing Manager, Solid Element Operations, Model Polygon Count, and Attributes.



30 mins

Through this presentation attendees will learn the basics of managing and organizing large projects requiring multiple files. Users will learn about File System Management, Attribute and Library Management concepts, coordinating views to layouts between files, as well as what it takes to coordinate modules and documents between files.


BIMx Basics to Advanced - PATRICK MAY

30 mins

Learn the basics of exporting BIMx with the various options available to the format. Discover saving a desktop and mobile friendly format, review the limitations of the BIMx format, and the advantages for client presentations and construction administration. Explore features such as uploading a BIMx Hypermodel with attached layouts, saving a stand-alone file, creating a BIMx movie path, navigating BIMx on the desktop and mobile apps, rendering and view options for BIMx including Global Illumination.



90 mins

If you’ve never heard of or used IFC before, this is the session for you! Starting with a 10,000’ overview of what IFC is and why you may need it, we will ease you into understanding this often feared file format, used to share information with consultants. We will drill down into ARCHICAD settings to gain a firm understanding of how model geometry and data gets exported to IFC. Learn how to open & inspect the IFC files and test for accuracy of IFC Elements and IFC Type Products. Use ‘plain language’ searching to see what classifications should be used for fine tuning and accurate IFC export.



60 mins

Learn how to take further advantage of your BIM workflow through GRAPHISOFT Partner Solutions and more.  We will quickly introduce and explain many solutions & resources you may not be aware of.  This will also be your chance to share your top solution besides ARCHICAD that benefits your business.


Working COLLABORATIVELY with structural - Jake Timmons

90 mins

Riverstone Structural Concepts has been working with ARCHICAD Architects and Designers for over 8 years. Learn from their immense experience how online collaboration works with BIMcloud. Full of real-world anecdotes and teamworking tips & tricks, Jake will explain how powerful & efficient the workflow can be. You’ll gain insight into what happens on the engineer’s side of the process, including what template structure they use, their attributes, even the connection they make to their structural applications. With a better understanding of the process, you can deliver projects with confidence while saving a lot of time, money and effort!


Reporting Quantities and CostS - JOHN HALLGARTH

90 mins

ARCHICAD has a powerful reporting engine that can extract model data for a wide variety of uses. With the introduction of ARCHICAD Properties, the ability to create and manipulate data has never been easier. In this session, John from ContraBIM will explore how to setup your ARCHICAD project for model based reporting. Learn best practices for how to organize and code your model elements for clean, useful reports. Learn how to create and assign cost properties used to build an estimate. This session will cover a ton of tips and tricks for using Schedules, Properties, Search & Find, Building Materials, Composite Structures, and the Excel data exchange for building and automating your project reports.



90 mins

Element MEP uses ARCHICAD’s Virtual Building approach to BIM which includes the potential to integrate mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Learn how ARCHICAD’s MEP toolset can be harnessed to completely and accurately model these systems. Use best practices for integrating MEP modeling within a Teamwork environment for a streamlined workflow, clash detection and proactive resolution of conflicts.


Pushing the Boundaries with ARCHICAD - GRAHAM WHIPPLE

45 mins

RESIN ARCHITECTURE continues to push the potential of GRAPHISOFT’S ARCHICAD software solutions through the use of peripheral technologies that easily integrate within the ARCHICAD software ecosystem. Point clouds, drone photogrammetry integration, thermal mapping, building systems integration (MEPS), and BIMx visualization and documentation tools are standard in our workflow and we are leveraging these technologies to augment to the power of ARCHICAD out of the box and to provide value to clients with buildings old and new and of varying scales and complexity. RESIN ARCHITECTURE will show how different technologies can be added to ARCHICAD’s already powerful workflow and in doing so the value of your professional services increases for your clients.


*Sessions are subject to change at any time.