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ARCHICAD Introduction

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ARCHICAD Introduction Course Outline

ARCHICAD is a powerful 3D computer-aided design and building information modeling (BIM) software used by architects, designers, engineers and builders to professionally design, document and collaborate on building projects. Since its release over 30 years
ago, ARCHICAD has been providing users with the ability to create a highly functional 3D model, where changes made in one view update across all views. Users can take a building model from initial design through construction documentation phase and
generate 3D renderings for presentations.

This class is designed to teach you the core functionality of ARCHICAD, beginning with its graphics user interface, project setup, and basic drawing and editing tools, then progressing to 3D modeling of walls, floors, roofs, doors, and windows to create a
highly interactive and intuitive 3D model. Finally, you will learn the process of setting up views and layout sheets using ARCHICAD’s Navigator, one of the most user-friendly organizational tools, to carry you through to construction documentation and
working drawings.

A working knowledge of basic drafting or architectural terminology. Some prior experience with CAD systems is helpful but not required.

Course Outline

Project Setup and Modeling (Residential Project)
The ARCHICAD GUI (Graphics User Interface)
Project Setup
Project Settings
Selection Methods
Modification commands
Modeling – Wall tool and Floor slabs
Modeling – Second Floor, Ceilings and Roofs
Doors and Windows

Objects, Drafting, and Annotation
Objects—Furniture, Fixtures and Casework
Beams & Columns
Annotation—Text and Dimensions

The Project Workflow
View Map
Layer Combinations
Ceiling Plan Views
Elevation Views
Enlarged Plan Views
Layout Book

Project Setup and Modeling (Healthcare Building Project Part 1)
Project settings – Stories and Units
Xrefs (abbreviation for external reference file)
Exterior Walls
Curtain Wall Tool

Poject Setup and Modeling (Healthcare Building Project Part 2)
Modeling the Interior Walls
Adding Doors and Windows

Objects, Drafting, and Annotation (Healthcare Building Project)
Adding objects to a patient room
Drafting tools

Documentation (Commercial Project)
View Setup
The Organizer
Master layout setup
Layout sheets

Work Sharing with ArchiCAD
Overview of Publisher
Overview of importing and exporting different file formats

Visualization and Model Management
Camera and 3D Projection Settings
Overview of Rendering

View outline in Word


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