• ArchiCAD Modeling Techniques

Education for Building Professionals

This package will review the steps to model a building design from early concept to site design. We will review techniques for mass modeling, transitioning building elements from early design to detailed modeling, creating building foundation, modeling walls and framing, designing roof systems and site terrain modeling.

  • Class TopicLevel
  • Using the Tools for Early DesignBasic
  • During this eClass we will review how to setup a model for early design including mass modeling, space planning, tracking usage types, managing area calculations and setting up presentations.
  • Adding Detail to the ModelIntermediate
  • In this eClass we will review how to add detail to the model using Composites and Profiles for Walls, Columns and Beams as well as using the Shell Tool to add detail to forms.
  • Creating Slabs, Foundation & Retaining WallsBasic
  • Within this class we will review how to model the foundation for a residence including how to create a foundation wall using Complex Profiles and how to model several typical foundation structures including a footer, basement and pier-based system.
  • Modeling for a Wood Framed SystemIntermediate
  • Within this class we will review how to model the walls of a residence based on a wood framed system including creating Composite Structures, modeling to face of stud, setting up walls to show structure only and how to define wall framing for both 2D and 3D views.
  • Creating Wall Assemblies for Metal Frame ConstructionIntermediate
  • This class reviews how to create integrate site photography into renderings for visualization including using the Camera Tool, using the Align View command and integrating with Photoshop.
  • Creating Complicated Residential RoofsIntermediate
  • This class reviews how to create integrate site photography into renderings for visualization including using the Camera Tool, using the Align View command and integrating with Photoshop.
  • Building Flat Roofs with Drainage & ParapetsIntermediate
  • Within this class we review how to create a built-up flat roof system to show the structural and material components of the roof as well as the process for modeling the roof to show parapets with scuppers and how to model a flat roof to show drainage.
  • Site Terrain ModelingBasic
  • This particular eClass reviews the basic site terrain modeling in ArchiCAD including definition of a mesh, the Mesh Tool, Mesh Settings and the Level Dimension Tool.
  • Developing the Site HardscapeIntermediate
  • This eClass reviews the site terrain modeling of hardscape elements including roads, parking lots, curbs, fountains and pools.

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