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Structural Engineers - Archicad for CAD Users

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▶︎ Learning Path
▶︎ Format: self-paced online video courses
▶︎ Level: foundation
▶︎ Duration: 2 hours
▶︎ Certification Points: 15 points ★

Get started with BIM in Archicad! Follow this learning path to understand the benefits of using BIM. Learn the foundations of modeling, Integrated Design, and how to communicate with your team via Teamwork.

Learning Objectives

Completing this learning path not only will make you a confident Archicad user on a foundation level but it will take you closer to obtaining your own Graphisoft issued Archicad BIM User certification. The self-paced video courses in this learning path will guide your first steps in Archicad. You will get familiar with the software's interface and the basics of modeling. You will also learn about integrated structural design and how to set up your analytical model in Archicad and how to communicate with your team via teamwork.  

Target Audience

Structural engineers who use CAD software and would like to get started with BIM in Archicad. 

Table of contents

  • Structural Engineers - Getting Started with Archicad for CAD users
  • Structural Engineers - Start Modeling with Archicad
  • Getting Started with Integrated Structural Design in Archicad

Recommended Learning

There is no recommended learning to this course since this is the starting point of your Archicad journey. 

Software Requirements

Videos in this Learning Path have been created using the International language version of Archicad which means that the work environment and some of the content may be different if you are using a different language version or Archicad template file.

To get the best training experience we recommend you to use latest Archicad version, however since this course is focusing on basic concepts you can follow the videos in earlier Archicad versions. Download Archicad here!


Completing the course materials in this Learning Path, including the quizzes with a minimum of 60% achievement and filling out the satisfaction survey, will award you points towards achieving theArchicad BIM User Certification.

Access Time Frame

Enrolling in this learning path will grant you 1-year access to the courses starting on the day of enrollment. After the 1 year has passed, you will be deactivated from accessing the content of the courses.

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Here is the course outline:

1. Welcome

In this module you will see the outline of the Learning Path and understand what knowledge and benefits can you gain by completing this Learning Path.

2. Getting started with Archicad for 2D CAD users

In this course you will be presented the basic concept, the benefits of BIM and the key differences between traditional 2D CAD software and Archicad. You will also get started with Archicad's interface and the first steps to start creating your own project.

3. Start Modeling with Archicad

Learn how to use essential construction elements in Archicad by creating a structural model for a contemporary summer house. You will use various Archicad modeling tools to create and edit walls, slabs, beams, roofs, foundations and more

4. Get Started with Integrated Structural Design

Get familiar with the concept of Integrated Structural design. The course covers a simple workflow for engineers on how to generate Structural analytical models in Archicad.

5. Conclusion

Thank you for completing this Learning Path! Please fill out the anonymous satisfaction survey so we can continue improving our training materials!

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