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Archicad for SketchUp® Users

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▶︎ Learning Path
▶︎ Format: self-paced online video courses
▶︎ Level: foundation
▶︎ Duration: 5 hours
▶︎ Certification Points: 95 points ★

Follow this learning path to understand the benefits of using BIM. Learn the foundations of modeling, documentation, scheduling, and sharing your project with stakeholders via BIMx.

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 and documentation. You will also learn how to make simple schedules of your project and how to communicate your design to your clients via BIMx. 

Target Audience

SketchUp® users who would like to transition to Archicad.

Table of contents

  • Getting Started with Archicad for SketchUp® users
  • Start Modeling with Archicad
  • Get Started with Project Documentation in Archicad
  • Share Your Archicad Project with BIMx
  • Take Your Schematic Model to the Next Stage with Archicad

Recommended Learning

Since this is the starting point of your Archicad journey, there are no prerequisites. 

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 all course materials in the Learning Path, including the quiz with a minimum of 60% achievement and filling out the satisfaction survey, will award you points towards achieving the Archicad 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 you can gain by completing this Learning Path.

2. Getting started with Archicad for SketchUp users

Get familiar with Archicad and learn the concept of the BIM workflow. The course covers the benefits of BIM and will lead you through the first steps with Archicad. It contains a comparison between 3D design software (Direct Modeling) and Archicad-BIM (Parametric Modeling) workflows.

3. Start Modeling with Archicad

Learn the foundations of modeling in Archicad and understand the basic editing and drafting techniques through modeling a small weekend house.

4. Get Started with Project Documentation in Archicad

Understand the documentation workflow in Archicad and create stunning outputs!

5. Share Your Archicad Project with BIMx

See what benefits presenting your project with BIMx can bring you. Communicate your design with any stakeholders online or offline!

6. Take your Schematic Model to the Next Stage with Archicad

Put your knowledge into practice and take your project from schematic design phase to design development. Enhance your model and level up your documentation!

7. 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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