Upcoming Events

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Tenant Improvement | Managing a Commercial Renovation
Mar 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
A recent edition of Dodge Data & Analytics predicts that renovations to existing offices will see the biggest gains in 2021. During this BIM in 30 Minutes webinar discover why Archicad is increasing being used for renovating and updating existing offices. You’ll learn how a BIM tool can be used to quickly add existing conditions for demolition drawings and how this helps expedite the new design work. You’ll also uncover situations where existing conditions do not have to be completely modeled, as well as how to get your drawings to look the way you want them to look.
Join us to examine…
  • How to model existing conditions quickly and accurately
  • How to increase productivity  with documentation and details of existing and new construction
  • How to manage phases and renovation filters to control the display of drawings

In this presentation we will review an adaptive reuse project from Heather Young Architects that converts an existing 1980’s commercial building into a modern, open air structure. We will review how the HYA used Archicad to manage multiple tenant options, visualize the building renovation, document the project and communicate design intent with 3D based detailing.


Ready to learn more? Schedule an ARCHICAD demo today request a demo >>

Images courtesy Studio Como
Residential Remodels with Archicad
Jun 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm


As the economy rebounds home remodels account for a large part of construction projects but managing the various stages can be a struggle. Join this BIM in 30 Minutes webinar to explore why Archicad is the leading renovation solution for architecture firms, design-build, and interior designers.

We will review projects from several firms including Passacantando Architects who “use the renovation filter to help see what needs to remain and what could be torn down”, explained Andrew Passacantando when talking about the recent renovation of a historic home. “Showing the existing conditions and proposed changes made it easier for us to communicate with the folks involved in approving our ideas.”

Managing a Remodel

The Renovation Filter is a powerful tool in Archicad to organize the phases of a remodel including existing, demo, after demolition, new construction, and planned status. 

Presenting Design Options

Easily manage different design options for presentations and early design iterations with Renovation Filters, Layers, and Saved Views.

Modeling Existing Details

If you know how to draft a 2D detail then you’ll be able to easily model custom extrusions for eave details, interior moldings, structural footings, and much more.

Residential Design | Concept to Documentation
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Join us to learn how to improve your design process and automate changes, documentation, building schedules and more. We’ll explore why Archicad is the preferred BIM solution for residential design and how it connects the design studio, the client’s office, and the construction site for presentation and coordination.
You’ll discover…
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Hyper-Model Presentations
  • Mobile Project Review
  • Model Based Detailing
  • Bi-Directional Schedules
  • Intelligent Documentation
  • and much more…

You’ll also hear an interview with Christopher Lee, Principal of Design Associates Architects, who talks about the impact of BIM and how using “Archicad pays for itself many times over”.


Ready to learn more? Schedule an Archicad demo today request a demo >>

Images courtesy Design Associates Architects
SketchUp to BIM | Model Once Not Twice
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Are you building two models? First creating a design model in SketchUp then re-building the model for Revit, Vectorworks or another BIM program? Join this BIM in 30 Minutes webinar to discover how to eliminate lost productivity rebuilding SketchUp models. You’ll uncover how to design in BIM with a SketchUp style workflow while maintaining the model integrity through the entire design and documentation processYou’ll learn how to:

  • Use BIM as a design tool similar to SketchUp.
  • Use SketchUp style commands, such as Push Pull and Follow Me, as part of a BIM workflow.
  • Avoid lost time and money rebuilding SketchUp models when transitioning to BIM.

Our clients start in Archicad at the beginning of design and seamlessly move into construction documents without rebuilding the model. Stefan Hampden of CAST Architecture in Seattle recently commented that “they used to use SketchUp a lot more in early design but find they need it less and less” when using Archicad.


Ready to learn more? Schedule an Archicad demo today request a demo >>

Images courtesy Design Associates Architects