MEGA Sale on ArchiCAD Training and Templates

eric-bobrow-headshot-circle-revisedAfter hitting 2 million views on my ArchiCAD Tutorials YouTube channel, it’s high time to celebrate with the biggest and best sale I’ve ever put together!

Let’s have some fun.

Everything is on sale, everything must go!
(Well, in this digital world, we can’t actually run out of products.)

I’ve tried to structure this so that there are two options for every item: the deep discount bare-bones product, and the bundle that adds something really cool for just a tiny bit more (hint: the bundle is the better deal).

It may be difficult to decide which ones to invest in.
In that case, you may be interested in my MEGA BUNDLE – you get EVERYTHING on the menu for one fantastic package price. See the end of this post for details…

This MEGA SALE runs through July 31.
Here’s how much time remains:


My QuickStart Course is known as one of the easiest and most effective ways to get up to speed with ArchiCAD, in 13 hours of training broken up into 29 bite-size videos. Normally $197.

QuickStart Course on sale for $97 (save $100)

QuickStart Course Bundle on sale for $144 (save $150)
Get 3 months membership in my ArchiCAD Coaching Program for only $47 more…get expert help and personal assistance on your ArchiCAD questions!


My Best Practices Course is one of the most comprehensive training resources ever created for ArchiCAD, with a carefully organized curriculum covering most aspects of this complex and powerful program. 30 Modules, each with 3 to 10 separate training lessons, a total of over 100 hours of material (easily searchable with a built-in Google search). Normally $697.

BEST PRACTICES COURSE – on sale for $397 (save $300)
INCLUDES the QuickStart Course on ArchiCAD Basics too!
PLUS 6 months membership in my ArchiCAD Coaching Program…get expert help and personal assistance on your ArchiCAD questions!

BEST PRACTICES COURSE BUNDLE – on sale for $494 (save $591)
AND my brand new ArchiCAD 19 Upgrade Training Course (value $197)

ARCHICAD COACHING PROGRAM – on sale for only $97
Get expert help and personal assistance on your ArchiCAD questions, by email or during one of my regularly scheduled coaching call webinar sessions. My ArchiCAD Coaching Program has NEVER been sold separately from the Best Practices Course, until today. You can get access for a limited time to this unique program for only $97 (billed every 3 months)

The Office Standard for ArchiCAD

MasterTemplate is the most widely used independent template for ArchiCAD, with over 1200 users from 65 countries. In continuous development and refinement since 2007, the template embeds Best Practices principles into the project structure to optimize your efficiency and improve the quality and consistency of your 3D model and construction drawings. Normally $297.

MasterTemplate – on sale for $197 (save $100)

MasterTemplate Bundle – on sale for $247 (save $344)
Includes my new ArchiCAD 19 Upgrade Training course (value $197) AND
3 months membership in my ArchiCAD Coaching Program…get expert help and personal assistance on your ArchiCAD questions!

Already own MasterTemplate? Upgrades now on sale:

MasterTemplate Upgrade – on sale for $97 (save $30)
Upgrade from any previous version. Includes detailed instructions and updated manual.

MasterTemplate Upgrade Bundle – on sale for $127 (save $197)
Includes my new ArchiCAD 19 Upgrade Training Course!


Pushing the limits of your inspiration AND your productivity

Masters of ArchiCAD Summit – on sale for $97 (save $100)
12 ArchiCAD Experts from around the world each presented for an hour + in a ground-breaking online event in February of this year. Get the video recordings as a permanent addition to your reference library, to watch in your web browser or download for offline use.

Masters of ArchiCAD Training Series

5 Short Courses by ArchiCAD Experts
Get the Complete Bundle (all 5 PLUS the Summit) for only $597 (save $685)

Tim Ball, UK – ArchiCAD Working Drawings Without Details
6 lesson course – on sale for $197
(save $100)
Tim has figured out how to efficiently model in 3D in such detail that you don’t have to draft any details, allowing you to focus on the fun part of ArchiCAD (design and modeling) and spend very little time on tedious drafting. He’s also got his projects set up so that his specifications are tied directly to the model elements, ensuring they’re always up to date.

Andreas Lettner, Austria – ArchiCAD Cinerender Methods, Tips and Tricks
4 lesson course – on sale for $147 (save $50)
Andreas has been using the Cinerender tools for many years (as part of Cinema 4D) and is an experienced ArchiCAD user and instructor. He teaches how to get high quality renderings with minimal effort – you’ll be amazed at the difference once you use his optimized settings to get beautiful images produced whenever you need them.

Eric Bobrow (that’s me) – ArchiCAD 19 Upgrade Training PLUS Best Practices Lessons from the Masters – 4 lesson course – on sale for $97 (save $100)
I love teaching ArchiCAD users how to gain the best advantage of the new features in each version of the software. And this year, I’m integrating in the lessons I’ve learned from the Masters of ArchiCAD Summit and Training Series, to teach you the latest Best Practices you can use in ArchiCAD 19.

Gary Lawes, UK – Practical Parametric Objects with ArchiCAD GDL
4 lesson course – on sale for $147 (save $50)
Gary makes custom library parts whenever a project can benefit from it, and over the years he’s figured out how to do this quickly and easily. He estimates that these parts save him half of his production time because they get the job done (in 3D and 2D) faster than using off-the-shelf components. You’ll learn how to create your own intelligent components to save time and get higher quality models.

Roderick Anderson, Costa Rica – ArchiCAD and BIMx Strategies to Optimize Design and Construction – 4 lesson course – on sale for $147 (save $50)
Roderick’s firm designs and constructs beautiful high end homes for foreign clients. In the Design-Build context he optimizes and maximizes the information in ArchiCAD’s construction drawings which reduces the burden of information requests, RFIs, and general questions from the construction projects. He’ll teach you how to apply these same processes in a design-only practice to improve your competitiveness and quality of the work produced.


The name says it all: get EVERYTHING listed above for 65% off!

Grab ALL of my training and coaching PLUS MasterTemplate for only $997 (save $1864).

I’ve never done this before (and probably will never do it again).

This sale ends at midnight Pacific Time on July 31.

Celebrating a Milestone Sharing ArchiCAD Knowledge

In 2010 I shifted my professional focus from selling ArchiCAD software to training ArchiCAD users, and started actively creating and sharing ArchiCAD tutorial videos on YouTube.

YouTube-2-Million-Views-2Less than 5 years later, my ArchiCAD Tutorials YouTube channel has reached an incredible milestone:

2 MILLION VIEWS from ArchiCAD users in over 200 countries around the world!

There are a lot of ArchiCAD users who want to learn how to use the software better, and it appears that many have found my ArchiCAD tutorial videos to be useful and inspiring. In fact, there are 12,698 of them who have subscribed to my channel!

To celebrate, I’m announcing two initiatives today that will run through the end of July.


All ArchiCAD users are invited to enjoy three complete training presentations (each more than one hour in length) in the Masters of ArchiCAD Summit and Training Series at no charge.

Sign up for your FREE Masters of ArchiCAD Guest Pass here.


All of my ArchiCAD training products and resources will go on sale at special reduced prices. I’ll post details here shortly.

[time remaining for this special offer…]


When you sign up for a Guest Pass, you’ll get access to recordings of three live webinar trainings, previously only available to paying members of the Masters of ArchiCAD website:

1. Case Study: How a One Man Office Does Large Complex Projects using ArchiCAD from A to Z

Andrew-Passacantando-photo-optimized-2As a sole practitioner, architect Andrew Passacantando uses ArchiCAD as an essential tool for the entire lifecycle of complex residential projects, from initial hand sketches and design development through construction drawings and final renderings and take advantage of BIMX Docs to communicate with the client and contractor.

One of the highlights of the Masters of ArchiCAD Summit, Andrew’s incredibly detailed and elegant work is clearly presented through a carefully organized set of actual photos of the project under construction interlaced with screenshots of the beautiful 3d ArchiCAD model and “backstage” views of the design and documentation process.

2. ArchiCAD Best Practices and the Ultimate Template

Eric-Bobrow-photoI’ve been teaching ArchiCAD Best Practices and developing and refining MasterTemplate for a very long time.

This presentation gives you the 7 Keys to Best Practices and explores how to apply these powerful principles in actual practice.

When you know how to work with ArchiCAD’s built-in structure and underlying philosophy, you’ll find yourself “going with the flow” instead of fighting and wasting effort, and ArchiCAD will yield its ultimate power in your hands.

3. ArchiCAD Working Drawings Without Details

Timothy-Ball-photo-2Is it really possible to eliminate drafting 2D detail drawings? Can you ensure that your specification documents are totally integrated with your design model, and always up to date?

UK architect Tim Ball has developed a strategy and optimized the methods of modeling in ArchiCAD so that he no longer has to draft his details. The model is so detailed that the detail drawing are generated automatically, only requiring annotation and minor touch-ups. In addition, the specifications are integrated into the model, and his spec documents are compiled and managed inside ArchiCAD, which ensures that they are always up to date.

Watch as Tim gives an overview of his process and shows how he sets everything up, then answers questions from architects in this 90 minute excerpt from his recent Masters of ArchiCAD training course.

Sign up for your FREE Masters of ArchiCAD Guest Pass here.

NOTE: Details of my big MASTERING ARCHICAD SALE will be announced shortly…

MasterTemplate for ArchiCAD 19 To Ship in July; Special Pre-Launch Offer Announced

Master Template Logo croppedFollowing last week’s public release of ArchiCAD 19 by Graphisoft, I have started work on developing the next version of MasterTemplate, the leading independent template for ArchiCAD with over 1,225 users from 67 countries.

AMT19 is expected to ship in the second half of July for both U.S. (imperial) and International (metric) editions. It continues the tradition (since 2007) of building in proven, field-tested Best Practices methods into the framework of your ArchiCAD project file, saving you time, helping you be more organized and efficient, and giving you more consistent, higher quality results.

As always, the new template will provide full compatibility with the new ArchiCAD version, including the latest library and features introduced this year.

Please read through this post carefully, as there is a LOT here:

  • powerful new features based on the latest insights of ArchiCAD Masters
  • special discounted pre-launch pricing available through Friday July 10
  • valuable bonuses to encourage you to buy now rather than wait
  • an invitation to send in your suggestions, ideas and feature requests

The pre-launch bonuses (revealed below) are actually worth more than the price of MasterTemplate. They’ll be of tremendous value to you and your practice. I’m really excited about how much I can offer you this year!


In addition to compatibility revisions, we will be adding new components to MasterTemplate based on the insights I’ve gained from the Masters of ArchiCAD Summit presentations as well as the courses in the Masters of ArchiCAD Training Series by Tim Ball and Andreas Lettner.

For example, based on Tim’s pioneering work, we’ll provide a new IFC-based data structure to facilitate preparation of specification documents directly from the template-based project file. We’ll also include a substantial number of new Complex Profiles that may be used as-is or adapted for your design context; these will make it easier and faster to build detailed ArchiCAD models.

Andreas will be working with me to provide a number of carefully chosen Cinerender “Scene” presets that will speed up your visualization process while providing a well-modulated set of quality choices. You’ll work around the traditional trade-off of quality vs. speed (since in general, higher quality renderings take more time). These Scenes make it easy to get quality renderings appropriate for your design phase, modeling process, workflow and deadline time frames.

I’ll also be working to include some of the tools and methods shared by other ArchiCAD Masters during the February Summit conference. Better support for BIMx Pro will be incorporated, as well as additional quantity calc tools.


With each new version of MasterTemplate, I am always interested in adding more useful and/or cool features suggested by users. It’s also the perfect time to resolve any bugs or unnecessary limitations in previous versions of MasterTemplate.

If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or feature requests, please email support@bobrow.com. I promise to respond to each and every note you send in, and examine it for possible inclusion in this year’s template upgrade.


MasterTemplate 19 costs $297, the same as previous versions.

  • In our Pre-Launch Special Offer, you can buy MasterTemplate now for only $247, saving $50.

You’ll get AMT18 immediately, and will receive AMT19 as soon as it is released.

For more info and to purchase your license, please visit the MasterTemplate website. Scroll down and click the orange button that says “Yes, I Want to Start Optimizing My ArchiCAD Projects NOW”, then make your payment with credit card or PayPal and you’ll get an immediate email with instructions for how to login and download the template. You’ll also get access to a series of training videos that will make it easy for you to integrate MasterTemplate into your office.

Note that one license covers an entire office, since I expect that the template will be become your new “office standard”. There is a full 90 day Money Back Guarantee, so you can even try the template out on one or more of your current projects, then decide whether you want to keep it.

If you already have a MasterTemplate license, you may upgrade for $127.

  • As part of our Pre-Launch Special Offer, you can purchase your upgrade right now for only $97, saving $30.

To upgrade your template, login to the MasterTemplate website member area with your email and password, then click the link in the left-hand sidebar for the MasterTemplate Upgrade. Click the Buy Now button and follow through our secure shopping cart checkout, and you’ll get a confirmation via email that you’re all set up for AMT19.

As soon as AMT19 is released, everyone who has purchased a license will get notification via email.


Everyone who purchases MasterTemplate 19 between now and next Friday July 10 will get a FREE Bonus of my upcoming 4 week Masters of ArchiCAD Training Course:

This series of lessons is normally sold for $197, but you’ll get it free!
It will give you what you need to take best advantage of ArchiCAD 19.

Class 1 will focus on the new features of ArchiCAD 19. Learn how to use the new Permanent Guide Lines, Tab Bar and single window interface, PDF Improvements, 3D Surface Painter, enhanced Graphical Interface for Library Parts, Labeling and Listing Enhancements, and Point-Cloud Support.

Class 2 will show you the easiest ways to migrate your projects into the new version, including transitioning your ArchiCAD Library and Favorites. We’ll also look at migrating your Template and bringing it up to date with the latest tools and methods in ArchiCAD 19.

Class 3 will be a compilation of Lessons from ArchiCAD Masters, based on the top presentations made in the recent Masters of ArchiCAD Summit and Training Series. Discover the key insights that enable these masters to produce their work faster and better than other users. Whether you have attended the Summit and previous classes in this series, or not, you’ll get a precise, actionable set of ideas and methods you can implement into your practice.

In Class 4 we’ll revisit the 7 Keys to Best Practices for ArchiCAD, my classic presentation from 2011 that codified the most important principles to understand when running your project. I’ll integrate the latest gems from the ArchiCAD Masters along with the most up to date features of ArchiCAD 19 to give you a road map for what to focus on this coming year to optimize your usage of ArchiCAD.

This $197 course (yours FREE with purchase by Friday July 10) is part of the 2015 Masters of ArchiCAD Training Series. It runs from July 22 through August 19 on Wednesdays at 1 pm PDT. All sessions are recorded and posted for permanent reference, so you don’t have to attend live – however if you do join us on the webinars, you’ll be able to ask me questions and enjoy the comments and questions of other ArchiCAD users from around the world.


If you’re purchasing MasterTemplate for the first time (rather than upgrading), I’ll throw in a free 90 day membership in my ArchiCAD Coaching Program worth $97.

When you’re a member of the coaching program, you can send me your ArchiCAD-related questions any time, and I’ll give you my personal assistance!

You can email me your questions, and I’ll email back, or I’ll address your challenge, issue or topic in one of my regularly scheduled Coaching Calls. These are live two-hour webinars in which I’ll open up your file (if you send me one) and work through your question, demonstrating how to use ArchiCAD in the most effective manner to resolve your design or documentation challenge.

My ArchiCAD Coaching Program has always been limited to members of my Best Practices Course, but now, for the first time, you can get access to my personal support line when you purchase MasterTemplate.

The 90 day membership is normally $97, however you’ll get it free when you purchase MasterTemplate during our pre-launch special promotion.

For more info and to purchase your license, please visit the MasterTemplate website.

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