New ARCHICAD Tutorial: Creating Custom Surfaces from Photos

An interesting question was sent in recently by California architect Luis Barrios asking how to create custom Surfaces in ARCHICAD using photos of stained glass windows from a church that he’s renovating. He wanted to include these artwork images in his 3D views as well as rendered elevation drawings.

Watch this 36 minute video to learn how to integrate artwork images in ARCHICAD 3d views as well as rendered elevation drawings. You’ll also get a glimpse into my ARCHICAD Coaching Program.


P.S. To get my personal assistance on your ARCHICAD questions, check out my ARCHICAD Coaching Program.

The process was straightforward but involved multiple steps and programs, including Photoshop for cropping and straightening images. Download my free cheat sheet step by step summary to refer to when you need to do this for one of your projects (see below).



New ArchiCAD QuickTip Video Tutorial – Shortcuts for Construction Geometry

My latest ARCHICAD QuickTip video tutorial was inspired by a question that Matthieu Mercinier of Oslo Norway sent in recently to my ARCHICAD Coaching Program.

I took his single question about placing doors and expanded it into a 5 minute review of some little-known time-saving shortcuts for switching geometry and construction methods on the fly.


Take 5 minutes to watch it now and try these out as you work in ArchiCAD today. They’re actually fun to use and will save you more time and effort than you realize.

NOTE: These QuickTip videos are inspired by questions sent in by members of my ARCHICAD Coaching Program. If you’d like to get my personal assistance on YOUR questions, get full information here:




Fun With Morphs – ARCHICAD QuickTip Tutorial #2

Watch this 27 minute ARCHICAD video tutorial and learn easy, elegant and efficient solutions to three tricky modeling challenges sent in by members of my ARCHICAD Coaching Program.


Discover creative ways to use Morphs to:

  1. Cut off and cap the top of a wall at handrail height following the slope of stair treads with an intermediate landing
  2. Inset an intricate pattern of contrasting stucco finish into a brick wall
  3. Create and clean up a “made to order” ADA-compliant pipe rail for stairs using a set of complex profiles converted into a morph.

These questions were compiled from recent sessions of my ARCHICAD Coaching Program. Members of the program get my personal assistance in working with ARCHICAD.

For more information or to sign up for ARCHICAD Coaching, please visit

1 2 3 33