ArchiCAD Tutorials Videos on the Web

Eric Bobrow ArchiCAD Tutorials YouTube channelAs you probably know, I have been creating ArchiCAD tutorials for a very long time.

Over the past couple of years, I have been actively developing my ArchiCAD tutorials video channel on YouTube. It’s been exciting to see the number of views explode as I added more videos:

  • Through 2010: 4 videos, 3,412 views
  • 2011: 10 new videos, 110,914 views
  • 2012: 18 new videos, 502,618 views

If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you get notified whenever I post a new one of my ArchiCAD tutorial videos.

We’re approaching 3,000 subscribers, with 627,628 views from 201 countries. It’s very satisfying to see my work actually reaching and helping ArchiCAD users all over the world!

ArchiCAD Tutorials on YouTube

There are a number of other YouTube channels for ArchiCAD that are well worth visiting.

The GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD channel has 1,268 videos offering a mixture of product demos (for example, new features of ArchiCAD 16), case studies and interviews with architects using ArchiCAD, and recorded webinar presentations. More recently, Graphisoft has been creating tutorials in the “ArchiCAD Video Series” on a variety of topics such as the Wall Tool, Slab Tool, Magic Wand and Element Information, as well as several longer ArchiCAD Training Series playlists on Basic ArchiCAD, Using Teamwork, and Advanced ArchiCAD.

I have particularly enjoyed some of the Graphisoft “Classics modeled with ArchiCAD” videos that show how architectural and design works can be recreated in ArchiCAD: Eero Saarinen’s Dulles International Airport, Alvar Aalto’s Vase, the Sagrada Familia Passion Towers by Antoni Gaudi, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. These are inspiring examples that show how ArchiCAD’s modeling tools can be applied creatively to quickly produce intricate geometry.

Jared Banks is an architect based in Minnesota who has created a fascinating ArchiCAD blog under his company name Shoegnome. It is filled with tips and tricks and commentary on how he uses ArchiCAD as well as other observations on Graphisoft and the world of architecture in general. Jared’s YouTube channel now has 12 excellent ArchiCAD Tips that I’m sure you will find very interesting.

There is a well-established ArchiCAD channel by the UK reseller Applecore Designs Limited. It has a combination of some original tutorials and presentations, as well as many videos reposted from Graphisoft and other sources. Recently they produced a series of three videos with a case study on “Project Hollycroft: Utilising BIM for Renovation.” Check out these videos to learn more about how to apply ArchiCAD’s recently added Renovation tools in the context of real projects.

ArchiCAD Tutorials in Other Languages

This past year, I have been working with Atlanta architect Mark Moscrip to create a version of the Best Practices Course ArchiCAD training in Spanish, as well as MasterTemplate. As part of our research, we discovered Linkaterra, a general website for Spanish language training videos. If you speak Spanish, I encourage you to visit the Linkaterra page for Recursos y Videotutoriales sobre ArchiCAD.

I’ve also seen ArchiCAD tutorials posted in Italian, German, French and other languages – we are truly a worldwide community!

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Elibariki Shempemba - January 9, 2013

This is a very good initiative, i personally like it.
good work

Mohamed Sallam - January 9, 2013

Thanks for sharing these great information with us. I appreciate your effort sir.

Stefan Boeykens - January 9, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

I created (and am continuing) a series of basic to advanced video-tutorials in Dutch.
They are freely available on YouTube.

(They not only handle ArchiCAD, but also Artlantis, AutoCAD, Unity, SketchUp, Cinema4D and more to come)

Eric - January 9, 2013

Thank you everyone for your encouragement.
Stefan – I’m glad you posted a link to your video tutorials – I recall watching one of them on split levels recently – nicely done!

José Gomes - January 9, 2013

Congrats for your job!
We have also a youtube channel with ArchiCAD videos in Portuguese. The address is:


Eric, thanks for your help in cement the ArchiCAD community all over the world!

Hagit Popper - January 9, 2013

Like always, excellent initiative. Makes it easier for anyone to access this important knowhow.Mostly grateful to you and your help whenever I need it! You are a model teacher

Leka Nderimo - January 9, 2013

Thanks Eric ,
This is great!
My students follow your tutorials here in Tanzania.

Chris Ellis - January 9, 2013


I’m excited to hear you are redoubling your efforts to get the Archicad videos project re-energized. You’ve done so much for me personally, but there is always more to be learned and applied. I agree that you should be able to hop around a bit subject wise. There are some topics that are just more pressing. You can always rearrange them later …
Cheers and Happy New Year !

Chris Ellis

Federico - January 9, 2013

great job and opportunity even for long-time users (since AC 5!!)

Jon Welker - January 9, 2013

Always interested in what you’re doing next. I am always looking for new tips on ways to do things with Archicad.
Your tutorials are always straight forward and very easy to understand and apply.
Jon Welker
Illinois and California, US


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