Author Archives: Eric Bobrow
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ARCHICAD 21 is here!
I’m getting everything set up to help you MASTER ARCHICAD 21. We’ll have a revamped and expanded version of MasterTemplate, a complete upgrade training course, plus an ambitious MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017 program.
Introductory details are provided below, with more info to be released over the next few weeks.
Click here or scroll down for special MASTER ARCHICAD 21 sale pricing, available for a limited time.
MasterTemplate, the Office Standard for ArchiCAD, has been in continuous development since 2007, with new versions prepared each year to take advantage of the latest features and technology provided by Graphisoft.
For ArchiCAD 21, and our tenth anniversary, I’m planning one of our biggest upgrades ever. We’ll be incorporating innovative options compiled from extensive field research for last year’s ArchiCAD Templates and Office Standards course. I’m also integrating systematic optimizations based on discussions with Tim Ball and Andreas Lettner as we organize the MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017 online course.
Graphisoft’s new ARCHICAD 21 is a fantastic leap forward in many ways. MasterTemplate will be retooled to give the most elegant, integrated solution available for ARCHICAD users anywhere in the world. MasterTemplate 21 is scheduled for release in late July, allowing us sufficient time to prepare and test it before distribution.
As I’ve done for over 20 years, I will create a special upgrade training course to cover the new features of ARCHICAD 21.
This series of four 90-minute online training webinars will show you how to migrate your projects and templates forward into the new software, as well as go into depth on all of the new tools and reworked methods.
Classes will be held on Thursdays at 1 pm PDT on July 6, 20 and August 3 & 17, with recordings posted for permanent reference.
Tim Ball and I were talking about how to describe MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017.
I said: “It’s an online training series that shows a real-life complex project being developed from concept through working drawings and beyond, pushing the technology and demonstrating best practices for workflow and collaboration.”
Tim said: “It’s actually much simpler than that. We’re going to show how to efficiently and effectively use ARCHICAD on real projects in a way that makes your firm money.”
The MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017 training program is for you if you:
We’ll take a complex, real-world project (60 room hotel on a hillside) and develop it from concept through working drawings while also producing cost estimates, collaborating with consultants and creating marketing renderings.
The workflow will systematically develop the building model and data using the LOD system, a widely used BIM terminology defining the “Level of Detail” appropriate for each phase of a project. When done properly, virtually all of the individual and team effort and decision-making during design and production are fully leveraged throughout the project lifecycle.
The BIM model will flow smoothly from LOD 100 (conceptual design) through LOD 200 and LOD 300 while teaching current Best Practices methods for ARCHICAD 21.
The program launches July 12 and will run on alternate Wednesdays at 1 pm US Pacific time. We’ll have 16 live webinar sessions through February 2018, and each session will be recorded and posted for permanent reference.
Following the conclusion of the course, there will be a special one day online Summit conference in March 2018, with presentations by Masters of ARCHICAD faculty chronicling the development of the project, along with lessons learned and tips and tricks.
During our MASTER ARCHICAD 21 sale, you may purchase any or all of these resources at a substantial discount.
Early-bird pricing runs through Friday June 30:
MASTERS BUNDLE – Get It All:
Existing users of MasterTemplate will be emailed a special discount code to purchase at upgrade pricing ($97 for MasterTemplate 21, or $100 discount off either bundle).
Questions? Add a comment here or email support (at) bobrow.com.
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).
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: