Author Archives: Eric Bobrow
Author Archives: Eric Bobrow
We’re about to get underway, and you can still get on board at special launch pricing.
If you’ve got ARCHICAD 21, or will be getting this fantastic new version this year, there is a bit of a learning curve.
You can get a jump on this, and hit the ground running with my ARCHICAD 21 Upgrade Training.
Over the next couple of months, in 4 live webinar sessions spaced every other week, I’ll teach you exactly what you need to know.
This goes beyond the “what does this button do” types of short little training videos that Graphisoft provides, and will help you integrate the new tools and methods into your workflow with a minimum of downtime or confusion.
We’ll also go over upgrade and migration strategies for both ongoing projects and templates, so you’ll know exactly what to do.
The sessions will be recorded and available for convenient online access any time, however it’s always more fun to attend LIVE (and you’ll be able to ask questions too).
Maximize your investment in ARCHICAD 21 with my upgrade training, with a small outlay of time and cash:
The upgrade training is one of three parts of my MASTER ARCHICAD 21 project.
For more details (and special launch pricing through July 14) please visit bobrow.com/ac21
Post a comment here – I’m all ears!
P.S. One last reminder, while you can still get the discounted launch pricing:
ARCHICAD experts team up from the USA, UK and Austria to teach an ambitious online training course over 8 months, sharing their knowledge and experience with users around the world.
A complex 60 room hotel design on an Austrian hillside (adapted from a real-world project) will be developed and constructed from concept through working drawings, integrating BIM data for cost and quantity analysis, specifications reporting, IFC-based consultant collaboration and presentation renderings.
The new program (taught by Austrian architect Andreas Lettner, UK architect Tim Ball and myself) launches July 12. See full details in the press release (link above).
For more info about ARCHICAD 21 training resources and the new MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017 training course and Summit conference, please visit https://www.bobrow.com/ac21
Promotional pricing on ARCHICAD 21 training and MasterTemplate is available on that page for a limited time.
ARCHICAD 21 is here.
Everything is now set up to help you MASTER ARCHICAD 21, including a revamped and expanded version of MasterTemplate, a complete upgrade training course, and an ambitious MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017 program.
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.
This is our tenth anniversary, and this year I’ve incorporated 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 from the MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017 online course.
Graphisoft’s new ARCHICAD 21 is a fantastic leap forward in many ways. MasterTemplate has been retooled to give the most elegant, integrated solution available for ARCHICAD users anywhere in the world.
As I’ve done for over 20 years, I have created a special upgrade training course to cover the new features of ARCHICAD 21.
This series of four 90-minute online training webinars shows you how to migrate your projects and templates forward into the new software, and goes into depth on all of the new tools and reworked methods.
Classes were presented in July and August 2017, and the recordings are now 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 launched July 12 and runs on alternate Wednesdays at 1 pm US Pacific time. We’ve planned out 18 live webinar sessions running until March 2018, with each session 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.
NEW – EXPANDED MASTERS BUNDLE – Get It All:
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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: