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Get Started with Project Documentation in Archicad

Graphisoft Learn

▶︎ Format: self-paced online course
▶︎ Level: foundation
▶︎ Duration: 45 minutes
▶︎ Certification Points: 20 points ★

Learn how to get from a finished 3D model to a set of annotated PDF documentation. We will cover how to use the Navigator, how to create different viewpoints in the model, the difference between Viewpoints and Views, Layouting, and Publishing.

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to prepare a complete annotated PDF documentation from a finished 3D model in Archicad. You will get familiar with the Archicad Navigator that guides you through the documentation process. You will learn how to set up your floor plans, sections or elevations according to your needs, how to annotate them and arrange them on Layouts to finally export your entire documentation as a merged PDF. 

Target audience

Users who would like to get familiar with the essential documentation workflows in Archicad.


Table of contents

  • The Archicad Navigator
  • Viewpoints
  • Views and View Settings
  • Dimensions and Labels
  • Layout Book
  • Publisher

Recommended Learning

Users taking this course should have an overall understanding about the basics of modeling and should be able to confidently find their way around on the Archicad interface. Recommended learning:

  • Getting Started courses
  • Start Modeling with Archicad

Software Requirements

Videos in this course have been created using the International language version of Archicad which means that the work environment and some of the content may be different if you are using a different language version.

To get the best training experience we recommend you to use latest Archicad version! Download Archicad here!


Completing the course material, including the quiz with a minimum of 60% achievement and filling out the satisfaction survey, will award you 20 points towards achieving the Archicad BIM User Certification.

Access Time Frame

Enrolling in this course will grant you 180-day access to the training starting on the day of enrollment. After the 180 days have passed, you will be deactivated from accessing the content of the course.

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Here is the course outline:

1. Welcome

In this module you will see the agenda and the table of contents of the course and learn how you will be able to use the exercise file to follow the course.

2. The Navigator and Preparing Views

Understand the Archicad Navigator in detail and learn how to prepare your model for documentation.

3. Dimensions and Labels

Learn how you can add dimensions and annotations to your documentation.

4. Layouts and Publishing

Place your annotated drawings onto Layouts and prepare to Publish them into PDF format.

5. Conclusion

Thank you for completing this training! Please fill out the anonymous satisfaction survey so we can continue improving our training materials!

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