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Take your Schematic Model to the Next Stage with Archicad

Graphisoft Learn

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

Learn how to take your model from a schematic phase to the next level with Archicad. The course covers essential topics relevant to project development from modeling refined construction elements to publishing more informative documentation sets.

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to take your project from the Schematic phase to the Design Development phase in a simplified, yet fun and informative way. You will learn how to create and enhance the documentation sets needed and publish them in various formats for different purposes. Additionally you will learn more about the shortcuts and other functionality booster features and techniques that will help you working faster in Archicad. You will learn how to create and enhance the documentation sets needed and publish them in various formats for different purposes. 

Target audience

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


Table of contents

  • Composites and Complex Profiles
  • Modeling Layered Slabs and Ceilings
  • Enhancing a Simple Roof
  • Furniture systems
  • Stair Details
  • Brise Soleil from Curtain Wall
  • Enhancing Schematic Documentation
  • Publishing the project in PDF and DWG

Recommended Learning

Users taking this course should have an overall understanding about the basics of modeling and documentation.

Recommended learning:

  • Getting Started courses
  • Start Modeling with Archicad
  • Get Started with Project Documentation in 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. Develop the Core Model

Add more detail to the core model elements of your project. Get familiar with Composites and Complex Profiles.

3. Enhance the Model

Elevate the level of detail of Stairs and enhance the envelope of the building using Curtain Walls.

4. Document

Take your project documentation from the schematic phase to early design development by adding more detail to your floor plans, sections and elevations.

5. Publish

Create a proper documentation set of your project using Publisher sets. Export a set of PDF and DWG drawings.

6. 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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