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ArchiCAD Training | The Best Practices Course

Eric BobrowSince you’re looking at this page, I imagine you are an ArchiCAD user looking for resources to help you work more effectively with the software.

You’ve come to the right place. You’ll find dozens of free ArchiCAD Tutorials here, both videos and articles, that will help you understand different parts of the ArchiCAD workflow.

I was an ArchiCAD reseller for almost 21 years, a former Graphisoft Platinum VAR and U.S. Reseller of the Year. I’ve taught people how to use ArchiCAD for over two decades, and provided in-depth, caring tech support for hundreds of clients. I know how the program works, and love to help people to use it well!

Please sign up for my email list to get regular tutorials sent to your inbox, and notification whenever I post a new video or article. Just fill in the little form, and I promise you’ll get lots of great free content from me that will help you in your work.


The Best Practices Course - ArchiCAD TrainingIf you’d like to go further, and REALLY learn to use ArchiCAD the best way possible, I recommend signing up for my Best Practices Course. This ArchiCAD training is composed of an extensive set of videos that cover virtually the entirety of ArchiCAD from a “Best Practices” perspective.

What does this mean? It means doing things in an optimum fashion, in ways that work in accordance with ArchiCAD’s deeper structure and underlying philosophy. The guidance you’ll get in the Best Practices Course will enable you to “go with the flow” rather than fighting ArchiCAD. The program will become your friend because you understand how it “wants” to be used.

In addition to over 100 hours of carefully organized video training, when you sign up for the Best Practices Course you will have access to an intensive coaching program.

Several times each month there is a live group coaching call, in which members ask questions and see live demonstrations that address their specific needs. These sessions are recorded for permanent reference, and indexed as well to facilitate searching for answers at any time.

There is nothing else like it. It didn’t exist, so I decided to create it. I invite you to check it out, and sign up if it feels right for you.

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Mark Curry - July 7, 2014


I just started using ArchiCAD and have found your videos very helpful. Keep up the good work. I would like to sign up for your email list.


Mark Curry

    Eric Bobrow - October 26, 2014

    Hi Mark – Thanks for your kind words. I hadn’t been looking at pending comments on this website for a while, so I’m just responding now, after a lengthy delay. I did notice that you figured out where to sign up for the email list right after you posted it. And a couple of months later, you signed up for the Best Practices Course – thanks for joining us in the journey towards ArchiCAD mastery!

Gerard - August 15, 2014

Hi again Eric:

We’re looking at bringing in a new hire to become BIM Manager here, who has years of BIM Manage,net experience on the Revit side. We were thinking of both the best practices course and possibly some one-on-one on site from you – can you give us a proposal for that?


Gerard Falla
IT Manager, BIM Guru, Webmaster, Renderer
Mogavero Notestine Associates

amir jones - August 26, 2014

i want to learn architcad

Best wishes

    Eric Bobrow - October 26, 2014

    Hi Amir – Thanks for visiting the website – I’m glad to help you learn ArchiCAD! – Eric

jazz - January 11, 2015

i want to know how to become a member of quick start course as i am not able to watch rest of the videos…i would like you to help me..

    Eric Bobrow - January 14, 2015

    Hello Jazz – Thank you for your question. To become a member of the QuickStart Course, please visit the http://www.acbestpractices.com/quickstart page on my Best Practices Course website. You will find on that page all the information about the course and may enroll using our secure shopping cart system using a credit card or PayPal. After you pay the registration fee, you will get immediate access to the training videos in the member area of that website. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I look forward to helping you work with ArchiCAD!
    Eric Bobrow

Agada Blessed - January 13, 2015

i want learn more from u. thanks

Agada Blessed - January 13, 2015

pls i want to learn more about archicad. i hope it will pls u to teach me. thanks for the privilege.

Onesmus - March 2, 2015

Hi Eric
I am not able to save a two D drawing ,kindly help



    Eric Bobrow - March 2, 2015

    Onesmus – I am not sure what you mean by “save a two D drawing”. Can you create and save an ArchiCAD project file? Do you have an ArchiCAD key or an education or trial license? If you want to save something you’ve drawn for use in other programs, you may use the Save As command and choose the desired format (for example DWG or PDF).

Ashwani kumar shukla - February 14, 2017

Hi Eric – I want to learn gdl writting for creating any object. I m blank for gdl description. Please explore, how can i get in better way.


    Eric Bobrow - February 17, 2017

    Ashwani – Please check out the Practical GDL course that is part of the Masters of ArchiCAD Training Series:
    It will help you get up to speed with the basics of GDL.

Ahmad Ibrahim - December 28, 2017

Dear Bob Row,
Trust you are well. I am an AutoCAD using Architect and want to get your 76$ course. Please reply back and help.
Ahmad Ibrahim
+61-421 649 687

Nolan Walker - March 16, 2019

Hi Eric,

Does the Best Practices Course include the Master Template, or cover the topic in enough detail to create such a template on my own?

I ask, because it seems that the key strengths of the program are best realized when you have a planned and efficient workflow, and a lot of that comes from having a template that is versatile enough to handle the diversity of projects you may work on while streamlining the process of doing the work. And it seems that the Master Template is designed to dovetail perfectly with your best practices.

Thank you,


    Eric Bobrow - March 16, 2019

    Nolan –

    Thanks for your interest in my ARCHICAD Best Practices Course and MasterTemplate.

    You are correct – they are ideal complements for each other. The course teaches best practices principles, and the template is structured to make it easy and efficient to use those principles in actual projects.

    I don’t include MasterTemplate with the course purchase, but I do offer it to course members for a reduced fee – essentially a bundle discount.

    I will email you personally to give you details on the current offers; since these change from time to time, I’d rather not post something here that may get a bit out of date.


Luis Sialer - March 18, 2019

Hi Eric

Could you send me the email with bundle price too (Bert practice course and template) please?
I would like to enroll in Best Practice course, but, I want to know how long I can access to the course videos?
Let me know, please


Baluku Gedion - August 8, 2019

Grate to know that you offer ArchiCAD training and more so providing video recordings that can make me get a wide scope of learning. How much is the training? and how much money is required to be able to get the videos ? Iam very interested.

Aliyi - February 7, 2020

most of the time there is no internet around me how i got it offline your work

Basil - April 28, 2020

Hello, Eric! How much is the cost of your courses? Is there something about creation of mep objects in archicad?

Eric Bobrow - April 28, 2020

Hi Basil – My ARCHICAD Best Practices 2020 Training Course is normally $997, however it is on sale now for half price:

In my section on creating custom library parts, there is a part in which I go over the extra steps you need to do to make an object that the MEP modeler will recognize and connect pipes or ducts to.

If you have additional questions, please email me at support@bobrow.com.

– Eric


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