ArchiCAD Tutorials Videos on the Web
Over the past couple of years, I have been actively developing my ArchiCAD tutorials video channel on YouTube. It’s been exciting to see the number of views explode as I added more videos:
- Through 2010: 4 videos, 3,412 views
- 2011: 10 new videos, 110,914 views
- 2012: 18 new videos, 502,618 views
If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you get notified whenever I post a new one of my ArchiCAD tutorial videos.
We’re approaching 3,000 subscribers, with 627,628 views from 201 countries. It’s very satisfying to see my work actually reaching and helping ArchiCAD users all over the world!
ArchiCAD Tutorials on YouTube
There are a number of other YouTube channels for ArchiCAD that are well worth visiting.
The GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD channel has 1,268 videos offering a mixture of product demos (for example, new features of ArchiCAD 16), case studies and interviews with architects using ArchiCAD, and recorded webinar presentations. More recently, Graphisoft has been creating tutorials in the “ArchiCAD Video Series” on a variety of topics such as the Wall Tool, Slab Tool, Magic Wand and Element Information, as well as several longer ArchiCAD Training Series playlists on Basic ArchiCAD, Using Teamwork, and Advanced ArchiCAD.
I have particularly enjoyed some of the Graphisoft “Classics modeled with ArchiCAD” videos that show how architectural and design works can be recreated in ArchiCAD: Eero Saarinen’s Dulles International Airport, Alvar Aalto’s Vase, the Sagrada Familia Passion Towers by Antoni Gaudi, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. These are inspiring examples that show how ArchiCAD’s modeling tools can be applied creatively to quickly produce intricate geometry.
Jared Banks is an architect based in Minnesota who has created a fascinating ArchiCAD blog under his company name Shoegnome. It is filled with tips and tricks and commentary on how he uses ArchiCAD as well as other observations on Graphisoft and the world of architecture in general. Jared’s YouTube channel now has 12 excellent ArchiCAD Tips that I’m sure you will find very interesting.
There is a well-established ArchiCAD channel by the UK reseller Applecore Designs Limited. It has a combination of some original tutorials and presentations, as well as many videos reposted from Graphisoft and other sources. Recently they produced a series of three videos with a case study on “Project Hollycroft: Utilising BIM for Renovation.” Check out these videos to learn more about how to apply ArchiCAD’s recently added Renovation tools in the context of real projects.
ArchiCAD Tutorials in Other Languages
This past year, I have been working with Atlanta architect Mark Moscrip to create a version of the Best Practices Course ArchiCAD training in Spanish, as well as MasterTemplate. As part of our research, we discovered Linkaterra, a general website for Spanish language training videos. If you speak Spanish, I encourage you to visit the Linkaterra page for Recursos y Videotutoriales sobre ArchiCAD.
I’ve also seen ArchiCAD tutorials posted in Italian, German, French and other languages – we are truly a worldwide community!