ArchiCAD is my tool of choice for architectural design. I love this program, have worked with it for almost 22 years, and know how to make it fly — modeling and documenting almost any sort of building.
I also love to teach people how to get the most out of ArchiCAD. My clients have called me “the master explainer”, and some of my colleagues have called me “the veritable guru of ArchiCAD experts.”
On this website you’ll find a large collection of my free ArchiCAD tutorials, mini-training series, videos and tips and tricks articles. Many of them were originally published or posted on well-known websites like Cadalyst, AECbytes, ArchiMAG, or YouTube as well as republished by Graphisoft on the official ArchiCAD Wiki.
Some of the material may only be found here on this site. Whenever I create new pieces, I send them out to my email subscribers first. So if you want fresh, inspiring material in your inbox that will help you use ArchiCAD better, please sign up for my list using the slide-up form you’ll find at the bottom of each web page.
Products and Training for ArchiCAD
One of the most important factors in being productive with ArchiCAD is the project template that you use. If you use the standard Graphisoft-supplied template, each time you work on a project you’re going to need to redo a lot of the same things each time, such as adding your company information to the title block. If you’re a beginner or intermediate-level user, even if you save a customized template for your work, you’re likely to miss out on a lot of opportunities for saving time, simply because you don’t know what they are and how to set them up.
MasterTemplate – The Office Standard for ArchiCAD – is an optimized template system available for ArchiCAD versions 10 through 15. It is the result of hundreds of hours of development by two ArchiCAD masters – myself, and Scott Bulmer, a California architect with 15 years of experience producing countless projects in ArchiCAD. Combining my skills in teaching, technical support and troubleshooting, with Scott’s wealth of knowledge on the practical application of Best Practices principles in practice, it is the most widely used independent template for ArchiCAD.
The Best Practices Course is an online resource that helps ArchiCAD users deepen their understanding and hone their skills. 21 hours of video lessons are prepared based on a curriculum focused on the best ways to use ArchiCAD. Users report improving their productivity 50% to 100% or more after going through the course materials. Creating this course has been a labor of love for me. This work in progress is becoming a uniquely valuable destination for ArchiCAD users from around the world.