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Master ARCHICAD! 7 new video tutorials + Black Friday all month long

Eric Bobrow, ArchiCAD Guru

Eric Bobrow
Your friendly ARCHICAD guru

Wherever you are on the journey towards ARCHICAD mastery, I'm pretty sure you want to continue to learn and improve your skills and optimize your workflow so that you can derive the maximum benefit from this amazing tool.

That's exactly what I want for YOU - and all other ARCHICAD users.

This month I am running a special "Master ARCHICAD!" event.

I'm producing a bunch of new free video tutorials to share with the community.
AND I'm putting all of my products on sale.

A BIG sale.
It's going to be "Black Friday - all month long!"

NEW ARCHICAD VIDEO TUTORIALS

Over the next few weeks, I'll be producing a new series of 7 free video tutorials, tentatively titled:

  • ARCHICAD Design/Views 1: Sketches & Construction Docs
  • ARCHICAD Design/Views 2: Con Docs & Presentations
  • ARCHICAD Design/Views 3: Quick Studies of Surface Finishes
  • ARCHICAD Design/Views 4: Cutaways and 3D Documents
  • ARCHICAD Design/Views 5: Framing in 2D and 3D
  • ARCHICAD Design/Views 6: From Composites to Profiles
  • ARCHICAD Design/Views 7: Progressive Detailing Using Profiles

This is going to be fun.
Lots of quick tips and tricks, and examples you can use.
Short videos (for me) - I'm aiming for 5 to 15 minutes each.

I'll even be including cool downloads to make it easy to do some of these tricks.

BLACK FRIDAY - ALL MONTH LONG

Help yourself to some bargains on ARCHICAD training and on MasterTemplate.

Check out this page, where everything is 50% to 70% off for the month of November:
https://bobrow.com/master-archicad-sale

Have any questions about any of my ARCHICAD resources?
Need a special payment arrangement?

Use the little chat widget in the bottom right of this page, or email me at support (at) bobrow.com and I'll be happy to help you.

Eric

Newly updated for 2018: ARCHICAD QuickStart Training

I am pleased to announce that I have just released a new 2018 version of my classic introduction to ARCHICAD, QuickStart Lesson 1.

This is the first in a new series of QuickStart lessons, totally revamped and up to date. The QuickStart Course is my training on ARCHICAD basics, available for purchase at https://acbestpractices.com/quickstart (separately or a part of my Best Practices Course).

The original version is the most popular ARCHICAD video tutorial to date with 676,000 views on my YouTube channel. Created in 2011, it’s helped thousands of users get familiar with the working environment of the program.

I share the first several videos from the QuickStart Course on YouTube as my contribution to the ARCHICAD community. I look forward to helping a new generation of users with the new series!

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MASTER ARCHICAD 21: New Training and MasterTemplate

ARCHICAD Master: Eric Bobrow

SPECIAL SALE!

ARCHICAD 21 is here.

Everything is now set up to help you MASTER ARCHICAD 21, including a revamped and expanded version of MasterTemplate, a complete upgrade training course, and an ambitious MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017 program.

Click here or scroll down for special MASTER ARCHICAD 21 sale pricing, available for a limited time.

MasterTemplate 21

MasterTemplate, the Office Standard for ArchiCAD, has been in continuous development since 2007, with new versions prepared each year to take advantage of the latest features and technology provided by Graphisoft.

This is our tenth anniversary, and this year I’ve incorporated innovative options compiled from extensive field research for last year’s ArchiCAD Templates and Office Standards course. I’m also integrating systematic optimizations based on discussions with Tim Ball and Andreas Lettner from the MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017 online course.

Graphisoft’s new ARCHICAD 21 is a fantastic leap forward in many ways. MasterTemplate has been retooled to give the most elegant, integrated solution available for ARCHICAD users anywhere in the world.

ARCHICAD 21 Upgrade Training

As I’ve done for over 20 years, I have created a special upgrade training course to cover the new features of ARCHICAD 21.

This series of four 90-minute online training webinars shows you how to migrate your projects and templates forward into the new software, and goes into depth on all of the new tools and reworked methods.

Classes were presented in July and August 2017, and the recordings are now posted for permanent reference.

MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017

UK Architect Tim Ball and Eric Bobrow at Graphisoft BIM Conference, March 2017

Tim Ball and I were talking about how to describe MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017.

I said: “It’s an online training series that shows a real-life complex project being developed from concept through working drawings and beyond, pushing the technology and demonstrating best practices for workflow and collaboration.”

Tim said: “It’s actually much simpler than that. We’re going to show how to efficiently and effectively use ARCHICAD on real projects in a way that makes your firm money.”

The MASTERS of ARCHICAD 2017 training program is for you if you:

  • Want to learn, grow and use ArchiCAD’s cool technology to the max
  • Want your firm to be highly profitable in delivering your projects to clients

We’ll take a complex, real-world project (60 room hotel on a hillside) and develop it from concept through working drawings while also producing cost estimates, collaborating with consultants and creating marketing renderings.

The workflow will systematically develop the building model and data using the LOD system, a widely used BIM terminology defining the “Level of Detail” appropriate for each phase of a project. When done properly, virtually all of the individual and team effort and decision-making during design and production are fully leveraged throughout the project lifecycle.

The BIM model will flow smoothly from LOD 100 (conceptual design) through LOD 200 and LOD 300 while teaching current Best Practices methods for ARCHICAD 21.

The program launched July 12 and runs on alternate Wednesdays at 1 pm US Pacific time. We’ve planned out 18 live webinar sessions running until March 2018, with each session recorded and posted for permanent reference.

Following the conclusion of the course, there will be a special one day online Summit conference in March 2018, with presentations by Masters of ARCHICAD faculty chronicling the development of the project, along with lessons learned and tips and tricks.

Sign up during our MASTER ARCHICAD 21 Sale!

During our MASTER ARCHICAD 21 sale, you may purchase any or all of these resources at a substantial discount.

NEW – EXPANDED MASTERS BUNDLE – Get It All:

NOTE: Existing users of MasterTemplate may request a special discount code to purchase at upgrade pricing ($97 for MasterTemplate 21, or $100 discount off any bundle).

Questions? Add a comment here or email support (at) bobrow.com.

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New ARCHICAD Tutorial: Creating Custom Surfaces from Photos

An interesting question was sent in recently by California architect Luis Barrios asking how to create custom Surfaces in ARCHICAD using photos of stained glass windows from a church that he’s renovating. He wanted to include these artwork images in his 3D views as well as rendered elevation drawings.

Watch this 36 minute video to learn how to integrate artwork images in ARCHICAD 3d views as well as rendered elevation drawings. You’ll also get a glimpse into my ARCHICAD Coaching Program.

Enjoy!
Eric

P.S. To get my personal assistance on your ARCHICAD questions, check out my ARCHICAD Coaching Program.

The process was straightforward but involved multiple steps and programs, including Photoshop for cropping and straightening images. Download my free cheat sheet step by step summary to refer to when you need to do this for one of your projects (see below).

 

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New ArchiCAD QuickTip Video Tutorial – Shortcuts for Construction Geometry

My latest ARCHICAD QuickTip video tutorial was inspired by a question that Matthieu Mercinier of Oslo Norway sent in recently to my ARCHICAD Coaching Program.

I took his single question about placing doors and expanded it into a 5 minute review of some little-known time-saving shortcuts for switching geometry and construction methods on the fly.

 

Take 5 minutes to watch it now and try these out as you work in ArchiCAD today. They’re actually fun to use and will save you more time and effort than you realize.

NOTE: These QuickTip videos are inspired by questions sent in by members of my ARCHICAD Coaching Program. If you’d like to get my personal assistance on YOUR questions, get full information here:

www.bobrow.com/coaching

Eric

 

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