New Free Video Tutorial on Creating Tilework in ArchiCAD

ArchiCAD Tutorial | Introduction to TileworkToday on LinkedIn in the ArchiCAD Residential Designers group, an ArchiCAD user posted a question: “How difficult is it to set out tiles on a wall?”

Well, as it happens, I just answered that question in a recent coaching call for the Best Practices Course. We have several coaching calls each month, and members are invited to ask me questions about how to apply the Best Practices principles in practice.

I have just excerpted this short demonstration (from the recording of the 105 minute coaching call) and posted it on YouTube:
ArchiCAD Tutorial | Introduction to Tilework

In this 15 minute tutorial video, I show several different approaches to tilework, including:

  • Drawing a simple 2D Fill on top of the Interior Elevation drawing
  • Applying a tile material to an entire wall
  • Creating a thin piece of wall with the tile material on top of the structural wall
  • Embedding the thin wall into the main wall with Solid Element Operations

Along the way, various settings for the Interior Elevation tool are explored, including:

  • 3D Vectorial Hatching
  • Exclude View Blocking Walls
  • Different geometry options

Since it is a “live” demonstration, there are a few missteps along the way. However, part of the fun in the coaching calls is to see me try to figure out why something isn’t working right – and then fix the problem by changing a subtle setting or option. This trouble-shooting is actually quite instructive, since these issues will often come up in real-world practice.

By the way, there are quite a few ArchiCAD tutorial videos on my YouTube channel for you to watch when you get a chance. To be informed when I post another free video, please subscribe to my channel.

Best regards,
Eric Bobrow

P.S. In 15 minutes, of course, I can’t explain everything about modeling tilework. I cover much more on this topic, and in general, how to get the most out of ArchiCAD, in The Best Practices Course, my comprehensive ArchiCAD training resource. If you like my free tutorials, you’ll love the course. It includes dozens of hours of easy to follow video lessons, as well as access to these live coaching calls.

For more information and to sign up for the Best Practices Course, please visit

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