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Practical, Parametric Object Making Using GDL – Masters of ArchiCAD Training by Gary Lawes

Today I interviewed Gary Lawes to learn more about his upcoming ArchiCAD GDL Training Course, the next installment in the Masters of ArchiCAD Training Series. Click on the 6 minute video below to listen in on our discussion.


Gary has used and loved ArchiCAD since 1990, and has had his own residential design firm for over 10 years. He says he always budgets a few hours in each project to create custom GDL library parts, knowing that these small investments really pay off. Overall he estimates he shaves about 25% off his production time due to efficiency gains he achieves with these tools that he’s crafted to meet his needs.

In Gary’s short 4-lesson course (which starts next week), you’ll learn how to create your own custom, intelligent and parametric library parts with GDL to boost your productivity and give you much greater control, flexibility and finesse as you develop your project.

As you know, ArchiCAD comes with an extensive library of objects, doors and windows. These are all built with Graphisoft’s exceptionally powerful object creation scripting language called GDL. However, there’s no way that Graphisoft can supply everything you need pre-made in the box.

Click here for more info on this ArchiCAD GDL Course by Gary LawesJoin us for this online training and you’ll see how easy it is to fill in the gaps (for your practice and your projects) and create objects that are stretchy, self labelling, highly parametric, to manufacturers sizes where appropriate, or constrained to local building codes as required. And of course make sure they all schedule correctly.

When you take advantage of GDL, all items may be placed extremely quickly, normally no more than 2 or 3 clicks, appear perfectly as appropriate 2D symbols often displaying differently on different stories (stairs and downpipes for example), and very rapidly produce accurate BIM information.

In this course Gary will help you tap into the power of GDL and turbocharge YOUR ArchiCAD use and performance beyond anything you’ve ever experienced.

The course will be presented as a series of 4 one-hour webinar sessions at 1 pm PDT on Wednesdays starting September 9. All sessions are recorded and posted for viewing in your web browser as well as downloaded for permanent reference.

Practical Parametric Object Making Using GDL is on sale now for only $147 (save $50 off the standard registration fee). Click here to go to the Masters of ArchiCAD website for more info and to sign up.

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