Thank you & some thoughts about 2019

During this special time of year, there are two things I make sure to do:

1. Feel gratitude for the good things in my life, and thank the people who make my life more fulfilling and enjoyable.

2. Plan out my next year, giving priority to the most important areas – the ones that will make all the rest flow better.
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I am immensely grateful to you and everyone on my email list – clients, fans, and curious onlookers. You give me an opportunity to share my gifts with the world, particularly those related to teaching and communicating ideas. 

I love to teach, I love to help creative professionals achieve more using technology and media. 

I make an honest living by helping you have greater success and satisfaction. 
When you learn from me and are able to do more with the tools at hand, I feel great satisfaction. 

You give me professional fulfillment, and I am eternally and forever grateful. 

Thank you so much! 

I hope you are feeling gratitude for the people in your life – this is what we’re all here for – to love and help each other. 

Give your family, friends and clients an extra thank you, and perhaps an extra hug.

What are you asking Santa to bring you over the next year?


What are the biggest levers for the year ahead? 
The things that will make everything else easier? 

After much thought, I have decided to focus on reworking my entire ARCHICAD training business, building a fresh foundation with new course materials and websites. This will enable me to reach more users, serve them better, and solidify my position in the worldwide ARCHICAD community. 

Everything will flow from this initiative. 
It will all work better because I am giving my gifts to the world with a clear strategic plan. 

I’m tremendously excited about 2019, with dozens of ideas buzzing around in my head. 
It’s going to be a LOT of work – and I am feeling strong, focused and determined to get going and keep going. 

Stay tuned – I’ve got a lot to share with you over the coming year. 


If you’re an active ARCHICAD user, then one of the most important levers in your world has to do with your skill and facility with ARCHICAD. 

When you use best practices methods, you are able to work more efficiently and get your work out the door faster. 

PLUS you can spend more time on your design (to come up with better solutions for your clients), produce higher quality output (so it’s easier to get the projects built), and potentially be much more profitable. 

So investing in ARCHICAD training could be one of the most valuable things you do in 2019. 

If you’d like to join me on the journey towards ARCHICAD mastery over the next year as I create my new ARCHICAD Best Practices 2020 course, NOW is a great time.

During the launch promotion, I’m offering the course plus coaching support for half price.

AND…if you are one of the first 50 to buy the 2020 course, I’ll give you an extra bonus of $3,958 of training materials…making this offer effectively an 87% discount on the bundle package. 

In the 4 days since I announced the course, 27 of these 50 bonuses have been snapped up. 

For all the details, please visit


P.S. I’ll be presenting one final live broadcast of my free ARCHICAD Best Practices Updatewebinar on Thursday December 27 at 1 pm PST (US Pacific). In this 2 hour webinar I share 10 cool tutorials that will help you take advantage of some of the most useful new features in ARCHICAD.

If you’re not already registered for my ARCHICAD USER webinar series, click HERE to sign up and join me in my most interesting and carefully crafted presentation EVER.


Free Webinars: ARCHICAD Best Practices Update – 10 Cool Tutorials

ARCHICAD Best Practices have changed a LOT over the years. 

Have you kept up?

Join me for a brand new free training webinar that I’ll be presenting several times this month, and learn some useful ARCHICAD tips, tricks and working methods that are “hidden in plain sight” in recent upgrades.

This series is a special edition of the monthly ARCHICAD USER webinars, the free series that I’ve been running all year. Instead of one webinar, I’ll run three separate sessions:

  • Monday December 17 at 4 pm PST
  • Tuesday December 18 at 10 am PST
  • Thursday December 27 at 1 pm PST

If you’re already registered for the ARCHICAD USER monthly sessions, your connection link will work for whichever session you choose to attend.

If you’re not already subscribed, you can join over 2600 ARCHICAD USERs by clicking here:


As I planned out the presentation, I collected a series of 10 quick demonstrations that cover a wide range of modeling, documentation, presentation and data usage.

The main criteria I used were:

  • Is it new or different in recent versions of ARCHICAD?
  • Is it valuable and useful?
  • Is it something that many users would miss noticing?
  • Is it clever, fun or otherwise cool?
  • Can I demonstrate it in about 5 minutes, and teach people how to use it?

I am pleased to say that I’ve got a set of 10 really cool, fun, awesome and interesting new things to show you.

And I bet that 9 out of 10 users who attend will learn several new tools and tips that can be put to use right away. Some avid users may already know everything I’m showing – after all, these things are in plain sight – however I’m hopeful they will enjoy the way that I put this together.


I’m running these webinars as part of the launch of my new course: ARCHICAD Best Practices 2020. This new project will run through all of 2019 and into early 2020 as I attempt to cover everything I can about how to use ARCHICAD with best practices methods. 

Learning and using these working methods will help you produce your projects more easily, quickly and with higher quality.

It is my intention to produce the most comprehensive and robust resource for ARCHICAD users ever created, a “classic reference for the 2020’s”. It’s rather ambitious – and will take a LOT of work – however I’m feeling excited and up for the challenge.

I must say it feels to me like we’re living in the future – the 2020’s seem like something out of science fiction. Yet they are just around the corner.

I’ll announce details on this new project next week.
Stay tuned!

Eric Bobrow
Your friendly, helpful (and humble) ARCHICAD Guru ;->

P.S. Have you caught any of my recent set of ARCHICAD videos: the ARCHICAD Design | Views Tutorial Series?

Click here to watch the first 4 (average 20 minutes each) of a planned set of 7 new videos. On that page, you’ll have the opportunity to download a free ARCHICAD Resource Pack with over 100 elements to help you view and present your ARCHICAD projects with more variety and clarity.

New ARCHICAD Design | Views Tutorial Series

In my new ARCHICAD Design | Views series of videos, I’ll show you how to manipulate various settings to get a wide variety of effects, including:

  • Simplified and Sketch-style Drawings
  • Rendered Elevations and Site Plans
  • Brighter Lighting and Quick Ways to Try Out Different Surface Schemes
  • 3D Cutaways and 3D Documents
  • Quick Framing in 2D and 3D for Sections and 3D Views
  • Developing Your Design – Moving From Composites to Profiles
  • Progressive Detailing Using Profiles

These ARCHICAD tutorial videos will be posted on my YouTube channel over several weeks starting November 18, and accessible as a free mini-course on this page:

In addition, I’m sharing a free pack of resource files to make it easy for you to implement these methods in your own projects.

The ARCHICAD Design | Views Resource Pack includes over 100 elements including specially created linetypes, surfaces, building materials, composites and complex profiles, as well as Model View Options, Graphic Overrides and Favorites.

Click here to check out the new video series and grab the free resource pack.


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!"


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.


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:

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) and I'll be happy to help you.



NEW: MasterTemplate 22 – Totally Overhauled and Optimized for ARCHICAD 22

After months of intense work, MasterTemplate 22 was released today. I have incorporated cutting edge best practices methods and strategies with the aim of creating the “ultimate driving machine” for ARCHICAD.

Power, sophistication and an intuitive framework that you can make your own.

In this 2 hour in-depth presentation you’ll see what’s under the hood, and come along for the ride as we explore the break-through time-saving methodology built into the framework of the project file.

Use the Full Screen button in the bottom right of the video while playing to watch it at a size that allows you to see all the detail.


Get immediate access to MasterTemplate 22 using these links:

Notes: One license may be used for an entire office – after all, this is intended to be used as an “office standard”…

Full 90 Day Money Back Guarantee – try MasterTemplate on a project or two, keep it only if you find it useful.

Questions? Email me at – I’m always happy to help.

– Eric

UPDATE (November 6, 2018)
The international metric edition of AMT22 was published last week, along with a revamped USA version and an improved Sample Project. In the month following the webinar recording, I was able to do a significant amount of additional optimization based on user feedback and my own observations and tests. I’m very pleased with the results and proud to share AMT22 with the ARCHICAD community.

P.S. Cornelis Wegman from Australia posted a comment that made me aware that the framing profiles I had set up were generating linework that went against 2D drawing conventions, with the cross-hatch lines heavier than the outline. I was able to change that quite easily, so the template now produces even better looking sections of the 3D model. Here is a screenshot from the revised section:

MasterTemplate section drawing screenshot with revised framing profiles

I have also corrected a couple of issues that I noticed in the demonstration (you may notice them in the video recording) and further enhanced the settings for Electrical Plans to make the electrical elements stand out clearly against the faint grey background of the building.

MasterTemplate is always going to be a work in progress…however I’m extremely happy with the progress made this year!