ArchiCAD Software Course


ArchiCAD is a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solution for architects and designers. This corporate training course is designed to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to efficiently use ARCHICAD for architectural design, documentation, and collaboration. Participants will gain hands-on experience in creating 3D models, generating construction documentation, and leveraging BIM for effective project management.


10 days

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, including:

  • Architects
  • Interior Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Drafters
  • Building Contractors
  • Structural Engineers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Individuals interested in BIM and architectural design

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its relevance in the AEC industry.
  • Navigate the ArchiCAD interface proficiently.
  • Create and manipulate 3D architectural models using ARCHICAD.
  • Generate construction documentation and design presentations.
  • Collaborate effectively with team members and stakeholders in a BIM environment.
  • Implement best practices for project organization and management in ARCHICAD.
  • Utilize advanced features for complex architectural designs.
  • Troubleshoot common issues and errors in ARCHICAD projects.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to ArchiCAD

  • Understanding BIM and its significance
  • Overview of ArchiCAD software
  • Installation and setup
  • User interface navigation

Module 2: Basic Modeling and Design

  • Creating a new project
  • Constructing walls, slabs, and roofs
  • Adding doors and windows
  • Modifying building components

Module 3: Advanced Modeling Techniques

  • Designing parametric objects and components
  • Customizing ArchiCAD libraries
  • Using complex profiles and morph elements
  • Design variations and options

Module 4: Construction Documentation

  • Creating and managing layouts
  • Adding views and annotations
  • Generating schedules and quantity takeoffs
  • Printing and publishing documents

Module 5: Collaboration and Data Management

  • Collaborative workflows with consultants
  • Linking and managing external references
  • Work sharing and coordination
  • BIMx presentations for stakeholders

Module 6: Visualization and Presentation

  • Applying materials and textures
  • Rendering and animation
  • VR and 3D walkthroughs
  • Design presentations and layouts

Module 7: Project Management and Best Practices

  • Project setup and standards
  • Project browser organization
  • Managing views and layouts
  • Team collaboration and project sharing

Module 8: Advanced Topics

  • Custom objects and GDL scripting
  • Advanced modeling techniques
  • Energy analysis and sustainability features
  • Coordination with MEP and structural disciplines

Module 9: Troubleshooting and Optimization

  • Diagnosing and resolving common issues
  • Performance optimization techniques
  • Data backup and recovery strategies

Module 10: Real-World Applications and Practice

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


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Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.