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Structural Engineers - Start Modeling with Archicad

Graphisoft Learn

▶︎ Format: self-paced online course
▶︎ Level: foundation
▶︎ Duration: 30 minutes
▶︎ Certification Points: 5 points ★

Learn how to use essential construction elements in Archicad by creating a structural model for a contemporary summer house. You will use various Archicad modeling tools to create and edit walls, slabs, beams, roofs, foundations, and so on. You will also learn how to interact with such tools both in 2D and 3D.

Learning Objectives

The goal of this course is to give you an overall understanding of the essential construction elements in Archicad by creating a structural model for a contemporary summer house. The focus is on getting comfortable with the various Archicad modeling and editing tools both in 2D and 3D views. Besides learning to model, you will get familiar with the available settings of the modeling tools so you can configure them according to your needs. The workflow is simplified so you can focus on geometry creation on a fundamental level instead of configuring the nitty-gritty details of elements. It is not the goal of the course to give you in-depth explanations of features and settings.  

Target audience

Users who would like to get familiar with the basics of modeling a structural model in Archicad. 


Table of contents

  • Story settings 
  • Layers 
  • Structural Core elements (Slabs & walls) 
  • Columns 
  • Beams 
  • Stair 
  • Foundation 

Recommended Learning

We recommend you to complete one of the Getting Started with Archicad for structural engineers courses before this modeling course so you are up to date with the foundations of BIM, the Archicad user interface, and some basic principles.  

Software Requirements

Videos in this course have been created using the International language version of Archicad which means that the work environment and some of the content may be different if you are using a different language version. 

To get the best training experience we recommend you to use latest Archicad version! Download Archicad here! 


Completing the course material, including the quiz with a minimum of 60% achievement and filling out the satisfaction survey, will award you 5 points towards achieving theArchicad BIM User Certification.

Access Time Frame

Enrolling in this course will grant you 180-day access to the training starting on the day of enrollment. After the 180 days have passed, you will be deactivated from accessing the content of the course.

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Here is the course outline:

1. Welcome

In this module you will see the agenda and the table of contents of the course and learn how you will be able to use the exercise files to follow the course.

2. Prepare Your Model

Learn how to add more stories and how to set up your layers and layer combinations before getting into modeling.

3. Modelling Superstructural Elements

Get familiar with the essential Archicad modeling tools such as walls, slabs, columns, beams, and stairs.

4. Modelling Sub-structural Elements

Get familiar with the essential Archicad modeling tools to create and edit the foundation elements.

5. Conclusion

Thank you for completing this training! Please fill out the anonymous satisfaction survey so we can continue improving our training materials!

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