ArchiCAD Basic Training Online Course Added to LearnVirtual BIM Technology Library

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LearnVirtual adds popular ArchiCAD Basic Training eight-hour class to online course library. Appropriate for new and current users of ArchiCAD and ArchiCAD START Edition, this course introduces the concepts of BIM and how to model a virtual building within ArchiCAD.

ArchiCAD Online Classes

"I think you are doing a great job. I like to see the practical aspects like creating templates and anything that saves time or reduces duplicate work." - Babette Jee, Architect & LearnVirtual ArchiCAD Student

LearnVirtual’s popular ArchiCAD Basic Training is added as an online course. Appropriate for new and current users of ArchiCAD, this eight-hour online training program covers the basic concepts of BIM and how to model a virtual building in ArchiCAD. A down-loadable practice model is included with the class. The $99 course can be purchased from

“Our online ArchiCAD Basic Training course evolved from a popular local course,” said instructor Thomas M. Simmons. “We modified the modules to make them online-friendly and have included a practice model as well as videos for students to use while taking the course.”

The ArchiCAD Basic Training Online Curriculum is broken down into four modules:

  •     Starting a Design: This section demonstrates how to use ArchiCAD in the early stages of a design and progresses through project setup including stories, layers and model views.
  •     Developing a BIM Model: This module instructs on the use of ArchiCAD’s modeling tools used to create the building shell including foundation, floors, walls, roof, ceilings, curtain walls, windows and doors.
  •     Continuing a BIM Model: This section focuses on the creation of stairs, complex walls, and interiors, modifying floors, and adding railings into a design.
  •     Documenting a Project Using Views: This module explores how to create sections, elevations, callouts and model views, as well as the creation and modification of drawing sheets.

LearnVirtual specializes in the design and implementation of education programs for AEC professionals. With an emphasis on e-learning, custom corporate education programs, and multi-venue hybrid education, LearnVirtual empowers individuals and companies with professional skills and industry intelligence that can be applied in everyday work environments.

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