Learning ArchiCAD 17

Dive into the wonderful world of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to become a productive ArchiCAD user

Learning ArchiCAD 17

Scott MacKenzie

Dive into the wonderful world of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to become a productive ArchiCAD user
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ISBN 139781849697620
Paperback318 pages

About This Book

  • Create a house and a commercial office building in a virtual 3D environment
  • Strategically placed best practice tips to help you create better and exciting models
  • Step-by-step tutorial, covering the advanced tools and features of ArchiCAD while creating two complete construction projects

Who This Book Is For

This book is for architects, architectural technicians, and construction professionals who are familiar with 2D CAD such as AutoCAD Lite, or have some exposure to a 3D BIM package such as Revit. No experience with ArchiCAD is required. If you want to learn the skills needed for architectural drawing production in the real world, then this book is for you.

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What You Will Learn

  • Acquaint yourself with various Project settings
  • Explore the wide range of selection methods and modification features
  • Create walls, floor slab, ceilings, and roofs of the residential and the commercial building
  • Use the drafting and annotation tools
  • Make objects and modify them to suit your needs
  • Master view creation and graphic control
  • Link and export files and discover the fundamentals of rendering

In Detail

The 20th century technology of computer aided design software (CAD) has graduated into the 21st century technology as Building Information Modeling, known as BIM. ArchiCAD, a virtual building environment, is the preferred tool for architects all over the world. It retains its simplicity even when dealing with high level of detailing, which makes the job a lot easier for designers.

This book will teach you what you need to know to quickly learn how to use ArchiCAD. You will create two complete projects right from scratch, including a residential and a commercial building. The first is a small residential house that utilizes all the basic modeling and drafting tools in ArchiCAD. It will give you a firm grip on the fundamentals of ArchicAD before we move on to take up a more advanced and complex project that follows. The second project is a multi-storey commercial building where you will explore the leading-edge tools of ArchiCAD, thereby gaining the skills needed to use them in your own projects. The book will also take you through the design of the buildings, the output of all drawings, bills of materials, specifications, and associated construction documents. Best practice tips are inserted at key points along the way.

With the help of the two projects, the book ensures that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to take up any construction project, thus empowering you to successfully create your own projects.


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Book Details

ISBN 139781849697620
Paperback318 pages
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