If you are an architect in the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry, and looking to create realistic visualizations of the projects you are working with, learning ArchiCAD is an absolute must.
From conceptualization all the way through construction, this BIM software enables users to document out-of-the-box design, render photo-realistic visualizations, and analyze issues in early stages of the design process.
If you are completely new to the software, you can find out a bit more about the specs and details here on the Graphisoft website, and even download the latest version: ArchiCAD 24.
Getting started with learning ArchiCAD on the other hand can seem a bit daunting, so the Vagon team has put together our best selection of tutorials for learning the software based on recommendations and input gathered from architects in our community.
Check out their suggestions below!
When browsing through the various tutorials that exist for ArchiCAD on YouTube, the fundamental choice for learning the software is directly from Graphisoft on the ArchiCAD YouTube channel.
Here you can find video tutorials ranging in experience level, from onboarding of the software to design conceptualization and more advanced playlists.
With over 85K subscribers, this by far the most widely followed ArchiCAD channel on the internet. A must for anyone using ArchiCAD at any experience level!
ArchiCAD Tutorials by Eric Bobrow 🔗
Topping out at over 30K subscribers, ArchiCAD Tutorials by Eric Bobrow offers a wide array of different tutorials, from fundamentals of the software, up through more intricate skills like lighting tricks and 3D cutaways and selective views.
As an internationally recognized ArchiCAD expert with over 4 million views on his videos, you are sure to find no shortage of ArchiCAD expertise on his channel.
If you happened to like the offerings he has on his YouTube, you can also check out Eric’s master course and coaching course for more insight into the software.
SB. ARCHITECT 🔗
Tailored to both beginner, intermediate, and advanced ArchiCAD users, the SB. ARCHITECT YouTube channel has both playlists that can walk users through both the fundamentals as well as the more intricate architectural designs.
Once you’ve trained yourself on the playlists offered, there are a wide variety of different architectural examples to practice, highlighting specific design features such as window facades, intertwined staircases, and roof construction to name a few.
Check out this example below working with both an aboveground and underground museum design!
Archystore Africa 🔗
Although there are a bit less organized playlists to follow on this channel, there is definitely no shortage of great tutorial videos to view on the Archystore Africa channel.
With over 23K subscribers and over 4 million views, this YouTube channel provides a wide variety of tutorials that take you through the basics of ArchiCAD and into more of the nitty gritty of topics like environment surroundings, structural analysis, and defining loads.
Most notably with this channel, you can find a wide variety of walkthrough videos for creating buildings both residential and commercial.
MJC designs 🔗
With the MJC designs YouTube channel, you can find quite a few playlists for beginners just starting out, but the best aspect of the tutorials available are related to the plethora of architectural examples you can follow from residential buildings to more intricate designs of larger and more complex buildings.
Definitely worth checking out if you are ready to build your skills on more specific examples!