July 14, 2017 — GRAPHISOFT North America has partnered with Black Spectacles, an online learning resource, to create ARCHICAD for Beginners, a four-and-a-half-hour course that teaches the basics of ARCHICAD.

The easy-to-follow course will be led by Josh Bone, architect and BIM expert recognized for proficiency in technology integration. He will demonstrate how to create detailed 3D models quickly and efficiently.

Beginning with simple navigation instruction, the course will work through the software in an easy-to-follow format. In the first module, users will learn how to draw walls, add stories, and place objects, columns and beams. Upon completion, students will have gained familiarity with documentation in ARCHICAD, as well as how to place labels, identify sections and elevations, and incorporate external file formats.

For a limited time, the course is available to new subscribers of Black Spectacles at their site with a 10% discount. Use code ARCHICAD10 to activate the offer.

GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD was the first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues innovate with products like BIMcloud, the first real-time BIM collaboration environment; and BIMx, a mobile app for lightweight access to BIM for non-professionals.  GRAPHISOFT is part of the Nemetschek Group.

Black Spectacles is an online learning platform for architects and designers that offers a software curriculum and an ARE exam prep curriculum.  All the courses are available on demand, on any device with an internet connection, and are taught by practicing architects. Individual memberships are available on a monthly or annual recurring basis.  Group memberships are also available for firms and academic institutions.