Course info
January 4, 2017
1h 35m

Have you ever struggled to make your ARCHICAD documents and views look the way you want? If so, this is the ideal course for you. In this course, Applying Filters in ARCHICAD, you'll learn how to achieve many different output from a single building information model. First, you'll be introduced to the concept of modeling once, but viewing many times. Next, you'll learn about the available filtering methods in ARCHICAD including layers, pens, structure display, model view options, and graphic overrides. Finally, we'll explore the practical application of each filtering method to a sample model. When you're finished with this ARCHICAD course, you'll not only be aware of all of the filtering options you have at your disposal, but also will be able to apply them intelligently to achieve your desired outputs on any project. Software required: ARCHICAD 20.

About the author
About the author

Over 10 years experience using both ARCHICAD and REVIT on a wide range of projects. Began on large scale commercial and institutional projects and moved into BIM Management and ARCHICAD Development for a large multidisciplinary firm. Provided technical support and training to 100s of ARCHICAD users in a strategic role for the software developers responsible for producing ARCHICAD and is now the dedicated ARCHICAD Manager for a large building company in Australia.

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Hi everyone, my name is Quinton Cooper and welcome to my course on Applying Filters in ARCHICAD. I am currently the dedicated ARCHICAD Manager for a large building company in Australia and have worked as a designer and BIM Manager on a wide range of projects over the last decade.

This course has been designed to introduce the concept of filtering the appearance of our ARCHICAD model and is ideal for people who are new to ARCHICAD and have a basic grasp of modelling but are looking to take the next step in learning how to truly control the appearance of the model.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  1. Using Layers to logically divide up our model into parts that can be easily managed and manipulated
  2. Filtering by structural definition or element type
  3. Application of purpose built pens and colors
  4. Graphical overrides based on detailed criteria including renovation status
By the end of this course, you’ll be comfortable with the available filtering options we have in ARCHICAD and will be able to apply different combinations of these filters to your own ARCHICAD models in order to achieve your desired outputs. Modelling in ARCHICAD is easy, but having true control over the appearance of your model is a skill that requires the next level of understanding.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with the general ARCHICAD interface and have a very basic understanding of how to model elements in 3D. But beyond this, there are no prerequisites for the course.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey in learning about controlling the appearance of our models with the Applying Filters in ARCHICAD course here, at Pluralsight.