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The IFC-guide, International, version 3.0

IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is a neutral and open file format that enables information exchange between different CAD applications and other software within the in construction and management areas. The IFC format is ISO-certified and can be integrated into the quality assurance system that your office has chosen. IFC is developed by IAI - International Alliance for Interoperability, which today has more than 600 member companies around the world.

This guide provides insight into the IFC standard and explains the work process in ArchiCAD. IFC version of ArchiCAD 18 is IFC 2x3, Coordinate View version 2.0 (IFC2x3 CV 2.0).

The IFC guide is easily purchased through iTunes at:

The IFC-guide, International, version 3.0

ARCHICAD Field Guide Basic.

by [ mac i n t e r a c t ]
In a nutshell the Field Guides focus on relevant and straightforward explanations, tips and tricks, alongside best practices. And specifically for ARCHICAD they let you tap into the knowledge that we have acquired working with and beta testing ARCHICAD, not only as BIM managers & ARCHICAD trainers but, very importantly, as architects.

You can read more about the book on-line at:
ARCHICAD Field Guide Basic.

Livro ARCHICAD passo a passo

by João Gaspar (in Portuguese)
The book ARCHICAD passo a passo, the only publication in Portuguese about the program, aims to show how to develop a complete architectural design in 2D and 3D, generating plants, perspectives, sections, tables and other information fully integrated, which increases productivity and reduce project costs for offices and professionals.

You can read more about the book on-line at:
Livro ARCHICAD passo a passo

ARCHICAD Master Classes (Step by Step Guidebook)

by Nikola Petkovic
This self-taught, step by step e-Book ARCHICAD 16 course is developed for architects and students of architecture, who are beginners or intermediate users of Graphisoft's ARCHICAD 16. It is unique on the market, since no ARCHICAD 16 book takes you from start to finish, on example of well known architectural project of Tadao Ando's 4x4 House in Kobe.
The course starts from the very beginning and works its way to intermediate competency.

You can purchase and read the book on-line at:
ARCHICAD Master Classes (Step by Step Guidebook)

Interactive ARCHICAD Practice Manual

by Vaneshrie Sullivan
The standards in the Interactive ARCHICAD Practice Manual Volume 2 based on ARCHICAD version 16 aim to provide solutions to setting up Projects that are easily adaptable through phases of Planning, Tender, Construction, Interiors and As-Built drawings, with special reference to the renovation palette. These standards followed by the author as a system have been developed over the years. Volume 1 is based on ARCHICAD 14,however, it is possible to adapt the standards to suit older versions as well.

Find more info on the book here:

Purchase directly from the author:
Interactive ARCHICAD Practice Manual

ARCHICAD for AutoCAD Users

by Scott MacKenzie and Simon Gilbert
Publisher: Graphisoft SE (July 11, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-9638875051

This book is designed to quickly make you productive in ARCHICAD by leveraging what you already know about AutoCAD.

Available on Amazon.
ARCHICAD for AutoCAD Users

The Artlantis Attitude: Getting the Attitude and Using It.

by Dwight Atkinson, Canada's funniest architect
This screen companion addresses the infuriating issues faced by Artlantis users using mere manuals and missing manuals. It reveals the secrets how illustrators enliven their work for dazzling results.

For the table of contents and a sample article contact:

The Artlantis Attitude: Getting the Attitude and Using It.

Artlantis Render and Studio 3 - The missing book

by Roberta Cecchi, Roberto Corona and Pietro Spampatti (ArchiRADAR)
This is a new version of the popular book, released two years ago, champion of sales on the ObjectOnline web store, it is available in English, French and Italian languages.

The book is divided into two parts: the first one (about 140 pages) devoted to the user guide and the second (about 100 pages) devoted to tutorials and tips&tricks, to greatly improve your renderings.

Purchase online on the ArchiRADAR website.
Artlantis Render and Studio 3 - The missing book

Introduction to ARCHICAD: A BIM Application

By Tulio Sulbaran, Mohd Shiratuddin, Shane Germany
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning; 1 edition
ISBN 978-1428356641

Learn the feature-rich software that will help you quickly and effectively complete design building information modeling (BIM) tasks! BIM for Construction Using ARCHICAD focuses on this exciting software from Graphisoft and how it applies to architecture and construction. The book begins with a discussion of the current state of BIM, then progresses to architectural site plans, structural drawings, and then HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing drawings. Clear and concise, this is an ideal resource for anyone seeking a working knowledge of BIM design tasks and the Graphisoft ARCHICAD software.
Available on Amazon.
Introduction to ARCHICAD: A BIM Application

Discover Smart BIM: An Interactive Guide to ARCHICAD

By Ken Good (November 2009)
ISBN 978-1-4490-3678-2

The book is written and presented in a graphically intensive format 244 page full color print/300+ color illustrations to provide clear and precise instructions for each stage of the Virtual Building™ modeling process. In addition to the printed book is downloadable media (Work Environment, Object Library and .pln files) to help you through nineteen chapters which have been extensively tested by a panel of new and experienced ARCHICAD users. Please contact your ARCHICAD provider for latest pricing and availability, alternatively you can order the book online at Amazon or Authorhouse.
Discover Smart BIM: An Interactive Guide to ARCHICAD

Professional Rendering

A step by step approach in 5 hours of video on how to tune the Lightworks lights and materials, create your own seamless texture, add vegetation and skydomes, do nights renders and photo-montages, and use your image editing program efficiently. Start building an impressive portfolio now.

LightWorks in ARCHICAD

by Dwight Atkinson
ISBN: 0-9737564-0-3
Beginner No More Publishing
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GDL Handbook

A comprehensive guide to creating powerful ARCHICAD objects by Andrew Watson, a member of the Cadimage Tools Development Team.
Checkout the Cadimage Website for a detailed description.

Virtual Tutor 10

The Virtual Tutor Series of training DVD's has assisted people to learn and use ARCHICAD efficiently since Version 6.5. Five editions and nearly a decade later the tutorial disks have grown from CD's to DVD's. The content has grown to over 8 hours of tutorials for ARCHICAD 10.

Jump 9 ² 10

This tutorial will take existing ARCHICAD 9 users through the extensive new features in ARCHICAD 10. From guide lines to tracker, slanted walls to complex profiles, layouting to 3D exploring… Become an ARCHICAD 10 expert in less than 2 hours.

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"CAD garage carries a selection of ARCHICAD tutorial books and DVD's to get you up and running with Graphisoft's BIM software. We keep most titles in stock at the Cambridge "garage" so we can ship them to you quickly or pick them up during office hours."