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UP.PT - Faculty of Architecture

ArchiCAD Training Course

Drawing supports and tools are decisive factors for the design, development and communication of the architecture project. With the introduction of the computer in the design process, new challenges and opportunities arise, not only from their specific potentialities, but also from their relationship and distinction with traditional analogue processes, such as drawing by hand.

As an introduction to the digital condition for the development of the architectural design process, the objectives of this course are:

Study the fundamentals of 2D and 3D digital design and modeling using a BIM computer application;
Acquire introductory techniques for an integral development of the architecture project in ArchiCAD;
Explore associated communication processes through the production of communication images, and the preparation and printing of sheets/panels;
Promote the complementary relationship between digital and manual design processes.

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With these Continuing Training Course we intend to transmit the knowledge required for the elaboration of architectural models and drawings through the use of ArchiCAD software. This kind of software will be used in its BIM capability in which from a three-dimensional model of the building it’s possible to generate plans, sections and elevations, as well as other elements related to an architectural project.

With the frequency of the Continuing Training Course in ArchiCAD it is intended for the student to be able to:

Develop a three-dimensional thinking of the architectural design in close relation with its bi and three-dimensional communication tools;
Develop architectural design and representation skills through the use of digital tools;
Use the computer to design and represent design at the level of a virtual building;
Understand and use the basic principles of operation of a BIM application in the parametric modeling of the virtual buildi

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Faculty of Architecture
Type of Course
Continuing Training Unit
54 Hours / 2.0 ECTS
Portuguese - Suitable for English - speaking students

All the information presented relates to 2023/2024