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Archicad 25 - New Casework Cabinet Objects!

Aug 13, 2021

In Archicad 25 the biggest and most exciting change to the object library was the casework...

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Using the Renovation Tool to Create Multiple Design Options

Mar 24, 2021

In this tutorial, we'll explore a method of using the Renovation Tool for creating different...

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Part 1 - Exploring the 2021 Estimating Toolkit SYSTEMS

Mar 24, 2021

By John Hallgarth - Founder, CONTRABIM

We're going to take a deep dive today, so thanks for...

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Archicad Pen Set Management Tools (Free Download)

Mar 16, 2021

We've been working a lot on the new CONTRABIM PEN SETS, and through that process we've created a...

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How to Build Dynamic Cost Assemblies from Archicad Objects

Mar 04, 2021

In Archicad, we often model kitchen cabinets complete with countertops and backsplashes all in...

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CONTRABIM Excel 2021 Translations to ANY Language!

Jan 19, 2021

Hello International Users of Archicad!

We're so excited to announce that we've developed a...

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NEW! CONTRABIM 5D Estimating Suite (2021)

Jan 07, 2021

Happy New Year 2021!

I'm excited to announce that some big changes are coming to the CONTRABIM 5D...

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Tips on How to Quantify Curtainwall Systems and Panels

Nov 20, 2020

In this tutorial video, we'll explore how to quantify curtainwall systems and individual panels...

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Decorative Concrete Block Modeling with Custom Curtain Wall Panels

Oct 28, 2020

In this Part 2 Tutorial, learn how to create custom decorative concrete blocks quickly and easily...

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Modeling Concrete Block with Curtain Wall Tool

Oct 23, 2020

In this 3 part series, we'll explore how to use the Archicad Curtain Wall Tool to generate...

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How to Create Surface Based Takeoffs in Archicad

Oct 15, 2020

In this tutorial, we'll explore methods for using "Surface" based Interactive schedules to...

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Modeling Associative Railings as Sheet Metal Flashings

Sep 15, 2020

In this tutorial, learn how to model associative complex profiles using the railing tool. 


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Roof Surfacer Tool: Applied Sheet Metal Roofing

Sep 10, 2020

In this tutorial, we'll discuss how to use the Roof Surfacer tool, part of the Archicad Goodies...

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Modeling Sheet Metal Flashing with Profiled Beams

Sep 09, 2020

In this tutorial, we'll explore how to model sheet metal flashings using complex profiles and...

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Modeling Sheet Metal Roofing Profiles with Steel Deck Object

Sep 08, 2020

In part 2 of our Roofing Mini-Series, we'll demonstrate how the Steel Deck Object can be used to...

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Modeling Roofs with Custom Edge Settings + Takeoff Reports

Sep 04, 2020

In this tutorial video, we'll explore the roof tool and discuss how takeoff reports can be setup...

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Modeling Detailed Light Object with Morphs, Objects and Basic Tools

Sep 02, 2020

In this video tutorial, we'll take our time and have a little fun by modeling a detailed exterior...

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Expression Based Properties - How to Convert and Merge Strings

Aug 27, 2020

Expression based properties in Archicad allow us to create custom properties for a wide variety...

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