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Pacifico ArchiCAD Clinic
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When: Friday and Saturday, August 20th and 21st
Where: Lansing, MI. MSU Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Room
Cost: $235.00 per person ($175.00 for one day or $235.00 for both days) Includes lunch.

Day One: ArchiCAD for Automating Production

A Little GDL goes a long way - 2 Hours

* What is GDL and how is it used in ArchiCAD
* Why you don't have to 'know' GDL to use it.
* The Handful of commands used to customize your work.

Schedules, ID's and Automatic Labeling - 2 Hours

* Interactive Schedules
* Automatic Labeling
* How to use User ID's to tie together Interactive Schedules and Labeling

Automating Production Strategies - 2 Hours

* Automate Production
* Templates for ArchiCAD and Plotmaker and then Link them.
* Strategies for incorporating standard details
* Relative Autotext
* DWG file exchange
* Publisher to automate the distribution of files to outside consultants
* Teamwork
* Module Files

Day Two: Digital Visualization

Visualization Basics - 2 Hours

* Basics
* Vectors vs Raster
* Lighting and Materials
* The balance between Quality and Speed
* The basic steps to any Photo Rendering
* 1. Model
* 2. Rendering
* 3. People, trees and after effects

ArchiCAD can take you pretty far - 2 Hours

* Camera Tool
* Photo rendering
* ArchiCAD rendering
* Sketch Rendering
* Automating with Publisher
* Animations
* Rendering Engine
* OpenGL
* Virtual Reality Objects
* Virtual Reality Scenes
* Photo Insertion

Taking Photo rendering to the next level - 2 Hours

Artlantis

* Achieving a good balance of Quality and Speed
* How to keep your settings when you have to go back and change the model

Piranesi

* Humanize your digital rendering
* People and trees
* How to keep your cutouts when your model changes or when your view changes
* Painting reflections
* Layering images

Details:

Day 1 Production
8:00-9:00 Meet and network, ask questions
9:00-11:00 GDL
11:30-1:30 Schedules
2:00-3:00 Lunch
3:30-5:30 Automating Production

Day 2 Rendering
8:00-9:00 Meet and network ask questions
9:00-11:00 Visualization Basics
11:30-1:30 Rendering with ArchiCAD
2:00-3:00 Lunch
3:30-5:30 Rendering at a higher level

Your welcome to bring a laptop, but we will be presenting the material in such a way that it is NOT intended to be hands-on. We will be going over a lot information quickly. We expect most users to have a basic knowledge of ArchiCAD.

If you want to stay overnight you will need to arrange that on your own. The Kellogg Center is full for august 20. Although they may have some rooms free up later. The following is a list of other area hotels:
Candlewood - 517-332-7711
Marriott of East Lansing - 800-228-9290
Ramada Inn 517-351-5500
Hampton Inn 800-Hampton
Residence Inn East - 800-331-3131
Radisson 517-482-0188
Lansing Courtyard - 800-321-2211

John Mamusica from Graphisoft will be on hand to answer questions. John is an ArchiCAD USA product and content expert. Being a former Autodesk debugger, John is also a DWG conversion expert.