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Seattle ARCHICAD User Group – November 30th, 2017

For our final Seattle ARCHICAD User Group of 2017, we’re once again meeting at Weinstein A+U’s office in belltown.


Thursday November 30th, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Weinstein A+U
2200 Western Ave #301
Seattle, WA 98121


Kyle DeHaven, Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects
Jared Banks, AIA, Shoegnome Architects


  • Kyle DeHaven will be our main speaker. He is going to talk about CineRender and all the easy ways we can get more out of rendering in ARCHICAD 21.
  • With whatever time remains after Kyle is done talking, Jared will go over all the other ARCHICAD 21 topics we want to discuss.

If you’ve got a current issue, please bring that as well. Our group has a huge collective knowledge. Let’s share what we are doing well and what we’d like to do better. To that end, if you have a project you’d like to share, bring your laptop or a thumb drive (if you bring a thumb drive, save your project as a .PLA so there aren’t missing library parts). I of course will have my machine and projects to share, but I love seeing someone else’s projects up on the screen. Are you brave enough? If there’s a specific topic you’d like to discuss, or a project you’d like to share, let me know so that we make sure there’s time!

Food and refreshments will be served.

As we always like to do, we plan on having an after-party ARCHICAD nerdfest at a nearby bar. Plus GRAPHISOFT North America will again be feeding us during the meeting. Please share this post and e-mail it to all your coworkers. I know not everyone gets the official e-mails about user groups—especially new and/or quieter employees.

A Big Link to Register for the User Group

Go sign up to claim your spot and let GSNA know they need to feed you: REGISTER HERE!

ARCHICAD job hunters!

If you are in the Seattle area and need work, e-mail me. There are plenty of people who want to talk to you. If you want to move to Seattle and use ARCHICAD, e-mail me as well—especially if you like the freelancer lifestyle. If you are an ARCHICAD firm in need of help, definitely e-mail me. I am always hearing from people looking for work, so if I don’t have someone for you today, I bet someone will be reaching out to me tomorrow. As always though, the answer to our need for ARCHICAD help in Seattle (and so many other places) is training new users. The ARCHICAD community is larger now than it has ever been. And it needs to be larger. Not just because a bigger community is more sustainable, but because there’s more work than we can all handle. I don’t know of any firm that uses ARCHICAD that considers themselves overstaffed. It’s time to hire new people and train them on ARCHICAD from the ground up.

Seattle Area ARCHICAD User Mailing List

I maintain a list for ARCHICAD users in the Seattle Area (or people interested in Seattle Area ARCHICAD events). If that describes you, sign up by clicking here.

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  • November 6, 2017


    If you all think of it. ( Dah I just did for you…LOL) record this if you can and share!


    BEC Charleston, (where we met) lecture you presented for us.

  • November 18, 2017


    Hi Jared,

    What do you recommend for 3D model rendering? Enscape? Umbra 3D?


  • December 15, 2017


    I would love a few minutes on a call with you to get direction on Archicad for our small office.

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