Seattle ArchiCAD User Group – Dec 4

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Date(s) - 12/04/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DeForest Architects


Our final Seattle area user group of 2018 is right around the corner. After a near two-year hiatus of meeting in other locations, we’re going to once again descend on DeForest Architects in Ballard.


Tuesday December 4th, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


DeForest Architects
1148 NW Leary Way
Seattle, WA 98107


  1. Architects & AI – Danl Kasow of Sorted Solutions and vbim is going to give a short presentation on AI and then lead us in a discussion on how architects might tap into this huge potential. I’m super excited about this. I could spend the whole evening talking about AI with Danl; maybe we will all continue the AI & architects discussion at the bar after the meeting.
  2. Twinmotion — Trevor Dykstra of Lane Williams Architects is going to share his experiences with Twinmotion. He’ll give us a live demonstration of all the amazing rendering he’s been doing with this powerful tool (which via an Add-on has a direct link to ARCHICAD).
  3. Everything Else – If we don’t spend the entire evening talking about robots and rendering, I’ll lead a discussion on whatever else we want to talk about: ARCHICAD 22, best practices, problem solving your issues, etc. As always I’ll have lots to share.

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’d love to get 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. 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. I can’t promise I’ll find you a job, freelancer, or employee, but I’ll try. 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.

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