Training Webinar – May 2018 – Chip Hudson

This replay recording (and the BIMx file download) is available to all ARCHICAD USER members at the Silver Level and above. 

It appears that you are not currently logged in. Please LOGIN to view the recording of Tim Ball's inspiring presentation.

Note that recordings of past webinars are only available to SILVER LEVEL members (and above). 

For more information on ARCHICAD USER membership levels, and to sign up for Silver or Gold Membership, click HERE.

"Dialing In The ARCHICAD Template"

In May 2018, I interviewed Chip Hudson, a veteran ARCHICAD USER who has created one of the most highly developed and refined templates I've seen. It's truly a treat to explore his project files to see how everything is dialed in for speed and consistency along with active scheduling and some innovative quantity take-offs.

I first became acquainted with Chip when I saw a presentation by Josh Bone of Graphisoft at a BIM Conference a few years ago. Josh showed how quickly and easily a kitchen could be assembled from the kit of parts Chip had set up in his template (see screenshot below).

It's the same idea as the Interactive Legends in MasterTemplate, applied in a focused manner to this design area. I was impressed, and got permission from Chip to incorporate the concept into the next iteration of MasterTemplate, along with a few other pieces of his template. 

In preparation for the webinar, I spent an hour with Chip going through one of his projects, and saw even more cool tricks that he's developed. This session is an eye-opener for ARCHICAD USERs who want to optimize their workflow, increase productivity and create working drawings with less effort and higher quality.

I love it when people like Chip are so willing to share their knowledge with the ARCHICAD community. 

BONUS - Silver  and Gold Level Members Only: Chip shares some parts of his template, including smart library components he's developed. 

Session Recording - 2 hours 25 minutes full of tips and great ideas for you to use in your project template!

Sign up for SILVER membership and you'll be able to watch this inspiring video!


2015 & 2016

  • 24 inspiring presentations by ARCHICAD experts from around the world
  • Video recordings of both groundbreaking online conferences
  • Regular prices total $494, on sale for a limited time at 90% off for only $47
  • Instant, permanent access
  • Already have the Summit recordings? You can buy this for a friend or colleague!

Help yourself and help other ARCHICAD users by purchasing the Summit recordings!

Sale of these recordings helps fund the launch of the ARCHICAD USER website.

These presentations showcase the work of users who push the limits of the software - however this is not just "for show".

They are users just like you, who run real projects and produce high quality work for clients, while meeting deadlines and earning a profit.

You'll learn and be inspired to push your work further as these users share methods and tips from their journey.

Watch the videos any time in your web browser or download for permanent and offline access - a great addition to your ARCHICAD reference library!


I thoroughly enjoyed the ArchiCAD Summit. I look forward to going through the content again as well as the upcoming full courses. I think you have created another winner for the ArchiCAD global community. - David Shanks, USA

First thank you for organizing this mesmerizing summit. I have not finished yet to watch all but I am sure I have already filled my idea basket for a while! - Til Breton, France

I am just super keen to get to see the sessions that I had to miss and get the shared files etc. This Summit you put together offered so much to learn already. I can not wait to sink my teeth into it – excellent content. - Francois Swanepoel, South Africa

I want to congratulate you for managing such an event, I think for long it was a missing live forum or interaction between ArchiCAD users around the world. Thanks. We already spread the word around. - Mohsen Far, Spain

yep.. thx.. yesterday was AWESOME!
Good stuff. - Torin Knorr, USA