© 2007


Best Practice: The Virtual Building™ Revealed

  • one of the world’s most popular CAD programs with over 100.000 users worldwide

  • more useful features for everyday planning use

  • the first ArchiCAD handbook – including what’s new in version 10


Table of contents

About this book


ArchiCAD has been on the market since 1984 and has firmly established itself among the available CAD software packages. The number of ArchiCAD users continues to increase and has already exceeded 100.000 by far. Continuous product development has broadened the program’s possible spectrum of work applications. Therefore, this book provides comprehensive (background) information and descriptions of the many tools, functions and processes, that explain and document their many practical, research and educational uses. The 2nd edition includes a chapter on what's new in Version 10.


CAAD / Handbook Design Programm

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ViennaAustria

About the authors

BOB MARTENS, is a visiting professor at Vienna Technical University. He teaches spatial simulation and spatial design. He has been involved in teaching and researching ArchiCAD since 1993.

HERBERT PETER, studied architecture at Vienna Technical University. He worked as an ArchiCAD product manager at A-Null for many years and teaches CAD at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title ArchiCAD
  • Book Subtitle Best Practice: The Virtual Building™ Revealed
  • Authors Bob Martens
    Herbert Peter
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Architecture and Design Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-211-32789-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-211-70799-9
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages , 296
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Architecture, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


Voices from the ArchiCAD Community worldwide, reviewing the German edition:

"As an avid ArchiCAD user, it would be extremely beneficial to learn more about how other architects use ArchiCAD in the design process.” Jeffrey Benningfield

"I would like an English book on ArchiCAD for my students.” John Counsell

"We are just incorporating ArchiCAD into our curriculum. I would be very interested in this endeavor.” Elizabeth Bollinger

"We would be interested and recommand the book to our students.” Kristian Agger

"The book you forwarded me (German version) was fantastic ... I believe there would be a great demand for this book ... however it would need to be an english version.” Steve Johnson