DC.Project Archicad


The term Building Information Modeling, or BIM, refers to methods, processes and tools for the computer-aided creation and processing of information about buildings over their entire life cycle (from design and planning to operation and decommissioning). In BIM software, buildings are understood as coherent, interdisciplinary data models. These object-oriented, parametric data models describe the individual components of the building (i.e., its building elements) and the relationships among those elements. Changes to an object in a BIM building model immediately affect all "views" of the building: Floor plans, elevations, sections, 3D model.

BIM is a planning methodology in which technology, guidelines, processes and involved planners are considered 'equally and simultaneously'. It has represented the most fundamental change in the construction world worldwide for several years.

The seminar teaches how to use BIM software using a selected software as an example.

Contents of the course

In the seminar, the 'BIM method' is exemplified using the Archicad software. On the basis of a larger building project, a BIM model is designed under the condition that not only 2D plans are created, but that the project is prepared in such a way that it can be comprehensively reused.


Ideally, the students have already gained previous experience in the area of CAD and initial experience with tools from the BIM area. The content of the course builds on dc.littleBIM, but it can also be chosen by students who are interested in implementing a larger project with BIM software for the first time.

Additional notes

The course is offered during the semester. The registration takes place via RWTH-Online. The course is held in German. The teaching of the course content is supported by "blended learning".

Students who need to retake the class will find all the necessary information on this website: https://dc.rwth-aachen.de/de/lehre/kurse/wiederholung


The course is based on a mix of blended learning and supervised exercises. These take place in presence in the Learn.LAB of the Faculty of Architecture.

  • 06.05.2022 - 10:30 -12:30 - Room 1080|108 (Learn.LAB)
  • 13.05.2022 - 08:30 -12:30 - Room 1080|108 (Learn.LAB)
  • 27.05.2022 - 10:30 -12:30 - Room 1080|108 (Learn.LAB)
  • 03.06.2022 - 10:30 -12:30 - Room 1080|108 (Learn.LAB)
  • 17.06.2022 - 10:30 -12:30 - Room 1080|108 (Learn.LAB)
  • 24.06.2022 - 10:30 -12:30 - Room 1080|108 (Learn.LAB)
  • 01.07.2022 - 10:30 -12:30 - Room 1080|108 (Learn.LAB)
  • 08.07.2022 - 10:30 -12:30 - Room 1080|108 (Learn.LAB)
  • 15.07.2022 - 10:30 -12:30 - Room 1080|108 (Learn.LAB)