Topic outline

  • General

    Course Outline

    At the end of this course you will be able to create basic algorithms in Grasshopper and create ARCHICAD elements with the help of those algorithms.

    • Lesson 1: Algorithmic Design and the BIM Workflow
    • Lesson 2: Rhinoceros Tutorial
    • Lesson 3: Grasshopper and the Grasshopper - ARCHICAD Live Connection Tutorial 1 (columns)
    • Lesson 4: Grasshopper and the Grasshopper - ARCHICAD Live Connection Tutorial 2 (slabs)
    • Lesson 5: Examples for different workflows

    General Information

    This course consists of 5 lessons. Click on the "START YOUR COURSE" button to begin. Watch the videos first, then proceed to the next chapter to continue with the step-by-step exercises. Download the example files, if provided and follow the descriptions. You can navigate between sections of a Lesson in the Navigator on the left. If you need to come back to a certain Lesson later, you can always get back to your process by entering the right lesson from the starting page.


    There are no prerequisites to this course

    Skill level
    How to get ARCHICAD?

    If you don’t have ARCHICAD yet, please visit to obtain a FREE installer and follow the step-by-step instructions there.

    To purchase a commercial ARCHICAD license, please contact your local distributor at

    How to get Rhino 5.0?

    Please visit website provides information about the pricing of the Rhino license in your specific geographical area. You have the option to download a trial version as well. Rhino and Grasshopper are developed by McNeel worldwide.

    How to get Grasshopper?

    Grasshopper is a free plugin to Rhino, so as soon as Rhino is up and running, you can download Grasshopper for Windows from here:

    • Algorithmic Design and the BIM workflow