ARC5D: The Estimating Solution for ARCHICAD

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ARC5D is the first and only integrated ARCHICAD estimating solution that enables users to easily derive quantity take-offs and cost estimates throughout the project lifecycle.

With ARC5D you’ll be able to set up your ARCHICAD model to  produce target budgets in early conceptual design, then accurately track components and building materials as the model develops into detailed construction drawings.

ARC5D is based on the ground-breaking work of John Hallgarth (ContraBIM and 3DCONSTRUCTOR) and the Best Practices methodology and MasterTemplate framework created by internationally recognized ARCHICAD educator Eric Bobrow. It provides a practical, easy to implement, flexible and comprehensive approach to an area that has been a tantalizing dream yet an extremely challenging puzzle for users.

If you’ve ever wanted to get detailed quantity take-offs and cost estimates for your ARCHICAD models, now you can do this yourself! In the Quantities and Cost Estimating Course, you’ll learn the key principles as well as the interlinked tools and step by step methods that make this possible, and even fun, to implement.

The ARC5D course was presented as a series of 7 weekly webcasts during August and September 2019. Recordings of the sessions are posted in the member area for convenient permanent reference.

The ARC5D Estimating Solution:Course + Template + Implementation Coaching


Quantity and Cost Estimating (QCE) Course$497 value

Learn how to set up your ARCHICAD model to derive accurate quantity takeoffs and cost estimations. Link to Excel for beautifully formatted reports and linking to cost databases. Permanent access to the 7 recorded training sessions.

NEW: AIA Continuing Education – this course has been approved for 10 LU!


Reference Library ofStep by Step Walkthrough Videos$1000 value

A reference library of more than 50 detailed videos walk through the process of setting up the ARC5D system on a real 10 story project. Watch these to understand the mechanics of implementation in the real world.

Implementation Coaching Sessions$200 value

Recordings of 8 live coaching sessions going over implementation on user projects.

QCE COURSE$397 $297

AIA CEU – Approved for 10 LUFree bonus of Reference Library Videos

Limited time offer: Save $100


AMT+C5D TemplateMasterTemplate ($397) integrated withContraBIM C5D Quantity + Cost Framework ($750)$1147 value

The beautiful marriage of two robust products: MasterTemplate integrates ARCHICAD Best Practices Methods into the project file structure; C5D adds the framework for quantity and cost estimating, analysis and reporting inside ARCHICAD and thru Excel.


Real 10 Story Commercial Building ProjectFully set up in the ARC5D System – $1000 value

Study this complex real-world project to understand in depth how the ARC5D system works. Originally built with a MasterTemplate foundation, it is now fully coded with quantity and cost data and linked into Excel for reporting.

Real Residential ProjectFully set up with the ARC5D System – $1000 value

Study this detailed residential project to understand in depth how the ARC5D system works. Originally built with a MasterTemplate foundation, it is now fully coded with quantity and cost data and linked into Excel for reporting.


Free Bonus:Both Real World Example Projects


Includes Free Bonuses:Reference Library of Walkthrough Videos, both Example Projects

Recordings of the 8 Implementation Coaching Program SessionsLimited time offer: Save $197

90 Day Satisfaction Guarantee

We are confident that the ARC5D system provides high quality and value for all ARCHICAD users who want to implement a robust quantity and cost estimating workflow. ARC5D is built around two established products, developed and supported by two  internationally recognized ARCHICAD experts.

Purchase our products in full confidence, with a full money-back guarantee.

Eric Bobrow and John Hallgarth