ARCHICAD Review

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  1. What is ARCHICAD
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is ARCHICAD?

Urban planners, interior designers, designers, and architects have a powerful tool in ARCHICAD. Designed by GRAPHISOFT, this Building Information Modeling (BIM) platform is a favorite in the industry and can handle BIM functions as well as current architectural design, whether in 2D or 3D. It doesn't matter what stage it is of the project, whether it is during implementation, facilities management, or even planning. Mobile devices, Windows, and Mac can all run the software, and can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. Aside from a BIM cloud and a BIM collaboration environment that works in real-time, there is also a BIM visualization application for mobile called BIMx. Users also get EcoDesigner STAR, a BIM design solution that is fully integrated. Features businesses can expect from ARCHICAD include expression-based properties, façade design, and parametric custom profiles. Other ARCHICAD features users get include quicker 2D navigation as well as enhancements to workflow and productivity.

Product Quality Score

Features
9.3
Ease of use
9.2
Customer support
9.1
Value for money
9.2
9.2
TOTAL SCORE

ARCHICAD features

Main features of ARCHICAD are:

  • Façade design
  • Parametric custom profiles
  • Expression-based properties
  • Faster and smoother 2D navigation
  • Productivity & workflow enhancements

ARCHICAD Benefits

Benefits

The main benefits of ARCHICAD are its clean workspace, curtain wall systems, and multiple enhancements and workflows.

With ARCHICAD, project teams can have the visualization and sharing of information between them greatly improved. Users can also expect more efficient coordination and model checking as ARCHICAD facilitates real-time editing and communication. Users end up working more competently because the process of design goes by much more quickly.

ARCHICAD is also distraction-free, with a workspace that is clean displaying just the functions that users use the most. Elements that users use a lot can be saved as favorites so that they can be accessed quickly. Furthermore, ARCHICAD’s recent improvements enable a 2D panning and zooming experience that is not just highly responsive but also smooth,  no matter how complex the projects may be.

A hierarchical curtain wall system can be developed, designed, detailed, and done with ease using modular patterns included in the façade design workflow. In design environments with 3D or 2D elevation, ARCHICAD can adapt graphical inputs that are natural. Users can be assured that documenting and local listing requirements are adhered to when it comes to curtain wall systems, and they can also expect these to be structurally perfect.

Creating new values and properties based on the parameters of an element is easy with ARCHICAD, as it allows users to leverage logical expressions to create these. ARCHICAD also automates workflows and boosts information, as well as allowing users to compute a rule as the property value of an element. Moreover, users can update this automatically, without the drudgery of manually entering data.

ARCHICAD’s multiple enhancements and workflows also deliver construction documentation that is precise and building designs that are intuitive. Best of all, businesses can come up with accurate schedules and cost estimations with ARCHICAD.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Customer Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

ARCHICAD Integrations

The following ARCHICAD integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Navisworks
  • AutoCAD
  • Allplan Engineering
  • Tekla BIMsight
  • Revit

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Customer Support

Phone
Online

Pricing Plans

ARCHICAD pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
Quote-based
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