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Does the Bimstore only provide models in Revit format? Revit models are very memory hungry and as an ArchiCAD user of many years, it seems that the market is flooded with Revit objects that simply slow down the whole process.
if you use "archicad" in the search term our smart search tech will filter for you and show your content available in Archicad. We are hoping to have all content available soon. I will add a manual filter to our next release in the meantime.
I think the difference is how both software operates and performs. In Revit the chair (and all variations 'types') would exist once in the model, so model size would only increase a little. But yes 5mb is still a little excessive for a chair.
Perhaps you could make it much easier to filter out the software formats by adding a 'Software Type' filter.
In ArchiCAD we have a translator to enable us to use Revit files. Having used both softwares, it seems odd that the UK has adopted the software that actually slows work down. For example, a cafe chair in ArchiCAD is kilobytes of information and in Revit, the same chair is 5mb plan out a cafe of 50+ chairs and the model grinds to a halt whereas in ArchiCAD we generate 3D in minutes
There are a couple of manufactures who provide content in Archicad such as Kingspan.
Bimstore supports all BIM formats including Archicad and there are a hand full of manufactures who provide content in all formats (such as kingspan).
We find most manufacturers decide to build their content primarily in Revit first (as it is the majority in the UK). This means there is a lot most Revit content than the other formats.
We realize that this is not ideal, and with our new bimstore 4.0 platform we have created some technology to make content available in up to 6 formats (see https://www.bimstore.co/resources/file-generator) so you should see more Archicad content soon on bimstore.