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I've been a Revit user for 10+ years, just gone over to help another team out in ArchiCAD. It just seems ArchiCAD is good at planning drawings etc, but doing detailing, it seems hard work. Revit has lot more to offer then ArchiCAD.
Morning Ryan, The practices is on the south coast, and a lot of architects & technicians come from Portsmouth University. Portsmouth uni teaches ArchiCAD, they have been doing this for 20+ plus years. With regards to revit we practice went that way as a number clients wanted to use this software. I've used both, was training ArchiCAD at Uni. Then trained in Revit, been using it for 13 years now. Just wanted to see everyone else view if they used both software.
Interesting to hear your practice is split 50/50 between Revit and ArchiCAD!
Really not a fan of SketchUp, but it has its place I guess. I'd be interested to hear of anyone's opinions/experience with FormIt, AutoDesk's SketchUp killer (here's hoping). Seems like a good package on the face of it, but haven't afforded it the time to try it our properly.
Hi Timothy, I was not planning to move away from Revit. Within our practice, its split 50/50 on revit & ArchiCAD users. So if a scheme come's up that needs either packages then the staff can use either package. Revit does lack the design tools like ArchiCAD, but using sketch up then bringing into revit is a good design tool.
Interesting to hear a Revit to ArchiCAD experience, architects using ArchiCAD love it, interesting that it sounds less technically able than Revit, some might say that Revit is less design able. Horses for courses I guess, I personally don't plan on moving away from Revit.