About ARCHICAD

ArchiCAD by Graphisoft is a building information modeling (BIM) solution designed for architects, designers, interior designers and urban planners. The product caters to small and midsize businesses and is available both in cloud-based and on-premise deployment options.

ArchiCAD features conceptual design, which enables users to calculate floor area in a construction plan. The product also features a visualization module, which allows users to extract still images and animations for a building plan. ArchiCAD’s automatic drawing generation provides users the tools to extract standard documents such as building views, sections, elevations and 3D documents.

ArchiCAD features Solibri Model Checker, which analyzes the building...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

160 Reviews of ARCHICAD

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.41 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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(83)

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4 stars

(55)

55

3 stars

(17)

17

2 stars

(1)

1

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February 2021

at from Mozcriactivo

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Architecture & Planning

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

O melhor software BIM - Archicad

Eu uso o Archicad a mais de 6 anos e posso garantir que a minha satisfacção para com este software é mais de 98%... Simplismente espetacular.

Pros

Falar do archicad é falar da melhor solução CAD/BIM de hoje amanhã e do futuro mais distante A interface do usuário é espetacular, dinámica e muito intuitiva. Encontrei em um só lugar a opurtunidade de criar a volumetria dos meus projectos, gerar a documentação(Plantas, pormenores, Mapas de quantidade, renderizar etc) este é um grande diferencial entre os varios softwares bim existentes no mercado

Cons

Na verdade o programa é muito espetacular que tenho poucos contras em relação a ele em minha experiencia como usuário... Talvez falar de ferramentas em falta: - A integração com motores de renderização mais sufisticados do mercado (V-ray, Corona Render) como motores internos ou addons; - Tutoriais para a modelagem de objectos parametricos; - Os travamentos de vez em quando, o que não verificamos com frequência na mais recente versão(Archicad 24)

Reasons for Choosing ARCHICAD

Gostei da interface... achei uma interface amigável e intuitiva

December 2019

Nicola from McLean Quinlan

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Architecture & Planning

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

Developing designs is a breeze

Our developed design workflow has sped up. The ability to switch between 2d and 3d visualisations of the space allows us to pick up on issues we wouldn’t normally come across until much later in the design and mitigate them as necessary.

Pros

The software sped up our workflow significantly from 2d software and is particularly useful for conceptual and developed design stages where we are continually tweaking the design. The 3d views are particularly useful for understanding design changes as a space. Setting up quick window and door layouts is particularly easy to do and change.

Cons

The software works really well at the developed design stage but when it comes to technical design it is very difficult to apply specific products such as windows when the design is not covered by the basic archicad parameters and the company does not yet support the software in its downloads.

Reasons for Choosing ARCHICAD

Revit is not supported on The Macs we use in the office.

Reasons for Switching to ARCHICAD

We wanted to move into a 3d drawing software.

June 2021

Juan from Metrica

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Architecture & Planning

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

The real BIM

Superb software, it is a real advantage with all the potential for improvement you can imagine. Great support and permanent development. It is also supported in MAC

Pros

Its a tool created for architecture and it is amazingly agile and powerful. Archicad is definitely a competitive advantage.

Cons

Since Archicad is not the industry standard, it sometimes creates conflict with consultants and clients.

Reasons for Choosing ARCHICAD

After a deep research we found that it was a more robust and agile tool. We decided 6 years ago and we have never regretted our decision.

September 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

2.0

September 2019

Powerful piece of software that could rival Revit if Graphisoft could shift their approach

Pros

Sometimes I like that archicad is less rigid than Revit. It's easy to create what you want and to get it to look the way it should. Rendering is a breeze. Some of the tools are beyond intuitive. They function exactly the way they should.

Cons

This is BIM light. You will be piecing together your model using slabs to represent everything under the sun. You will fudge things with solid element operations that will keep you up at night. Archicad will force you to be inaccurate unless you fight it to your last breath. You'll curse Archicad's lack of ortho snaps. The inability to create "blocks" is utterly ridiculous and maddening. There are 20 ways to access every objects setting and it will confuse you to no end for the first year. Instead of fixing problems and consolidating settings, Graphisoft has decided that their mantra is "addition." If something doesn't work right, just add features so that no one notices what they're missing. Instead of giving users what they need, modify the GUI and give them a bunch of useless crap to try to get them to buy the newest version. This is sloppy software development at its finest. It's sad because if they spent a few years cleaning up the beast that they've created, it could be a match for Revit. As is, it's a severely bloated Sketchup pretending to be a BIM package.

Reasons for Switching to ARCHICAD

Because I was forced to by changing companies.

March 2020

Brendon from three chairs short architects

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Architecture & Planning

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

ArchiCAD

I have been with ArchiCAD since V4 and watched it grow into a great piece of software for our industry. It is used nearly every day and is a great asset in our office.

Pros

With the release of ArchiCAD V23 there are a lot of new features that have increased my more flow. The integration of add-ons like TwinMotion and the new an improved coloumns and beams tools.

Cons

Not a fan of the buy the software and then pay the monthly subscription on top. Adobe and other software don't do this. They should also include more in the subscription, localised add-ons like cadimage add-ons.

Reasons for Switching to ARCHICAD

In 1995 it was the first 3D building software that I had seen that actually drew in 3D with ease.