Tag: Revit

Autodesk Revit Controversy Is A Warning To Industrial Software Makers

By iwano@_84

Thousands of leading architects signed open letters to Autodesk
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complaining about escalating software costs and lackluster development. This is a warning to all industrial software providers: Customers are fed up with being locked in and are demanding open platforms with rapid innovation.

Incumbent software providers in the manufacturing space such as Siemens PLM or Dassault have been following the same playbook as Autodesk. They lock customers into their services either by forcing their platform through as a standard or promising the customer an end-to-end solution. Both these moats are increasingly difficult to defend as online services now make translating between standards a breeze and the pace of software development shatters claim of incumbents to be providing best-in-class along the entire value chain.

Customers are revolting because it is increasingly clear that incumbents cannot or do not keep up with demands but also because user needs have changed. Customers own

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ArchiCAD VS Revit. Which BIM Software to Use?

By iwano@_84

Building Information Modelling – BIM is one of the most popular topics in construction. We can define it as a process helping us to manage complexity and improve performance in construction projects. Simplified, BIM is a process for creating and managing all of the information on any project – before, during and after construction.

Revit by Autodesk and ArchiCAD by Graphisoft are the two biggest players in the market. This comparison between ArchiCAD and Revit will help architects, owners and contractors to make а more briefed decision.

ArchiCAD is the first BIM software for architects, created in 1984. Offering a suite of tools for building design and engineering, this software enables seeing the project through engineering and visual design of building`s interiors and exteriors. On the other hand, Revit is 4D BIM-capable tool which helps us to plan all aspects of a building project, from design to construction and beyond. … Read More