Friday, February 27, 2009

Archicad and Revit for House Design

In my previous articles, I said that Archicad is one of the best home design solutions which home owners and particularly architects can use to design homes. Archicad is produced by Graphisoft. A lot of freelance architects and home consulting firms have used the software for years. Archicad is not only useful for home modeling but also for interior designing. The current release of Archicad is version 12. It has many new features such as curtain wall and hotlink module management. I used to try it several times and I honestly admire many of its features. Archicad is really a very good home design or BIM software for professional architects.
Yesterday, I read an article which says that Autodesk has a home design suite that is one of the strongest competitors of Archicad. It is called Revit. Besides having many similar features with Archicad 12, Revit Architecture is offered with two supporting software which are Revit Structure and Revit MEP.
Given the two home design softwares on my hand, I find that it is difficult for me to judge which one is the best. I can only say that Revit offers three integrated home design solutions whereas Archicad offers a comprehensive building information modeling. For Autocad users their choice might be the three Revit softwares. by Charles Roring in Manokwari of West Papua - Indonesia

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