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If you have a home exterior company this is the best software!! Especially roof, gutters & siding. If you run a different company like you only handle decks, landscaping or maybe drywall, etc. This would not be the software for you
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As an ARCHICAD user, this is almost a no-brainer. BIMx is included (although there are some paying options) and works well out-of-the-box. There is little to setup from the ARCHICAD side. You prepare a set of layouts/views and can publish the model on Ine go. The free version focuses on the 3D-model viewer. You publish an interactive model and can walk through it. With the PRO version, you also can publish the "Hyper-Model" - an integration of 2D and 3D views. If you are looking at tuning your own interactivity, e.g. in precisely defining what can happen and what information to show, you cannot customize BIMx that way. You have to look at alternatives, such as game engines or other 3D visualization software.
Read full review Pros Tracking progress of project Note/Message Keeping Reports Read full review Mix functions together calculate the impact of variables advanced log book Read full review Cons Pricing in the database for each item is done manually due to the merger of two large suppliers nationally who decided to write their own database and estimating program and disconnect themselves from AccuLynx that had the ability to automatically update pricing. I feel that was a huge mistake on the part of the supplier. AccuLynx is trying to rectify that relationship. It's unfortunate that the only calendaring option is Google Calendar. We are very tied to Outlook which we feel is more user-friendly and we know it well. Read full review It is an out-of-the-box solution for end-users. There is almost no customization possible (e.g. API for developers) Pricing is a bit confusing with two options for in-app purchase (PRO and Share a Model) and the separate Desktop Viewer Android version takes a long time to get updated to iOS version Only for ARCHICAD users. No other software is supported. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Until someone shows me something more efficient or has features that are more streamlined and time is saved by
all then I am all ears and ready to listen to that presentation. I wouldn't care at this point if I had to abandon QB if the system had it's own integrated accounting system otherwise it has to be able to do all and more of the features of QB and the CRM side also has to have/do more than AccuLynx features. Read full review
Most people using it are thrilled about it. But our use of ARCHICAD in projects is (alas) a bit limited, especially compared with the attention for
with our clients. And as an ARCHICAD teacher, I have to remember to keep introducing it as it is accepted well with most users.
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They can always improve and we are very successful when calling support. I would suggest they keep their support technicians available later for the west coast contractors who need help at the end of the day. We've come to know many of the techs because we call to offer suggestions but there's a process for us to follow for that.
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you have to customize it yourself and it's very time consuming to get it up and running efficiently and smoothly. AccuLynx is very intuitive and easy to use. This helps so much especially in the construction side. Also, AccuLynx can estimate easily which
does not do at all.
is good but really more for General Contractors who are builders. Not exterior remodelers.
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Direct publishing to a 3D model can be done with a few other tools, but if (and only if) you are using ARCHICAD, it is the easiest to use. For
users, there is more choice, including
Live or some online model-viewers and publishers. For full custom interactivity, you have to look at e.g. Unity3D or Unreal where you can include and extend endlessly, but you will lack the ease of BIMx. You'd also have to look for good similar navigation. Especially the link between 2D views and 3D model sections is hard to beat. But in that context, if you want to e.g. allow users to choose design alternatives, select another material or include animations and sound, this is not possible in BIMx.
Read full review Return on Investment The software is expensive, but if everyone utilizes it to its capacity it's well worth it. Less time is spent searching for information because it is all at your fingertips. Increased productivity in the overall company, which means we can handle a higher work load = higher revenue. Read full review increased the efficiency in project management collaboration was improved risk estimation is better viewed Read full review ScreenShots