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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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ARCHICAD

ARCHICAD, is well suited in presenting all desired projects in building and construction works more so where the client has just an idea but lacks the actual picture in mind. When doing all commercial buildings where proper records and evidence is record is needed, ARCHICAD should be considered. Projects which involve complex and large volumes of labor require well-presented drawings or representation done with ARCHICAD for proper and easy execution. ARCHICAD is less appropriate for small jobs like shades which are not complex and need less attention.
peter mugambi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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ARCHICAD

  • User interface is super cool. It helps you customize any new theme on your architectural objects.
  • Minimalistic approach in the toolkit helps in quick editing.
  • Render realistic images.
  • Collaboration with other team members is an awesome feature.
Huma Ali | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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  • ArchiCAD lacks a few feature sets, including an automatic Keynote database extraction system, an expandable Phasing/Options manager, and an easy way to transfer standard details into a project.
  • The Revision/Change Manager, as well as the new Stair and Railing tools, while impressively flexible, are too complex to set up and customize.
  • It is an underdog product. Revit has a market share because it spends more money on marketing, and less on product development.
Chuck Kottka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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ARCHICAD 10.0
Based on 3 answers
We have rapid responses from their support team, and they often go the extra mile to pinpoint the root cause of an issue and assist the team in resolving it. They are honest when a problem is down to user error, or a glitch on the version we are on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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ARCHICAD

AutoCAD uses line works in actual presentation whiles ARCHICAD uses real structural walls which are easy to use and present compared to line works. Revit largely and mainly focused on structural design and is more complex to use compared to ARCHICAD which helps one focus on different aspects of drawing and is easy to integrate with rendering software like Lumion 360 panorama.
peter mugambi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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ARCHICAD

  • As a freelancer, in one sense the productivity gains generated by ArchiCAD are a (short-term) negative, because greater efficiency results in fewer billable hours -- though long term, it is hard to remain competitive that way.
  • As an architect, the productivity gains give me an edge over the competition and allow me to improve quality quite drastically within any given time budget compared with alternatives.
  • I am able to tackle much larger and more complex projects, single-handed if necessary, and with more confidence than I ever could have without ArchiCAD.
Paul King | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Altium Designer

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$325 per month per seat

Altium Designer Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly$3251
Single Payment$3,8502
  1. per month per seat
  2. one-time fee per seat
Additional Pricing Details
Additional features and license options will affect price.

ARCHICAD

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$240 per month

ARCHICAD Editions & Modules

Edition
Archicad Solo Version$2401
Archicad Full Version$2801
  1. per month
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