Best CAD software for Mac OS
March 23, 2022

Best CAD software for Mac OS

Brian Walker, AIA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ARCHICAD

ARCHICAD is our primary CAD/BIM software for 2D and 3D Architectural drawings. We use it to produce our Architectural plans, and in some projects, 3D models that we export for further rendering. Without a product like ARCHICAD, I would have to learn to draw by hand, so I am thankful to have it.
  • 2D Drafting (CAD).
  • Linking Drawings to Layout Sheets.
  • 3D Visualizing.
  • CAD to BIM integration.
  • More control / options for exporting to other platforms.
  • 3D model manipulation.
  • 3D modeling for custom object building.
  • Drafting
  • 3D Modeling.
  • Automatic Schedules.
  • This product allows us to draft on a Mac OS.
  • The tool we use to make our product (Architectural Plans).
  • Helps 3D model and render images for clients.

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ARCHICAD is a fantastic CAD program on its own. Having built-in BIM capabilities above that makes for a fantastic piece of software that makes my job easier as an Architect. I am constantly finding new features and implementing them on future projects such as making custom schedules that automatically tie to the project and update with changes. The one downside is that outside my office, many engineers and contractors use PC-based platforms, which ARCHICAD is not native to. As such when they want to integrate our project into their software, there are a lot of issues or a bunch of extra steps. ARCHICAD can export DWGs and read DWGs from AutoDesk - but it is a bit difficult and does not always translate correctly.