The Best Revit vs ArchiCAD post yet?

What Revit Wants

Its hard to find an unbiased comparison of Revit and ArchiCAD. Check it out at: Scott H MacKenzie: ArchiCAD vs. Revit. archicad revitRanting flame wars rage continually on LinkedIn. That's why it is refreshing to see a logical, itemised comparison of the two softwares.

I’m onto some rose-coloured BIM issues…and here is a tip for ArchiCAD users as a bonus

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Having recently stepped onto one-too-many toe – I’ve been warned to tone my blog down a bit… I’m not in a huge hurry to oblige; it would cramp my style a lot.

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Collaborative BIM developments

Extranet Evolution

AEC BIM Business/Financial Collaboration Marketing SaaS Vendors 3D Repo Allplan ArchiCAD architecture BCF building information modelling Construction DDS dRofus Egnyte Engineering FieldLens infrastructure London Nemetschek Procore SCIA Software-as-a-Service Solibri Tekla Trimble UK Vectorworks

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What Revit Wants: ArchiCAD and Revit Interoperability - Free.

What Revit Wants

ArchiCAD and Revit Interoperability - Free Downloads. with IFC-based model exchange between GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD and Revit. direct import of ArchiCAD IFC models and IFC model export to ArchiCAD, or serves to optimize Revit’s standard IFC import and export functions. used to exchange data with ArchiCAD. Labels: archicad , ifc , revit. If you really give Revit what it wants, it will reward you!! Specific, brief tips on BIM, Revit and I.T.

I am in love with the Archicad Marquee.

DebunkTheBIM

encouraging software tribalism) – here is a challenge: I’ll show you mine (Archicad marquee), you show me yours (spatial filtering device); I use the marquee a lot – to examine parts of the building I am interested in. That tells you a lot about my life I guess.

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Free Cobie Sample Models for Download from Prairie Sky Consulting and @bondbryanBIM

What Revit Wants

DWG) download (10 MB) ARCHICAD Free Viewer (.BIMX) Other issues required direct feedback with ARCHICAD programmers. archicad Bond Bryan BIM COBieCOBie is a bit of mystery for some people, so any efforts like this to make it more understandable are very appreciated.

An open, crowd-sourced library of IFC and BIM files

What Revit Wants

Here is the link: https://github.com/theoryshaw/IFC_Roundtrip Interestingly, Ryan is looking into IFC translations with ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, Microstation, Tekla and others. archicad ifc Ryan Schultz tekla vectorworks Ryan Schultz is working on Revit-->IFC-->Revit translations, and he has created a open source page as a focus for test and sample files.

Let’s All Agree that Using Detail Lines for Grids is Really #BadRevit

What Revit Wants

Hey, I know we sometimes can’t agree on things like OpenBIM and Revit Vs ArchiCAD and Shared Parameter Standardisation … But let’s all agree never to use Detail Lines as Grids, ever again, ok? You know who you are…). The post Let’s All Agree that Using Detail Lines for Grids is Really #BadRevit appeared first on What Revit Wants. BadRevit grids

Revit Beginners: An ArchiCAD Blogger

Revit Beginners

An ArchiCAD Blogger. Miguel Krippahl of Portugal is an ArchiCAD user and blogger who wants to know where are the ArchiCAD blogs are so if you find one or want to start one drop him a line. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. An ArchiCAD Blogger. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.

DebunkTheBIM: Now, these are nice! (Archicad at its best)

DebunkTheBIM

Archicad at its best). Archicad at its best). DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

Vectorworks and ArchiCAD

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Yesterday Nemetschek (makers of Vetorworks) announced plans to aquire Graphicsoft (makers of ArchiCAD). I guess I could say more than I think Archiworks sounds better than VectorCAD. They are both strong programs with good followings and I believe getting together now is a smart move for both. Although, it kinda feels like the Geeks and the Goths just banded togther to compete with the popular kids. Good luck Geeks and Goths, I can't wait to see your Prom picture.

Unlocking KMZ and KML data and converting to IFC for use in Revit

What Revit Wants

This will bring the full model hierarchy with the KML file (see help for more info) Install ArchiCAD 16 and the Google Earth import / export plugin File Special - Merge, select the KMZ (this part could take a while) File Special - IFC 2x3 - Merge to IFC Model. archicad ifc KMZ

The “BIM Vendor” Problem? New Graphisoft-Archicad White Paper

Building Information Management

Okay, I know they are trying… “they” being major “BIM” vendors such as Autodesk/Revit…and a far second Graphisoft/Archicad. And BIM is really the “life-cycle managemen of a facility (any built structure) supported by digital technology” So… back the recent Graphisoft – Archicad white paper titled “Is your firm positioning for growht and greater differentiation?” Get_There_Faster_With_ArchiCAD.

More SaaS and mobile AEC apps

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Can’t knock the Archicad Marquee off its pedestal

DebunkTheBIM

When it comes to the popularity of my posts. And you know what one comes second? The one on the Revit Conference. Considering how much I wanted to stick to software neutrality when I embarked on this little venture, I’m not doing that great.

Zuuse targeting BIM to FM opportunity

Extranet Evolution

Australian start-up Zuuse ambitiously aims to shake up the facilities management market, bridging the gap from BIM to FM.

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BIM Objects, Data, and Information – More than a 3D Pretty Picture – Soooo Much More!

Building Information Management

A picture paints a thousand words, but never underestimate the power of text. Adapted from Source: NBS.com). Stefan Mordue, Technical Author and Architect. BIM objects are much more than just graphical representations.

DebunkTheBIM: 'Now, that IS clever!'

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I found it in Archicad’s Object Depository while searching for something else. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

Can you adjust the slopes in Revit? The guys at my work say, you can’t.

DebunkTheBIM

Don’t bother by offering me other, Autodesk-compatible earthworks software, for the one-eyed ArchiCAD agitator I am, this is a race with 2 horses. Preferably, well beyond ArchiCAD’s, give something for those Hungarian developers to sink their teeth into!

Nemetschek acquires dRofus

Extranet Evolution

dRofus CEO Rolf Jerving (who I met briefly during the 2015 Digital Construction Week conference; post ) said: We will continue our development of our state-of-the-art connections to both ArchiCAD and Autodesk Revit, with an even stronger focus on supporting open data standards in the industry.

Rattling the Act-gsac-use nest over linked libraries

What Revit Wants

In this case, actGSACuse stands for ' active Graphisoft ArchiCAD users '. I tweeted this image last Friday (from ArchiCAD 10, file:///C:/Program Files/Graphisoft/ArchiCAD 10/Help/Files/01_Configuration.2.24.html Why was I looking at an ArchiCAD 10 help file, you may rightly ask?

M-Files – bridging the SaaS vs on-premise ECM divide

Extranet Evolution

This approach is something I’ve encountered a few times – Graphisoft incorporated it into ArchiCAD 13 in 2009, for example [ post ], and it remains a feature of Graphisoft’s BIM suite – see Lachmi Khemlani’s recent AECbytes review of BIMcloud ).

Humpty Dumpty BIM

Collaborative Construction

When a BIM consists of 2 parts Revit, 1 part Bentley, 1 part Tekla, and 3 parts Archicad, owners cannot assemble an in-house team capable of re-assembling the federated BIM, much less extracting relevant data and leveraging it over time in operations and maitenance.

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Keeping your PDF’s in check – an absolute necessity for successful BIM-ming on any scale

DebunkTheBIM

ArchiCAD is my tool of choice and I really enjoy how it handles PDF’s within its BIM models. ArchiCAD imports PDF’s as Drawings (as opposed to images) 2. ArchiCAD allows one to use the Trace&Reference with PDF’s the same way as with any other drawing element.

BIM For Facility Managment – FM

Building Information Management

3D visualization tools, such as Revit, Archicad, Bentley, etc. Uncategorized active archicad bas Bentley Systems BIM building Built Environment CAFM capital reinvestment CMMS considerations cPMS digital technology.

The mighty zone tool – poetry in BIM-ming

DebunkTheBIM

I’ve been besotted by ArchiCAD’s ‘zone tool’ lately. I had not always been a fan of it, early in my career, seriously disliked it even, mainly because of its ugly, big zone-stamp.

How (not) to promote a BIM Summit?

DebunkTheBIM

Anyone that knows something about BIM and the fierce lobbying that is going on in it must agree with me on the following point though: It is slightly bizarre, if not outright stupid to promote an ‘Autodesk flavoured event’ with images of buildings created in ArchiCAD!

Doing BIM right: My way or the highway!

DebunkTheBIM

This fact brought home the realisation, that it is exactly 20 years since I bought my first ArchiCAD licence. Main, modelling tool must be ArchiCAD; Revit is a dog, and if you are not going for Revit for political reasons, might as well go with the best tool still on the market.

BIM Construction Cost Estimating – Top Ten List

Building Information Management

While the industry is currently fixated upon 3D visualization tools, aka Revit, Archicad, Bentely… they only represent components of a BIM solution. First and foremost BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology.

Tekla Campus Program

Collaborative Construction

I''ve used Kimon Onuma''s software package in the past as well as Archicad, Revit and Navisworks so I''m glad to get on the Tekla platform too. As many readers know I am teaching a portion of the Msc BIM Strategy Course through Middlesex University in London.

How To Display Multiple Instances of a Single Linked Revit Model In Different Ways

What Revit Wants

In this particular case, I want to use a model converted from ArchiCAD to a single Revit file. In Revit, each Link is bound to both a Type and an Instance. So you can have one Link 'Type' - relating to a single RVT file that is linked into the project.

PDFs and BIM: A trilogy of posts investigating what the PDF format’s role may be in strategies transitioning the industry to BIM? First part: PDFs within current AEC – Important yet neglected?

DebunkTheBIM

In the past, I have written about ArchiCAD’s (Graphisoft) excellent ability to handle PDF’s, both in quantity and quality – the second applying to the quality of work offered to the users.

DebunkTheBIM: Biased and proud of it

DebunkTheBIM

Something that first occurred to me more than a dozen years ago when I still drove AutoCAD as a pro too: Archicad was made for the thinkers and doers, the hands-on solution makers. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

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Let the genie out of the bottle: A suggestion for a BIM corporate gift

DebunkTheBIM

One definitely cannot say that Ivan of hiCAD-fame [link] knows nothing about BIM, so he must have been feeling very adventurous when he invited me to speak at his annual ArchiCAD event, for the third time this autumn.

DebunkTheBIM: A bit more of a balance would be nice.

DebunkTheBIM

Pristine even, no evil promoters have managed to crack into the company’s MS Office or Outlook, nor GS’s Archicad/ Autodesk’s Revit. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

Forget “BIM”, and Get on Board with BLM – Building / Built Environment Life-cycle Management

Building Information Management

That said, BIM has been preoccupied with 3D visualization to the extent that many/most feel that Revit, Archicad, et al are all that’s needed to implement BIM. BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology.

DebunkTheBIM: If only?

DebunkTheBIM

Rebranding an architectural/engineering modelling program (ArchiCAD, Microstation, Revit or other) into one focused for the contractor-end of the AEC. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people. I believe that hands-on manipulating of project information by all project participants is the key to achieving any meaningful improvement of the AEC industry operating within the post-gambling-era.