ArchiCAD vs AutoCAD Architecture vs Vectorworks Architect

Starting Price

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$1,288.00/year

$1,690.00/one-time/user

Best For

3D architecture solution that assists designing and architectural firms with data modeling, attribute management, graphics overriding & more.

Designed for businesses of all sizes, it is an architectural designing solution that helps create documents and drawings using keynoting tools.

+650,000 designers worldwide, across the Architecture, Landscape and Lighting (entertainment/house of worship) industries.

Ideal number of Users

1 - 1000+

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1000+

Rating


4.4 / 5
(139)
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4.6 / 5
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4.5 / 5
(46)
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Ease of Use


4.1 / 5


  • "ArchiCAD is great for beginning levels of design, however for complex projects and coordination between firms, AutoCAD is a better solution."

  • "ArchiCAD is a good alternative to pricier CAD programs, and it has a user friendly interface that any draftsperson would quickly adapt to."


4.1 / 5


  • "I really this software, it helps me a lot to finished my design with good quality. The features was so great and easy to use."

  • "This software is good in making plans, I am impressed with its simplicity and ease of use functions."


4 / 5


  • "Easy to use, great compatibility with other architectural programs."

  • "Easy to use when you compare it when others BIM programs."

Customer Support


4.4 / 5



4.2 / 5


  • "Easy interface, robust functionality, and a responsive support team."

  • "The plethora of online supports makes this a easy option for 3d modeling. The interface is also really intuitive."


4.3 / 5


Features & Functionality


4.3 / 5


  • "The best feature of Archicad is the ability to edit the structure in 3D at a very acceptable and adequate speed making visualization very simple."

  • "Used in coordination with BIMx, it is an outstanding tool for combining visualization and documentation."


4.6 / 5


  • "Well AutoCAD software is good in making plans, I am impressed with its simplicity and ease of use functions."

  • "AutoCAD never ceases to come out with a good product. As usual they deliver with great features and a wonderful interface."


4.4 / 5


  • "This effective and intuitive CAD platform enables me to produce architectural drawings for clients with ease."

  • "Easy to setup and create drawings. The tools are intuitive."

Value for Money


4.1 / 5


  • "And due to recent changes in the AutoCAD pricing structure, ArchiCAD looks like it may be the go-to drafting program for designers."

  • "The value for money of ArchiCAD can't be beat and it has all of the drafting features a person could want."


4.2 / 5


  • "It is a brilliant computer-aided design software. I think it is worth the investment."

  • "I like its simplicity in complex things, price is very affordable when you compares it with how much you can make money out of it."


4.2 / 5


Product Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Comparison View
  • Design Templates
  • Drafting
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Comparison View
  • Design Templates
  • Drafting
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Comparison View
  • Design Templates
  • Drafting

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Platform

Web/Installed

Mobile

Web/Installed

Mobile

Web/Installed

Mobile

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online
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  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Training

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  • check Documentation
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