Graphisoft

ArchiCAD


4.5 / 5
113 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Architects, designers, interior designers, urban planners


Average Ratings

113 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Graphisoft
  • www.graphisoft.com/
  • Founded 1984
  • Hungary

About ArchiCAD

GRAPHISOFT ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ARCHICAD, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud, the worlds first real-time BIM collaboration environment; EcoDesigner STAR, the worlds first fully BIM-integrated GREEN design solution; and BIMx, the worlds leading mobile app for BIM visualization.


ArchiCAD Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Bills of material
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Contact Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Quotes/Proposals
  • 2D Drawing
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • BIM Modeling
  • Component Library
  • Data Import / Export
  • Landscape Design
  • Virtual Tour
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Comparison View
  • Design Templates
  • Drafting

ArchiCAD Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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I have solved 3D modelling problems that I had with another software, faster and better

Apr 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: How to begin this review? This software is so delightful! Actually, this software is my first option on BIM world. The render engine quality is amazing and very likely and customizable. This is an AMAZING OPTION, an AMAZING PRODUCT, the best choose.

In its features, this software it's an adventure, the more you enter the menus and options, the more you get enchanted.

One of the best things on it, it's the fluency on the model management and the views, the control on every level of the model, the customizability on the menus.

Frankly, this is a great option.

Cons: The dislike about this software? Actually i have minimum dislikes, the only thing I'd recommend to the developers of ArchiCAD would be that the document generator could be more friendly, like other drawing CAD applications, that would make more easier the process of finishing the tasks. Oh, and another thing that I don't find very likeable is that the IOS verson of the bimx is more practical than the pc one.

Overall: The first hand benefits obtained from using ArchiCAD, are way importants.

The way of getting familiar with the work ambient is so easy, the palletes and menus are very easy to configure, and once you get familiar with it, the worflow is almost intuitive, being this a highlight because it increases the productivity on many levels.

Another thing that is so beneficial is the project management and organization features availables on this software. It allows me to do changes, revisions and modify many things with few clicks.

I can extend on this review explaining on so many levels how this software has helped me to increase my productivity, even with my social networks, because it has helped me increase the amount of likes on my instagram profile given the quality of the renders produced on this application, but the reading could get so extense that I prefer to resume it on few words: you all should definitely try this software, and you'll see how amazing it is.

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One of my favourite pieces of software

Nov 29, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: ArchiCAD is a highly functional 3D CAD / BIM system which will allow you to realise your architectural visions in the best possible manner.

It is relatively intuitive to use and it's use of 3D parametric elements makes modelling a breeze. Once you have mastered the basic 3D CAD capabilities there is also a world of BIM opportunities to discover as well. World class IFC interfaces make it easy to collaborate with other consultants.

Cons: There is not a lot to actually dislike about ArchiCAD, maybe if anything its tendency to crash occassionally. (But generally it is easy enough to recover from near where you left off...)

Overall: It allowed me to take my business from one where clients never really understood what it was they were getting to one where they knew exactly what they were going to get.

Great program for architectural design

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This package is feature rich and is well supported. While there are nowhere as many users, at least in the US, as there are for the industry standard, it seems to me gaining in use - probably because of marketing to students. Cost is much more reasonable if you can manage without having the industry standard software.

Cons: It is harder to collaborate with many engineers and other consultants that typically use the industry standard. It does support files created with other CAD packages, but it will never be as seamless as having everyone on the same platform. That said, with limited or no support between versions of the same package from the industry standard, coordination can still be a pain.

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High end Designer Software

Oct 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have used this software for my design needs for the last one year and the value I have gotten from it it insurmountable! The software offers a nice practical 2D and 3D experience when doing the models. It also offers numerous tools which when combined, one is able to bring out an excellent image just like a pro. With proficiency with the software, one is able to maneuver so fast and with so much ease that the software actually reduces the time required for a drawing by more than 70%. It was easy for me to learn the operations as they all are practical and well organized on the screen.

Cons: Some starters may find it challenging to work with the numerous tools the software offers. It also requires some advanced skills and knowledge about designs.

Overall: Overall, my experience with ArchiCAD was awesome. I would recommend it to designers

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Value for Money & Great Software

Aug 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: As an Architect it is important to have a good tool with you & i guess ArchiCAD is the first choice. as a young and aspiring architect i always wanted give a meaning to my design, This software help me to get a more practical approach to my work from the beginning of my design, I can work in more details of my project while managing it's 3-D model effortlessly. More control over model while drawing in 2-D is a plus.

The more you will use it more will connect with the software.

Cons: not much but the document manager is bit more complicated, it could more user friendly it will make our more easier.

Overall: Day by day i'm started feeling more connected to the software without comprising my design, explaining my design to my clients through this medium (ArhiCAD software) is always makes my confidence level up.

It's a good way to start your career.

Thank you Graphisoft

Powerful, easily customizable CAD software for your design + construction projects

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Popular in Europe, ArchiCAD is the only BIM software I use in my design practice. The advantage of designing in 2 and 3 dimensions simultaneously allows me to be better at my job and provides an easier way to communicate design drawings to my clients. There is no comparison between ArchiCAD and AutoCAD or Sketch Up.

Pros: Flexibility, ease of use and depth of project customization. Design in 2 and 3 dimensions simultaneously. Import and export projects with AutoCad, etc.

Cons: Not as popular as AutoCAD, fewer free and for fee objects available. Deep knowledge is required to unlock all of ArchiCAD's powerful features.

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We are a small half residential, half commercial architecture firm and use ArchiCAD exclusively.

Jul 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: ArchiCAD allows the user a great deal of specificity when it comes to the 2D and 3D look of different objects, walls, doors, etc. Used in coordination with BIMx, it is an outstanding tool for combining visualization and documentation.

Cons: Given that there is such a high level of allowable customization, it is not as easy to use "out-of-the-box". Without a more highly specified internal, firm-created template, there is a high learning curve to get CDs to look the way you want them to look.

Great for Virtual Building

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: ArchiCAD is very complete, light, intuitive and with excellent quality of representation, even because it is aimed exclusively at Architecture. But I believe that the biggest differential of it for the competitors is the freedom of customization of the project, not limiting it in design depending on the resources or by complexity, being much less bureaucratic. "

Cons: Its does not have a MAC version yet, so you need to run Parallels Windows, that can makes your computer slower

The Best BIM software

Aug 24, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: as an architect and professor in the University of the Visayas. I'm happy we purchased 20 licenses(Archicad 18) and i was amazed about the performance and the intuitive of the said software. Right now i'm happy because some of my students are working abroad and they're using archicad in australia and singapore. Keep it up!!!

Recommendations to other buyers: none!!Great job!!

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on August 24, 2016

Dear Mark,

Thank you for your positive review. It's always great to hear from our users and it's good to know your students are getting on well with ARCHICAD.

Best regards,
Team GRAPHISOFT

Very easy to install and start drafting

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: If you're familiar with CADD programs and drafting environments, you'll feel right at home with ArchiCAD. It is very easy to start using, and their tutorials and help menu can answer pretty much any question you have.

Cons: It doesn't play well with other drafting platforms, so you pretty much need to choose one and work solely in that environment.

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Easiest way to use when using architectural designs.

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: basically everything, from its interface, to its functions. most user friendly BIM software i used. its has its own unique functions and combination of various softwares.

Cons: so far, the least thing i like about this software is its compatibility with other engineering functions; structural, mep and other stuff.

Overall: experience and skills

Most awasome software

Aug 19, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Free form modeling

Cons: It needs very powerfull machine

Overall: I have been used it for five years now. It was difficult to learn it but atleast now Im good alhamdulillaah

Recommendations to other buyers: To make it in saveral package so that to make it faster than how it is now

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on August 22, 2016

Dear Ahmed,

Thank you for your feedback about ARCHICAD. It's always great to hear from our users. We value your business and loyalty to our software.

Best regards,
Team GRAPHISOFT

Not quite for beginners to BIM

Jun 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Comments: As any beginner to any new program, once you take the time to learn and adapt to the program, this will be a very nice program to use for architects and interior designers, or anybody interested in learning and using a BIM program

Pros: -It has a very clear user interface -You do not need a plugin rendering machine, as this one is built into the program -Fantastic rendering tools -You can work on your project from start to finish ( 2D plans to 3D) -Lighting effects achieved are great -Great for both Mac and Windows -Good customer service -Easy to use once you have taken the time to learn it

Cons: -Not for a beginner to BIM - much dedication needed to learn the program -A little on the pricey side -Layer management is not so good -Not much of a selection of blocks -Settings are not that straight forward - you can spend hours trying to figure it out

I use Archicad on daily basis and it's a great intuitive tool for architects

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is easy to use from day one, it is flexible to adapt to your office's needs and the 3d model is detailed enough to send it forward to the visualisation team

Cons: There are few plugins compared to similar prodcts, so for example I cannot use Archicad for daylight simulation in LEED and BREEAM projects

Archicad forever

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I use this software from 1990 and it was and it is the quickest cad for architectural design. I am very satisfied with this product.

Cons: the compatibility with the older versions of software is the only problem of this software and the price medium-high

Overall: I have most benefits to use this software in my work.

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ArchiCAD is a life saver design tool for Simple Architecture

Oct 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It comes with drag and drop style tools that are easily programmable. The conversion from a 2D layout design to 3D and Floor plans is automated. It comes with built in Libraries that can easily provide finishing details and realistic proportions of final design. Very good for Quick Design jobs under time constraint.

Cons: The rendering of 3D models is very poor in Quality. Additional Render tools are required which come separately at additional cost.

Overall: ArchiCAD is an impressive tool for use in the design of small scale projects. It is very optimized in that from floor plan layout to final design takes short duration. You can design a complete project with all the details exportable to various formats. It comes with a good built in library with more available for free on their website. Overall, a powerful tool for Architectural Design.

ArchiCAD is our go to office drafting solution

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: - 2D and 3D modelling simultaneously in one software program - Exporting to AutoCAD .dwg formats for coordinating with other designers is a big benefit to us - The ability to annotate on any axis helps us produce detailed design drawings with ease

Cons: - Learning curve if you are used to AutoCAD drafting environments - Large files tend to slow down when navigating and manipulating

For those who hate autocad, here is a great alternative

Dec 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: ArchiCAD is, for me as an architect, a pleasant experience in the world of the CAD that does not oblige me to think too much as an engineer, but rather as a designer. The software is complete, enjoyable to the eye and to the touch, and noteworthy when it comes to saving time and hair! Yes, as you can see, I don't like so much his most feared competitor!

Cons: Sometimes, as often happens in the universe of the CAD, it gets tricky to use to reach your point. Tutorials are always useful to overcome level and know more about how these software think.

Great Design Software Easy to use!!!

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Good user interface; very clear and also enables quick a lot of user adjustment. Flexibility, ease of use and depth of project customization. Design in 2 and 3 dimensions simultaneously. Import and export projects with AutoCad, etc.

Cons: Too many object settings for each object makes learning curve quite steep. Not intuitive enough for quick design experimentation (a la Sketchup). Opening up files take a long time depending on your CPU.

Overall: This software is so delightful! Actually, this software is my first option on BIM world. The render engine quality is amazing and very likely and customizable

ArchiCAD has all the features we need and is easy to access from anywhere on mobile, which we love.

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: ArchiCAD has many great qualities, like their great customer service and mobile access capabilities. It is important for our workflow and it has done wonderfully.

Cons: At first, we were worried about the length and administration of software training. However, the program scales up incredibly well for all company sizes , making training a breeze.

Has been one of the most easiest programs to use specially coming from Autodesk to ArchiCad

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: ArchiCad is simple and straight forward.

Pros: 3D Animation Ease of use integration into other Programs like lumion & twinmotion Import & export to other program formats

Cons: there is not much to critisize about due to the program is stryt forward, however there is a bug problem that causes the program to shutdown when you are doing big projects.

Perfect drafting solution for residential and small-to-medium commercial projects

Aug 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I spent part of my time each day providing drafting support to our designers, and ArchiCAD was an easy program for me to learn even with minimal drafting experience. The support documents and online resources helped me overcome any learning obstacle I came across.

Cons: Having installed ArchiCAD on each computer, it was a tad time consuming to installed and license for everyone. But that's really the only negative I can think of, the drafting interface and features are fantastic!

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Excellent product, easy to use to integrate construction disciplines.

Feb 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: My experience is mainly in MEP and I like how easy it can be to adjust the default components in the libraries, without the need to add a new one. With other BIM softwares it is more complicated to adjust the dimensions of these components.

Cons:

It really is a software that I like a lot and I would recommend it on the competition, what I like the least could be a little the interface that does not look so modern, but as Softaware I do not have negative criticism.

Overall: Excellent for integrating construction disciplines in 3D and avoiding problems when installing

Well designed cad package, Rendering can be improved

Dec 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Comments: still the overall value would be make it a good option, unless you are already seasoned with a different CAD and BIM package. Also rendering output results and image realism is a consideration to keep in mind.

Pros: Full feature set, and integration but also interface that is not cumbersome to get used to. Switch from previous packages was not an issue.

Cons: Rendering compared to our other solution was not as crisp, at least from our experience. But end result was good enough for our clients.

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Ideal for buildings

Aug 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: ArchiCAD is a good tool for those companies that are developing architecture projects. The reason is because it allows specific designs and the development of the work, from the beginning to the end.

Cons: You have to add personalized data, so only reliable users should enter. The price is very expensive, which is negative for users.

Overall: It is used to add construction data, through the software you can see the development of the work. It allows modifying the data that is added.

building plan,3d drawing

Oct 12, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 3d plan

Cons: new

Overall: one year experience in cadd,i am constract 10nos buildig.i have want 2d&3d . am allways instered

building drawing.

Recommendations to other buyers: this soft has many use my life style.i am also buinding engneer & contractor

Archicad review

Jan 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: The BIM features and the overall ease of use of the software.

Cons: The 3d representations are not very good.

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Let's keep it simple

Feb 10, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: The possibility to start from scratch, build the whole thing and then have the option to make it 3D.

Cons: The design, it looks old, but at the same time it has everything I expected from it.

Overall: It sometimes seems illogical, as when you mess up your desktop, you basically can't go back.

A solid contender in the CADD software field

Oct 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We use both ArchiCAD and AutoCAD in house, and the former is definitely a solid piece of drafting software. It provides perspectives and 3D views instantaneously, and the rendering engine produces high quality renders.

Cons: The customer support takes a while to get back to support tickets which can lead to lost productivity and revenue depending on the issue.

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A lightweight software for modeling implementing production with BIM

Dec 04, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Being much lighter than other software of its same branch you can quickly model the projects and get all the necessary information of documentation and technical blueprints of the project, its commands and tools work correctly and does not generate many complications, you can access the BIM data in real time and collectively and that is a very efficient option when it comes to working as a team.

Cons: The application for the presentation of the project left me unsatisfied, it is not very flexible and not very creative, the quantification lists and budgets are somewhat complex and it is a task that should be very easy to perform and understand, the appearance of renders is quite low with a realistic quality that does not leave me satisfied.

Overall: When you are designing a simple project and you need to have all the technical information and BIM data quickly this tool is the one that I use since in my experience it is useful for specific projects of small and medium scale in which I need to model the 3d and have all the Quickly available technical information.

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review for architecture use and 3d modelisation

Nov 14, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: simple to use, good precision in work with big and good librery

Cons: you need software to make good presentation ( need work on the render)

Decent little architectural application with some nice features

Mar 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The main thing that I like the best with this software, is that the GUI is extremely user friendly and very easy to grasp. I was able to know how to get around this software within minutes of using it. I love visualization enhancement is the new 3D Surface Painter that enables users to apply different materials in a timely manner to model surfaces using drag-and-drop.

Cons: Most functions just seem old and out dated. The developers need to work on this. No spelling of the shortcut functions and no simple way of controlling building part types and other automation features you might find elsewhere.

ArchCAD make 3D very easy

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: If you want to make 3D, look no more.

Pros: - easily can make 3D, from floor plan easily build internal and external walls - very good rendering - can work with 3rd party software

Cons: - not much cons but there should be automatic printable view, easily to prepare the blue print. which extracted from the 3D.

Great for 3D drawings

Sep 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: Great 3D drawing product has many features.

Pros: Easy to use and great product for making 3D plans you can learn this product easily that you don't need to be computer expert to master it, I just need to explore its features and you can make your imagination comes to life .

Cons: There are other products better to be used than archiCAD when in terms of detailed 2D drawing but in 3D drawings archiCAD is the best.

I do not know how the designers worked before ArchiCAD

Apr 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Cons: expensive

Overall: I have enjoyed using ArchiCAD for about 5 years and I wonder how the designers could work in those days when such software did not exist. ArchiCAD helps to master the basics of design, and in the future it is convenient to use the package to create more complex designs. In the program all modules work perfectly, the functional is sufficient for designing complex designs.

Perfect program for Architectural and Engineering combined works

Nov 07, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This program has great features and a it's relatively easy to use compared to other 3d modelling programs

Cons: As other 3d modelling programs, it can be scary to use it. Maybe an updating in terms of style and design could be helpful

One of the best CAD softwares on the market

Nov 22, 2016
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Feature-richness

Cons: Takes long to learn

Overall: I've been using ArchiCAD since a long time and couldn't work without it anymore. Especially when working in a team on a BIM model. Also cross-platform use is deeply integrated. Export/import to and from all the most common file-systems is supported.

Reliable

Jan 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: ArchiCAD is another grate design software, especially for civil engineering. It is really affordable if you are a student.

Cons: ArchiCAD has lots of wonderful features. It also allows the integration of project designs from other software.

i wanna try :)

Jul 01, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: bla bla bla wanna try

Vendor Response

by Graphisoft on July 01, 2015

If you are interested in trying ARCHICAD, please visit https://myarchicad.com/ for a free, 30-day trial. Download a whole series of interactive training guides for an effortless learning experience.

Architecture and design students are entitled to receive the fully functional education version of ARCHICAD for free. Download the 30-day version right away and apply for full year extensions until the end of your studies.

Teachers of architecture schools and academic institutions are entitled to receive a fully functional education version of ARCHICAD extended with a complete BIM Curriculum. Download the 30-day version and apply for yearly extension.

Architectural schools and academic institutions are entitled to equip their computer labs with the academic version of ARCHICAD. The network installation option helps you deploy ARCHICAD to multiple computers fast and easy.

A solid CADD software program that is great for SMB

Jun 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, we're very happy with ArchiCAD and would recommend this to any SMB focusing on small to medium sized commercial or residential projects.

Pros: We starting using ArchiCAD to compare the feature set to other CADD software packages on the market. The value for money of ArchiCAD can't be beat and it has all of the drafting features a person could want.

Cons: Exporting to other drafting programs has some interesting quirks, though this could just as easily be blamed on the other programs.

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Simplicity and innovation at its best

Apr 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Creating 3d models of designs is one of my best hobbies, and archicad has helped me alot through the simple and offline/standalone design. I can do it even when on vacation

Cons: Archicad is quite expensive compared to other computer aided design software but one really does get the value for their money

Very convenient and practical

Feb 10, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Developers are constantly going to meet professionals using ARCHICAD: service scaling of models and drawings, which is very convenient, do not spend time on the navigation screen. Very convenient and practical.

Great drafting program

Aug 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I like ArchiCAD for the interface and integrated BIM generation. The number of features included for the price makes it a solid contender in the CAD software market.

Cons: When we switch to mechanical design, we typically export to .dwg as it's easier to do mechanical drafting in autocad.

Great 3D product to use

Sep 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Overall its great on 3D making .

Pros: Ease to use than other product when in terms of 3D detailed designs , so easy to learn how to use it . so many features can be use to make your product realistic. I like this product!

Cons: It's hard to adjust when you are a user of Autocad you need to read and watch tutorials so you can adjust on its interface, I like to try the many features of archicad I'm still trying to try all of its features on the future.

Archicad software is used as BIM software.

Oct 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Like Revit architecture and structure " Archicad " As long best software need family creation update. Library creation is good in Archicad.

Pros: Archicad is easy to learn for beginners and it is useful for render view 3D modelling. 3D model output 2D DWG. Extraction and detailed estimation is easy in this software price Offerdeble.

Cons: It is difficult in Archicad rebar detailing for steel reinforcement quantities or extensions of rebar cad add it.

ARCHICAD EXPERIENCE

Aug 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros:

IT IS AN EASY TO USE AND VERY VERSATILE PROGRAM, I LIKE A LOT THAT THE STUDENT VERSION HAS AVAILABLE

Cons:

I DO NOT LIKE THAT SOMETIMES THE PROGRAM IS CLOSELY UNEXPECTED

Overall:

I USE ARCHICAD TO TEACH MY STUDENTS TO USE A CAD SOFTWARE TO DESIGN LAYOUTS.

The most intuitive tool to learning BIM and 3D modeling.

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Menus, interface and process showed are the most intuitive and easy to learn. It is the best way to start in this kind of software from zero.

Cons: Others marks have the monopoly in the industry and their formats, extensions and process are almost mandatory for hardworkers.

Computer-aided design with 2D or 3D representations on the screen.

Mar 15, 2019
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Fundamentally it has great capacity to build buildings based on basic parameters, it is very complete for the development of the CAD 2d and 3d model, the most interesting thing is that while drawing, all the technical documentation of the project is generated, which is very useful and increases the efficiency and performance of work times, their specific construction tools such as walls, doors, windows, slabs, pillars, roofs are well achieved and inserted correctly in the workspace.

Cons: When it comes to designing under a creative environment and not limited software means an obstacle since not enough with the freedom and variety of tools that allows to edit every detail and create custom objects with specific characteristics.

Overall: Its technical aspect adds a positive condition to any company that implements it, its performance in general leaves satisfied any user in the parameters of basic digital construction.

Takes some getting used to, but pair this with artlantis and you're sure to impress!!

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great program, the initial capabilities of this software allow you to create anything you need for your project including structure and facade. Juvenile looks but really performs great, comparative to all other modeling programs.

Cons: It tends to lag on me from time to time, but that may be due to my computing specs. All in all still a great capable program.

Very helpful!!!

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a very good drafting software. What I like the most is the lighting effects and its clear interface. At first, it was quite uneasy, but as you continuously use each of its features, will definitely give you a best output.

Cons: As of the moment, I do not see any issues or major concerns regarding Archicad. It really helped my work to become easier.