Being an architect is demanding. To thrive you must be more than a great designer. You must be able to listen, to collaborate, to make decisions, to communicate, to manage, to operate a business, or a business unit – all while being a visionary. It can be exhilarating and overwhelming all at the same time.
That’s why choosing the right BIM tool is critical! At ARCHVISTA we strive to maximize efficiencies promised by BIM. We believe that to be successful projects need to start BIM in the design phase. Too many firms develop SketchUp or Rhino models in design and then start over to develop a BIM model – don’t throw away all that work! Instead use a BIM solution that is designed for architects and the design process.
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Archicad is a leading BIM solution that allows building design from the conceptual phase all the way to the construction phase. While a BIM tool is often thought of as being mainly concerned with the 3D digital representation of buildings, it has many other aspects. With Archicad, the 3D model and the 2D documents work together, which is not the case with all BIM tools. The content is database driven so when you update the model, the documents update and vice versa. Extremely efficient.
What good is it to spend hundreds of hours designing a masterpiece if you can’t easily share it with the different stakeholders of the project? Archicad allows for smooth and intelligent collaboration for architectural design teams of any size. That’s right! Collaboration made easy and it just got better thanks to BIMx, our easy-to-use mobile application, even non-professionals can access and view the BIM models. Archicad is advanced yet offers ease of use, this makes it an architect’s dream.
According to our customers, they save an average 20-50% of their time. Most of this time is eliminated in the tedious CD phase. This results in not only being able to complete design work faster but allows more jobs to be done in the same amount of time. With BIM you can control your projects much more efficiently and decide about important design issues earlier in the development phase. This results in fewer design errors and construction issues. This allows for more profit for all stakeholders and happier clients!