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Debunking 5 Myths About Archicad

In the world of architectural software, Archicad stands as a powerhouse, but it's not immune to some common misconceptions. Let's set the record straight and dispel the top 10 myths surrounding Archicad:


1. Archicad is Only for Mac Users


Reality: Archicad is versatile and available for both Mac and Windows platforms, ensuring accessibility for a wide user base.

Click here for comprehensive details regarding Archicad's system requirements.


2. It's Only for Small Projects


Reality: Archicad is not limited by a project size. It's equally efficient for residential projects and large-scale commercial developments.

Click here to explore in-depth case studies showcasing successful projects of various types and sizes completed using Archicad.


3. Archicad Can't Handle Complex Geometry


Reality: Archicad is a champion when it comes to managing intricate architectural designs and complex geometries.

Click here to watch - Architectural Classics Remodeled in Archicad.


4. It Lacks Collaboration Features


Reality: Archicad is widely recognized as an industry leader in collaboration, providing powerful tools such to facilitate effective teamwork. Here are some of the key features:



BIMcloud: Archicad enables collaboration with your team, even when they are located in different cities or countries.




Change Management with Teamwork: Archicad's Change Tracking, integrated with BIMcloud, manages the impact of one team member's changes on others' work.





Working with Revit + Solibri: Archicad allows you to export RVT models, hotlink RVT models into Archicad, import MEP Equipment into your Archicad project, and more.




Add-Ons for Seamless Collaboration: Archicad offers smooth integrations with third-party applications to ensure uninterrupted and efficient workflows.




Start collaborating now with Archicad Collaborate Subscription:

Share your project on BIMcloud SaaS and use Archicad's robust tools and BIMx Pro to collaboratively design buildings with your team, and share the results with customers and clients worldwide.


These features make Archicad a powerful tool for collaborative work in architecture and design.


5. Archicad Can't Export to Other Software


Reality: Archicad supports multiple export formats, promoting seamless interoperability with other software applications and supports an OPEN BIM approach.


Export Capabilities:


Archicad can export to various formats, including FBX, which is an industry-standard format for visualization, VR, and AR applications.





It also supports collaboration with Revit-based engineers who do not use IFC exchange. Archicad can import Revit geometry and export the Archicad project as RVT. Archicad also imports RFA-based families as native Archicad objects.

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Open BIM Support:


Archicad supports Open BIM, a progressive, future-proof approach to AEC collaboration. Open BIM helps connect stakeholders such as software vendors, software users (architects, engineers, and builders), as well as clients/owners to co-create great buildings. It ensures workflow transparency, longevity, and accessibility of data for built assets. Archicad and the Nemetschek Group fully support buildingSMART’s openBIM program.

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Archicad's capabilities, compatibility, and flexibility make it a top choice for professionals in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. For more information and to explore what Archicad can do for your projects, contact TotalCAD at info@archicad.co.za.




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