_c_ wrote:You can always go with the International version, which comes in English.
I would prefer an English version, I work in Germany since a gazillions of years but am not German and cannot even write German acceptably, that was why I asked.
_c_ wrote:That's a strength of Archicad. All this can live in the same place, every bit of information can be in your file.
How do you organise your project structure? For example: you are working on planning, on permits and on constructive drawings (I think you call that documentation) at the same time. You need lots of drawings and they have different attributes sets. How do you set this up?
_c_ wrote:As with most things: It depends.
To tell you the truth, one of the main reasons to leave VW is that I don't like all in the same file. On large or long lasting projects this is not efficient.
_c_ wrote:You never work in the layout in Archicad. All work is done right next to the geometry.
Where do you place the dimensions?
In the singular layouts or together with the geometry?
Please note that the fact that you have to cut the plan in portions is relevant in this case.
_c_ wrote:As someone who is using Vectorworks more and Archicad less, I'm intrigued to know what you mean by both these statements above? To be clear what do you mean by the Vectorworks plugins? And what do you mean Archicads architectural plugins?
The main reason for me to wish to change is the lack of quality in the architectural plugins
I am aware of the quality in Archicad's architectural plug-ins. No need to praise that.
You never work in the layout in Archicad. All work is done right next to the geometry.Perfect, just what I wanted to know. We'd call the hot linking Referencing, I think.
Typically you would do different dimensions in different scales. They will reside on their own layers. Hiding and showing things is determined by the display attribute of the layer the object is on.
In the layout you place the drawings ("views") and then you can cut them into place there.
_c_ wrote:I am pretty sure you already know this, but there a handful of sample projects on the website of Graphisoft, you can download and explore freely.
I fail yet to understand how to organise large sets of drawings (presentations, permits and their variants, the usual endless set of constructive drawings, etc.). But I will take a project and rebuild it in AC with the 30 days demo. Let's see how that goes.
_c_ wrote:If you mean something like key notes, well yeah, then sure, Archicad doesn't have it natively. There is a wonderful plugin, tho.
I think that annotations should be used only sparingly as long as they don't have a mechanism of synchronisation and management across the project, which, I seem to gather, also AC doesn't have. So they are good for the occasional label or masking, no more.
_c_ wrote:You'd need to contact the reseller directly. Since this is not a very typical request I am not aware of any comparisons between language versions.
Another question. Is there somewhere a comparison list of the difference across the various localised packages? Are there large price differences?