...... Vasari is an open beta. a tool to use now, by anyone who cares to download it. Vasari may well be the first thing ADSK has produced on their own and rather than reserve it for the elect few, anyone can get down and dirty inside the app which is positioned as a Revit model browser. Is it flaky and buggy like Clarence says? Don’t know - haven’t tried it yet.
Link wrote:....are you leaving the AC world?
Thanks again Aaron, it really is a shame to be losing you.
Miki wrote:Your points are all well taken and do bode ill for the future of ArchiCAD on large US projects. That said though, I still find ArchiCAD to be far and away the best modeler for pre-construction and construction coordination modeling.
Thank you for your report. Very well written.
I have a comment regarding Archicad in construction industry.
There are two main reasons GC are refusing to use Archicad.
1. Not one major architect studio in US is using Archicad. ALL of them are using Revit. Seriously Graphisoft just abandoned the ship here. I have talked with few reps from Graphisoft and they still don't see the problem. Some start to see that it might be a problem, but there is no action taken.
2. I'm sad to say that Vico might be the other. They have been for years selling they service more than Archicad/Constructor. And now they abandoned the Archicad as well. What kind of credibility it gives?
There is one more probably.
GC's collaborate with their subcontractors much more than with their designers (so far at least). Again ALL MEP subcontractors are using Autocad based specialized solutions, Steel guys are using SDS/2 or Tekla.
Archicad MEP module might work for modeling but it is not designed for fabrication. Clashing module in Archicad is horrible. Communication of 3D models is in the stone age as well. Bring 3D dwg file from sub as an object is not a solution at all. GC are all about proper 3 dimensional information. If you struggle at the basic level you just can't succeed.
Your points are all well taken and do bode ill for the future of ArchiCAD on large US projects. That said though, I still find ArchiCAD to be far and away the best modeler for pre-construction and construction coordination modeling.
The ability to reference DWGs, DWFs, PDFs, etc quickly and accurately as well as easily overlay and compare SKs, adddenda, RFIs, etc is way better than anything else out there.
The speed and accuracy of modeling is unequalled, and things stay where you put them and don't spontaneous jump to positions that the software thinks is better.
Better 3D (particularly DWG and DWF) import would be a huge improvement, but the improvements to the IFC support are significant and substantial and the export to Navis beats Revit all hollow. (Revit's Navis output is so bad that everyone I know uses DWG.)
I will never understand why GS decided to abandon the North American market the way they seemingly did.......... And unfortunately since Customer relations and direct communication went out of the window as well, whenever they decided to become so insular, it's highly unlikely that we'll ever find out from them neither.I was not aware that they abandoned or intended to abandon the North American market or decide to become insular.