This is a fascinating article but here is the money quote:
Architects routinely use modeling software, but the latest version of Digital Project would enable them to try extreme designs for skyscrapers. While acknowledging that the Gehry software is impressive, Carl Galioto of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, a firm that has designed many skyscrapers, says that it is hard to learn and three or four times as expensive as a conventional modeling program. Revit Architecture, the industry standard from Autodesk, is listed at $5,495 on Autodesk’s Web site.
Nattering nabob of negativism 2019 MBP (2022 MBP M1 still in the box)
Revit Architecture, the industry standard from Autodesk
It is just a pile of crap...
BTW I remember a short time ago that US financial press was selling Investment Bank model as the industry leading standard from Walls Street. I would really rephrase Andy Warhol here: everyone will hold the industry standard for 15 minutes... 😉
So you can say, safe on your island in the sun where Archicad still has a chance.
The tremulous clouds of Mordor cast not their shadows on Australia, but here in North America, closer, as we are, to the "Mass Modeled" towers of Sauron, the Orcs march on relentlessly, clouding the vision of architects and putting their greasy mitts around the throats of BIM users.
"Allegiance or Death," they demand. "We will deny you all the peripherals - good luck ever getting an energy study!"