Krippahl wrote:I might be missing something but i cannot see where it says they sell ArchiCAD as part of Vico Office - my take is the Vico Office 'core' is now a 'BIM Neutral' (their own words) Add-On for ArchiCAD/Revit/Tekla which allows those programs to export Vico Office format for input into the various Vico Modules?
Recently, VICO is moving into an open platform format, that has no longer a Modeler (Constructor), but allows users to import files from Tekla, Revit and Archicad.
This is obviously a very smart move, but this post is not about the far reaching consequences of allowing Revit users to work with VICO.
My interest is in the importance ArchiCad acquires in this new VICO Office suite.
They even sell ArchiCAD 12 with the suite, as their modeler, which has to be good news for us.
Krippahl wrote:Maybe it is time now for NEMETSCHEK to buy VICO, it already owns Graphisoft so they would be a perfect match. VICO could remain BIM-neutral but it would increase Nemetschek's strength in this new and important area of the industry.
If you are wondering if Autodesk will eventually buy VICO, as soon as it gets relevant for their business, as they have done with other "Neutral" platforms recently, the answer has to be maybe. There is certainly no software company in this business that is Autodesk proof, and VICO could boost their claim on the BIM business.