2022-07-14 03:02 PM - edited 2022-07-14 03:51 PM
Customer Engagement Expert, Community Admin
2022-07-14 07:13 PM
You can consider yourself lucky, we mac users pay the same and have half the functions, as Enscape, that only works on windows
2022-07-14 07:17 PM - edited 2022-07-14 07:26 PM
Enscape is not even something they developed.
It's a completely different company that made that render engine - complete wit the connection Addon that they did themselves. (and already exists for Archicad versions 23,24 and 25)
Like, I don't even know why they're touting that as a new feature at all when they had zero contribution to it being a thing.
Also,...you Mac guys now have shadows in BIMx.
the Android and PC folks are still in the stone ages.
Another one of those half-baked features that Graphisoft like to tout as new features when it's only available to one platform and not the other.
2022-07-14 07:23 PM
GS makes zero investments in Render engines making you use a third-party software that I can't use.
2022-07-14 07:31 PM
As it is a susbcription based software, there´s no way I´m starting to use it. I´ll stick to twinmotion and see how it evolves or just jump to Unreal.
2022-07-14 09:51 PM - edited 2022-07-14 09:59 PM
Archicad is shifting from a robust design software for architects to a mixer of A LOT of ingredients,
in the past few years, i used almost ALL of the sowtware commands, , they have sence for me as a user,
now, you have structure, and in the very soon MEP , later maybe rebar , and so on , archciad becomes BUSY of tools,
If you focused only on developping the architectural design part of the software to offer a much better solution for architects, surely y'oull own a HUGE part of the market,
having a complete solution for architectural ddesign will distinguish your product in the market,
Please don't make Archicad the Nemestchek's revit, revit is already a sh** , we don't need another one,
A perfect solution for midscale and small projects is 1000 time better that a buggy solution for large scale projects.....
* what about a better wall tool to design better walls that look well in 3D and 2D an have more control on stories, more accurate composite junctions, you introduced Building materials, a revolution in the BIm world, and since that, no more developpment on walls, slabs etc,
* what about a better slab with slopes, more easy edge customisation, built in edge profiles, easier edge surfae overrides, offsetting slabs inside and outside rom reference, up and down....
* what about a more flexible door and window tool that can be fully customisable, case, sash, frames, lintel, sill, finish, etc, , you have alomst a seperated library for each AC languge, a HUGE effort is spent on 10 similar libraries that differs only in some details,....
* What about a better controle of surrfaces on walls, why we should segment a wall to small pieces to differentiate paintings,
* what about 3D projection in floorplans, advanced depth controle in elevation, real projection of SEO, Split level ( A BIG MESS with workarounds )
* what about terrain presentation and sitework,
* documentation lacks alot of basic features,
* KEYNOTING !!!!!!!!!
* renovation and phasing, and granular renovation filters controle,
* what about creating custom libraries, custom objects, library part maker, paramo, gdl, Grasshopper, a lot of tools, users get confused,
we love Archicad, and as a communituy, we hate seeing our loved software freezing at the same position for years,
small improvement where they should be will change the game , Archicad is for architects, it should fulfill all their needs before jumping to other disciplines...
i can't believe how a small feature like duplicating a cercle is shown as a key feature in the website, ....
Building materials==> revisions and changements ==> surfaces , rendering, presentation, ==> curtain walls, stairs and railings, ==> columns and beams,
you where on the right way to a robust toolbox for architects.., needs some tweakings for sure, but a good starting point , then !! let's say hello to engeneers ......
2022-07-15 04:03 AM - edited 2022-07-15 05:46 PM
Totally agree with you mr bouhmidage. Someone inside GS thought that More is best. Someone thought that catering to the big firms was better than listening to smaller firms. Someone there thinks that bigger buildings are better. Even if that was true, you first give a solution to all the points you mentioned (i would add the ability to create reference levels without creating a floor plan and attach objects to those levels, like in revit).
Well, more is not necesarily better specially if everything is never finished. Smaller firms might buy less licenses but there are many more small firms than big ones (so they are going after big offices that are already commited to other software for better or worse, all while neglecting small offices that can have much more flexibility and can switch to Archicad more easily if they arent already using it.). And Big buildings will be more and more difficult to built because of resources. So what's the long term plan here?
All of these sounds like the things you say to please corporate boards, your product and end users be demned
2022-07-15 07:55 AM - edited 2022-07-16 04:25 AM
It’s time to divide Archicad into different categories.
Let specialized developmental teams work on upgrades for Architects in the commercial, industrial and low rise residential fields.
I think that is the future ?
We have all heard of the proverbial saying below.
“A jack of all trades and a master of none”
Why waste resources on engineering software when you already have a program for that ?
I am not a furniture designer and neither do I have time for it.
I think you have way too many features to cover the basic user and they get lost or hidden in the process when it comes to new features that they will actually use.
Bloatware IMO and it just slows your computer down.
Not to mention the brain overload and distraction that comes with too many add ons or irrelevant features.
Multi tasking is a myth, you can only work on one thing at a time as a human.
I really liked Archicad but I am not happy with the direction the software developers are heading in.
Time to review the direction you are heading in.
Archicad needs to be a program for Architects not Engineers or MEP modeling or Energy Efficiency they should all be add ons that those who use them can actually pay for them.
Thank you for what you have done but I am not on board with an upgrade just yet, till you focus more on the basic user or home designer or Architect.
2022-07-15 10:08 AM
Not quite the same in Aus, this is what I got from the local reseller...... not in line with the launch...
Apologies but as i mentioned Archicad 26 is not available that means that Archicad Australian license are also not available for Archicad 26 upgrade.
You will only be able to update your license when Archicad 26 is launched in Australia or closer to that date.
2022-07-15 10:18 AM
So the Graphisoft Insights post should be amended then.
That clearly shows the AUS version being one of the first 7 language versions available.
I can get the other 6 by just altering the language version in the download link, but there is definitely no AUS version.
@Noemi Balogh would you be able to look into that please?
2022-07-15 12:20 PM
The whole world is mixing up Austria with Australia. So what. AUS is meant to be AUT Version.
2022-07-15 12:23 PM
not from here its not 😀
2022-07-15 04:06 PM
what is the point in this? I have a HUN license bought, but all I'm using is the INT. but as the HUN license has no updates yet, I can't use the INT either...
2022-07-15 04:12 PM
Yes, this is not really acceptable. Especially if you participated in the beta/preview and thus started the transition already. Are we suppose to sit on RC1 until a particular localisation is released?
2022-07-18 09:05 AM
Just got a message this morning from Product Marketing to update the article. Now it says AUT. Sorry for the mistake and the inconvenience it caused!
Customer Engagement Expert, Community Admin
2022-07-18 11:22 AM
I guess us AUS guys will just have to wait a little while longer.
2022-07-18 11:53 AM
No reason they/we should. GSHQ could have been given a list of subscription clients weeks ago. Now we have to continue with a faulty RC1 INT rather h than a full INT version because of this. Hopefully I’ll be able to upgrade my key before the Apple silicon preview is released
2022-07-17 02:07 PM
I think you are over complicating the issue.
I think that with those items taken care of the Layer Palette would have gone from 85% to 95% complete. Instead we got the actual mess which is slightly less bad than the one we were using in the Beta.
Looks like GS devs only looked at what they could program and not how people use their software. A lot of effort would have been saved if they had asked and or defined the correct uses for folders on each case instead of globally developing a TAG System, called it folders and shoehorn it into every single place.
In addition if you take in consideration that their dev team (with few exceptions) is mediocre you get the worst of all worlds. Devs that think they know what they are doing, that consider users a nuisance and when called on bugs and mistakes on items they broke, the standard answer is "that it is too hard to fix it" and/or "we will fix it later".
The other item that is obvious is that they don't know how to use their software, they don't know about architecture and construction, and that whomever is advising them on their roadmap has no idea what he is doing. For example at this point we have not found any user/office (in Beta, LinkedIn, GDCP, Slack Groups, here) that uses the structural tools implemented in the last 3 versions, even during the Beta there were no bugs reported for any of the structural improvements. There are some people that "like" them but they don't use them professionally. @Djordje has me convinced that the structural effort is a good idea but it basically has the same problem as Folders the implementation is wrong.
2022-07-17 03:36 PM - edited 2022-07-17 03:42 PM
@Eduardo Rolon you're correct, but remember that all of the features implemented in Archicad 26 should have already been integrated in Archicad 11. There is a series of delays in the development of the software, which I can estimate up to 20 years. I don't know why, but lost time can never be made up for, and this is the root causes of the current frustrations. It should be understood that the logic of the folders is good and is in its initial phase unfortunately. Your points might be taken into consideration from time to time.
Furthermore, the structural features are not completely integrated in Archicad. No one will waste his/her time on them now. Graphisoft has been told to integrate those features since Archicad 11 as well.
2022-07-17 04:21 PM - edited 2022-07-17 07:34 PM
@Mjules I can never understand your points.
2022-07-17 04:48 PM - edited 2022-07-17 05:55 PM
@Eduardo Rolon Eptar reinforcement and other related features from Graphisoft friendly companies were very popular at the time. I wondered why Graphisoft did not anticipate like these friendly companies? As you know, a good manager or visionary often anticipates the future!