Richard wrote:I agree completely. Having to "cobble up" a library from a multitude of sources and the related conversions involves a huge amount of wasted effort best spent on the design. As a international program, I feel that Graphisoft is not that interested in the North American market, at least with respect to resources. Revit offers a more complete package for our market, but at some additional cost.
5. .... Some parts of the world seem to have pretty good libraries. The U.S. does not, although at one time, it was starting to go well and then fell off. Haven't seen any updates to Weyerhauser (Trus Joist), Simpson Strong-Tie, Andersen/Pella/Marvin windows, etc. in a very long time. Could also have Kohler, major appliance manufacturers, tile, and more.
2) Throw down the gauntlet and challenge Autodesk to a one-day design competition based on the former "CAD Shootout." 5 of their best Revit people against 5 of Graphisoft's best (world-class speed and design champs, linked by Teamwork) and publicize the heck out of it. Even better if Autodesk is unwilling to accept the challenge.Seriously!! Until now, I haven't seen someone make the switch just from seeing a video like the one you're proposing, that in case you haven't already seen the big number of ArchiCAD users making that kind of videos, without counter the shares in social networks.
Then the issue of getting trained ArchiCAD users. This would start in educational institutions, but certainly a need for training people to go from Revit to ArchiCAD.Graphisoft should go to educational institutions, and support student not just by training them, but also by providing a hotline that would help them do their work quickly and efficiently when they get stuck, and believe me, they get stuck quiet frequently.