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Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:37:09 PM | REVIT 2009 VS ARCHICAD 12




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I used ArchiCAD for several years, and now I work in Revit on architectural and interior projects of the same kind.

Every time i see the word "parametric" in the family description, i am surprised how ignorant people could be. Who says that his model is a parametric one, probably, never worked with really parametric ones. Although Revit has many very interesting features (probably, last versions of ArchiCAD have thel as well), working with families in Revit is a real trouble. And discussions about modifying these families, about some tricks and methods i could compare only with discussions about, for instance, entering the streetcar through the window: you could use this and this technique, you can climb in a such way, it is very useful to wait when the streetcar slows down and then jomp into the window... etc. 

And many things which exist in ArchiCAD for 20 years don't exist in REvit 2012

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Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:48:36 PM | REVIT 2009 VS ARCHICAD 12



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I think you can't draw these conclusions until you have worked long enough with the product to fully use it.


Good luck.

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Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 4:23:37 PM | REVIT 2009 VS ARCHICAD 12



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I have to agree with WWhub.  Its easy to step on any program you have never used before and say that your program is more efficient etc.  But that's not really the truth.  Revit offers so many upsides its unreal, and if it was a really bad program it wouldnt be so widely used.  The family creation can be tricky but once mastered the options of use are amazing.  There may be a different way to accomplish sertain single tasks but why is that a problem?  It gives you the option to choose what is the best way for you. 

"i am surprised how ignorant people could be"... So am I


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Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 10:03:49 PM | REVIT 2009 VS ARCHICAD 12




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The point is that i use Revit for about 4 years and ArchiCad - not in its full extend - for 10 years. Do you have to compare these applications?

I compare only the same things in both applications and here just say about parametric objects.

In Revit, when I want to try, say, five door handles for some dooor, I have to edit the family ans, probably, insert there some other families.

If a typical Revit door family goes with severaldifferent types of handles, sashes, materials, with or without lights, and window tupes go with all sash deepths, thicknesses, widths, mullion and shutters types and other elements adjustable in two clicks without editing a family, please tell me.

I definetly agree that some features in Revit are very interesting, but really when i try to do in Revit some things which are wery easily accessible in ArchiCAD, often it appears that they are impossible there. 

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