This week’s posts definitely have a theme: ArchiCAD vs. Revit.
I hope to keep it above board. I’ve no interest in really trashing a program I don’ know or getting Reviteers to jump ship. I just want to raise awareness for all involved: BIM users, BIM curious, BIM averse. All types.
I had thought about writing a bunch of garbage like:
ArchiCAD vs Revit or How do ArchiCAD and Revit compare? or Which is better ArchiCAD or Revit? or Revit Sucks! I love ArchiCAD!
I assume those and all the other countless permutations of that endless conversation will do wonders for my search engine traffic. Probably not. But just for good measure: SketchUp vs ArchiCAD vs Revit.
To the Point, Jared! To the point.
Want proof that the whole ArchiCAD vs Revit vs other BIM program is a never ending cycle of people justifying their love of how they work, of the merits for each program, of the deficiencies of each, etc.?
There is a year old thread on LinkedIn about ArchiCAD vs Revit. Sometimes it goes dormant for a while. But it seems unkillable. It’s a trainwreck. I try to stop reading it but I can’t. I’ve maybe read 60% of the posts. I’ve learned a lot. And I occasionally contribute. And more often than not it pisses me off. Fall into the pit of doom yourself. And revel in it. While it might sound like I’m trashing the thread, let me say this: it’s wonderful in its grandeur. It’s full of people being open, honest, and most of all heartfelt. There are true experts of both programs. And regrettably some flamers too. As of this writing, it’s at 1,150 comments. I hope it never dies. It’s a great conversation, regardless of its potential to annoy me. It raises plenty of issues we should be talking about. And yes, too many that I’d rather not waste my time on. Enjoy, lurk, add your thoughts, and let’s see this continue for a long time to come.