Yours is no ordinary firm. ArchiCAD is no ordinary BIM.
In today’s economy – design firms need ways to get an edge, open doors and overcome obstacles in order to succeed. Is software the way? Surely a BIM solution that creates conflict and difficulty is not. BIM promises success and workflow optimization and all the benefits of working smarter; but which BIM solutions actually deliver on that promise? More and more of today’s design firms are adopting BIM. Is your firm considering making the switch? How do you know what to buy?
Not sure? Then you need to take a look at this.
We know that many questions arise when considering goals for BIM. With multiple BIM software products available from which to choose, how will you know you’re selecting the right solution for your firm? There are many challenges to implementing BIM – so how can you be sure ArchiCAD is the best solution for you? GRAPHISOFT offers “Get There Faster with ArchiCAD” - a crucial piece of information for your decision-making process.
“Get There Faster with ArchiCAD” examines five critical areas to explore before making a BIM software selection. After reading through it, you’ll understand how the software assists in maintaining profitability, facilitates an agile and competitive work environment, enables fast, real-time collaboration, operates in an easy to learn and simple 3D workflow, exploits existing computer systems while keeping IT costs low and functions as a secure and proven BIM product.
No doubt about it, productivity impacts profitability. It is therefore a major factor in deciding to transition to a BIM workflow. The mouth-watering BIM promise of “do more with less” is realized with ArchiCAD BIM. Only ArchiCAD, through the GRAPHISOFT BIM Server allows for real-time collaboration across state lines, time zones – virtually anywhere in the world. With this powerful technology your firm can respond to opportunities outside the local area, unfettered by human resource limitations. If the project requires additional staffing – ArchiCAD is easy to learn.
Edge out the Competition
Sharpen your firm’s competitive edge. Be the firm with the reputation for rapid turnaround even in a heavy change environment. ArchiCAD BIM removes the risk of delays and overruns by streamlining the design and documentation processes. Everyone is working on the same file – duplicate versions or missed variations are gone – so redundant work is eliminated.
Why is this better than everyone owning their own part of the model? With this workflow, a central point of truth is maintained and when changes are made over the network – only the elements that are changed get moved back and forth from client to server. No additional synchronization software or hardware is required to work outside of the LAN. Large files are handled locally without noticeable delay. This provides a fast, stable project environment.
Exploit Your Advantages
If ArchiCAD is the vehicle for architecture – the powerful engine driving that vehicle is a revolutionary server technology that enables real-time collaboration and instant communications, runs across a standard local or wide area network. It revs up to and maintains speed even with large files – and works within existing IT environments. No major additional investment is needed to make ArchiCAD BIM work. It provides safe, secure, anytime access to the model with an internet connection as the only requirement. Very little else is needed to turn that engine on. Basic technology assets found in an average work environment (laptops, DSL or wireless network, home office computer) are all that’s needed. The software enables firms of any size and configuration to manage projects of any size or complexity. Firms with a more robust set up can still additionally benefit from transitioning to scalable and nimble software that grows to meet your needs.
A Solution Made by Architects for Architects
ArchiCAD BIM didn’t get to where it is today without having a foundation in the principles of architecture. ArchiCAD differs from other BIM software solutions in that it has at its core an understanding of what architects need, how they work and what makes their jobs easier.