Isaman design has been using ARCHICAD solely for the past 6+ years. Before that we were using multiple programs and tripling the work. Making the company wide switch to ARCHICAD seemed like an easy decision, but we had many questions. How steep was the learning curve? When would we become efficient users? Where do we start? All of these questions kept us dragging our feet for years until having an ARCHICAD expert help generate a template for us and give us some hands-on training. In hindsight I wish we would have switched years before we did! I love this program! It has made me a better designer, it has brought efficiencies to our company and continues to improve in this area each year. I would recommend this program to any company, big or small. We are now able to generate schematic designs, 3D virtual models (that we can deliver to our clients), renderings, and a full set of construction drawings all in one program. Isaman design uses GRAPHISOFT tech support, webinars, training sessions, and online tutorials to improve our skills. New employees pick up the program fairly quickly with no BIM experience and most Revit users I’ve talked to prefer ARCHICAD over Revit. They have said it’s easier to use because it’s more design oriented, flexible, and user friendly.
Leslie Pink Morgan