To Choose ARCHLine.XP Over Revit
& other traditional 3D CAD systems
We are happy to honestly compare ARCHLine.XP in detail to any other CAD system, as we know ARCHLine.XP will come out as a winner by a large margin. Revit is no exception. Using mainly traditional CAD methodology, Revit provides too much over-complexity that hinders productivity, and thus doesn’t have the same ease of use as ARCHLine.XP. Revit and AutoCAD users switching to ARCHLine.XP can expect huge productivity gains and an overall more enjoyable architectural design experience.
1. Ease of Use
Takes a few months to a year of significant effort to truly master.
Takes only a few days to a few weeks to master.
2. Design Tools
Too many construction tools, too little design tools.
Does the same job in half the time with automatic design tools.
3. Interior Design
No specific tools dedicated to interior design. Manual tasks reduce productivity.
Well-suited for interior design and includes many interior design tools.
ARCHLine.XP is an economical and intuitive tool to quickly conceptualise your interior designs. It is also a great tool that balances the technical with the conceptual as you will be exposed to the best of both worlds without having to switch between external programs. An entire bathroom or kitchen design can be completed in as little as 5-10 min.
Revit only caters to large corporations by charging huge and hefty subscription fees.
Revit sells itself short by offering a more affordable version as Revit LT, which practically has none of the tools that initially made Revit appealing.
Does not price small-medium sized businesses out of the market. Affordable & flexible.
At ARCHLine.XP we realise that each client has their own sets of needs, wants and financial circumstances. Thus, we cater to a larger audience by making our pricing options more flexible to support small-medium sized businesses. We offer the following:
1. Lifetime License: $4,995
2. Payment Plan: $499/month (12 months)
3. Rental: $349/month
Revit unreliably handles CAD links and is horrible at processing IFC files.
Highly compatible with many other well-known CAD file formats.
We try not to isolate our users and make it easy to export/import from ARCHLine.XP to many well-known 3D design formats. ARCHLine.XP is also IFC 2×3 certified and is compatible with AutoCAD DWG and DXF formats.
If that’s not enough, ARCHLine.XP import/export to the following file formats: RFA and RVT (Import), IFC, SKP, DXF, DWG, PDF, OBJ, 3DS, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PNG and GBXML.
6. 2D to 3D
Revit unreliably handles CAD links such as DWG or DXF.
These problems do not exhibit themselves in simple vanilla CAD files, but are very common in complex projects. This means CAD files have to undergo a cleanup process where we purge, delete, explode, and sometimes copy and paste into a blank file to start again. We shouldn’t need to do this cleanup process, especially not when DWG is a native Autodesk format.
Easily process 2D to 3D and vice versa without headaches.
7. BIM Capability
Revit unreliably handles BIM data in a way that creates more problems than it solves.
Any BIM program works through the concept of relationships between elements. For example, for an IFC to be categorised properly, a storey most belong in a building. However, Revit has many problems with this as it does not recognise that elements have relationships.
In addition, the most widely-used file format of BIM is more or less terrible in Revit. The simplest IFC of a few kB will take 15 seconds to import and in the process Revit will multiply the filesize by at least 10. Forget IFC 4, Revit can’t even do IFC2x3 properly.
Simple and reliable way of handling BIM data.
ARCHLine.XP recognises BIM data from a building and allows you to create seperate buildings with seperate storeys. Every object, whether a wall, floor or roof, can contain important BIM data that makes it easy for engineers to do their calculations. The IFC file handling in ARCHLine.XP is systematic and simple and BIM data is managed in a way that doesn’t cause more problems than it solves.
Navigating in the 3D environment in Revit is slow and laggy.
Very easy and super fast viewpoint navigation.
Easily navigate in and out of a building with absolute ease. File handling is fast and you can see where see where your viewpoint is located in the 2D live. You can essentially work with 2D and 3D at the same time. No lag. No warning popups.
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What are you waiting for?
ARCHLine.XP likely presents the opportunity to significantly increase efficiency and therefore the profitability of your company. All for just a few days’ training. Get over that first roadblock – the sooner you start the sooner you’ll see the benefits.
We are confident in the capabilities of ARCHLine.XP to outperform its competitors. Spending more time on design and less time on overly comlex and outdated tools and expensive subscriptions is bound to leave you more productive and with more time on your hands.
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