Why is there so much more Revit content on BIMcontent.com than any other format? Do you think Revit is better than Archicad?
The origins of BIMcontent.com are in IGS providing BIM content creation services to manufacturers based in Australia and New Zealand, and later, building product manufacturers based in the United States and various parts of Europe. In these regions, generally speaking, Revit is the model authoring tool used by the majority of commercial Architecture and Engineering practices. To derive maximum return on their investment in BIM content, Building Product Manufacturers are generally more inclined to invest in Revit content than any other native BIM content format, such as Archicad. Revit content is what product manufacturers are getting asked for most by specifiers, so it’s Revit content they ask IGS to create for them. For what it’s worth, IGS does not have any firm beliefs of Revit being ‘better’ than Archicad, or vice versa. Not at all. Ideally, we recommend that manufacturers of Architectural-based building products offer both formats (native) to best accommodate the needs of Revit and Archicad users, who make up the vast majority of commercial Architecture designers in these regions.