Hello, Here is my analysis on the subject archicad is more expensive and too easy to use, it is easy to use for individual buildings ... Revit remains for me the most affordable, the most strategic and the most complete, it is the most complex to master and also the most used in construction companies such as Bouygues, Eiffage, Vinci ...; Also, the widely used dwg format in CAD is easily importable in Revit, moreover, Autodesk is a big machine with an iron marketing strategy, Revit has a lot more future than any other BIM software, that's why I use it and it never tires me, it is besides quite good for the realization of the forms of forms and poses, as well as in plans archi and MEP. nevertheless, Revit has some weak points especially for the plans of reinforcement where it does not hold the road and also contains some inconsistencies at the level of the collaboration which was badly thought (but the idea is there) ... That is it all for me, I still respect the other BIM software but they are not the weight against the giant Revit
We must stop comparing software stupidly. Although I am an avid user of Revit and I do not change software, it takes diversity because everyone's sensitivity and especially it allows for competition between manufacturers. If not if Revit stays hello the damage ...
More seriously, ArchiCad is really powerful in its field and has tools that would piss off the most fervent Revitian architects (stairs and guardrail, for example) ).
The tools proposed are generally very well thought out and developed to the end.
The IFCs produced "out of the box" are of rather good quality.
Working on Revit, I readily admit that it has defects, but the freedom of creation of objects and settings, all this multi-business, makes it a really powerful software.
The "Steel" tool in 2019 version is really a big plus.
And Autodesk should pay more attention to feedback and user ideas
For the structural part, Autodesk's BIM solution has light years behind the reinforcement in comparison to Allplan, as well as on the metal frame side with Tekla.
And I'm not talking about IFCs that put 30 minutes to load where Archicad only takes a few seconds.
Revit is already quite "badly liked" by the other other BIM users, no need to put oil on the fire ...
The question implies that it is asked of architects.
Archicad is made for architects. Better rendering, easier to use. In addition, a presetting by a speaker is possible.
Revit is made for everyone but therefore limited for Architect use. The advantage is that it is easier to use in collaborative use (BET / ARC / Enterprise EXE / Exploitation) if the users and / or the BIM manager manage the IFC badly.