I wanted to use BIM so that I could evolve and meet an irreversible trend in architecture and engineering. I wanted to be able to better use the construction spaces, to reduce the construction and installation costs. For me, the biggest advantage of using BIM is to allow real-time visualization of how the project is created, and thus I can provide greater detail to my clients.
I needed a technically-oriented software solution, especially regarding the building-permits, and for the implementation plans, because the SketchUp environment is not really made for this. We were facing big waste of time. A complex project took 4 to 5 days, and our objective is to reduce that time to 2 days at maximum - and ARCHLine.XP is completely answering our particular needs and requirements.
I was looking for a software that is flexible for opening many file formats, this also means opening older versions with no limitations. In ARCHLine.XP, the same commands can be used as in other software, but the quick icons for speedy drawing makes the whole drawing process much quicker.
Although transitioning from one CAD programme to another takes time and commitment, once you’ve recognised just how deep ARCHLine.XP is, with many 2D and 3D tools & clever parametric tools, it becomes apparent that it can eventually replace 2D CAD & 3D modelling programmes.
As an architect, I started working with ArchiCAD 6.0, and later the office switched to Revit. I came across ARCHLine.XP in 2015, and I was quickly convinced that it is an easy to learn, full-fledged CAD-BIM program, which has no shortcomings compared to its competitors.
ARCHLine.XP LT is a great help because I've noticed a lot of difficulty from the clients in understanding plans. With 3D, the client can have a better perception of the final result and decide what they want. It has helped, without a doubt, in the presentation and selling phase of the project, even in videoconference meetings. It's much easier and more practical.