Phil Read has posted a confronting analysis of the current state of the BIM software industry.
Here are some quotes I found particularly stimulating:
- 3DMax was a better tool for modeling
- VIZ was a better tool for rendering
- AutoCAD was a better for detailing and documentation
- Excel was a better for creating spreadsheets and schedules
Read the entire article:
Arch | Tech: Why Can’t We Be Friends?
Something that isn’t mentioned here is monopolization. At times we feel that an all-in-one Design/BIM/Documentation/Presentation tool would be awesome. But where is the competition? If we all end up using one powerful piece of software (ie. Windows), who makes the developer accountable?