Canadian architects operate in an increasingly competitive market. While their primary objective remains the achievement of great design, they need to manage time and resources to stay profitable. It’s not an easy task, as customers become more demanding and deliverables more complex. They don’t understand how their peers can operate on lower fees. A lot of smaller firms carry a misconception that they cannot compete with larger ones that supposedly have more resources on their hands.
To architects, interior designers, design-build professionals, we ask:
Why did you chose your current software?
Architects exercise a discerning judgment in the realm of design, yet a similar level of scrutiny is often neglected when it comes to evaluating their operational processes. The decision-making process behind selecting your current authoring software warrants exploration.
- Did you make an independent choice based on its merits, or did you adopt the software simply because it seemed to be the industry norm? In other words, was your decision driven by a thought process like, "If everyone else is using it, then it must be good"?
- Do you find yourself leveraging other software solutions to address any deficiencies you may have encountered with the primary tool? Understanding the extent to which supplementary software is employed can provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of your current setup.
- It is crucial to evaluate the impact of your chosen software on your overall work. How has it streamlined your workflow? Was it an independent choice OR “If everyone else is using it, then it's good"?
- How much of the software they purchase do they actually utilize?
How many software are you currently using?
Many architects and interior designers tell us that they initiate their work in SketchUp before replicating it in their chosen authoring tool for further project development.
Have you considered the significant time invested in this redundant task of redrawing the project? It might be worthwhile to inquire with your team members about their experiences and whether they find this repetitive work enjoyable.
For those still relying on CAD software, the inefficiencies of rectifications and manual coordination can consume substantial amounts of time. Have you quantified the impact of change requests on your profitability? Assessing the tangible effects of these adjustments on your workflow could provide valuable insights into the overall efficiency and financial implications of maintaining the current software approach.
How much money are you leaving on the table?
A disrupted workflow can translate into significant costs. Have you considered how much time it adds to your projects? Is it 10%, 15%, 20%, or even 25%? We've crafted a calculator to help you assess the tangible costs associated with such inefficiencies.
For those still relying on CAD software, the extensive time spent on rectifications and manual coordination can be a drain on resources. Have you quantified the impact of change requests on your profitability?
Understanding the financial implications of these adjustments is essential for making informed decisions about your software choices and optimizing your overall efficiency.
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For the last 15 years our mission has been to empower the architects and designers to thrive in their practice as they strive to produce great projects.
The answer for success is quite simple and universal:
It's combining the best tool available and the knowledge on how to use it!
The design process for a project is inherently distinctive, and leveraging a dedicated software tool tailored for this purpose provides a significant edge. An effective software solution should seamlessly integrate with your thought processes, acting as an extension of your cognitive abilities. Its capabilities should empower you to enhance your design, vividly portray your ideas, and articulate the intricacies of the project in comprehensive detail.To give its customer the perfect control of their projects, that CADcentre chose Archicad, the second most adopted BIM software by architects worldwide as well as in Canada. Beloved by its users, Archicad’s focus on Architecture makes its offering unique.
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It's time for you to adopt the better workflow!
Just contact us and we can do a full assessment of your current software and how start planning the future. You can also take Archicad for a spin, trying it out for 30 days, Watch some of our past event recordings, or lookup some the firms using Archicad all over the world