Autodesk Revit®

Alternatives – Make a more informed decision.


ArchiCAD® is the most well known alternative to Revit in Australia. It has been available for much longer and has a distinct advantage for those wedded to Mac. Revit does not run on Mac OS. ArchiCAD is one of only very few BIM solutions geared to work with Mac OS.

Revit deploys only subscription based licenses in which you are required to pay every yearly in advance for as long as you wish to use the software whereas ArchiCAD offers both subscription and perpetual license options.

There is always debate about which is easier to learn ad use.


ARCHLine.XP® combines key elements of ArchiCAD®, SketchUp®, Revit® and AutoCAD® into a single BIM solution. Productivity is measurably high and it takes less time to learn.

ARCHLine.XP is more cost effective than Revit subscription and less than half the price of ArchiCAD’s offering.  ARCHLine.XP offers both subscription and perpetual licenses.

ARCHLine is the most versatile with a range of specialised tools for Architects, interior designers, kitchen designers, building designers, builders and building services all without needing to add extra modules to the core software.

Revit models and families may be used directly in ARCHLine.XP making it possible for existing users of Revit to transition/upgrade to ARCHLine.XP quite easily.

ARCHLine.XPis the most popular alternative for Windows® based BIM and is our most favored BIM/CAD offering in Australia and NZ. Users of Intel based Mac hardware can run ARCHLine via Windows using Bootcamp.

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