ARRIS Alternatives

    ARRIS is described as 'The most complete solution available for designing, drafting and modeling buildings. Created by building professionals for building professionals, ARRIS provides you with a more streamlined and focused process for producing your work'. There are more than 10 alternatives to ARRIS for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is ArchiCAD. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Draft it. Other great apps like ARRIS are Vectorworks (Paid), Renga Architecture (Paid), TurboCAD (Paid) and BuildersCAD (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 7, 2016

    1. ArchiCAD offers computer aided solutions for handling all common aspects of aesthetics and engineering during the whole design process of the built environment — buildings, interiors, urban areas, etc.
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      Vectorworks is a computer-aided design (CAD) software program developed by Nemetschek North America that is used for drafting, technical drawing and 3D modeling. Vectorworks offers 2D, 3D, production management, and presentation capabilities for all phases of the design process.


    2. New 3d architectural BIM-system.
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      TurboCAD is a CAD software suite, with several different feature levels. It is a competitor to the likes of Autodesk's AutoCAD program, and is used by engineers, architects and hobbyists.
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      • Windows
      Draft It V4 is a powerful, easy to use 2D CAD Software package that is completely free to use. No restrictions means you're free to create, save and print your work with our unlimited free version.
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      • Windows
      Professional CAD System, developed for Architects, Builders and Residental Designers.
    3. The BIM software for architectural design: simple, innovative, convenient. Discover Edificius now, your SMART solution!.
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    4. MultiCAD is easy to use and is perfect for beginners without CAD-experience. MultiCAD is the culmination of more than 25 years of experience with CAD for the building and construction industries.
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      ARCAD is a powerful, easy to use program for every aspect of your architectural project. Draw and edit plans, create photorealistic images and movies. Quickly and effectively design stairs, roofs, roof frames, landscaping, and much more. Calculate budget and materials estimates.
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      • Windows
      DataCAD is a professional-level AEC CADD program for architectural design, photo-realistic rendering, animation, and construction document creation.
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