I am an Industrial Designer, just started into a job designing shop interiors, fittings and equipment.
We are looking at the possibilities here for future software requirements, and are interested in ArchiCAD, Viz & Rhino. Because of my Industrial Design background I would be in favour of Rhino for modelling & design (+ Penguin looks really good) and Vis for renderings and amimation. In my previous job I used SolidWorks and Max.
I am not fully aware of the benefits of ArchiCAD, but it does look like a pretty serious option. And it would be standard kit in this industry.
archicad’s good………..for buildings, but when it comes to modelling some objects it becomes difficult, like curving in 2 different planes, it’s at that stage that you have to start learning the computer script for it, GDL, but in sayin that it’s a really great package………