ArchiCAD in China!
Graphisoft inks Strategic Partnership with JZFZ in China
Why does an ArchiCAD user in Minnesota care about this? Why was this a great 4th of July surprise? Think about it: Teamwork 2 (TW2) is the best solution out there for working together over long distances. Hands down. REVIT users who say otherwise are just wrong. The polite thing to say is program A and program B are roughly equivalent, just different. And I’ll agree to that, usually. But that argument doesn’t work here. Teamwork 2 is superior to all other solutions on the market. Period. A few weeks ago I was working on two TW2 projects. One BIM Server was running on a laptop in the IT closet thirty feet from my desk. The other BIM Server was running on a computer in Budapest, Hungary. There was no difference in my working experience. No difference.
China is booming. Lots of non-Chinese architecture firms are working in China. Lots of Chinese firms want to team up with international firms. Imagine a local Chinese firm and an American or Australian or European (or your country) firm working together on a project. No file transferring or hand off. The team starts 90% foreign firm, 10% Chinese firm. By the end of the project the team structure has shifted to the opposite make-up, 90% local firm. Same file, same team. Seamless. I want to work on a project like that. I want more Chinese firms using ArchiCAD so that can happen. That would be awesome. And of course there’s no reason we can’t be doing that with our existing user base in any two countries or regions right now. Any ArchiCAD users out there want to team up with a bunch of Minnesotans?
Suffice to say, I’m excited and can’t wait to hear more about these and similar partnerships.