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I have been using Bathcad which is supplied by Articad.  I think it's really expensive for what it offers.  I haven't had a support plan for 3 years as I couldn't justify spending that much money on it.

From what I can see, Articad seem to do graphics updates for the kitchens but the bathrooms side of the business is neglected.  I can't find a single product graphic on there that I actually use in real life so have to keep reverting to Sketchup or finding something that looks similar. 

My version of Articad is playing up now and I'm reluctant to spend £600 on a year's worth of service plan just to get it working again especially when there won't have been any real improvements to graphics over the last 3 years.

For those of you out there who made the jump, what di you end up using instead of Articad?
(04-02-2020, 08:30 PM)martin32c Wrote: [ -> ]I have been using Bathcad which is supplied by Articad.  I think it's really expensive for what it offers.  I haven't had a support plan for 3 years as I couldn't justify spending that much money on it.

From what I can see, Articad seem to do graphics updates for the kitchens but the bathrooms side of the business is neglected.  I can't find a single product graphic on there that I actually use in real life so have to keep reverting to Sketchup or finding something that looks similar. 

My version of Articad is playing up now and I'm reluctant to spend £600 on a year's worth of service plan just to get it working again especially when there won't have been any real improvements to graphics over the last 3 years.

For those of you out there who made the jump, what di you end up using instead of Articad?

Hi Martin
ArtiCAD is updated more on the kitchens and bedrooms than it is on bathrooms. I think Virtual Worlds has long been the prefered CAD system for bathrooms but by all accounts seems to be lacking on the kitchens and bedrooms.
I just got frustrated with ArtiCAD and the lies and lack of customer relations I have gone back to my old faithful TurboCAD were I just rely on myself to make catalogues etc. so much less stress and more money to keep in my own pocket rather than spending maintainence for which customers very often get very little in return.

I would have a look at Virtual Worlds as I think they will be at the KBB for a demo.
Thanks Daz

I'm trying out Tileook at the moment but will give Virtual Worlds a go too.
(07-02-2020, 09:27 PM)martin32c Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks Daz

I'm trying out Tileook at the moment but will give Virtual Worlds a go too.

Had to look up the "Tileook" software... looks impressive Martin!

http://www.tilelook.com/en-GB/features