The Best BIM Software for Residential Homes and Extensions – PlusSpec


The best BIM software for extension and renovation builders is PlusDesignBuild as it covers design estimating, structure, accounts and client sales. Many residential home builders have 5 or more software programs to run their extension and renovation business yet PlusDesignBuild enables them to just have 2 software packages to run their entire construction business.

Best BIM software for Builders: Features Chart

 Functionality  PlusDesignBuild  Revit LT  ArchiCAD
 PDF & CAD drawing import  YES  YES  YES
 3D Plan tracing & Design  YES  YES  YES
 Time to become  proficient  2-4 weeks  6 Months  6 Months
 Detail Estimating BOQ to Sub/Supplier  YES  NO  NO
 Auto-lock Existing & Demolition  YES  NO  NO
 Client Invoicing  YES  NO  NO
 Structural representation  YES  NO  Limited
 Simple Pricing Import  YES  NO  Limited
 Xero integration  YES  NO  NO
 2D Plan creation  YES  YES  YES
 Spreadsheet output prices variation etc  YES  Limited  Limited


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