How We Chose the Best Architecture Software
Our methodology for this list is relatively straightforward — core features, ease of integrations, and useful reports functionality — weighted in that order from most important to least.
It should come as no surprise that the main factor in selecting software is its set of features. In this case, we focused on presentation tools, including some for handheld devices, in addition to core 2D/3D drawing and modeling functionality. Within this category we assess whether it's a versatile system capable of many roles/tasks or more of a niche offering.
The best architecture software for any particular business is one that can be integrated with other required nodes fairly easily. In 2021, it's almost a requirement for developers to ensure their products play well with others — covering the most popular combinations and connections at least — and this is weighted heavily.
Many of the popular architecture systems in 2021 can also assist in producing high-quality reports that look good and/or convey the relevant data to employees and teams. This functionality often includes in-depth collaboration support for teams sharing ideas and projects online.