All for one or one for all? What’s better, integrated or monolithic programs?

Any busy design studio nowadays needs many different kinds of software – a plain old design program just isn’t enough anymore!

The solution of many manufacturers has been to keep adding on different functions to the original software – design-through-production-through-application in a single, often unwieldy program. Autocad, Microstation and ArchiCad are examples.

The alternative is to develop state-of-the-art specialist programs, compatible and inter-communicating. This is the road chosen by Interstudio, for the following good reasons:

Rent-To-Own: A revolutionary way to buy your software

Interstudio’s Rent-to-Own formula combines the best features of rental and purchase, enabling you to buy your software in instalments, while taking advantage of our full technical assistance and support, plus our free updates.

Simply pay your annual rental fee and, at the end of each year, decide whether to :

  • Carry on renting
  • End the rental
  • Purchase

If you opt to buy, 50% of total rent paid is discounted from the purchase price.

Say you are interested in one of our programs – DomusCad, for example – let’s look at the figures:

Crazy parameters

How to deal with the crazy parameters of the ‘Old World’ buildings


80% of architectural work in Europe is done on old buildings. This is undoubtedly also the case in any country with an architectural heritage of buildings made of stone or other durable material, of equal or greater importance than any new construction work .

This means working with an incredible variety of non-standard construction elements. Some architectural CAD programs attempt to solve this by increasing the number of parameters, but it is a hopeless struggle, because the number of construction elements is infinite and it is near impossible to cover all eventualities. So the parameter problem becomes a real obstacle to the architect.