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Wednesday, 17 April 2013
AutoCAD Sucks ii
Here is a link to a colleagues recent Blog post about her troubles with AutoBad.
I hate to say it, but AutoCAD is your best bet. I took an AutoCAD class last semester, and honestly, it's not that hard.ReplyDelete
your right, Basic AutoCAD is easy... and it's a great tool. I just dont think it's the right tool for Architecture anymore.Delete
The use of BIM and the benefits of bi-directional associativity in Revit are far superior that AutoCAD.
3 words: AutoCAD help Sucks.ReplyDelete
If it was any worse, it would be Microstation.
I have used AutoCAD since version 2.5 in DOS. Over the years I have seen a lot of growth in the platform. The best flavor of it in my opinion is AutoCAD Architecture. It brings together the clean basic Cad command style input of AutoCAD with a library of style based AEC objects with intelligent dynamic properties.ReplyDelete
AutoDesk has spent so much effort defining BIM as the Revit platform when th ‘‘tis simply untrue. Acad arch is a BIM platform just as much. The objects are smart, dynamic, doors & windows connect to the walls. It can produce dynamic schedules, elevations, details and sections.
It is also a much more stable product than Revit with a much more solid graphics engine. Revit is just too heavy for what you get from it.
I was a power ACA user prior to learning Revit... and I loved it. I do agree it is a BIM Platform, however I do personally feel that Revit is a better platform for Building Design. Much like ACA it can suit the needs of small to complex projects according to your needs.Delete
Either way as long as your utilizing BIM your on the right path ;-)
Thanks dude. I also work in Revit and Civil 3D, etc. they each serve a need.ReplyDelete
I am getting to like Revit in some ways. It has definite power in its object data. Right now I’m getting into Dynamo; I’m excited about the possibilities for automation.
Yeah, I recently returned from AU 2018 and came back with a mission to utilize Dynamo more and also find out more about FORGE!Delete
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Civil 3D and Infraworks and how those platforms will evolve as both have been around for a while now.
I heard others talking about Forge. I’m curious now. I have found Civil 3D to be a very powerful program that many people misunderstand and under utilize.ReplyDelete
Civil 3D is intimidating... much like ACA when you first get into it. Both are very powerful platforms. From what I understand (limited at this point) forge brings all platforms together to share data.. I'll have to learn more and blog about it ;-)Delete