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CAD has revolutionized the way we approach and think about design. Today, there are few industries which haven’t been impacted by the creative possibilities opened up by CAD software. As the digital economy booms, CAD has expanded outside of its traditional fields of architecture and engineering, and has become the go-to design tool for game designers and digital content creators. This category plunges headfirst into the world of CAD. We talk about the software that can help you make an impact; the new developments that are changing the design world; and the wide range of applications that go far beyond our traditional perceptions of what CAD is and does.

CAD has revolutionized the way we approach and think about design. Today, there are few industries which haven’t been impacted by the creative possibilities opened up by CAD software. As the digital economy booms, CAD has expanded outside of its traditional fields of architecture and engineering, and has become the go-to design tool for game designers and digital content creators. This category plunges headfirst into the world of CAD. We talk about the software that can help you make an impact; the new developments that are changing the design world; and the wide range of applications that go far beyond our traditional perceptions of what CAD is and does.

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How to Import an Image into ArchiCAD

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ArchiCAD is an architectural BIM and CAD program by Graphisoft. Those of us familiar with the program will know how useful ArchiCAD is when it comes to dealing with the aesthetic as well as technical sides of a building’s design process….

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Revit: Learn the Basics in 1 Hour

Woman using laptop - Autodesk Revit, learn the basics

Founded in 1997 and acquired by Autodesk in 2000, Revit is a BIM (Building Information and Modelling) software package for structural engineers, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) engineers and landscape professionals. This package allows you to design a structure or building…

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How Much Does DraftSight Cost? Pricing Explained

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DraftSight is a professional 2D and 3D CAD software developed by Dassault Systemes, the same company responsible for giving the design and construction industry Solidworks. The program is available for download on either DraftSight.com or on the Dassault Systemes website. Although…

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Vectorworks Products Compared

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Few companies in the computer-aided design industry can be hailed as reliable go-to sources of both drafting and BIM software packages. One of such companies is Vectorworks Inc. Currently, a subsidiary of European software giants, the Nemetshcek group, Vectorworks Inc. began…

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Vectorworks vs Revit: CAD Software Compared

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In recent history, there were a couple of CAD software juggernauts who would dominate the market leaving little choice for the solution you would opt for.  Now, however, there is a much more vibrant and growing list of CAD solutions, each of…

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What is Sustainable Design?

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Sustainable design deals with the philosophy of having built and designed objects, buildings, environments and services that conforms with the many principles of ecological sustainability. This includes maintaining change in a homeostatic environment where the use of resources, inclination of investments,…

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How Much Does Vectorworks Cost? Pricing Explained

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Vectorworks is a multifaceted rendering, 2D drafting, 3D modeling, and fully-integrated BIM (Building Information Modeling) application for architectural, landscape, and entertainment designs. Thanks to its capability to deliver a flexible and collaborative design process, Vectorworks is frequently selected by industry professionals….

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Graphisoft – Everything You Need To Know

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Graphisoft is one of the design and engineering industry’s biggest names when it comes to Building Information Modeling software. Over the years, it has become a household name for engineers, urban planners, architects, and interior designers. Its most well-known product –…

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How Much Does ArchiCAD Cost? Pricing Explained

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We have previously discussed the benefits of choosing ArchiCAD for your primary CAD software. With ArchiCAD’s BIM capabilities it is certainly a strong competitor in the CAD software landscape. However, pricing is an important factor in selecting the best CAD solution…

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ArchiCAD - Learn the basics in 1 hour

ArchiCAD: Learn The Basics In 1 Hour

ArchiCAD - Learn the basics in 1 hour

ArchiCAD is a popular architectural BIM CAD software utilized all over the world today. Developed by Hungarian company Graphisoft in 1982 originally for the Apple Macintosh, it was officially launched in 1987 and is regarded as the first implementation of Building…

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