SketchUp helps me to see what my pc water cooling project completed is going to look like, also I share plans with others friends or download more shape to complete a specific project, actually I use to plan how the water cooling system could be inside the PC. SketchUp is an easy way to learn 3D modeling and printing tool that helps me to decide which component to buy and put together for a better configuration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Recently they offer a anual subscription that seem to me more expensive, that could not be accesible for beginners who wants to use it on DIY projects like 3D printing or modeling. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
DIY projects of PC modding to see what components can fit and how is going to look like. I use to plan how a custom water cooling system could be inside the PC and 3D printing using community shapes from forums and searching on the web. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Onshape is a modern CAD system that eliminates design gridlock and helps engineers do their best work. Onshape unites advanced modeling tools and design data management in a s
Easy to share projects and components, easy to learn Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Poor rendering options and sometimes slow interface/ processing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Start slow, work on simple projects first. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
3d design for both functional and decorative parts (education) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
There is so much good going on with Fusion it is honestly hard to say. I love that it is completely portable and that I can take with me on several devices, including my phone! Without question, the most valuable tool for me at the moment, is the integrated CAM functionality. I can design and fabricate real parts in a matter of minutes! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Fusion is still a work in progress and they continue to add new features every week. It's hard to keep up with all the advances but they are definitely welcomed! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I am able to create complex models for manufacture in a short amount of time. I can design simple parts and machine them in a matter of minutes. I can also quickly iterate and create visual renderings to share with clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Revit® building design software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to
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You can get all the schedules within no time. You just have to build your 3d highly detailed and rest is automatically generated. Now, the integration of the analytical software within Revit itself, like Daylight and Energy Analysis is just one touch away. Above all, Revit also allows us to make structural analysis and provides a detailed report based on ASHRAE requirements. The inbuilt Dynamo plugin allows creating parametric designs and optimisation process so easy and within the Revit interface.
Moreover, now Revit is capable to link with Rhino and Grasshopper as well, you can now use all open-source plugins within grasshopper to create an optimised design from grasshopper+Rhino into Revit. The plus point here is that you can provide material properties to each building element from within the Revit which makes it highly accurate in results when simulating the building for environmental analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
1. MacOS doesn't support Revit. You have to use only the Windows operating system for Revit. This is the biggest disadvantage of Revit which reduces a huge amount of users from being using Revit. Revit should definitely come up with some solution to support in macOS soon.
2. The quality of the 3D in the interface without renders is not good, the material in such interface doesn't look real; which means you can not export 3d images directly from a working 3D interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
You must definitely go for Revit, its a must use the software as it is majorly used software around the world at the moment due to integration of BIM. You can connect your file through cloud BIM 360 to work in collaboration. You can create your drawing or design reach to a large audience in any file format they want. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Architectural designs, conceptual design, planning, floor plans, working drawings, detail drawings, 3D renderings and views. The befit is that it is highly flexible, you can store your selected view, any changes to main 3D will automatically be updated in your saved views so you do not forget to change it. Also, every drawing are kept within the same file, so you can create one master file as your backup data and store everything about the project within the same file. You can also export your 3d into Rhino or Sketchup, can export 2d drawing to AutoCAD or pdf, can export image capture in jpeg/png/pdf; so the Revit becomes easy to export in any format we needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Most of the drawings I create are simple and basic...squares, lines and text. AutoCad LT supports this activity without the burden of three dimensional options that are baked into some other drafting programs. This streamlines my creative process by limiting the options to features I actually use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
AutoCad LT does not handle the creation and storage of "Blocks" in a way that is compatible with our document management system. This is a major pain in the backside since a lot of the designs I create use the same basic elements in each drawing. Being able to create a library of Blocks and track them thru our document management system would be a major time saver. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
AutoCad LT is an excellent tool if you don't need 3-D modeling - it more than adequately meets the needs of users whose drawings only need to be two dimensional. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
We need to create a number of simple drawings to document the systems we use at our technical operations center. The people who create these documents range from highly skilled systems engineers to maintenance technicians. AutoCad LT presents a feature set that covers our needs without requiring extensive training on features we don't use. This has helped motivate people to create the documentation we need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
For what it is, this software was much more impressive than I expected. For the user interface and needed feature or drop tool, it's been a good experience. CAD software that I use and trust. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
This helped me. I have no reasons to dislike the software, probably not now neither would it be ever. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
You too should switch to this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
It is very easy to use, the software supports more formats, and CAD drawings look more convenient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I like that you can take drawings from the CAD software and print them out as drawings for other programs. Most of the operations that must be done are easy to perform. There are other operations that seem hard to wrap my mind around, and I find the command Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I am not overly familiar with BricsCAD, however, some of the tings I dislike is that you can't print off/export more than one drawing at a time. It makes moving the drawings more tedious. Also, it can be hard to recenter on a certain area of the sheets, and usually can only be fixed by scrolling extremely out and in. Not exactly a time saver. The program also seems sort of out dated by the looks of it, but it may be less resolution and user friendly to save on the memory it takes up on a computer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
When the Drawings come to me they are already completed usually, but they are easier to edit than in other programs we use. Since the drawings are a grouping of lines instead of a connected shape and parts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
DataCAD is a professional-level CADD program for architectural design, presentation, and construction document creation.
DataCad is NOT 3rd party software mounted atop a base software. DataCad is designed by and for Architects so works great for Structural Engineers because our goals are similar. With minor adaptations like using wide walls for roads DatCad works for Civil Engineering drawing. DataCad has lots of flexibility and usefulness for me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I think it will come but being able to do BIM projects will be worthwhile. I have trouble learning all of the features of DataCad because I don't have a reason to use them all. Being able to draw in DataCad and directly transfer those drawing models to a structural analysis program would be stupendous. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
DataCad helps me with communicating clear information to my clients, particularly because I can create .pdf drawings that they can immediately use. Speedy information creation and transfer by email. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
GRAPHISOFT ignited the Building Information Modeling revolution in 1984 with the release of Archicad, the industry-first BIM software for architects and designers. Developed b
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3D Views, both Interior & Exterior, and BIMx. These together make an extremely persuasive presentation of a Conceptual and Finished Project before actually having it built. And, you can use the Twinmotion add-on for free to further enhance the ArchiCAD model. We have a number of these ArchiCAD examples posted on our website. And, in our proposals we include ArchiCAD modeling as a standard benefit vs. our competition. It's not an option, but our fees have been upped by around 25% for 3D images, the BIMx, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Photo rendering is too laborious. We don't use CineRendering. Rendering in OpenGL is way faster and good enough if one sets up the right textures from the start. Terrain modeling objects and/or components are limited (but Twimotion fills in this gap if one is willing to learn it). A new version every year is overkill. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I started learning AC in 2012 using ARCHVISTA's STEP BY STEP Training Guide book, written for AC 11. Too bad it is no longer available or updated. So Eric Bobrow's courses and training have filled that gap. Using the Graphisoft or YouTube videos are useful, but somewhat stumbling along. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Attempting to attract up-front money and buyers for a speculative project. ArchiCAD modeling provides 3D visualization of the project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
ActCAD has been consistently providing CAD Solutions for years and is the leading Indian CAD Software trusted by over 1 Million happy users worldwide. A power-packed genuine C
It's performance is good.
That mean fast output of hatch command, 3D rendering timeout, Material edit and customized JPG file added in Artisan, Easily open & edit pdf file
Price is best comparing with other CAD software. Life time & Globalized Key.
PDF file can open directly and edit for review purpose. DWG format conversion available. ie, lower version to higher version and also higher version to lower version of CAD.
Self transferring my own licensed key from one of my pc to another my pc / laptop.
Here, available offline / online Help and Quick Reference Guide.
Good supporting ActCAD India team. I faced 2 problems while using ActCAD, Supporting team responding and gave the solution quickly.
As a professional Civil Engineer my over all review result is EXCELLENT. I can strongly recommend to all (2D & 3D) CAD users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Table is not user friendly like as familiar CAD software. Looking same but not satisfied. I expect should be like as familiar CAD software. if possible.
In over all Tamil Nadu Corporation Building Plan Approval Authority using private supporting program based on familiar CAD software. While they are using ActCAD, getting Table error problem.
All own Lisp program could not use directly from familiar CAD software, we have to revise something for ActCAD (Actually this is not a problem) and also LSP file compiling is not available like as .FAS, .VLX
FIELD - some of the field category is not working and also can't edit or modify from familiar CAD software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
As a professional Civil Engineer my over all review result is EXCELLENT. I can strongly recommend to all (2D & 3D) CAD users.
I realize good software with best market price and who ever using non genuine software can shift here genuine licensed version with ActCAD India Product License certificate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
DDLModes (Layer dialog box) suddenly dis appear, I don't know what happened. ActCAD supporting team well responded immediately. I appreciate them.
Benefits mean, I realize good software with best market price and who ever using non genuine software can shift here genuine licensed version with ActCAD India Product License certificate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Navisworks is a project review software designed to allow architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to review integrated models and data with stakeholders to b
It provide number of features including clash dtective which includes the clash test reports, NavisView which allow the user to hover over the model and we can run the 4d simulation and maintain the data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
1. The .nwc export took lots of time.
2. The section box it provides is not easy to use.
3. It does not include automated filter option in the clash test. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
It is a great software resolving clashes and viewing rendered model. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
The problem here are majorly the clashes that the user can resolve using this software and make the model clash free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’
As a designer I love the ability to make plans, elevations and details look graphically appealing and super easy to read. Other software cant combine images and colours in the same way Vectorworks can.
I've heard Vectorworks described as less accurate than other software but this is not the case, it all still works in millimetres (in the uk) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Sadly its just not commonly used any more and seems to have been replaced with Revit now. Although Vectorworks has BIM capabilities I'm sad to say its fallen behind in this regard so is seen as somewhat obsolete now and i dont know of many practices still using it.
In terms of usability I have no complaints with it and find it user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I would recommend Vectorworks for its flexibility to be great for designers showing plans or more visual diagrams but also its capacity to do technical detailing easily Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
This is an oddly worded question. The problems I have with the software is that its not used by the wider consultant team so there's little opportunity to see new updates or use it much any more.
The benefits are that it really works well for designers and can be used either for simple or more complicated details Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Inventor has all of the necessary CAD features you need for designing parts and systems. Great for those using 3D printers. It even includes a variety of analysis options such as strength and thermal properties as well as mass/density for different materials. This software is much more affordable than other programs (namely Solidworks) and the company even offers free educational licensures. This software is quick to learn and they even offer a walkthrough at startup that shows you the different tools and how to get started on projects. There is lots of literature and videos available to watch and learn the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Unfortunately this CAD software is less popular in industry. If you are looking to market your CAD skills many employers have never even heard of Inventor. However, many of the skills you can learn through practicing with Inventor can easily translate to other CAD software. This program also allows you to turn your 3D CAD design into a drawing file comparable to solidworks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I highly recommend this software if you are a student or beginner looking to get into CAD. This is a super affordable software that includes all the basics you need for projects or drawings. Very comparable to much more expensive software. Lots of package options for both students, home users, and professionals. I really enjoyed using this program and have found it to be incredibly useful. They are always updating their software and are constantly improving their interface and options. While Inventor may not be as popular as other CAD software, it certainly is not obsolete and it is easy to find literature and how-to information online that will help guide you through. Inventor supports engineering analysis, work instruction , accurate BOM information, and improved submittal information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
As mentioned previously, Inventor is great for educational purposes. It is a budget friendly option and if you are a college student you can get a version of the software for free. This is great for home users designing things to be printed on a 3D printer or if you are looking to quickly mock something up. I've used this for several projects in which I can model my diy project prior to building. This can be super handy for making blueprints. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
AutoCAD® MEP software helps you draft, design, and document building systems.
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For me, it has to be the UI that is just well ordered and the flow of commands feels intuitive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I would prefer to see a brief description of some of the items without needed to read a lot from the help menu. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I would definitely think of my laptop’s computational power since this add on would allow you to uninstall other softwares you would otherwise need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I am drafting and designing 2D maps for a tower system in Kuwait. I would normally use Revit and my laptop’s fan would go crazy. But the add on to AutoCAD made it easier for my laptop as well! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I love how lag free it is to use. Love the real estate you can as an artist to create. Plus its free! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Wish it was updated with more brushes but now that it's free I can't complain. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Just download it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I've become a better artist because of the software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
AutoCAD® Architecture software is the version of AutoCAD software specifically for architects.
We love the 3D rendering value of Autocad and how we can represent our projects properly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
The look of the product is a bit dated, but there aren’t many flaws. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Get the full suite of products to use all of the autodesk software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
We solve our problems of needing to create renderings for our clients. This makes it a lot easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I like that I have the possibility to export back and forth to other softwares like Caesar II or PV Elite. Very useful for big project Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I dislike the errors especially the isogen errors. It takes me a while to figure out what the problem is because the error message is quite vague. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I have started to work for my first project in CADWorx after a 30 minutes lesson given to my by one of my coleagues.
I recommend to anyone interested to try it for at least 10 days. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
I am using Cadworx for piping design: from creating the specific database to 3D modeling, 3D model integration, preparing the model for stress analysis with Caesar, isometric generation (including I-Configure projects), P&IDs, generation of bills of materials, creating 2D sections for erection details.
It saves a lot of time and resources, can be used for various types of projects, from basic to very complex ones, and the accuracy is so high the pipes were perfectly fitted on site. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
The simplicity and intuitiveness are top-notch. The ability to quickly and easily switch tools, in particular the ability to quickly throw together charts, tables, and other blocks/shapes into a rough markup of a design makes the creative parts of a planning process flow smoothly. I appreciate the continued focus on adding in features only if the cognitive barrier to using those features stays low. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
The ability to take a sketch or markup and export it so that the elements remain editable vectors, rather than as a whole rasterized image, is very limiting within a workflow. The level of polish, while pretty good for a brainstorming tool, just doesn't cut it for anything other than whiteboarding. Paper is also fundamentally limited by its platform choice. iOS is great, and while this isn't a review of that platform, even as a daily driver of the platform I recognize that having Paper be truly cross-platform would radically transform its usefulness outside of very particular settings. Get this onto Android and Windows. Even better, get this into a full featured web-app. Give this the multi-user collaboration of Google Drawings, and see what a potential game changer it could be for planners and designers. Add in the ability to select out fully vectorized elements and take those into other applications for refinement or final presentation. Give us the next step. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
At the end of the day, it's an app. If they make it more, and build-in collaboration and platform independence, it could be a wonderful service. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
In my work as a designer, Paper gives me a great idea sketchbook that I can use when sitting next to a client or when mirroring to a display. In my work as a project manager, Paper gives me a quick workflow or process whiteboard that I can take with me anywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
BIM Track is a cloud-based issue management platform for 3D BIM models coordination supporting OpenBIM standards. It includes add-ins for Revit and Navisworks for "in context"
The best thing is the ability to assign issues to other users within the model. The fact that you can integrate the communications with the items inside the model. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
The licensing model might not be the best as you need a paid seat for each user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
We're solving coordination issues through communication. We report active issues, relate them to the elements, and assign them to the person that has to solve them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.