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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 22 Sep 1999 19:50:42 GMT
I use Architectural Desktop R1, which uses AutoCAD 14. If you are looking for the old Softdesk "Plans & Elevations" module, it isn't there. The "Detailer" module is there. If you do a considerable amount of architectural drawings then you will find AD R1 acceptable, however it is a step down somewhat from the old Softdesk Auto Architecture program in some ways. I understand it is much better than Softdesk S8 if you use it from the preliminary space planning phase on, but as a structural engineer it is not much use to me. The 3D walls and doors are better than the old S8, but there are also some drawbacks in the form of limitations of what you can do. A common thing like a garage door never made it into AD R1. You have to really manipulate it to get something reasonable on your drawing. I use the bare bones AutoCAD part of it with the details module. It comes with the material palette so you can get all of the shapes you used to get with Softdesk for detailing. The rumor I heard though was that the "tools" section (which includes the details module) of AD R1 was going to be cut out of AD R2. If that is so then AD R2 would be of less use to an engineer than AD R1. My opinion, if you do a significant amount of architectural design then you should go with AD because it is how the industry is headed, especially the 3D aspect of design. If you are looking for a productive engineering drafting package then I would consider something else, including going back to the old S8 package. Rich __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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