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Pretty much, what the title says. Comments would be really appreciated!
After enjoying a lengthy discussion triggered by everydayinterns "Want the be an Architect? Don't learn Revit" blog post, it made me wonder what programs/software do you guys (working architects) really use at work? I probably sound extremely clueless and I am prepared/bracing myself to look silly once this post goes live - I am a student completing a Masters in Architecture, and it's rare for students (at least, at my Uni) not to have a high proficiency in Revit and to use it for most project work. Judging by the comments in everydayinterns post however, it seems that not all working architects/firms are using it (for various reasons).
I thought Revit (combined with AutoCAD) was the prominent tool in most firms... I am obvioulsy missing something here. So .. what are you using?
seriously, though - revit, autocad, sketchup, 3dsmax, rhino, adobe, office, etc... etc...
Sketchup / Rhino, Vectorworks, Autocad Architecture, and soon, Revit. Really, it doesn't matter. You won't want to work for any place that cares about this stuff beyond seeing them each as tools. Whether a flashing detail works or not (or is beautiful or not) has absolutely nothing to do with which software it's drawn in.
also, I didn't learn any software in school (graduated in 2011) so don't stress unless you want to be the IT guy. There's more to architecture than the software involved. I see a lot of frustrated unemployed / underemployed folks bitching that they can't get a job because they think they're owed one due to knowing Revit or whatever. Once a certain baseline comfort with software is achieved, nobody worth working for is going to give a shit what specific programs you know.
In my office they don't care what software you use, as long as you feel comfortable using it. We have people using archiCAD, autoCAD, SketchUp, and Rhino. They haven't even heard of Revit here. And they don't use archiCAD for its BIM capabilities - they use it for 2D drafting (... !!)
I am using stylus on stone tablet
I work at a large firm. Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino + GH, Sketchup, a little bit of 3DS (we have a render guy so he is mainly on that), adobe suite. You can gauge how far you are up the totem pole by how much time you spend working in Word, Excel, & the various Project Management softwares ;)
Thanks for your comments so far guys, bit of an eye opener, really appreciate it!
AutoCAD, Office, Adobe Suite, Sketchup, pen and paper. And sometime soon Revit, but they've been saying that for a while now.
Shortel (if anyone else has this, is it not the most awesome thing in the world?)
A-CAD (although highly discouraged)
some Microstation (depending the project)
Revit2013, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, Autocad Adobe CS6
Autocad, Excel, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp, Olfa knife
Dabbling in DP/Catia
etch a sketch (for rendering only)
in the words of structural maestro Christopher Walker, "it doesn't matter which software, complex or simple process we use nor do we care if we have to use complex customized scripting or a thousand manual clicks the mouse button to get there. The end result and delivering the project is what matters.
I thought that said Christoper Walken. I read it in his voice. It holds up.
for drawing : chief architect x5 and autocad 2012
Anyone test driving AutoCad Revit Suite LT 2013?
Want to know how buggy can it be?
Not interested in Wandering around the Autocad Discussion Groups site.
A lot of Japanese firms use Vectorworks
btw Revit sucks big time for massing modeling and form finding, experimenting.. uggghhhhh!! its only quick and good for documenting plans and documents.
ugh.. back to modeling with rhino and exporting into Revit.
anyone else agrees with me?