When you’re starting out, you might not have a lot of money to spend on your business. You need to focus on how you can be cost-efficient, and one of the ways to do that is to use free tools. For example, you can get a free blog at WordPress.com and use Google Apps Suite for your email. But if you’re not careful, you can easily run afoul of other free tools that are put out by professional companies and look like a fraud. Webinarware is a great way to engage your target customers, but if you have a high-end project that requires over twenty people, it also comes with a hefty price tag. Enter the pre-recorded webinar version of the software. The nature of pre-recorded webinars is that you’re able to hit the ground running instead of waiting for weeks/months for your production meeting to happen live on Zoom. The advantage of using this version of the software is that you’re able to host your live event anywhere in the world.
How to decide which software is best for you, as an architect or 3D designer
When you’re looking for new architecture software to use as an architect or 3D designer, you should make sure that the software you choose is something that you’re going to want to use for the next five years. For example, if you have to use your software from one project to the next, you’re probably not going to want to switch them frequently. If you’re going to be using your software almost exclusively on mobile devices, you probably want to pick a single device.
The reason why we always recommend using a single device over multiple ones is that older software tends to be more robust and more provides flexibility. A person who’s been developing software for years and has familiarity putting projects together is likely to escape the quirks that new versions of software can have. Furthermore, if you’re willing to put in some extra hours each week staying up to date with new tools and updates, then paying $80 a month for a single license is arguably an even better deal than purchasing multiple licenses all at once.
Another thing to think about when choosing a single license is whether or not your organization cares about supporting older and unsupported software. If your organization is mostly using windows and you have to support OS X, then a windows license is probably a better deal than an OSX one because the windows license cannot be used on OS X. If you know that most of your team has Linux experience already, you can save them money because you can just extend the windows license to cover x86 as well as ARM.
If you have to support several versions of Windows, you’re probably better off purchasing multi-license bundles where you can choose the version that you’re going to need for the next five years. Like buying a single piece of jewelry, it pays to buy a good gold or platinum band because you’ll probably break it within a few years anyway.
What factors should you consider when choosing a software package?
The factors that you should consider when choosing a software package include:
- Determining your needs.
- Features and functions.
- Ability to integrate with other applications.
- Customer support.
- Ability to upgrade and expand.
3D modeling is a broad experience. Engineers and architects can use AutoCAD for design purposes and Revit to create the blueprints of their buildings, shops, or offices when they’re not quite done. A relatively new technology called BLTech 3D is making a rapid but fast-growing impact on the 3D modeling market. This presents more competition for Revit than ever and will lead to more informed choices for architects.
Both AutoCAD and Revit are popular choices among Architects today after decades of being a necessary part of many projects. Whether you plan to remain a part of the 3D modeling world for life or get out of it as soon as these products can handle some heavier lifting, now is a great time to gear up and become a convert to the AutoCAD and Revit family of products. Read on to see how they differ.
Revit is a competitor to AutoCAD, but it offers features that extend its use beyond just modeling. You can use Revit to edit and create your AutoCAD files for your projects. And you can re-create designs in any AutoCAD program with Revit. This benefits both Architects and Engineers.
Revit’s primary advantage is its Documentation feature. Revit has millions of project-specific tutorials and the support of many Revit experts. In addition, it can generate many types of STL files that you can import into your AutoCAD product of choice. You can also add your project’s design in the “file” mode, which allows you to simply draw the objects right on the Revit model. This is a boon when you have multiple files in a project going at the same time, and you want to re-create parts of a complex design in each of them.
• More Documentation. • Large Work Area. • Text-Based Editor. • Easy to train.