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I may have posted a similar question here a long time ago & certainly before SHAPE arrived on the scene. I'm not a BRICSCAD user, but may consider this software, however I would like to find out from other Architectural CADDERS, which BRICSYS software is best to purchase, BRICSCAD or BRICSCAD-BIM ? or a combination of both & no forgetting BRICSCAD-SHAPE.
I’ve mainly been a 2D flat CADDER, as the software I currently use is great & fast to use for this type of work, but not good or quick enough for me with the 3D side of the product, for this I use SKETCHUP. They both work together quite well, sometimes I use SU more than my CAD software & vice-versa, but I always start with my CAD software.
I’m self-employed & work in the UK, the projects I undertake are all domestic based, i.e. extensions, conversion & alterations mainly, with about two or three new build dwellings once a year.
In an ideal world, it would be good to draw everything in 3D & extract all the necessary plans, elevations & sections etc from the model. However, I still find a need to plot existing building survey plans as existing in 2D from the very start of a project as a proper set of existing plans to conceive the proposals.
I guess what I’m really asking, can BRICSCAD & BRICSCAD-SHAPE work in a similar workflow as I’ve been doing with 2D CAD & SU ? or if in fact is BRICSCAD-BIM the one solution to my requirements ?
I don’t really require BIM per-se, just a really good 3D architecturally biased software that I can produce planning design plans & then construction building regulation plans.
Any pointers or movie tutorial links would be greatly appreciated.
Over & out,