Saturday, June 4, 2016

Setting up an Architectural Drawing.....Fast!

This is an add on to the last post, showing on Youtube a video of my Detail Monkey  in action.
See it here:

Needless to say, the first time used in anger, resulted in the boss complaining that we always do our floor plan on sheet 11! (Not sheet 15).

So back to the drawing board to make it so.

Which is a bit depressing because the shortcomings of such a system became evident, namely that this results in some sheets appearing with not a lot on them.  Not a huge problem as you can easily cut and paste from layout to layout.  Still, a realisation that this is not the final solution!

In the mean time, I have been like a little bee, checking out Chief Architect, Archicad and  Revit in the search for the best 3D residential home design package.  This is quite hard, because if you look on the internet, really good appraisals of each are not easy to come by.

Still have the nagging feeling that I could maybe design one based on Autocad 3D solids.  I would need to be able to draw individual bricks, which means using surfaces, and last time I mixed solids and surfaces the results were not good.  That was about 15 years ago!  So it might be worth a try now.