Design Software for Architect Students

Design software allows you to save time and get a more efficient workflow. Nowadays, clients expect to see more than just a concept drawing, they expect to see virtual representation with extra details. 3D modeling software can do lots of that and more. In this post, we showed some of the popular software for architecture students.

  • Revit Architecture

The building information modelling (BIM) concept is key in modern architecture. It relates to the development of sustainable buildings. In a world where environmental awareness is at an all-time high, sustainability is high on the agenda for many clients.

  • SketchUp

Many architects favour SketchUp because of its real-world applications. Google purchased SketchUp in 2006. Though it has since sold the company, Google implemented a lot of useful features. For example, you can pull topographical images from Google Maps into SketchUp. The same goes for satellite images.

  • AutoCAD

AutoCAD software has been a fixture of the architecture sector since its release in 1982. The software has come a long way since those early days. Students and professionals have used AutoCAD for decades. As such, learning how to use it often proves helpful when searching for jobs in engineering or architecture.

  • Maya

There is some disagreement about how useful Maya is when it comes to architecture. Some argue that it is too general a design software. They note that it doesn’t have many of the tools that more dedicated pieces of software benefit from. However, this lack of constraints is often useful to designers.

  • ArchiCAD

Many point to ArchiCAD as offering everything a designer would need. It proves useful in creating both 2D and 3D models. Further, you can integrate several other software packages into it. ArchiCAD’s main feature is its user-friendly nature. You can learn the basics of the software with minimal effort. This has made it a favourite with students and those just starting out in architecture.

  • 3D Max Studio

3ds Max Design software is a comprehensive 3D design, modeling, animation, and rendering solution for architects, designers, civil engineers, and visualization specialists. 3ds Max has a very robust modeling toolset with a huge library of different modifiers which can make the modeling process easier. Depending on how new you are to the world of 3D then modeling in 3ds Max can be a little easier to grasp.

  • Lumion

Lumion breathes life into rendering, making the process simple and enjoyable from the moment you import your model until you render out a beautiful image, video or 360 panorama. It helps to show the beauty and personality in your project, and it makes the experience of your design visible for everyone to see, long before the project actually gets built.

Whether you are still a student or a professional, the design software packages we just listed have many uses for the industry. Many job recruiters may ask you to be skillful in them, and there are many more in the market. Clients usually amazed by the production result, make sure you master them to add more advantages to your skills.

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Source of material:

  • academy.archistar.ai
  • lumion.com
  • autodesk.com

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