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What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
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Since 1998 I have worked in many offices as a 3D specialist and CAD operator with many types of software, none of which has lived up to its promised enhancements or import-export formats. Back in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jorge Hernando Porras Polo Jan 15, 2011.

 

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"Hello Lyle Are you from Canadá? Do you speak french? Welcome ! !!"
May 31, 2011
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Jan 21, 2011
Jorge Hernando Porras Polo replied to Lyle Architects's discussion What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
"Well Lyle, thanks for replying. Well, I have to say I agree there are a few problem with dwg exporting, but the big deal is the IFC issue. DWG is not a universal format, even is the most popular and used. ArchiCAD 14 exports to Revit structure,…"
Jan 15, 2011
zainab sajjad replied to Lyle Architects's discussion What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
"thankyou for this discussion, it was really helpful, i am a b-arch student and i found it realy helpful :-)"
Jan 12, 2011
Lyle Architects replied to Lyle Architects's discussion What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
"Hi Jorge, I have used Archicad here and there over the years. The problem is that I cant hire anyone who knows how to use it so I would have to do all my projects myself, and it is very difficult to export files to my engineers. Some firms on…"
Jan 11, 2011
Jorge Hernando Porras Polo replied to Lyle Architects's discussion What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
Dec 27, 2010
Jorge Hernando Porras Polo replied to Lyle Architects's discussion What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
"ArchiCAD. Learn it, Buy it, try it, love it."
Dec 27, 2010
Lyle Architects replied to Lyle Architects's discussion What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
"Thanks for your thoughts. I have used all of those isted and I agree those are the best available but I was hoping to learn that there is better software out there.  I think architecture is 15 years behind automotive and…"
Dec 14, 2010
Kamaluddeen Dahiru replied to Lyle Architects's discussion What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
"Have you forgotten about PowerCad it is another incredible software that is so flexible to use and operate world wide"
Dec 14, 2010
Mubashar Ahmad Khan replied to Lyle Architects's discussion What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
"According to my views and experience AutoCAD (2D & 3D) and ArchiCAD are the best softwares. AutoCAD is available worldwide, during exchange if buildings plans, sections and other details, it they are made in AutoCAD, it will be easy to open.…"
Dec 14, 2010
Lyle Architects replied to Nicholas Evans's discussion What type of drawing skills are needed to become an Architect? And where can you improve on them?
"I agree with many points made here and to add I would suggest taking a life drawing class at any school. The skill most critical is to think through drawing as opposed to thinking,..then sketching it out. 1minute even 30 second poses can sometimes…"
Dec 13, 2010
Kamaluddeen Dahiru replied to Lyle Architects's discussion What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
"I think BIM could be a good replacement and solution to our 3D or nD problems and it has come to stay...what?"
Dec 8, 2010
Maissaa Khidher replied to Lyle Architects's discussion What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
"I think Revit Architecture is the best BIM software so far; I've been using it for the last 4 years, & in combination with CAD to produce some 2D detailing, we had the best results in the CD phase for a fast paced project. Revit saves a lot…"
Dec 6, 2010
Lyle Architects replied to Lyle Architects's discussion What is the best software for architects? 2D? BIM?
"I would also like to hear more. I love Rhino as a modeling software, but I have been waiting so long for a good package specifically for architects and with smart objects. I enjoyed Form-z as well for modeling. ViZ and MAX are great for rendering…"
Dec 6, 2010

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Tell Us About Yourself
We are a small full service firm located in Toronto and North Bay Ontario which was founded in May 2006. We have a diverse range of building projects which is slowly evolving to a more design focused service structure. Lyle Architects is seeking good M&E, Structural consultants as well as freelance CAD operators.
Current Position
Principal, Architect, Owner
Current Employer/School
Lyle Architects - Carleton University 1998
Website
http://www.lylearchitects.ca
Influences
Jan Santini Aichel, Antonio Saint elia, Jean Nouvel, Archimbaldo, Albrecht Druer, Carrivaggio, Francisco Goya, Francis Bacon, The Brothers Quay, Jan Svankmajer, Black Sabbath, Les Claypool, Rush, Jaco Pastorious
Interests
Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Planning, Construction, Marketing, Fabrication, Installation

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At 6:47pm on May 31, 2011, Lu Nunes de Siqueira said…

Hello Lyle

Are you from Canadá? Do you speak french? Welcome ! !!

At 6:52pm on December 7, 2010, ArchitectureLinked said…
Lyle, Welcome to ArchitectureLinked. We appreciate how active you have been in our community. Also glad to see more membership from our neighbors up north. Hope we'll see some of your work featured here, I know our members would be very interested. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help you and your business. Remember to invite your friends. Cheers.
At 4:37pm on December 2, 2010, ALEJANDRA JOFRÉ said…
Hi Lyle, thank to conctact me as a new friends.
When you talk of the influences and you said Archimbaldo , you talk about peinter? Nice cocktail of influence!!i like it.
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