Which CAD or BIM software should you use? Well, that depends. What functionality to you need? What are your priorities with regard to cost, comparability, interoperability? Are you using a Mac or a PC?
Determining which software to use can be a tricky process. There are a lot of choices our there and the marketing material doesn’t always help you understand your full options. Not to mention, software is an expensive tool that is essential to your work. You need the right tool for the work you do but you also don’t want to spend money on features you’re not going to use.
I put together the following flowchart to help you select the best software based on several criteria. The criteria listed are based solely on my opinion either using the software or through my own research. I’ve included a list of all the applications and their websites below. If I missed any programs, please let me know in the comments and I’ll update the flowchart accordingly.
The table below lists all the software included in the flowchart.
- AutoCAD LT
- TurboCAD LTE
- Chief Architect
- ProgeCAD Architecture
- TurboCAD Pro Platinum
- ArchiCAD STAR(T)
- Bentley AECOsim
- Digital Project
- Revit LT
- Vectorworks Architect
10 Renowned Brazilian Projects by International Architects
During the second half of the twentieth century, architects all over the world, specifically from Europe, produced a legacy of renowned, modern works in Brazil. Following the principles of masters such as Le Corbusier, names like Lina Bo Bardi, Hans Broos, and Franz Heep held an undeniable influence on Brazilian architecture.
In recent years, the country has been welcoming a variety of buildings designed by foreign architects. Below, we have compiled 10 iconic works by international architects.
Address: 1, Mauá Square – Downtown, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20081-240, Brazil
Address: 299, Binário do Porto Street – Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil
Address: Atlântica Avenue, Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Year: 2009 (design)
Address: 500, Horácio Lafer Avenue – Itaim Bibi, Sao Paulo – SP, 04538-082, Brazil
Japan House / Kengo Kuma + FGMF
Address: 52, Paulista Avenue – Bela Vista, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil
Address: 9009, Dep. Benedito Matarazzo Avenue – Jardim Oswaldo Cruz, São José dos Campos – SP, 12216-550, Brazil
Address: 1600, Rio das Pedras Avenue – Piracicamirim, Piracicaba – SP, Brazil
Address: Camaragibe Street – Mãe Luíza, Natal – Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Address: Cairu, Brazil
Address: Padre Cacique Avenue, Porto Alegre – Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil