Reply To: CAD Plans
Hi Regina and Jacqueline!
I am a younger designer so I was taught in school and have used both CAD and Revit in the field. I haven’t used Sketchup yet, but I believe it’s a little simpler than Revit. The previous architecture firm that I worked for only used Revit and honestly it is my favorite. It is pretty easy to use and it is a powerful program once you get the hang of it. It is so nice being able to draw something in plan and seeing it elevated, in 3D or rendered so quickly. Items can be uploaded, tagged and linked very simply, and you can make schedules in here as well. It is very easy to make sheets and documents with, as well as coordinating with other trades. You can bring in CAD plans, pdf’s, etc. as well as export to CAD if a consultant needs it.
It definitely takes some time to learn since there are so many things you can do with this program, but once you get the hang of it there is so much you can do with it depending what your needs are. Hope that helps!