Poll

Which modeling tool do you use?

SketchUp
23 (39%)
3D Studio Max
10 (16.9%)
AutoCAD
6 (10.2%)
Revit
6 (10.2%)
ArchiCad
5 (8.5%)
Cinema 4D
1 (1.7%)
Blender
1 (1.7%)
Maya
0 (0%)
Rhino
2 (3.4%)
Other
5 (8.5%)

Total Members Voted: 82

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Which modeling tool do you use?
« on: February 16, 2012, 12:41:47 pm »
February 16, 2012, 12:41:47 pm
Please, let us know what is your favorite modeling software. And vote for it in poll above.

Jacobs Architekten

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 12:51:26 pm »
February 16, 2012, 12:51:26 pm
SketchUp

sach

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 01:17:25 pm »
February 16, 2012, 01:17:25 pm
AutoCAD

Dje

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 01:28:37 pm »
February 16, 2012, 01:28:37 pm
Sketchup for sure!

And bonzaï is not listed...

stucki

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 01:29:30 pm »
February 16, 2012, 01:29:30 pm
autocad & 3dsmax

jorgensen

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 01:56:18 pm »
February 16, 2012, 01:56:18 pm
Sketchup and Revit

Gga_Mars

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 03:37:38 pm »
February 16, 2012, 03:37:38 pm
hello
Archicad

Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 03:40:46 pm »
February 16, 2012, 03:40:46 pm
REVIT ARCHITECTURE !!!!
The best !!!
But now LUMION is also THE BEST !!!
 ;)

cbcarch

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 08:51:53 pm »
February 16, 2012, 08:51:53 pm
For Architects, Revit is best because it is a BIM authoring tool. The documents, schedules,
Mech./Elect./Plumb. Engineering, Structural Eng. is all done in Revit.

So using SU creates a "dual modeling effort" which is best avoided--thus our choice for Revit.

Sometimes SU is chosen because "it's faster"--but that is a loaded question. "Faster" to do WHAT? Produce a throw-away surface model that has no intelligence/BIM ability? Yes.
Is SU the best overall tool for Architects? No.

Another advantage of Revit is it has Mental Ray built-in, and export via FBX to Max is a very good workflow for raytracing renders and animations.

Now that Lumion has provided a Revit plug-in, the "viz" solution is clear. Revit + Lumion = Awesome!

cheers  ;)

BMcIsaac

Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 11:21:29 pm »
February 16, 2012, 11:21:29 pm
I appreciate your enthusiasm and yes as a BIM based tool great workflow.....but...here is my protest from the "surface modeler" (although you know we have solid models now and a ruby army for integration and BIM)

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"it's faster"--but that is a loaded question.

You can't compare...lock me in a room with your best. I'll give you a full order of magnitude head start and be finnished and dusted off same time as you. I don't normally need BIM I'm  more an illustrator....... But I know speed is pointless in the context of BIM.

BIM requires data whether in SU or Revit. It is still hard work that gets you accurate results. When I do need dynamic and parametric info I can use Sketchup quickly and accurately.

My customers are always satisfied in either case but Revit and SU are companions not competitors.

studiossf

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2012, 01:44:18 am »
February 17, 2012, 01:44:18 am
Revit Architecture

RAD

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2012, 02:19:46 am »
February 17, 2012, 02:19:46 am
Since we can only choose one I picked Rhino cuz it hasn't gotten any love yet.

Modo or FormZ anyone?

newman

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2012, 08:09:46 am »
February 17, 2012, 08:09:46 am
It is perpetual and vain argue. Selection depends of tasks and fields of works.

aage.langedrag

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2012, 09:44:24 am »
February 17, 2012, 09:44:24 am
A mix of programs provides a unified model. We have recently test how we can put together a comprehensive model for visualization in Lumion using Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler, Autodesk Revit Architecture and SketchUp. So far this looks very good to make quick visualizations. I am also a big driver of that Revit can also be used for landscape architecture and urban design. See link - http://revitlandscape.blogspot.com/

ilwedritschel

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Re: Which modeling tool do you use?
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2012, 10:17:41 am »
February 17, 2012, 10:17:41 am
sketchup