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so there's no better way to start the

earth than with new exciting goals right

and if you're in the architecture world

there's always that new softer in your

lease that you want to master so in

today's video let's talk about what

software you have to have in a resume in

2020 hey guys oliver here with a new

video I hope you guys are doing great if

you're new here I post weekly videos all

about architecture especially

visualization and representation but

every so often about extra topics like

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first of all there isn't a magical

single software that is going to fulfill

all your architecture needs the best

architect has a handful of skills to

tackle each problem with these now each

software has unique features that can

help you achieve better and faster

results so let's talk about these

software's in groups then all you're

gonna do is pick one of each group and

you will be covered in all aspects okay

you guys will probably know a couple of

them but since I've had lots of requests

about what software I use and why I'm

going to also give my opinion on each

one and in the end you can see precisely

what workflow I use cool the forest and

for most important group is obviously

BIM it's the main tool for architects no

doubt today it is a must in your skill

set a couple of years back some would

say that this would be a plus in a

resume but it isn't anymore it's a

complete necessity so if it's still of

today you don't know a BIM software it

has to be your priority for sure they're

basically three main software's that I

can highlight here archicad which is

very intuitive to use you can go pretty

easy from a basic mess into a very

detailed 3d model with all the

documentation info in there it is made

specifically for architects than Revit

which is the most used worldwide it has

the best connections with other projects

such as structural map and so on and

there's one I like to always remember

but usually doesn't have that much

attention vector works from all three it

has the best tools to create the 2d draw

from 3d although I find the 3d modeling

part a bit confusing well that's a very

short and shallow comparison but don't

just make this choice based on the most

used software worldwide thinking you

just get a job easier or just based on

this list I've used all of them and for

me personally Revit is too square maybe

because I was never really an AutoCAD

user and rabbit has a bit of that

workflow and also I feel that the

software focus is more towards the civil

engineering world then looking more into

ArchiCAD I saw that some big companies

also decided to use it I found it very

easy to use to visualize and design

exactly what I wanted

the learning curve isn't as steep as

Revit and Leslie I found it very similar

to sketch ups workflow with a pushing

pool system so from my experience

learning how a BIM Softworks is more

important than really mastering one of

them it is much easier to migrate from

one to another once you understand how

BIM works the main idea of this video is

to present you with options so you can

search more info to make a well-thought

decision I'm going to leave a couple of

useful links in the description although

to these software's aren't as needed as

BIM they are a complement to your main

architectural workflow this is also

where you create preliminary to the

concepts of Zoning usually rabbet users

will use AutoCAD to refine details that

weren't exported as planned

rabbit also has the tools to draw 2d in


ArchiCAD also has strong tools to help

you create patterns lines and everything

made in 2d well it might be wondering

what would I need to draw 2d if you set

that beam is already what's being used

out there well there are certain areas

that in my experience still take great

value out of quick and precise 2d

drawings one of which is interior design

documenting furniture and creating

specific woodwork details that will go

to your local carpenter and jointer it

still makes more sense to do it this way

a BIM software requires so much more

modeling to extract plans and sections

that a 2d approach can get it done in no


so AutoCAD is obviously an option but

for me the winner if you're planning to

go strictly to the is Vectorworks here

you work with planes instead of lines

and fields and this is what's best for

me in the software it has a similar

workflow to Adobe Illustrator with

shapes for example I used on all

architecture offices I worked and during

university before jumping into BIM so I

highly recommend taking a look all right

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about other groups of software next

let's talk about 3d

BIM software is incredible document and

generate construction info and details

but when it comes to visualization for

now at least simply forget it

yeah it has render engines built-in but

to be honest it sucks now there are two

types of workflow you can use I use them

both depending on the situation you can

decide your model everything in a beam

software but this usually requires much

more detailing than needed for

visualization for example in preliminary

studies when you are selling your idea

it doesn't really matter what type of

framing connection your windows who have

or the exact slab thickness you need you

were actually designing the space and

creating the architecture itself of

course you have to have it in your head

but in a broader sense so it might be

interesting to choose a 3d software that

helps you move quickly and really get

those ideas out of your head so for that

you have Sketchup the easiest of all but

limited in its modeling capabilities

Rhyno an incredible tool for modeling

widely used as well but with a steeper

learning curve and then obviously 3ds

max in my opinion this used with the

render engine will give you the best

realistic image but for designing and

visualizing spaces create walkthroughs

and show directly to clients it's not a

good option and the next just as pointed

out render engines theorem being the

most used and Corona render that can be

used with 3d max well there are other

options but I think those who stands out

from the rest and then there's another

category of render engines that have

become more popular lately and they are

called real-time renders such as lumen

twin motion and Unreal Engine they

require a lot more computer power but

can produce great results in a short

time as the name says real time renders

okay now no matter what type of workflow

you choose and if you've been a follower

of the channel you know that for me post

is the most important step in

visualization now if you're dealing with

renders you have to master a dubbed

Photoshop with it you can also create 2d

and 3d diagrams as you have seen in the

channel but if you want to go extra and

step up your resume you should also

master Adobe Illustrator and I could go

even further and say that it's probably

as important as Photoshop those two

combined have a great potential

then to wrap all of the drawings you

created a dope InDesign is the software

to reports portfolios and so on the way

it handles motivate documents is just

perfect although I still find a SS

trader quite better than InDesign when

creating single boards or single page

documents but I think it's just a

personal preference now I've been

working my portfolio these past weeks

you apply for masters and once it's

ready I'll make sure to share with you

guys and make a full dedicated video so

stay tuned well these are the essential

software groups but as an extra there

are other softwares that depending on

which area is specializing in can be

really useful to learn and they have

definitely helped me out along the way

at some point our coaches been one of it

it's a software that allows you to

export urban maps usually your local

urban City Planning Department provides

base files that can be opened with our

cages so this is a really interesting

extra to having a resume even if you're

now going to work with urban design then

grasshopper that is sort of a plug-in

that can be used with Rhino and I think

even connects with ArchiCAD to generate

parametric architecture and finally

which isn't an extra but an essential

tool for architects Excel simply one of

the best tools for this profession being

able to create automatic tables of

materials construction areas and many

other things is non-negotiable a

requirement in resume and not just the

basic but you must know how to use

formulas alright guys so this was an

overall look at what I find the most

essential software's in architecture

obviously each one of them deserves a

deeper explanation but this video is to

talk more broadly about them and

introduce you if you haven't heard of

them now if you got interested in any of

these software's I'm going to link a

bunch of useful websites in the video

description that you can look more into

now my personal workflow consists of

ArchiCAD as my beam software then G

crate renders I usually export to

Sketchup to add scenes and set up the

render engine which is v-ray for


and then once my render is ready I'll

jump into Photoshop to post product the

image this workflow might change in the

future but for now it has been what I

use in what I found to be the fastest

and get the best result now as I said

this is my own list based on my

experiences and I know it can vary a lot

from location and background so here's

what I'm thinking I'd like to see if we

could share our workflow in the comments

below what's your list if you can please

comment the software used and the

location so we can see what architects

are using around the world thank you so

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