Considering a change in CAD software? Autodesk is not the only game in town. Here’s a list of the top CAD programs for architects (in alphabetical order):
Archicad 10 by Graphisoft
AutoCAD Architecture by Autodesk
AutoCAD LT 2008 by Autodesk
Chief Architect 10 by Chief Architect, Inc.
DataCAD by DataCAD LLC
DigiCad 3D by Interstudio
Domus.Cad 14 by Interstudio
Revit Architecture by Autodesk
TurboCAD Pro 12 by Broadcaster
VectorWorks Architect 12 by Nemetschek
And for your PDA, there’s PocketCAD 4.0 by Metris
Bonus: If you haven’t yet downloaded the free version of Google SketchUp, do it now. It’s the easiest 3D modeler you’ll ever use.
And remember, Apple now feature Intel processors in their MacBook, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro, which means you’re not limited to a PC either.
Do you have a favorite CAD program? Share your recommendation by clicking the “comments” link above.