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    DIVING DEEPER INTO DESIGNS

    When architecture students begin learning how to design, they often have difficulty visualizing forms in space and developing a sense of scale. Traditional efforts to overcome these difficulties have centered on the construction of physical models and the drawing of 2D orthographic projections and 3D perspectives.

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    BASICS - RENDERING THE 3D MODEL

    Professional golfers like to say that "they drive for show, and they putt for dough." Similarly, some would say that for most architects, rendering packages are for show and CAD drafting is for dough. But that statement is far less true today than it was five years ago, and certainly far less true than ten years ago.

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    Cigraph Ships ArchiSketchy — AEC Newsroom, 2002.1014

    3-D Design Entering a New Dimension — Sydney Morning Herald, 2002.1014

    Autodraw for AutoCAD Ships — Digital CAD, 2002.1009

    Piranesi Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award — Informatix press release, 2002.1008

    Encad Introduces New Media for Wide-Format Inkjet Printers — Digital CAD, 2002.1002

    Up to Date with ArchiCAD 8 — Laiserin Letter, 2002.1001

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