Before computer-aided design (CAD) software, architects relied solely on hand drawings and handmade architecture models to communicate their designs. With the evolution of technology and the architecture industry, architectural software has changed the way architects plan and design buildings.
Implementing 2D and 3D architecture software allows designers to draft at greater speed, test ideas, and determine consistent project workflows. Advancements in rendering software provide architects and their clients with the ability to visually experience designs before a project is realized.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) (US site) offers greater control over design decisions, improving efficiencies and collaboration. The tools and software architects use have come a long way.
Types of architecture software
2D architecture software
Create, edit, and annotate 2D architectural drawings (floor plans, landscaping layouts, etc.) more quickly and with greater precision.