Computers & architecture.Architects have long been interested in the potential of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting) CAD systems with additional features for drafting, such as dimensioning and text entry.
CADD - Computer Aided Detector Design: a project to develop standards and methods to allow cooperation between HEP ) and Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Computer-aided design and manufacturing
The application of digital computers in engineering design and production. Computer-aided design (CAD) refers to the use of computers in converting the initial idea for a product into a detailed engineering design. (CAD/CAM CAD/CAM
in full computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing.
Integration of design and manufacturing into a system under direct control of digital computers. ). it has taken considerable time for computer systems to meet the demands of the architectural world as well as the budget limitations. All of this has changed in the last few years. Computers are now used for tasks such as drafting, design, rendering, modeling in virtual three-dimensional space Three-dimensional space is the physical universe we live in. The three dimensions are commonly called length, width, and breadth, although any three mutually perpendicular directions can serve as the three dimensions. Pictures are commonly two dimensional, they lack depth. , animation walk-throughs, surface texture and color treatment, lighting, energy analysis, layout and printing of plans, and the writing of reports. Architectural firms An architectural firm is a company which employs one or more licensed architects and practices the profession of architecture. History
Architects (master builders) have existed since early in recorded history. The earliest recorded architects include Imhotep (c. , schools and home remodelers have embraced the computer as a tool for processing design ideas.
Software and Special Features
Software is available for developing designs for homes, interiors, landscapes and walk-throughs so the designer can explore "what if" scenarios. Some programs work in two dimensions so all the images are in diagrammatic, plan or side view. Special features allow the designer to create layers of multiple floors, plumbing and electrical schematics. other programs provide three-dimensional wire frames and solid modeling features in three-dimensional environments. These allow the user to build or construct models with walls or basic forms as well as roof shapes and window openings. When designing interiors, some programs provide standard predrawn furnishings, fixtures and appliances. Special landscape programs even have an "aging" feature to see how your landscape will change over time when plants mature.
Design and Production
What role does the computer play in the important design process that takes place throughout the early development of an architectural concept? The challenge for software developers has been to provide tools that help in the design process as well as in the production of the many detailed drafting plans that must be developed for the bidding process and construction drawings.
Personal computers have had a significant effect on architectural offices in the way that work is done. Computers are being used at each stage of a building's development. it may, however, not completely replace the pencil.
As one architect told me, "There is something magical that happens when my #2 pencil touches that canary yellow Noun 1. canary yellow - a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge
yellow, yellowness - yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons paper and my creative ideas start flowing."
By Graphsoft: Blueprint 5 MiniCAD 5 By Abracadata: Design Your Own Home--Architecture Design Your Own Home--Interiors Design Your Own Home--Landscape By Artifice ar·ti·fice
1. An artful or crafty expedient; a stratagem. See Synonyms at wile.
2. Subtle but base deception; trickery.
3. Cleverness or skill; ingenuity. : DesignWorkshop By IDDMacroModel: MacDraft 4.0 By Macromedia: 1.5 By Virtus: Virtus WalkThrough Pro 2.0 Virtus VR Kenneth R. O'Connell is a professor and head of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. in Eugene.