But I am thinking if I do all this in 3d, once I figure out the tools, it will be quicker, plus I get presentation 3d, which I hopefully can put on a 3d pdf file for customers view.
I believe that's exactly
how users such as Torfinn and Nikki think and operate. They've been influencing me to change to that method for years.
Again, though I have tried a few times, I keep reverting to 2D only-- for actual construction plans... for the reasons I detailed in a couple of Posts previously.*
I have a 2-car garage+shop that I am contracted to build. Just got the go-ahead yesterday.
The homeowner knew what he wanted for the floorplan, but the roof-design options were up in the air.
I drew five quick 3D models showing the roof design alternatives (in my version 11.2-Pro-- due to the Roof-Tool limitations in 19-Deluxe).
I think that helped set me apart from other contractors (that can't draw and don't want to pay an outside agency for doing so... just for bidding/sales purposes), and it communicated fully the design options and "enthused" the client to proceed.
Today I will produce the construction plans. Because I can do that full-tilt
in 2D-- as fast as my system and TurboCAD can keep up with my pointing, clicking, and typing-- I won't even use the 3D model for anything but a visual reference.
If I were to go the "quasi"-3D/2D method, I would have a whole bunch of Layers, settings, etc. (and I do mean a whole bunch
) of extra stuff that I would have to pause and stop and think about and set up, etc.
Because I'm not impressing anyone, and no one is paying me any extra for such, I have to force myself not to even think about including the 3D model-- except for maybe one or two Isometric or Dimetric Views on the Cover Sheet, just to quickly orient everyone as to what the project is.
Maybe someday (when I own a newer Pro version) I'll consistently change to the 3D/2D method, and it will result in less drawing-hours to produce not only 3D representation models, but 2D construction plans as well.
That's something I am meaning to maybe post to Don Cheke; Textual Creations: In his recent Architectural (house) tutorials, has he-- or does he intend to-- publish a tutorial that shows an efficient system of setting up and executing an architectural house drawing that is both a 3D model and 2D construction plans, ready for the building officials' permitting review and for the construction trades. The process of which takes equal or less time
(and mental energy) than just drawing it in 2D.
Did you intend to send a tc drawing, I see the png's.
Yes, yes I did. I added it to that Post, replacing the extraneous .pdf.