What is a good program to open and critique/mark up 2D architectural drawings?
I know this is a SW site and all but I've just never come around to Draftsight which would also be an option ...
So I take it Draftsight is division of SW that work. Kind of like CircutWorks?
Used Auto Cad and Draftsight. Draftsight was ok but not as easy as Auto cad. I have used Revit. But never dot to the part of drawing just rendering to show concept.
The people will not be doing any architectural work on the drawings. They will show the vendor where they would put our equipment.
If this is just for basic " open and show" with a little bit of markup required Draftsight will probably be fine, And the best part is that it is FREE!
Will Draftsight open DWG files?
John - We switched from AutoCad to SW about 8 years ago. The last version of AutoCad we have is 2000i. Of course that want open the newer versions. Management does not want to upgrade it just for the sales dept to mock up drawings. I suggested having vendors save the files backwards before they send them.
I think I'm going to suggest Draftsight this afternoon. That will give people time to respond with other options.
I used Bluebeam when I worked as a building code consultant, works great especially if the only file you can send is pdf.
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Bluebeam is a great tool. I'll never go back to Acrobat.
We use the Sessions to review our plan sets prior to finalizing them. Multiple people viewing and working on a pdf at the same time over the web and being able to chat and follow each other is very powerful. Session participates don't even have to purchase the software. That functionality alone is worth the price tag.
Sadly after all of this my company decided to drop the idea.
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