Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:23 am
The only reason I can think of for using Sketchup instead of Archicad, for specific tasks in specific situations, is that there are a lot more Sketchup users than Archicad users. If you need help, or somehow need to collaborate with other people putting together a model or whatever, the chances of finding guys able to open and edit the file must be 10.000 higher for Sketchup than for Archicad.
If you will be looking for a job in some architecture office, 'not knowing' Sketchup might be a killer these days. Just as with Autocad some years ago and maybe even today, having a very elementary knowledge that will allow you to say 'I can use Sketchup' will definitely help. Most people who 'know' Sketchup or Autocad 'know' them in a very limited sense, just as if I said 'yeah, I can command a commercial airplane' meaning 'I can definitely sit in the cockpit and move levers and hit buttons'. So don't shoot yourself in the leg by saying you can't do what just about everybody else says they can do but most can't really —spend a few hours playing with it and looking at documentation or videos, and get rid of that hurdle.
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