For those of you with Sketchbook Designer – anyone with Design, Product Design, Factory Design, Plant Design, Building Design or Entertainment Creation Suite(s) – we have just uploaded a tutorial for the software on our Procad youtube channel. Being a Product Designer and having gone through university using Photoshop for all my presentation needs and conceptual mock up’s I can honestly say that Sketchbook Designer completely negates the role of Photoshop within the design process.
Sketchbook Design is a Raster and Vector based Digital Sketching Programme. Since it incorporates both of these it is a excellent replacement for both Adobe Illustrator (vector) and Adobe Photoshop (raster) for designers. You can export your linework as DWG curves and import it directly into Alias Design, AutoCAD and Inventor and use the linework to build 3d models. It is similar to Photoshop in use – layers, opacity, airbrush, same selection tools – so it makes for a smooth transition. The biggest difference – which makes Sketchbook so much easier – is the way in which you can manipulate your linework. In Photoshop you have to pull and drag CV points while in Sketchbook there are control points on the line which you move. Take a look at the tutorial below for a more in-depth analysis of the software.
While Photoshop is undoubtedly a great tool, it is ultimately a photo editing software. The way it is used by designers is not its primary function and it was not developed with this in mind. On the other hand you have Sketchbook Designer which is intuitive, effective and efficient in assisting designer in conceptualising their designs. So if you are a designer investing in a illustration/digital sketching software or a Photoshop user looking for a more intuitive tool then Sketchbook Designer should definitely be considered.
With the recent release of Autodesk Revit 2024, a range of new features have been added to help users design more creatively, document more efficiently and manage projects more effectively. Now, let's take a closer look at the new features!
Let’s begin with a quick overview of Fusion 360. It is a computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software developed by Autodesk. Fusion 360 is a cloud-based platform that allows designers, engineers, and manufacturers to collaborate and work on product designs in a single environment.
With Fusion 360, users can create 3D models, perform simulations, and generate toolpaths for CNC machining and 3D printing. It also includes features for collaboration, such as version control and commenting, which makes it easy for teams to work together on complex projects.
Every year, Autodesk releases an updated version of their well-known and versatile application software used by a large variety of people, architects, engineers, or designers and this year is no different. You may have already heard something about it or, if you are reading this article, you want to know a little bit more, so let’s take a look at AutoCAD 2024.