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The AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community serves as a resource for AIA members, the profession, and the public in the deployment of computer technology in the practice of architecture.

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  • We’ve had questions come in from members about how to preserve records, especially concerning digital files. How does your firm preserve records? Do you have any recommendations? In addition: The Society of American Archivists’ Architectural...

  • Hi Daniel Thanks for your comments. In fact, software license terms can be critically important to a small firm, so I'm glad you mentioned it. In the 'great recession', when I finally had to let go of all of my small staff after going unpaid...

  • You should give a try to Vectorworks, I stated using it since it was MiniCad ('93) back then what caught me was the user friendliness and that architectural feel, which it holds true today in addition to all the 3d and BIM capabilities. ------------------------------...

  • Be sure and compare licensing of the packages you are considering. I know that Autodesk has recently changed their model and are 100 percent subscription based. So when your subscription is up your software will not function until you renew. Others...

  • I also use Revit for residential. Tried out Chief Architect for a couple of months-- found the initial visual output very alluring but as got into the project found it did not have the complexity to handle an addition and accessory structure with foundations...

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