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Architect Design Estimating


Easy to use estimating calculator for architects and interior designers. This is an imperial units calculator (feet and inches) for architects. Calculate lengths, areas, hypotenuses, and simple volumes. Add a unit cost to estimate the cost of construction, remodel, or room finishes. Convert easily between imperial units such as square feet and square yards, or feet and inches and miles.

Frame design 2D

Professional 2D Linear Analysis FEM application at your fingertips. This 2D linear static analysis app allows you to analyze the force distribution, deflections and tensions in 2D structures

Design Dimensions

An extensive visual database of commonly referenced items and their corresponding dimensions. With Design Dimensions you will find it remarkably easy to navigate through hundreds of illustrated items to find the exact information you are looking for.

My Measures & Dimensions Lite


My Measures is a powerful application for storing and sharing object dimensions. A must have tool for all real estate agents, engineers, carpenters, architects, auction sellers, construction workers.

SketchBook Mobile

Unleash your creativity with SketchBook Mobile for Android! Autodesk SketchBook® Mobile is a professional-grade paint and drawing application offering a full set of sketching tools and a streamlined and intuitive user interface.



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Autodesk AutoCAD WS

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Adobe Photoshop Express

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Adobe Collage

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Adobe Kuler

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Smart Ruler Pro

Smart Ruler Pro is the easy and useful measuring tools. It has 5 tools for measurement, and includes Protractor pro version. 1. Ruler : for length 2. ProtractorⅠ(Touch) : for angle 3. ProtractorⅡ(Plumb) : for slope 4. ProtractorⅢ(Camera) : goniometer 5. Surface level : clinometer * Pro version added features 1) ProtractorⅢ, Surface level 2) Horizontal x Vertical 3) Multi-Touch mode 4) Caliper mode 5) Architectural and Engineering Scales 6) Thread pitch gauge 7) various Tilt units 8) App2SD

Construction Calculators


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Welcome to CADLAND this is REVIT WORLD

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Out of respect for both of these quality operating systems and for the lack of fair comparisons out on the internet today, I’m offering a quick table for those who want the facts and unbiased information for BOTH platforms.

This is the COMPLETE list of features (that I could find documented) for both platforms, not wattered down to show the strengths of one over the other. If you have more to add, please let me know by adding it in the comments.

Keep in mind the hardware is NOT included. The only variable here is that some of Apple’s OS decisions were based on giving better performance to the hardware (speed/battery-life)

  Android 2.2 (Froyo) iOS 4
  • NexusOne
  • Droid
  • Droid X
  • Droid Incredible
  • EVO 4G
  • HTC Desire
  • MyTouch Slide
  • HTC Legend
  • Most 2010 HTC Phones
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 3G *
  • iPod Touch 3G *
  • iPod Touch 2G *
  • iPad (coming Fall 2010) *
  • *Not all features

  • Verizon Wireless
  • Sprint
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile
  • AT&T
  • Apps 65,000-80,000 200,000
    Flash Support Yes. Flash Player 10.1 available on Android 2.2. No
    Tethering Yes, additional fees vary. Yes, $20 for 2GB/month (AT&T, also must have the limited 2GB/month DataPro, no option to tether with Unlimited plan)
    Multi-tasking Yes Limited, only a limited set of features are allowed in API to run in background
    Widgets Yes No
    Hot-Spot Capability Yes. Wi-Fi can be shared with up to 8 devices. No
    Folders Yes Yes
    Copy & Paste Yes Yes
    Video Chat Available through free add-on apps. (Wifi/3G) Native suport via FaceTime, front facing camera (Wifi Only)
    Books Available through free add-on apps. Support for iBooks to download and read digital books.
    Email Unified mailbox, setup online, threading Unified mailbox, setup on phone, threading
    Digital Zoom 4x 5x
    Sharing Email,Twitter,Facebook,Messaging,Picasa,Bluetooth Email,MMS,MobileMe,YouTube
    Notifications Notification bar, multiple types of notifications shown in bar at top of screen, Pop-up notifications for messaging, viewable from lock screen. Pop-Up notifications, only native apps viewable from lock screen
  • Contacts sync with Facebook & Google
  • Gallery sync with Picasaweb
  • Pictures upload to Flickr, Picasaweb, Twitter, Facebook
  • Available through add-on apps.
    Full-text search of Mail messages Yes No, headers only
    Voice-recognition Yes Voice commands
    Push to Phone Messaging, Links & Maps (Apps coming soon) Notifications
    Music Purchasing Amazon MP3 iTunes
    Music Sync Available through free add-on apps. iTunes
    Music Streaming Available through free add-on apps. Available through add-on apps.
    Automatic Updating OTA updates to OS, Automatic updating of apps. OTA minor updates, physical connection required for apps & major OS updates
    Search Web, Apps, Contacts, Mail, Phone Web, Apps, Contacts, Mail (headers only), Phone
    Spell Check No Yes
    Search Suggestions Yes Yes
    Customize Wallpaper Yes, includes Live Wallpaper Yes, includes seperate wallpaper for lock screen
    Voice Recording Yes Yes
    Calendar Sharing Yes Yes
    Maps & Compass Yes, Compass available through add-on apps Yes
    Parental Controls Limited through policy manager Yes

    Enterprise Support

      Android 2.2 (Froyo) iOS 4
    Encryption Yes Yes, Hardware encryption, email & attachment encryption
    Device Policy Manager Yes Yes
    Remote Wipe Yes Yes
    Password Policy Yes Yes
    Exchange calendar sync Yes Yes
    Global Address Lists Yes Yes
    SSL VPN Available through add-on apps Yes

    Well with the recent news that the Android Market has seen an increase of 9,000+ apps PER MONTH over the March & April, it’s no surprise here that the quality and quantity of apps just keeps increasing…

    Of the top quality apps, here are my picks for May:

    1) (not online yet)

    (Android Market)

    2) Official Twiiter app for Android was released (requires 2.1):

    3) Skyfire web browser (includes Flash video support)

    4) iMobster (Mafia Wars like game for Android)

    5) Asphalt 5 (paid)

    6) UPS Mobile

    7) Runkeeper

    8) Subsonic (media streaming app)

    9) Craigslist Notification

    10) SlideIT

    • Swipe based keyboard input (similar to Swype)

    Updated on April 16, 2010:

    Direct Download:

    Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 exe – (2.59GB)

    Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011 — English


    This download is the latest release of Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011 software as a standalone product and as part of AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite 2011 software.

    It is available to users for trial or demo purposes and users who have purchased a valid license for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 or AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2011, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that appears during installation.

    First Customer Ship of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 (Full Install) – April 2010

    Get Started

    Click on the following link to download the executable file:

    Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 (exe – 2.59 GB)


    • The Readme file is located in the Documentation section of the installer.
    • The full install executable file contains both 32 and 64-bit versions of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011.
    • The executable file can be applied to both the standalone and suite versions of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011.
    • Files saved in new releases of this product are not compatible with previous releases. However, files saved in the same release are compatible across different build numbers.
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7 browser (or later) is required.
    • For problems downloading or installing Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 and for general information or questions, contact Autodesk Product Support (Autodesk® Subscription login required).


    Looking for installation requirements or recommendations for the new 2011 line of products?  Well there’s a webcast for that!  I’ve summarized the video below, as well as added my own recommendation for some of the hardware.  Chances are though if you have a computer built in the last 2 years you should be pretty compatible.

    The biggest changes for Revit Architecture, is that rendering is no longer limited to 4 cores, so you can go all out rendering if you have more than 4 cores available.  Also even more reliance on 64-bit processing, so you’re best bet is using the new Windows 7 64-bit operating system with your hardware allowing your computer to use the most memory available.

    Supported Graphics Card Hardware for Revit 2011:

    System requirements for installing Autodesk 2011 products:

    This includes:

    • AutoCAD 2011
    • Revit Architecture 2011
    • Inventor 2011

    CPU (processor):


    • Windows 7 or Vista processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
    • Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology


    • Intel Core 2 Quad or Core i5 or i7,quad-core processor, 2.33Ghz or higher with SSE2 technology.
    • AMD Athlon or Phenom X3 or X4, triple-core, or quad-core processor, 2.6Ghz or higher with SSE2 technology.

    RAM (physical memory):


    • 32/64-bit AutoCAD = 2GB or more
    • 32-bit Inventor = 3GB for tooling
    • 64-bit Inventor = 6GB or more for complex models
    • 32-bit Revit Architecture = Use 64-bit for optimum performance
    • 64-bit Revit Architecture = 8GB or more
    • For all systems I’d recommend at least 4GB w/ 3GB switch enabled.  Keep in mind, memory is cheap, waiting on your computer is not!


    • 32/64-bit AutoCAD = 2GB
    • 32/64-bit Inventor = 2GB
    • 32/64-bit Revit Architecture = 3GB

    Graphics Card (video):

    • DirectX & Direct3D 9.0 or 10 capability
    • Shader Model 3.0 capability
    • 256MB or higher of video card memory (I’d recommend 512MB at minimum)

    Hard Drive (virtual memory/page file/swap file):

    Required free hard drive space:

    • 32/64-bit AutoCAD = 2GB min.
    • 32/64-bit Inventor = 2x memory installed
    • 32/64-bit Revit Architecture = 5GB min.

    Operating Systems (AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit):

    • Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32-bit & 64-bit)
    • Windows XP (32-bit & 64-bit)

    Well the CTIA (wireless association conference) was last week and, as one would expect, Android was the hottest topic for the upcoming year.  It seemed nearly every carrier and every manufacturer (sans Apple) was making an Android device.  It’s good news, really.  Now people have a choice and now there’s healthy competition.  It’s also good for those of us who refuse to switch to AT&T’s crappy service JUST so we can have the iPhone.  So for those of you like myself who are VERY satisfied with the Droid on Verizon, here’s some more apps (some that “used” to be iPhone only) to look forward to in the very-near future:

    Logmein Android



    Skype Mobile

    Oregon Trail


    Rhapsody (public beta coming April 4th)

    Blockbuster (aren’t they bankrupt?)

    Grandmasterpixel (social pixel-art game):

    Zenonia (RPG game):


    Slacker Radio:

    Autodesk will soon release Revit 2011 coming up in a couple weeks. After last years’ release of Revit 2010, I think people are ready for refinement.  For most, it took most of the year to get used to the new ribbon UI — and this year will bring that level of refinement that Revit needs.  Revit should finally become easier to use, more intuitive, and implement a lot of fixes for reported bugs & annoyances.

    Out of the list, my favorites are the changes made to the ribbon UI. Many people will be glad to hear that the modify tab can be static now and the contextual tab will have the ability to return to the previous tab when done. Also they’ve included a QAT or Quick Access Toolbar that will give the user an option to “create their own” toolbar. These enhancements will greatly reduce confusion for new users.

    Other essentials (read: wish list items) that were included in this release are backgrounds for renderings, a more realistic view for panning around in 3D, text enhancements, tagging items in linked models… a lot of these will help our workflow out immensely!

    As I’m sure most of you are here for the details (and not my opinion), alas, here they are:

    • Improvements to DWG Export, increased visual fidelity, text treatment
    • Improvements 3D display quality & new types of views (ambient occlusion, realistic, consistent colors views)
    • View open time reduced
    • New Guide Grids (alignment grids) for sheets to help with view alignment
    • Align in 3D
    • New keyboard shortcut editing dialog box
    • New abilities around linked files, ability to tag an object in a linked file
    • Quicker file open times, now multi-threaded
    • Repeat last command (enter or right-click menu)
    • New Autodesk Material Library 2011
    • Materials displayed more consistently across views and platforms
    • New Placeholder sheets, ability to change placeholder to actual sheet
    • Ability to add/crop background image for rendering
    • Text enhancements
    • Find/Replace
    • Options for exporting text to CAD to maintain visual or functional fidelity
    • Box around text note
    • Distance between leader and text
    • Bullets & Numbering now possible
    • Additional dialog boxes now resizeable
    • Ability to create custom elevation tags
    • New sun path feature added
    • Ability to control temp dimension appearance (without editing Revit.ini)
    • Revit MEP copy/monitor fixtures
    • Ability to disable the auto-switch to contextual tab when object is selected so you can keep current tab active.
    • Ability to return to previous tab after action completion
    • New Properties Palette
    • Modify tab is both static & contextual now, remains in same location
    • New Customizable QAT (Quick-Access Toolbar) to add your most-used tools
    • New workset & design option controls added to the bottom-right of Revit window
    • Workset visiblity enhancements

    That’s it for now! As always bookmark for the latest on Revit 2011.

    Well just like previous years, it looks like early-mid April seems to be the rollout of Autodesk’s new products.  Below is this years rollout schedule for the AEC products, I’ve included them below:

    Architecture, Engineering & Construction Products   Release Date
    AutoCAD® Architecture 2011   March 25
    AutoCAD® MEP 2011   March 25
    AutoCAD® Map 3D 2011   March 29
    Autodesk® Navisworks® Freedom 2011   April 2
    Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage 2011   April 2
    Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate 2011   April 2
    AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite 2011   April 8
    AutoCAD® Revit® MEP Suite 2011   April 8
    AutoCAD® Revit® Structure Suite 2011   April 8
    AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2011   April 8
    Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2011   April 8
    Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011   April 8
    Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis 2011   April 12
    Autodesk® Buzzsaw®   April 17
    AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2011   April 20
    Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis   April 20
    Autodesk® Constructware®   April 24

    With today’s press release announcing the 2011 software suite of products, they also updated their 2011 feature list.  Here are some of the new features we’ll see in Revit 2011:

    Download the Autodesk Press Packet

    Also the brochures for Revit Architecture 2011 & Revit Structure 2011 & Revit MEP 2011:

    Revit Architecture 2011 Revit Structure 2011

    User Interface Improvements

    • A modeless properties palette allows the user to change the properties of an element during placement or modification.
    • Contextual tab improvements reduce the number of tab switches and provide consistent tool locations.
    • Users now have the ability to adjust the order of tools on the Quick Access toolbar.

    User Interface Improvements

    Adaptive Components

    Adaptive component functionality is designed for situations when components need to flexibly adapt to unique contextual conditions. Adaptive points are created by modifying reference points. The geometry drawn by snapping to these adaptive points results in an adaptive component.

    Adaptive Components

    Form Editing

    A form can be edited in sketch mode by modifying the curves from which it was created. A form can also be dissolved back to the curves from which it was created. Once a form has been dissolved, its profile curves and path (when applicable) remain. These curves and path can be edited to create a new form.

    Form Editing

    Large Team Workflow

    Improve your ability to work with projects containing linked files with the capability to apply view filters, tag elements, and control visibility of worksets.

    Large Team Workflow

    Text Improvements

    Improvements to text tools enable you to:

    • Adjust the location of the leader relative to the text block
    • Format text with bullets and numbering
    • Modify text using the Find & Replace Text tool

    Text Improvements

    New Structural Tools

    Several structural tools, previously available only in Autodesk® Revit® Structure software, are now available to Autodesk Revit Architecture users.

    These tools include:

    • Curved Beams
    • Metal Decking
    • Slanted Structural Columns
    • Trusses
    • Beam Coping tool
    • Beam System Tags

    New Structural Tools

    Enhanced Visualization

    Autodesk Revit Architecture now provides the ability to display materials and ambient lighting in editable views.

    Enhanced Visualization

    Keyboard Shortcuts

    Autodesk Revit Architecture now provides a new interface for managing keyboard shortcuts for Revit Tools:

    • Add or remove keyboard shortcuts and assign multiple shortcuts for each Revit Tool.
    • Import keyboard shortcuts from another user.
    • Export keyboard shortcuts to share them with other users, or to a spreadsheet program where you can sort, organize, and print a list of shortcuts for quick reference.

    Keyboard Shortcuts

    Custom Elevation Tags

    Define the appearance of view tags used for elevations. Elevation tags can now have any shape and any number of arrows pointing in nonorthogonal directions relative to the tag body.

    Custom Elevation Tags

    Background Images in Rendering

    Autodesk Revit Architecture now provides the ability to display images in the background of rendered views.

    Background Images in Renderings

    Sheet Improvements

    Improvements to sheets enable you to:

    • List sheets on the drawing list that are not in the project, such as consultant drawings
    • Consistently align views on sheets

    Sheet Improvements

    Convert Line Types

    The convert lines tool converts existing model lines, detail lines, and symbolic lines into the preferred line type.

    Convert Line Types

    Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011
    Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011 software helps architects and designers work naturally, design freely and deliver projects efficiently. Purpose-built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), Revit Architecture helps you explore design concepts and forms, and better maintain your design data through documentation and construction. With parametric change technology, any change you make is automatically updated throughout your model, keeping your design and documentation coordinated and more reliable. Share essential BIM data with your partners for a more collaborative, integrated building design process. Support a more efficient design process that enables improved sustainable design analysis, clash detection, construction planning and material fabrication.

    What’s New

    Key Features Common to all Revit Platform Software Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011, Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2011 and Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2011 software share a common set of key enhancements for improved design functionality and workflow to help design teams accelerate better design with tools that promote productivity and support sustainable design and analysis. See the Autodesk® Revit® Platform Enhancements for 2011 backgrounder for information on the platform enhancements.

    Enhancements specific to Revit Architecture 2011 include:
    Form Editing
    • Sketch editing for conceptual masses in Revit Architecture 2011 has been improved with the ability to edit individual profiles of any type of form without having to delete the form first, similar to “sketch mode” but even more accessible.
    • The Dissolve Form command removes the surfaces from a form, leaving the valuable defining profiles, curves and points.
    • In the past, only voids could be used as cutting elements for Boolean operations, and it was difficult to access them again for further transformations. Now solids can be used to cut other solids, so that when the cut is executed, geometry from both forms remains visible.
    Surface Rationalization
    • The ability to rationalize surfaces has been enhanced. Surfaces can now be split by levels, reference planes and model lines.
    • Now, divided surface patterns can be made up of any combination of UV grids and intersects created by these new elements. Adaptive

    The adaptive component is a generalized implementation of the pattern-based curtain panel family, which was introduced with the 2010 release of Autodesk Revit Architecture. It is designed to handle cases where components need to flexibly adapt to many unique contextual conditions. The adaptive component can be used to simply fill in the empty edge panels on a divided surface or for more complex modeling or framing applications.
    Structural Tools
    Several features formerly available only in Autodesk Revit Structure software are now available in Autodesk Revit Architecture, such as the ability to create:
    • Curved beams
    • Slanted columns
    • Beam copings
    • Trusses
    • Metal deck profiles, and more
    Rendering Enhancements:
    • Background Images Revit Architecture now provides the ability to display images in the background of rendered views.
    • Procedural Textures Create custom procedural textures based on patterns such as checker, gradient, wood or tiles.
    • New Autodesk Material Library More smoothly exchange material data between Autodesk applications with the new Autodesk Material Library. Materials can be exchanged with certain other supporting Autodesk applications (AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Inventor®, Autodesk Revit MEP and Autodesk Revit Structure software) in a true one-to-one mapping — helping create a consistent definition and rendered look and minimize the need to rework materials after data import. Note: The new Material Library in Revit Architecture 2011 will only export materials, lights, or environments to 3ds Max/3ds Max Design 2011.
    • Removal of Four-Core Rendering Limit Rendering in Revit-based products is no longer limited to the use of four cores on multiprocessor computers. Revit-based products can now take advantage of as many cores as are available on your computer.
    Access to Autodesk® Green Building Studio® Web-Based Services (Available with Subscription to Revit Architecture)
    • More smoothly extend BIM workflows to include sustainable analysis. With more than 1.6 million virtual weather locations across the globe, the climate information used in analyses can be more local, accurate and current.
    • By using the power of cloud computing, Green Building Studio can generate analyses in a matter of minutes, thus helping architects and designers to iterate through multiple design options earlier and more often.
    • For new buildings projects, whole building energy analysis can help predict more accurate building operation costs before construction. For renovation and retrofit projects, the software helps users to make the most efficient design choices.

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