Architecture Software Crash Course

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Jorge Barrero

Any Level

3h 5m

In this Architecture Software Crash Course Jorge Berrero from Gensler will show you how to utilize the most popular architectural software on the market, including Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max Design, Sketchup, Rhino, and Grasshopper, highlighting their strengths and demonstrating when and why you would want to use each one. 

First you will learn the basic modeling tools used in these different software to create terrain, floor slabs and outlines, the basic house structure, and how to create curtain walls. Then, you will learn how to utilize plug-ins such as Grasshopper, how to use displacement maps to bring in images to your project, and how to share projects between different software. Finally you will learn the basics of creating a rendering and when to use Photoshop versus Illustrator. 

When you are done with this course you will know how to use the basic tools for modeling and drawing in different software, how they differ, the common components they share, and ultimately how to choose the right tool for the job.

Chapter 1. Getting started and working with Terrain (26m 26s)

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Chapter 2. Extruding Floor Slabs and Outlines (35m 22s)

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Chapter 3. Creating the house structure (37m 42s)

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Chapter 4. Creating the curtain walls (24m 8s)

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Chapter 5. Mapping and Patterns (31m 28s)

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