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C4D vs Vectorworks and AutoCAD for set design

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    On 3/9/2020 at 8:45 AM, expo said:

    If you are working with Rhino you do not need AutoCAD or Vectorworks. 

    Rhino is a CAD program and capable of doing solid modeling, exporting production blueprints and everything what is needed to build things. We work a lot with agencies who use Rhino for interior architecture. And Grashopper is a bit like Houdini...

    Thanks expo, I hear what you're saying, but you won't get a job in the Film and Tv business if you don't know either Vectorworks or AutoCAD. All job vacancies for draughtspeople list VW or AC

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    Rhino is Vectorworks + AutoCAD minus all the awkwardness

     

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    Coming back to this post, I have to say I don't like Vectorworks, it's 3D modelling capabilities are pointless and convoluted clogging the system up when you start to add detail, it's essentially a 2D CAD drawing package with a half baked token 3D module added.
    So I've been immersing myself in Rhino and I've reached a point of sheer frustration with it. No parametric modelling capabilities - seriously? It's kinda staggering that an application that is supposed to be good for CAD doesn't allow me to input numeric data. Also no cloning tools and heaps of other stuff that I find awkward and poorly thought through. OK yes there's some nice stuff, but easily outweighed by its shortfalls.
    I haven't tried modelling in Sketchup yet, but so far Cinema4D seems to be a vastly more efficient tool for modelling than both Rhino and Vectorworks.
    I think that if C4D implemented a CAD dimensioning plug in they'd clean up ... yet they won't because Nemetschek also own Vectorworks.

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    Try this too Design Spark Mechanical 4.0 it is freeware but you need register and connect once per month. It is based in Spaceclaim commercial CAD application.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=design+spark+mechanical

    You still have Blender 2.83, or the improved 2.9 beta  check here

    https://www.blendernation.com/

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