Do you know somebody who is an , engineer, or builder? In the days where the software industry has many great, integrated processes and technologies, the construction industry is stuck in the dark ages. Many use , a proprietary program from Autodesk. Share this link on a list of criticisms, and why we desperately need an open source successor and support.

@thinkMoult I am a Civil Engineer and our firm has been stuck to AutoCAD, mostly because I was trying to find a libre alternative if I was going to introduce a change. Last time I checked FreeCad was too concentrated on Mechanical Engineering so I started working on an addon to blender that helps model a simple concrete structure (columns, beams, slabs and footings for the time being) with the goal of making it export stuff to an old codebase of ours that does structural analysis, or Frame3DD.

@qwazix wait, what? You developed frame3dd? I tried it back in university and liked what I saw! I'd definitely like to relearn it.

AutoCAD is not quite the same as BIM, as I'm sure you know, though :)

@thinkMoult ofc AutoCAD is in no way BIM, I was just echoing the "dark ages" sentiment.

But I didn't want us to take the plunge to Revit because (a) our architects used it and hated it and went back to AutoCAD because they had major issues (they re-did a lot of work, and they are no luddites)
(b) change is hard and I don't want to push for a change now only to change again when I find what I'm looking for.

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