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abdall3309

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 ZWCAD 2017 OR ZWCAD ARCHITECTURE
08-12-2016 07:26 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Dear All,
I am an Architect and am currently using AutoCAD, But since our firm needs to look for more feasible software,
We found ZWCAD on the internet and when we tried it and done a little research online we discovered that it's almost the same.
Therefore we're thinking seriously to buy the software and start using it. Since I'm the chief Architect, I have some question
and am looking for answers.


1. What is the different between ZWCAD 2017 AND ZWCAD ARCHITECTURE ?


2. If we purchased the ZWCAD 2017 will we be able to access to the content library or not ?


3. If We purchased the ZWCAD Architecture, Is that means that I using ZWCAD 2017 but with more features ?


4. Is ZWCAD Architecture has the same viewports (Classic, 2D Drafting, 3D Drafting) ?


Any additional information
from ZWCAD users would help since we're new in the line.


Thank you

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Martin_S

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08-12-2016 10:55 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Post Last Edit by msbud7705 at 2016-12-8 22:58

Post Last Edit by msbud7705 at 2016-12-8 22:57

Hello abdall3309

I am user of ZWCAD ARCHITECTURE since 2013

many infirmation how practically use it are here
http://www.zwsoft.com/zwcad_foru ... =2972&extra=&page=8


ZWCAD ARCHITECTURE + ARTISAN is the best combination (cost effective) for me which allow me draw similar designs as "REVIT USERS"

ZWCAD ARCHITECTURE has much more special tools, parametric tools than simply ZWCAD

Much more examples are in polish forum
https://forum.cad.info.pl/topic/ ... chitecture/?page=21

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Jeffrey_ZWCAD

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09-12-2016 09:15 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Reply 1# abdall3309


Hello Abdall3309,
ZWCAD Architecture is our vertical application based on ZWCAD 2017. It has all the functions included in ZWCAD 2017, and what's more, it contains a lot of functions that are not in ZWCAD 2017, mostly are advanced tools and features for architects, designers and etc. So if you buy ZWCAD Architecture, it means you are using ZWCAD 2017 with more features.

As for the last question, yes, ZWCAD Architecture has the same viewports in Classic, 2D/3D Drafting.

Thanks.

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abdall3309

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11-12-2016 03:18 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Dear Jeffrey,

Thank you for your reply

One more question

Can i connect zwcad cad file for example with autoCAD or Revit ?

Thank you

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Martin_S

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12-12-2016 04:55 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Nowadays version of ZWCAD ARCHITECTURE doesn't allow changing data by IFC protocol with other AEC BIM CAD like REVIT ARCHICAD and over advanced BIM Programs.

But DWG file is used for AUTOCAD without problems.

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Hi Abdall3309,
Yes, ZWCAD Architecture can connect to AutoCAD as Martin said, since both of them are based on DWG format. As for Revit, you have asked whether ZWCAD Architecture can access to Content Libraries before, ZWCAD Architecture cannot directly use them, because they are RFA format, but users can export them to DWG format to which ZWCAD Architecture can connect.
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