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Posted by  debra Salommon on October 13, 2003 at 08:36:40:

Can anyone out there take a moment for some advice?
I'm swimming in information this morning. I'm a designer who has moved from exhibitions to residential and commercial interior design. I'm a fairly average Mac person. Love Illustrator, live the Mac interface,
and my basic need is:to output accurate plans and
to create 3d drawings for presentation.
I'm not doing skyscapers. I'm doing homes and small shops, small exhibits.
But my projects involve signifigant space alterations and rebuilding.
So, I need to be able to show kitchens, storefronts, moved walls.

I have a fairly direct work process and want to keep the heavy Cad feel to a minimum.
I'm thinking of a combination of these packages:
Power Cad, ArchiCad, Sketch Up, Artifice, Photoshop and Illustrator.

I'm very proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop and will use them for what they do best.

Any advice out there? I'm drowning!

Thanks much!

Debra Salomon
408 Group Design
408 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
917 501-4263

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