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Posted by  Bob Sprague on December 03, 1998 at 23:46:11:

In Reply to:  Re: "Freehand" Models posted by Kevin Matthews on December 03, 1998 at 23:20:52:

As an design architect with over 30 years experience in dealing with clients—from "bubble" diagrams to walking them through glorious completed buildings, I liken Design Workshop to a true modeling tool, from schematics to final presentation!

That means that:

1) as an architect that used to do block models with styrofoam for schematics, I would now do a block model in DW!

2) as an architect would build a cardboard model of premilinary plans, I would now do a more detailed model in DW!

3) as an architect who would pay a professional model maker up to $20,000 to build a final presentation model, I would make an even more detailed model in DW! (and then "render the hell" out of the views I could develop!)

Therefore, I would never feel the need to use "squiggle-like" tool in DW. Quite frankly, it would be a waste of time to line up the vertices of a "squiggly" model. I would rather spend the time lining up the vertices in a convincing model!

or, better yet...

Do some "squiggly" perspectives, by hand —— or using Photoshop's options to soften, sharpen edges, distort or what ever to make some client questionably happy!

To top it off, I've been using PowerDRAW/CADD since '89 and have never felt the need to "squiggle" out a drawing. It would be faster to trace over, with a pencil and do the "real" thing--- if you can be nervous enough the "squiggle" without a computer!

Kevin.... thanks for putting this issue in a software business framework! Don't waste your time "squiggling" around!

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