Getting Started with TurboCAD

By Ahmed Mahmoud

TurboCAD is a general purpose 2D/3D drafting software that’s currently developed by IMSI/Design TurboCAD has comparable capabilities to AutoCAD but it’s far more cheaper, additional functionalities are available in TurboCAD depending on the edition being used, it’s worth noting that though TurboCAD is available for both windows and Mac, but they’re somehow different from each…

Getting Started with AutoCAD Plant 3D

By Ahmed Mahmoud

AutoCAD Plant 3D is a software developed by Autodesk based on AutoCAD and it’s widely used by process designers in many industries like; oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, power generation and many others to create plant designs then generate isometrics, orthographic, detect collision using Navisworks, generating bill of materials and other project documentation. Learning AutoCAD…

Getting Started with ETABS

By Ahmed Mahmoud

ETABS is a multi-story building design and analysis software currently developed by CSI, Inc. The main difference between ETABS and Sap2000 is its ability to handle 3D models in a fast, easy and effective manner. Learning ETABS is a very important for civil engineers and civil engineering students as it’s a widely used analysis and…

Getting Started with DraftSight

By Ahmed Mahmoud

DraftSight is a 2D free (the professional and enterprise versions are paid) drafting software developed by Dassault Systemes (The same company developing SolidWorks), the aim of developing DraftSight is to create a software that’s capable of creating, editing and viewing DWG files easily and quickly. Learning DraftSight might be useful for draftsmen working in the…

Getting Started with CSI Safe

By Ahmed Mahmoud

CSI Safe is a floor and foundation slab modelling, design and analysis software currently developed by CSI, Inc. The main difference between CSI Safe, Sap2000 and ETABS is the ability of CSI Safe to handle slabs in a fast, easily and effective manner. Learning CSI Safe is very important for civil engineers and civil engineering…

Getting Started with STAAD

By Ahmed Mahmoud

STAAD (STAAD.Pro) is a design and analysis software for structures like bridges, tunnels, towers, buildings, utility structures, transportation and many more. STAAD. pro supports many materials like Concrete, Timber, Aluminium and Steel. STAAD was first developed by Research Engineers International at Yorba Linda, CA in 1997 and is currently developed by Bentley Systems. It’s worth…

Getting Started with Chief Architect

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Chief Architect is a 2D/3D architecture CAD software that’s not only targeting architecture and civil engineers but also contractors, builders and DIY home designers, the software is easy to learn and use. Learning Chief Architect is important for architecture and civil engineers, contractors and even hobbyists, bottom line; Chief Architect is a very useful software…

How to Learn Vectorworks Architect Online for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Vectorworks Architect is a 2D/3D BIM (Building Information Modelling) software, the software is targeting architecture and civil engineers looking for an affordable alternative for Autodesk Revit. Vectorworks Architect as a BIM software comes with tools like cost analysis, material analysis and energy efficient analysis, it even comes with a graphical scripting tools. Learning the basics…