For aspiring architects, starting a project can be overwhelming and unnerving. Since there are a lot of technical factors that your need to follow, it is a must that you would be able to create standard work flow that you can follow when planning a project.
The technique might sound a little simplistic, but having one can save you the nightmare of forgetting something along the way. Here is a basic workflow that training center in Abu Dhabi use for teaching aspiring architects:
- Creating concept
The first order of business is creating a concept for the project. Based on the brief and the client requirements, you can start by creating a primitive sketch of what you think the building would look like. This process is a bit primitive as you can simply use a paper and pencil for starters. It would be best to start on this process to get the ideas out. We know that jumping to the latter part since you can already see the visual outcome, but there is a high chance that you will not be satisfied with the outcome since you did not start on the right footing.
Once you are quite satisfied with your sketches, you can now transpose this and start the drafting process. Drafting is a process wherein the architectural drafters prepare a detailed drawing of building and structure including the specific dimensions and feature. This process is done using a computer-aided design programs like AutoCAD. Architectural drafters need to master this tool as this is the primary program use for drafting. Some drafters spent two years learning the ins and outs of this program but there training centers offering AutoCAD training in Abu Dhabi to give students an overview.
When you are done with your 2D modelling through drafting, you can know proceed to the much detailed process which is modelling. This process would usually involve creating a 3D model of your draft. This process is needed not just for creating a more realistic presentation of your work to clients, but it is also serve as a visual guide for you to use as reference in the course of implementing the project.
Sometimes, it is not enough that you have a 3D model. To make it more alive during presentations, architects opt to have the 3D models rendered to give the layout a more realistic preview. Most rendered images and visuals are used by real estate companies as their marketing images to show the clients how the place would exactly look like after the construction is done.