I am sure that this has been aired 1000 times probably… if so please just direct me to where and exactly how I can find all of the relevant threads. (I have to say that his forum does look a little too complex possibly for simple questions and relevant answers?)
So, firstly I am an architect using CADD for all of my design work, which is generally at the lower domestic level of building and technical product. I do all of my design currently in Autocad LT 2009 where I am very happy to be able to design to the millimetre in all respects, and to then explore all possibilities and options. I am of an age (60+) where I have progressed from the drawing board, but I am quite unusual in that I am more than happy to design in CADD exclusively and have no desire for pen and paper any more. My approach to date however is via the traditional 2D plan, elevation and section, and associated drawing products produced in Autocad LT all as I would have done using the drawing board. I want to be able to produce 3D visualisations to help further in the design process and examination of options, and to explain better the proposals to clients and non architects. I have just purchased Sketchup Pro 2016, so can someone please tell me if it is possible to simply design,and present most 2D and 3D information using Sketchup only, or should I continue to use Autocad for my accurate dimensional information and then import this into Sketchup to subsequently create a 3D visualisation and tinker with that?
Really the question is, can Sketchup be exclusively used as a full 2D/3D CADD tool for domestic level projects to produce all the necessary drawings and information without ever reverting to Autocad? I look forward to reading your comments and replies. Thank you in anticipation.