Design tools: then and now 😃

Design is at the heart of architecture and interior design. The tools used in this field have undergone a significant transformation, influencing the way designers work and unleash their creativity. Here's a brief overview of how design tools have evolved over the years.

Design tools of the past

Pencil and paper

Traditional hand drawings were the foundation of design. Every line required precision, and making corrections was time-consuming.

Technical drawing instruments

Specialized tools like rulers and compasses enabled accurate plan creation but were prone to human error.

Drafting tables

Used for creating large drawings, drafting tables made the work easier, though the process remained labor-intensive.

Modern Design Tools

CAD Software

Programs like AutoCAD and Revit revolutionize design, offering precise 2D and 3D models and easy modifications.

3D Modeling

Allows for rapid creation of 3D prototypes, which is incredibly useful in architecture and interior design.

Graphic Design Software

Tools like f.g. 3dsmax, SketchUp, Vray, and photoshop enable incredible creativity and precise editing of designs.

Augmented and Virtual Reality

AR and VR open up new possibilities, allowing designers to create and test spaces in a three-dimensional environment.

From hand-drawn sketches to advanced digital technologies, design tools have changed dramatically. Today's solutions not only enhance precision but also open up new creative possibilities. For architects and interior designers, this means endless opportunities to innovate and continually push the boundaries of their work.

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