Hi! > I'm an Architect here in America I am student of architecture ind Germany ;-) There are some more... e.g. Speedikon (www.iez-ag.de) and octree (www.octree.de). But in fact, I use CAD on a mac in university at the moment. While I still hope there might be a formZ 4.0 for Linux in the near future (maybe we should ask www.autodesys some more times ;-)... Linux is on my own machines, at home and on the laptop, for special tasks (you mentioned radiance...) and standards like office and mail. > > 3d: houdini (or maya? ->I don't know how to get it and > > i can't pay 6000$) > No no no :). There are several free 3D rendering or modeling > packages that would work well for Architecture. Something like > Maya, while great, is for movie animation and might not suit > your needs well (besides being $6000!). There are lots of maya users here at the faculty of architecture, only my machine is too slow ;-) And afaik there is a free versionb for non-professional use ? > Look into Blender, a GPL 3D software: > http://www.blender3d.org/ > It's interface isn't good (IMHO) but some people are able to > do some impressive work with it, and it's free. If I only could understand the interface ... Did anybody hear news about Microstation on Linux? CU, Lars. -- +++ GMX - Mail, Messaging & more http://www.gmx.net +++ NEU: Mit GMX ins Internet. Rund um die Uhr für 1 ct/ Min. surfen!