Architect is one of the two modules that DDS-CAD Architect & Construction consist of. The other module is the Construction module.
DDS-CAD Architect is highly specialized for designing residential buildings mainly made of timber as one will find in northern Europe. (DDS-CAD Architect is not designed to be general architecture system like i.e. Revit, ArchiCAD, Bentley, Allplan, EliteCAD etc. but dedicated to and extremely efficient for some building and construction types)
All functions are available in one program. The user can choose among plan drawing, view, cross section, 3D model, or any view, and he may change it. Actual dimensions and angles may be taken from each drawing at any time. The user may define walls or other parts of the building himself, and they may be drawn in different layers with different colours and hatching. To simplify the drawings, walls are generated by free defined reference lines. Windows/doors and other objects can be inserted and changed in the right position simply by "clicking".
The symbols for sections of the building and components like columns, beams, windows, doors, stairs, rooms etc. come together with the system or may be generated by the user. If they are generated as parametric symbols, the system asks for the correct dimensions and positions for the symbol in the 3D model. The symbol will be used for the different detail levels and scaling factors. The user may define the kind of detailing of the different components, for instance windows, beams etc. and output the same drawing in different scale and detailing level.