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While computers and architecture don’t—on the surface—seem like a natural or harmonious combination, nothing could be further from the truth. Architecture is a complex balance of both aesthetics and physics. Computers, while they don’t deal in “real” physical objects, are incredibly valuable for calculations and simulations, handling the math and numbers of architecture while designers explore their imagination. But for architectural cost consultants, there’s an exciting new tool on the digital horizon, and it’s called Virtual Reality. The Successor To CAD Computer-Assisted Design, or CAD, has already proven to be an invaluable tool for construction cost estimating consultants. The ability to create mathematically precise, digital objects that can then be shared without distortion, easily modified and reproduced and even accurately followed with prototyping devices like 3D printers have been a boon to architecture. For architectural consultants, it is a useful
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